Are tounges a mystery language known only by God or anther language?

rfields's picture

During the pentecost Peter is said to speak in anther tounge, could this just be the Greek language. Also in 1Corthinians where it is talking about spiritual gifts it says that if one is speaking in tounges in must be interperted or it is for nothing. If the spiritual gift is anther language can't anyone learn it and that is not a gift from God. Does anyone have some insight on the subject of tounges.

RichWh1's picture

Peter Pentecost

When the Spirit descended upon the disciples, they spoke in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Later, when Peter addressed the crowd, he probably was speaking the Greek tongue.

The first experience could not have been in Greek since everyone understood him in their own language. So if it was Greek, they would not have said that.

Later Peter addressed the Israelites from all over the known world and when he did, it is suggested he used the Greek language.


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