Christians: Do You Believe in Speaking in Tongues?

Date: 24-11-2013 6:13 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 24-11-2013 06:13 PM (10 years ago)
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Firstly, I am one of the Christians who do not subscribe to speaking in tongues anytime anyhow.

No I do not believe it when a man of God or a prayer warrior opens his mouth and says; “Let’s speak in tongues”

And immediately the whole congregation breaks into it. I will stand there and shake my head in disbelief!

I was watching metro TV recently when a man of God was on the TGIF show saying, he is a longstanding man of God but he gets uncomfortable when people speak tongues into a speaker and there is nobody to translate.

For him, it must be translated by somebody otherwise it is controversial. Well, that’s his special opinion too which many people will argue and counter.

Now let’s talk about my own experience with churches who literally force you to speak in tongues or feel like a devil. I call it the great deception.

One fine Sunday I followed a Nigerian friend to his church that he had been inviting me to for awhile. I will leave out the name of the church but believe me, it is a very popular church. My experience with many charismatic churches has been varied but this particularly pertains to speaking in tongues.

I loved their praise and worship, sermon and everything else was just really good. So good I made a mental note to go back. Then came the end of the service when they asked new members to stand up. I did…

Then after some formalities, they asked us to meet a team in the back of the church. I again followed. They registered us for several classes during the week, spoke to us about being faithful to the church, and then explained why we need to speak in tongues.

They said sometimes, we may need to pray about specific situations which we are physically unaware of so God permits our spirit to pray. And our spirit prays about these things in tongues. So our spirit directly speaks to God on our behalf and for unseen things which we do need but we do not know. Hmmph! Lovely explanation.

It made much sense to me. But after this explanation we were all told to start praying. We prayed for very long and everybody started praying in tongues. The leader of the group kept shouting; “speak in tongues! Speak in tongues!” so everybody, both new and old started speaking in tongues.

Ei Jesus, my tongue did not bring forth this strange language. So they noticed it and assigned me 3 prayer warriors-a woman and two young men. They laid their hands on me and prayed in heavy tongues. Then they said I should open my mouth and speak. “Speak sister, it is in you, do not refuse to let it out, you are blocking it. Open your mouth and let it come out!”

All this while, I was utterly confused. I swear to you Jesus did not give me any tongues that day. Maybe I know the wrong Jesus? Because everybody else in the church spoke in tongues that day. Finally, they got tired of waiting for me to speak in tongues and let me go.

I run home, never to go back. And since then, regardless of the explanations and observations, my faith in tongues has been seriously weakened.

What’s your experience with tongues? Do you speak it, how and why? Do you believe in it?


Posted: at 24-11-2013 06:13 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- FadaO3 at 24-11-2013 06:17 PM (10 years ago)
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NO SANCTUARY FOR SINNERS
Brethren, have you heard that? It is said that an eye witness is a better narrator of the event. The end of the world has finally come. Be you a child or an adult, be you white or black, rich or poor, male or female; regardless of your status or race, once  you are a sinner, you would equally be swept off into the lake of fire. There will be no hiding place! The only solution for you is to abstain completely from sin and do only  that which is righteous. This is the reason why you have to disseminate this Gospel to all the countries, not only in the western world but to everywhere so that they also may be saved. Because all the cases of flood, plane-crash, war and all other things happening over there are as a result of judgement, the actions of the angels. Men of great wisdom, the self acclaimed wise men of this world, why is it that this wisdom of God has eluded them? Have you seen how God has brought the wisdom of men to nought? Your claiming to be a Roman catholic, a member of the Apostolic church, Presbyterian church or any fraternity is no criterion for you to be saved.
 
The only possible way to attain this salvation is to refrain from sinful acts, to put the teachings of God into practise, else you would as well be removed from among the just and be cast into the furnace of fire along with the rest of the things that do not bring glory unto God.  The trouble in the world now is how to remove the wicked from the just. The liars, thieves fornicators, sorcerers, adulterers, unbelievers, the recalcitrant, murderers, oppressors and all kinds of evildoers have to be separated from the just in every part of the world and cast into the furnace of fire, then the righteous shall inherit the earth.
 
This war is not that of the man versus woman, it is not that of the whites versus blacks, it is not that of the poor versus rich, neither is it that of the churches against churches. The war is of the angels against the evildoers, those who have refused to submit unto God, those who have refused to do that which is righteous. It is the war of removal of all the unjust from the just. Do you not see the reason why all through the 365 or 366 days of the year I keep admonishing you? It is for you to know your position and save yourselves. Be you a child, be you an adult, make use of this opportunity and save yourself by doing good. Drop all forms of doubt, stubbornness, insolence, stealing and let go of your evil ways, strive to do what is righteous, so that you may be saved. There is no hiding place, the same stories repeat themselves everywhere, the angels have been put on guard everywhere; therefore, repent and save yourselves. Your appearing in white at all times does not help you. Your laying claims of being a Brotherhood is of no avail because this is not a case of Brotherhood, fatherhood or any ‘ hood’, you wish to say; but against the evildoers. Therefore, if you are a sinner, repent of your evil ways, turn from your evil ways and do good, else you will perish.
 
