Three Major Problems with Speaking in Charismatic Tongues

By David J. Stewart | January 2009

       The “tongues” recorded in the Bible are nothing like the “speaking in tongues” practiced today by Pentecostals and Charismatics. There are MAJOR differences:

  1. No one actually spoke in “tongues” in Acts chapter 2; but rather, the Bible says that every man HEARD in his own language (Acts 2:6). So they actually “heard in tongues.” The only language Peter spoke was Greek. The crowds thought the men were drunk, because they were all amazed; because Peter only spoke ONE language. The miracle was in that every man HEARD in his own NATIVE tongue.
  2. Tongues in the Bible always involved KNOWN, established, earthly languages. There was never any unknown, jibber-jabber that no one even knew what they were saying as Charismatics do today. Charismatic tongues is of the Devil.
  3. In the Bible God always initiated the gift of tongues, it wasn't something that men chose where and when to do. Charismatics decide where and when to speak in Charismatic tongues; but it was always God who initiated the miracle in the Bible.

These 3 facts by themselves prove that Charismatic tongues are of the Devil.

TONGUES (an MP3 sermon explaining & refuting the heresy of Tongues, by Pastor Mark G. Cambron)

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