No contradiction exist between Paul’s admonition to “quench not the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19) and his statement that “the spirit of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1 Corinthians 14:32). Quenching the Spirit means to refuse to allow God’s Spirit to use or to bless us when it is proper and in order. Subjection […]

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By comparing Acts 2:4 with Acts 2:6, 8, 11, we find that the Bible defines “tongues” as actual languages. This definition applies to both categories described previously. Other tongues – refers to languages that the speaker has never learned, spoken as the Spirit gives the utterance. They can be languages spoken by other nationalities as

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Use of Tongues in the Bible

In the Bible, speaking in tongues falls into two distinct categories of use. We must distinguish between them to understand the subject. Speaking in tongues is the initial sign, or evidence, that a person has received the Holy Ghost. See Isaiah 28:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1-18; 10:44-48; 19:1-6 The gift of tongues, or more precisely

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