True Bible Tongues
1) The first mention in the New Testament of people speaking in other tongues. Acts2:1-18

a) The true definition of "tongues" - languages, intelligent human languages (verse 5-11).

b) The gift of tongues is the God fiven ability to speak in other human languages previously unlearned.

c) The purpose of the gift of tonguesis to promote and present thegospel of Jesus Christ. It is  to promote Christ and not to promote oneself.

2) The Italian centurion Cornelius andhis household spokein tongues. Acts 10: 44-48

a) The Jews that believed heardthese Italian gentiles magnify God. "Magnify" - testifying of God's greatness. Cornelius and his household spoke in an intelligent human language understandable to thelistners.

3) The Ephesian disciples spoke in tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:1-7 

a) To prophesy is to speak unto man's edification, exhortation, and comfort. I Corinthians 14:3 Men cannotbe edified, eshorted orcomfortedunless they understand what is being said to them. Again, tongues is an intelligent human language.

4) Every believer in the body of Christ was not ment to possess the gift of tongues. Mark 16:15-18

a) Speaking of thebody of Christ -- the Church in general --but not every member in particular. It was never ment for every individual to speak in tongues no more than it was ment for every individual to preach the gospel.

b) It was ment for every believer to be filled with the Holy Ghost or to be sanctified but it was not ment for every one to speak in tongues. I Corinthians 12:28-30

c) There wasno mention of Paul speaking in tongues at the time he received the HOly Ghost. Acts 9:17-18

d) There was no mention of the Samaritans speakin in tongues at the time that they received the Holy Ghost. Acts 8: 14-17

5) The apostle Paul was dealing with a human language problem in the congregation at Corinth. I Corinthians 14

a) There were many attending thecongregation whho spoke different languages.  Paul was instructing  them how to conduct their services so there would be no confusion in their midst (verse 23,33,40).

b) Unknown tongues -- foreign languages
(verse 2,4,13,14,27).

c) Again, Paul was referring to intelligent human languages not some unintelligible jargon 
(verse 7-11, 21).

d) Paul was saying that if he come unto their midst speaking, prayng or singing in a foreign language that no one could understand and they would not be edified
(verse 2, 4, 14-17).

e) Pal spoke in several different languages (verse 18).

f) The rule whereby people may speak in foreign languages unknown to the listeners in a worship service ( verse 27-28).

6) Speaking in tongues or the gift of tongues is not the evidence of the Holy Ghost. I Corinthians 12:29-30

a) THe evidenceofthe Holy Ghost is honiness in heartand life or power over sin in a consistent way. 
John 16:7-8, Romans 6, I John 3:7-10, I John 5:18

b) the evidence of the Holy Ghost is love for and obedience to the truth- the Word of God. John 16:13,
John 14:17, 26

c) The evidence of the Holy Ghost is humility. 
John 16:13-14

d) The evidence of the Holy Ghost is the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23

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