theology September 15, 2023 Is the gift of speaking in tongues still being given… Click to join the conversation with over 500,000 Pentecostal believers and scholars Click to get our FREE MOBILE APP and stay connected Trae Cruz | PentecostalTheology.com SIGN UP to RECEIVE our weekly NEWSLETTERS on PENTECOST Is the gift of speaking in tongues still being given by the Holy Spirit? Beinggiftgivenspeakingstillthetongues PentecostalTheology .com Previous articleJust Sharing With You What is on My Heart :: By Keith Watts Next articleAdvice for Preparing a PhD Research Proposal 71 Comments Reply March 2, 2020 Jeremy A Whaley Why wouldn’t it be? Reply March 2, 2020 Michael Womack Do you have scripture that says it stopped? Reply March 2, 2020 Jireh D Hormann Absolutely Reply March 2, 2020 Ryan Mathews Yes it is. As are all the other gifts but you have to beware and let the Holy Spirit guide you to what’s truly of Him. You won’t have any peace about something that’s isn’t of God. Reply March 2, 2020 Robert Mcgivern It was specifically for apostolic times. Reply March 2, 2020 David Goodman Yes…… Does eternal God give temporal stuff? Reply March 2, 2020 Justin Jacobs I’m not an absolute cessationist because I know God CAN still use miracles like healings and speaking in tongues (miraculously communicating with someone who speaks another language you don’t know, not jibberish) if He chooses, but the church has been established and we don’t need the shock and awe type miracles to give the church credibility anymore. We now have the full, complete revelation of God in the Canon of scripture. Those miracles can still happen, but they will be rare and they will never be for show. Churches full of people all speaking in tongues with no interpreters causes confusion and are outside of the scripture’s guidelines. Reply March 2, 2020 David Marmolejo No, they are not. There are still gifts of the Holy Spirit, but no longer are prophesy as in God has new revelation apart from scripture, no longer the gift of healing through one person, nor speaking in other languages that are foreign to the person speaking. Those were gifts at pentecost and no longer are available. Just like there are no longer Prophets nor Apostles. The test for a Prophet was he had to be 100% accurate. Apostles had to be assigned by the Holy Spirt, they had you be witnesses to risen Christ and they had these gifts as a sign that said they were Apostles. Also, they used the signs for share the gospel. There are other forms of apostles and prophets (lowercase a and p) but the words don’t all describe the same person or works/gifts associated with Apostles and Prophets. However, there are still gift the church is given to edify the church that leads to God being glorified. God still heals, speaks through His word. Reply March 2, 2020 Isaiah Paul Yes of course Reply March 2, 2020 Arun Kumar No. Only for Apostles Reply March 2, 2020 Jimmy Prakash Yes! The incident of speaking in other languages can happen today. But practically we donot see anyone having the gift of it today. Reply March 2, 2020 Ryan Mathews Warning gentlemen don’t take what belongs to God and give it to the devil. Pray and ask for descernment. God is capable of anything after all he created everything including you. Don’t place Him in a box. Reply March 2, 2020 Toni Armstrong Of course we are given the Holy Spirit the same way they were given it in Acts There isnt one scripture that suggests otherwise People need to lose their pride Reply March 2, 2020 Kathy Becket Not everyone gets that gift. It was originally given to spread the gospel. Many of the tongues today are from a different spirit. Reply March 2, 2020 Matt Joseph The divine gift of speaking in tongues which god bestowed on the apostles is not at all what folks today consider speaking in tongues. The apostles were gifted the ability to speak in different tongues aka LANGUAGES so all who were there would be able to hear and understand. How and what folks are doing nowadays when speaking in tongues makes no sense to me. It has nothing to do with the divine gift of speaking a NEW UNKNOWN TONGUE Reply March 2, 2020 Michael N Debbie Samarel The first time I heard and saw someone speaking in tongues I though they were having a seizure Reply March 2, 2020 Raul Matsuda Renteria No. Just like the gift of healing sicknesses and illnesses and raising the dead. Those were for the Apostles. And they were gifts given to them that they could perform at random as with Jesus for the purposes of building the foundation of the Church. The Apostolic gift ceased with the death of the last Apostle and