Tongues 6

Posted: September 17, 2013 in Tongues
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Tongues

Last week we read that SPEAKING IN TONGUES (IN THE CHURCH) MEANS NOTHING IF THE HEARER CANNOT
UNDERSTAND.  Therefore, when speaking in tongues (in the church or fellowship of other believers), should
there be an interpretation?

Let’s read.

1 Corinthians 14:13  For this reason anyone who speaks in tongues should pray that he may interpret what he
says.

1 Corinthians 14:27  If anyone speaks in a tongue, two–or at the most three–should speak, one at a time, and
SOMEONE MUST INTERPRET.  IF THERE IS NO INTERPRETER, THE SPEAKER SHOULD KEEP QUIET IN THE
CHURCH and speak to himself and God.

IF A PERSON SPEAKS IN TONGUES IN THE CHURCH, THERE MUST BE AN INTERPRETATION.  IF THERE IS NO
INTERPRETATION, IT DOESN’T EDIFY THE CHURCH AND SHOULD BE KEPT BETWEEN THE SPEAKER AND GOD.

A reminder from the chapter on “Specific Plan”:  The “gifts” mean nothing without love.

1 Corinthians 13:1  If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong
or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:13  And now these three remain:  faith hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.

Next week we will conclude our study on tongues.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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