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

re Clarification

Hey Rich,

You wrote, "In 1 Cor. 14, Paul refers to order in the church when he addresses the issue of tongues. So are the tongues Paul wrote about the same as what they experienced in Acts 1? I doubt it."

Do you think the difference is the Holy Spirit? I mean, at Pentecost we know the Holy Spirit was present and they spoke in tongues which the hearers understood--because they heard in their own tongue/language. Are you thinking that in 1 Cor. 14 Paul is speaking of tongues/languages not baptized with the Holy Spirit and so others can't hear in their own tongue?

I'm kinda loosing track of where we're headed. Sorry.

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