the closing of the cannon of Scriptures. The office of Apostle is closed. Reply March 2, 2020 E Louise Skyrme I believe all gifts are to those wanting the Holy sprit. Not his gifts. Reply March 2, 2020 Bruce Kunkleman No, those were apologetic gifts Reply March 2, 2020 Michael Schisler No. Absolutely not. Reply March 2, 2020 Don Thomas kundulini awakening causes vocal events. So you’re expressing Reply March 2, 2020 Pau Sian Suang No they are not. They were ceased with apostolic gifts such as baptism in Holy Spirit and healing and raised the death. Reply March 2, 2020 Stacie Lee Just curious, where does it say the gift stopped? Even during the Second Great Awakening it was acknowledged Reply March 2, 2020 Mark James Paguntalan Speaking in tongues happen to shows that God is within the disciples of Christ the manifestation of the power of God through them to see all the people that God is powerful and that no one can hinder them. Nowadays the Gift of the Holy Spirit is not anymore according to speaking in tongues but the result of a true believers has the following: ? Galatians 5:22-23 KJV  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Reply March 2, 2020 Mike Ward Yes. Why wouldn’t it? Reply March 2, 2020 Stephen Valenta It depends on what you’re saying when you say ”tounges.” Incoherent babbling, no. Actual different languages that people can understand, possibly. Reply March 2, 2020 Herb Van Schoick People with this gift work as bible translators Reply March 2, 2020 Ronald Taylor The gift of tongues are not in operation today nor was it the only evidence of having the Holy Spirit. In context, the gift of tongues were used to speak in the other people’s language for them to believe in God and to hear the gospel. However, there are a prayer language that are tongues that is used in your private time as a talk between you and God and it is used to build yourself up when you are weak. If it is used publicly then it needs an interpreter to edify the church at large. These are different use of tongues. The first mentioned no but second yes. Romans 8:26, I Cor. 14:4-7, Ephesians 6:18, Jude 20. Reply March 2, 2020 Paul Gray Yes along with all the other gifts. You’ll notice that where the gift of tongues isn’t preached or allowed none of the other gifts are in operation. Reply March 2, 2020 Eric OConnor I believe the Lord can do as He wills. Can missionaries speak in languages unknown to them, but spoken by people native to the region the missionary us in? I have heard such testimonies. However, the gibberish spoken in charismatic gatherings, us just that, gibberish. Reply March 2, 2020 Paul Gray When your spirit is born again, re-created, and made alive unto Christ, it will began to speak out and edify it’s self in the Spirit. Communing with God un-hindered. The initial evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost, and it is also one of the nine spiritual gifts available to the church today. Reply March 2, 2020 Kevin Fryer No. The purpose of that apostolic was given to the 12 Apostles to authenticate the new testament and ended with the Apol Reply March 2, 2020 Kevin Fryer Sorry. To continue, The Apostles as also did the Apostolic gift of Healing. Even the Apostles didn’t have have it until they died. Paul no longer had it at a time just before his death. One other thing: the BIBLICAL gift of tongues was Always in a known language that needed 2 witnesses to translate it. It was not giberage as it is sometimes used today. That ended with the Apostles too. Reply March 2, 2020 Jim DeRicci Absolutely Reply March 2, 2020 Curt Stewart Yes. I’ve been speaking since ’83. Off and on, as the SPIRIT gives utterance. Reply March 2, 2020 Theron Bird Yes absolutely – both the gift of speaking in tongues, understanding tongues, and translating tongues… Reply March 2, 2020 Grant Reedy Depending on what you are referencing? The Gift of Speaking in tongues as Not all will receive of the 9 gifts mentioned, or the false interpretation of tongues the Pentecostal movement adopted to pretend they have authority, authenticity or validation and speak in made up babbling? Reply March 2, 2020 D.j. Hariford Yep. God doesn’t change. Reply March 2, 2020 Tricia Laboy I am Pentecostal. Although MOST pentecostals believe that one MUST speak in tongues to show one is saved, or as evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT. I go according to the infallible word of God. Paul attempted to help them understand its purpose: “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-10. The gift of speaking in tongues was one of many given to believers to aid in