Tell it unto the bishops, archbishops, cardinals, popes, governors, presidents, judges, royal highnesses and all rank of people, that the execution of judgement exempts nobody; it is not a case of what status you have attained, but is against all evildoers. Therefore whoever is guilty of any evil deed will as well be swept into the lake of fire. God does not want the existence of the wicked among the just again, therefore the angels have been sent into the world to execute this, hence the calamities you witness. For all the wicked ones must be removed from among the just. All the sinners have no rest any longer. So long as they do not repent of their sins, they will perish; but if they become repentant and live a righteous life, they shall be saved. But for the righteous, they should be exceedingly glad for their time of joy has come and the time for their rulership has come.
Posted: at 24-11-2013 06:17 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- udoakpuenyi at 24-11-2013 06:44 PM (10 years ago)
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Exactly Bro!
Posted: at 24-11-2013 06:44 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- ascandiuzzi at 24-11-2013 06:46 PM (10 years ago)
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I don't know. I think it may be possible.
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- smothtiger at 24-11-2013 06:54 PM (10 years ago)
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read your  bible,  acts 2 .verse 4..  so you can  understand  why.
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- smothtiger at 24-11-2013 06:58 PM (10 years ago)
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also read  1corinthains 14 verse 2 , thank you..
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- dickman2 at 24-11-2013 06:58 PM (10 years ago)
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no
Posted: at 24-11-2013 06:58 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ThoRam at 24-11-2013 07:07 PM (10 years ago)
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yes, I do believe  Smiley  
Posted: at 24-11-2013 07:07 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- interpo777 at 24-11-2013 07:27 PM (10 years ago)
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remember we re christians by faith? for me the only speaking in  tongues i knew about is the one in the bible
Posted: at 24-11-2013 07:27 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- blensey at 24-11-2013 07:28 PM (10 years ago)
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Confee, i think you would do yourself a lot of good if you speak in tongues. That is waht i can tell you so go and meet your pastor let him pray for you to receive so you can.
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- Chambestar at 24-11-2013 07:52 PM (10 years ago)
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speaking in tongue, like the gift of teaching is a spiritual gift, some Christians have it, others do not. It's not possible for all of us to have a particular gift of the Spirit.
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- Chambestar at 24-11-2013 07:53 PM (10 years ago)
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speaking in tongues i mean.
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- Adeoba10 at 24-11-2013 07:56 PM (10 years ago)
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shabaribobolusababaribu lacasera.vijumilkbobo. Oya start speaking in tongues, afta dat, speak in Nose again.
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.sum dogs wil start barking nw. Boboribishalala
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- abdulwahid at 24-11-2013 08:13 PM (10 years ago)
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They are deaf, dumb and blind, they will never return to the right part
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- dareper at 24-11-2013 08:17 PM (10 years ago)
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Passing with speed
Posted: at 24-11-2013 08:17 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 24-11-2013 08:22 PM (10 years ago)
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Passing with speed
Posted: at 24-11-2013 08:22 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 24-11-2013 08:25 PM (10 years ago)
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Passing with speed
Posted: at 24-11-2013 08:25 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- osamabinladin at 24-11-2013 08:41 PM (10 years ago)
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The the day of pentecost !
Posted: at 24-11-2013 08:41 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Noble12 at 24-11-2013 08:58 PM (10 years ago)
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ok
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- beneno at 24-11-2013 09:32 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: nametalkam on 24-11-2013 06:13 PM
Firstly, I am one of the Christians who do not subscribe to speaking in tongues anytime anyhow.

No I do not believe it when a man of God or a prayer warrior opens his mouth and says; “Let’s speak in tongues”

And immediately the whole congregation breaks into it. I will stand there and shake my head in disbelief!

I was watching metro TV recently when a man of God was on the TGIF show saying, he is a longstanding man of God but he gets uncomfortable when people speak tongues into a speaker and there is nobody to translate.
 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
For him, it must be translated by somebody otherwise it is controversial. Well, that’s his special opinion too which many people will argue and counter.

Now let’s talk about my own experience with churches who literally force you to speak in tongues or feel like a devil. I call it the great deception.

One fine Sunday I followed a Nigerian friend to his church that he had been inviting me to for awhile. I will leave out the name of the church but believe me, it is a very popular church. My experience with many charismatic churches has been varied but this particularly pertains to speaking in tongues.

I loved their praise and worship, sermon and everything else was just really good. So good I made a mental note to go back. Then came the end of the service when they asked new members to stand up. I did…

Then after some formalities, they asked us to meet a team in the back of the church. I again followed. They registered us for several classes during the week, spoke to us about being faithful to the church, and then explained why we need to speak in tongues.

They said sometimes, we may need to pray about specific situations which we are physically unaware of so God permits our spirit to pray. And our spirit prays about these things in tongues. So our spirit directly speaks to God on our behalf and for unseen things which we do need but we do not know. Hmmph! Lovely explanation.

It made much sense to me. But after this explanation we were all told to start praying. We prayed for very long and everybody started praying in tongues. The leader of the group kept shouting; “speak in tongues! Speak in tongues!” so everybody, both new and old started speaking in tongues.

Ei Jesus, my tongue did not bring forth this strange language. So they noticed it and assigned me 3 prayer warriors-a woman and two young men. They laid their hands on me and prayed in heavy tongues. Then they said I should open my mouth and speak. “Speak sister, it is in you, do not refuse to let it out, you are blocking it. Open your mouth and let it come out!”

All this while, I was utterly confused. I swear to you Jesus did not give me any tongues that day. Maybe I know the wrong Jesus? Because everybody else in the church spoke in tongues that day. Finally, they got tired of waiting for me to speak in tongues and let me go.

I run home, never to go back. And since then, regardless of the explanations and observations, my faith in tongues has been seriously weakened.

What’s your experience with tongues? Do you speak it, how and why? Do you believe in it?

Posted: at 24-11-2013 09:32 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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