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Follow up on tongues comment?

Submitted: 4/14/2007
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Question: 1 Corinthians 14:21-22 Paul uses a quotation from the law to show that tongues were intended to be a sign. In Isaiah 28:11-12 the Assyrians are referred to as the men of other tongues. It is quite clear that known languages, such as what was used on Pentecost, were the only suitable sign for the hard-to-be-convinced Jews.

Answer: Speaking in tongues is indeed a sign to all hard-to-be-convinced unbelievers, be they Jew or Gentile. This, along with other reasons, is why we are glad that God has given the people in our assembly the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit. By this gift we pray, we build ourselves up spiritually, and we testify to every unbelieving soul that Jesus is alive and is supernaturally at work in the lives of His people. We encourage you to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and we are certain that He will also give you this glorious gift (see Acts 2:38).