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.

JeffLogan's picture

A couple more questions

Hey Rich,

You wrote, "Paul had already stipulated and shown that these tongues are NOT recognizable languages; in fact he calls them prayer tongues b/c he says the one who speaks in a tongue speaks NOT to man but to God. 14:2".

Interesting. I don't see that Paul had already shown them to be unrecognizable languages. But then I didn't read all the chapters leading up to 14. Can you point out just where he stipulated this, if you remember where it's at.

Also, where did you get the phrase "prayer tongue." Is that your interpretation or did Paul use that phrase somewhere.



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