Speaking-in-Tongues is a demonic form of witchcraft allowed and practiced in many churches today; such as Pentecostal, Assemblies of God, Victory Chapel, The 700 Club, TBN, Benny Hinn, Charismatic, Church of Christ (Lax Lucado) and many Ecumenical Churches that sinfully encourage inter-denominational fellowship at the expense of Biblical doctrine and Biblical moral standards.
One of the clearest evidences from the Bible that speaking-in-tongues is not for today is the fact that the Apostle Paul ONLY mentioned speaking-in-tongues to the church at Corinth. If, as Pentecostals claim, Paul was instructing the church on how to speak in tongues, then why only the church at Corinth? Clearly, Paul was rebuking them for the carnal and worldly heresy of speaking-in-tongues. Notice carefully in 1st Corinthians 3:1 that Paul even refers to the believers at Corinth as being “carnal” and “babes in Christ.” The heresy of tongues had crept into the church at Corinth and God put it in Paul's heart to expose this wicked practice.
In all of Paul's 14 writings in the New Testament, it was only to the church of Corinth that Paul mentions the subject of speaking-in-tongues. This speaks volumes.
If speaking-in-tongues were a sign of being saved or filled with the Spirit, then certainly the Apostle Paul and the other Apostles would have mentioned tongues in every epistle; but they do not. In 1st Corinthians, Paul is really rebuking the church for being selfish as carnal Christians, for only edifying themselves instead of doing something to edify the church.
In John 14:16 Jesus promised us the “Comforter,” but there is no mention of speaking-in-tongues. None! The apostate Churches of Christ are notorious for demonic speaking-in-tongues, which is actually dealing in familiar spirits of devils. Anyone who claims to have spoken in jibber-jabber tongues is admitting that thy are carnal, likely not saved, and woefully ignorant of the Word of God.
Of all the churches that Paul wrote to in the New Testament, it was ONLY the church at Corinth whom he mentions as having had the experience of speaking-in-tongues. That plainly teaches us that speaking-in-tongues is NOT a sign of salvation or being filled with the Spirit. Here are 20 differences between what happened in Acts 2 (legitimate tongues) verses the carnal demonic experience of tongues in 1st Corinthians.
The speaking-in-tongues movement is supposedly spiritual and Scriptural; but Catholic Pentecostals have claimed that speaking-in-tongues has deepened their devotion to Mary...
“Stanley Gundry of Moody Bible Institute writes:
Catholic Charismatic leaders and members of the hierarchy are appealing to the movement to remain in the Roman church and 'to remain faithful to the leadership of the papacy' ”
SOURCE: The TRUTH about TONGUES and the CHARISMATIC movement, by Hugh F. Pyle, Sword of the Lord Publishers, Murfreesboro, TN 37133; 1989; ISBN: 0-87398--846-9; pg. 54
The plain truth is that Jesus Christ never spoke in tongues even once, nor did He ever command it, nor approve of it. Dr. Pyle, in his excellent book exposing the heresy of tongues, goes on to state:
“Tongues were not for everybody even back in the book of Acts. 'Do all speak with tongues?' Paul asked, and the answer is self-evident. Certainly not! ...
Jesus did not speak in tongues. Other Spirit-filled Christians did not—such saints as John the Baptist, Elisabeth, Zacharias, Stephen and Barnabas—though the Bible clearly reveals that they were filled with the Spirit.”
SOURCE: The TRUTH about TONGUES and the CHARISMATIC movement, by Hugh F. Pyle, Sword of the Lord Publishers, Murfreesboro, TN 37133; 1989; ISBN: 0-87398--846-9; pg. 87
Did the Charismatics ever stop to realize that God understands English? ...
“Why talk to God in an unknown or ecstatic tongue, when God understands English—or whatever language may be your own? Why use a supposed 'tongue' to communicate with others if they understand our own 'natural' tongue?”
SOURCE: The TRUTH about TONGUES and the CHARISMATIC movement, by Hugh F. Pyle, Sword of the Lord Publishers, Murfreesboro, TN 37133; 1989; ISBN: 0-87398--846-9; pg. 94
The speaking-in-tongues heresy is being used to help the Ecumenical Movement. They don't care what you believe, just so long as you claim to have spoken-in-tongues. What a sham! Any fruitcake heretic can mumble “scooby-dooby-do, yaba-daba-doo,” speaking like a nut (1st Corinthians 14:23); but a spirit-filled Christians has a genuine concern for lost souls (something absent from today's Ecumenical Movement).
TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and Max Lucado are all yoking together to go on concert tour as of the fall of 2010 (hopeful not to an apostate church near you); yet the best and most they can offer anyone is a very shallow theology, corrupt Bibles, vague references to the truth of God's Word, and a false gospel of surrender your life to Jesus. It's what THEY DON'T TEACH that is the most dangerous thing about them.
It's not hard to grasp what is so wrong about Contemporary Christian Music [CCM] and the evil Ecumenical Movement (i.e., let's unite by error, rather than divide over truth as God commands) if you realize that it malnourishes and starves newcomers to the church, who are looking for answers. For those Christians who grew up in an old-fashioned church, hearing the old-fashioned Gospel, and using only the inspired King James Bible; we clearly see what is missing from today's religious scene. However, for someone just coming into a church, searching for THE TRUTH; all they're finding in ecumenical churches are corrupt Bibles, liberal ministers speaking watered-down sermonettes, ridiculously vague CCM music, and a woeful lack of genuine Biblical Christianity.
Demonic speaking-in-tongues is accepted and practiced in many apostate Ecumenical Churches. If the church you attend participates in speaking-in-tongues, I plead with you to escape while you still can, before the Devil forms a stronghold in your life of demon-possession. You'll find that people who speak-in-tongues (often called Charismatics) are some of the biggest heretics in other areas as well. Many Charismatics believe that salvation can be lost, claim to have witnessed divine healing at some religious meeting (always in a remote place and always unverifiable), et cetera. Some heretics claim to have received visions from God. We know they are liars because Hebrews 1:1-2 teaches that God speaks to us in these Last Days through His Son, Who is the incarnate Word of God (John 1:1-3,14; Revelation 19:13). We have the Word of God in the King James Bible.
A form of demonic speaking-in-tongues is experienced by witch doctors, pagan religions and occultists...
“So writes Missionary Alex R. Hay in his excellent book, What Is Wrong in the Church? This discerning writer continues:
'There is a Mohammedan sect that speaks in tongues. It is simply the result of an emotional state that is not normal and not difficult to induce. The fact is that “The gift of tongues,” as it is known today, is still a common characteristic of primitive religions. (We refer to speaking in an unknown or “heavenly” language unintelligible to the hearers, not the speaking of living languages that appeared at Pentecost.)
As a child of missionary parents in an Indian tribe in Paraguay, we were accustomed to hear the witch doctors chanting in an unknown spirit language at their religious ceremonies or when treating someone was ill.”
SOURCE: The TRUTH about TONGUES and the CHARISMATIC movement, by Hugh F. Pyle, Sword of the Lord Publishers, Murfreesboro, TN 37133; 1989; ISBN: 0-87398--846-9; pg. 59
As you see my friend, all that glitters is not gold.
There is a very good reason why the Apostle Paul only mentions the experience of tongues as having occurred at the church of Corinth, i.e., because it is a wicked and demonic practice not allowed by God. Biblical tongues ALWAYS involved known, earthly, established languages; never some mumbo-jumbo, jibber-jabber, that doesn't make any sense. God ALWAYS initiated Biblical tongues; and not men at their whim for the purpose of entertainment or exploitation to make money.
Biblical tongues was NOT something that was sought, nor encouraged to be sought, by any believers. This fact is abundantly clear because ONLY the carnal church at Corinth is mentioned to have had a tongues experience. It happened when it happened, by the will of God, and it was only for the strict purpose of winning souls. And again, tongues ALWAYS involved understandable, existing languages; never some unknown heavenly dialect.
Some of the greatest evangelists and preachers of all time NEVER spoke in tongues—Dwight L. Moody, Harry Ironside, John Wesley, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Billy Sunday, John R. Rice, Jack Hyles—to name a few did not believe nor practice “tongues.” These men led tens-of-millions of lost souls to Jesus Christ with the Gospel, and not a word was ever spoken in “tongues.”
The world is dying in their sins and plunging into the Lake of Fire (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; 1st John 5:19; Matthew 7:13-14). All the tongues speaking in the world won't save anybody. What the world needs are soul-winning Christians. Romans 10:15 doesn't call the lips of those who speak-in-tongues “beautiful”; but rather, the feet of those believers who carry the Gospel of Christ to lost sinners to be saved.