the building up of the body of Christ The body of Christ is made up of all of those who give their lives to serve God in order to come to the fullness of Christ. They work in the ministry that He has appointed them, which differs from person to person, for…which is the Church. One more thing if I may say please, the rolling on the floor…outta of control shaking and laughing uncontrollably ALTHOUGH and UNFORTUNATELY alot of these things are seen in “pentecostal churches” or word faith teachings..THIS IS NOT OF GOD. The Holy Spirit does EVERYTHING IN DECENCY AND IN ORDER. satan has a counterfeit for EVERYTHING and looks to thwart the Holy things of God, this is where one MUST have discernment..the Holy Spirit will reveal what is of God and what is NOT. In conclusion, do I believe that the gifts of speaking in tongues is still given today..YES I DO..According to Gods will..purpose and plan, He gives to whom He sees fit. Its NOT for everyone, He may see fit to give u another gift, point is God knows the heart and if He gives you a spiritual gift as such, He knows that you will use it to edify and glorify HIM ALONE, NOT YOURSELF! ty for allowing me to share, love u all my brothers n sisters..be blessed all. #AMEN Reply March 3, 2020 Ciza Bonne To help you respond to this question very easily, you should ask” Has the holy Spirit changed” or has God almighty changed? If you can correctly answer to these questions then your question will have been responded. God is the same today and forever hence his divine gifts remain the same but problem is not God rather mankind. Reply March 3, 2020 Greg Barolet NO, NEVER. tongues are a sign to Unbelievers not believers… Reply March 3, 2020 Andrew Chandler Yes, but I think it’s largely abused by charismatic circles. Reply March 4, 2020 Jay Ihrke Yes. Nothing has changed. Reply March 7, 2020 Ellen Granzow Kight yes it is Reply March 8, 2020 Warren Williams Languages, known languages i I believe may still be used by God, not Hubba bubba bubble gum language in some congregations these days, that is a satanic counterfeit. Reply March 8, 2020 Paul Gray It’s amazing to me the negativity towards something that is scriptural. Even in the book of acts there are people who were saved but had yet to receive the in filling of the Holy Ghost. The apostle Paul said I wish you were all like me , and I speak in tongues more than all of you. I have learned that love is number one, we have people who speak in tongues at our church and we have people from different backgrounds who show no interest in going to that level , we love them all. When Jesus said that He will tell many “depart from me you workers of iniquity ” it is talking in context about bearing good fruit . A quick study on fruit will indicate love for one another is key. Not attacking someone for doing something scriptural that you don’t practice. Reply March 9, 2020 Stevie Stewart There is no biblical evidence that suggests speaking in tongues continued after the Apostles…its a relatively new concept within Chirches. Especially Charismatic ones.. Reply March 9, 2020 Andrew Chandler It was meant to expand Christianity at the time. It seems to divide Christians as it is “practiced” now. Also, I have never seen it biblically used these days. Just babble and holy rolling. Reply March 9, 2020 David Barnes Trae Cruz Mark 16:20 states that the gifts were to confirm the authority of the apostles, 2 Corinthians 13:1 says that when the perfect has come the gifts will cease and James 1:25 says the perfect is the law of God. Reply March 9, 2020 Andrew Chandler Do those who speak in tongues, when do speaking do so with control of their tongues? Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Church today surely needs more than it currently possesses. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Yup Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Absolutely! Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous No. Paul was explicitly clear in his letters to the Corinthians. Tongues were as sign to unbelieving Israel, warning of judgment for her unbelief. That judgment came in AD70 and the purpose of biblical tongues was fulfilled. Do not be deceived. No one has spoken in biblical tongues since the first century. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess 1 Cor. 13 disagrees with your opinion. Tongues will cease when “the perfect” arrives, not before. Until today we have partial knowledge. