“There is no biblical support for the idea that speaking in tongues means speaking in ‘angelic’ gibberish. Every instance in scripture where tongues are mentioned it is clear that it is talking about an actual understandable human language.”
Speaking In Tongues Study
August 6, 2013 at 12:26pm
By Mark Jungwirth.
Speaking in Tongues is only mentioned in 3 books in the Bible: Mark, Acts, and Corinthians. In Mark, it is spoken of, but not in detail. In Acts, it is referring to someone speaking an understandable human language that they couldn’t possibly know how to speak. And in Corinthians, tongues are mentioned by Paul only to give a rebuke to the Corinthians for perverting and misusing the gift. The next point that must be understood is that when the Bible talks about speaking in tongues, the word “tongues” is glóssa, which simply means “tongue (the body part)” or “languages”. It’s obvious from the context that the meaning in the case of “speaking in tongues” is languages. In other words, the gift of tongues is more properly translated “the gift of languages”.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall…
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