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Gerardo de Dominicis No, Corinthians is where the Holy Spirit communicated through Paul that tongues would cease. YOU are in conflict with Scripture. “That which is perfect has come” refers to when we go to heaven. That is when we see face to face. In the meantime, prophecy (declaring the Word of God – Scripture) continues and knowledge continues, but TONGUES CEASED. You are deceiving and being deceived. You clearly do not understand the whole of the letters to the Corinthians. But then, that is the problem with Pentecostalism: tossing to and fro by every wind of doctrine. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess The perfect is heaven? No, the perfect is perfect knowledge, Paul was writing about the “revelation gifts” of prophecy and tongues. Prophecy isn’t declaring the word of God, that’s “preaching”, two different things. Cessationists don’t have the power of the Holy Spirit and don’t understand spiritual things, are like babies talking about what they have never experienced. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Gerardo de Dominicis Wow, that is completely STUPID! Clearly you have no understanding of biblical hermeneutics and exegesis. If you prefer to remain biblically illiterate, that is your choice. Multitudes are deceived like you are. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess Calling a brother in Christ stupid because theological differences isn’t very Christian of you, sir. I’m not biblical illiterate, I’m a continuationist and the Bible supports my position while yours is merely conjectures and you Can thanks Calvin for your unbelief. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess This is one isolated verse about one issue. Many more verses in the same context give other Church Age uses of public and private tongues. There is no exegetical basis for cessationism. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Gerardo de Dominicis I Jn. 3:2. At the end vs beginning of Church Age when Jesus returns and we don’t need them. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess ad hominem juvenile attack. Academic exegesis definitive vs your emotional assertions: https://www.amazon.com/Cessation-Charismata-Protestant-Post-biblical-Monograph-ebook/dp/B006VXOLP0/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1?crid=NZE9S1S226GK&keywords=on+cessation+charismara&qid=1694867172&sprefix=on+cessation+charismara%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-1-fkmr0 Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess i am pretty sure I speak in tongues and that it is Biblical and the same gift of the Holy Spirit of which Paul wrote in 1Corinthians. Otherwise God is a liar. Are you calling God a liar? Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess – Paul did not write, “to unbelieving Israel.” Speaking and praying with tongues and the ministry of Tongues and the interpretation of tongues was never intended to be a 50 year phenomena. It is part and parcel of what Paul taught as New Covenant doctrine. Reply September 17, 2023 Anonymous Duane L Burgess Does exegesis and hermeneutics leave all practitioners mean spirited or just most of the ones here. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous yes, but it’s NOT mandated. Reply September 16, 2023 Anonymous Just an anecdote: A long time ago I met a cessationist brother in a hotel in Orlando. He invited me to meet with him at the pool area of the hotel to talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. When I arrived, he was in a jacuzzi pool drinking orange juice. He had his Bible nearby. I told him to start by explaining to me what the difference between cessationism and deism regarding the gifts of the Spirit was. He asked me if I didn’t have more important things to do at the hotel. Then, I left to get coffee. Reply September 17, 2023 Anonymous The gifts of the Spirit are owned and operated by the Spirit whom Jesus said would abide with us forever. Tongues will cease when other operations of the Spirit cease at the end of the age. The acceptance of this gift transverses denominational lines. The largest group of Spirit-filled tongue talkers are within the Roman Catholic ￼Church. Taste of the Lord and see that He is good. Reply September 18, 2023 Anonymous Richard Riley WHEN is the end of the age? Ricky Grimsley says pretty soon Reply September 18, 2023 Anonymous YES Duane L Burgess ppl still speak in tongues regardless of your personal interpretation or one by Link and Philip Williams even rolls on the floor for a change Reply September 18, 2023 Anonymous Troy Day you probably ain’t seen someone running over the tops of the pews. You ain’t no genuine Holy Roller! 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