Skip to comments.Major Baptist seminary rejects practice of speaking in tongues
Posted on 10/19/2006 5:44:54 PM PDT by split
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I See no reason as to why speaking in tongues is necessary. I also question its legitimacy for today.
Having been raised Baptist and Now Methodist, I have never spoken in tongues. I don't know why it has to be outlawed though.
They may, however, have banned babbling incoherently and calling it tongues.
Well, it was never outlawed in Scripture. Paul even said he did it. But he seemed to imply it was being abused. Much like today.
Not a Southern Baptist, but BRAVO!
Well, apparently you agree with this policy. I think you'll find that lots of people see glossolalia as being a sign of being saved. Are you so sure they're wrong? Do you feel all that comfortable in simply dismissing glossolalia?
Having read many posts you have written, I've come to the conclusion that you have a very, very narrow view of Christianity. Somehow, I doubt that you are learned enough to form that view in any reliable way.
Christianity encompasses a very, very wide range of doctrines. Are you absolutely certain that your doctrinal beliefs are the correct ones? If so, please explain what gives you that confidence.
Otherwise, you might want to give Christians who don't share your exact beliefs a little slack, eh?
kl'jfdlkjdsfn, ldksfj'ldsf, sdfoiuerwioyudshfd~ jildfshd. fjhds?
Your keyboard appears to be broken. I write and understand English just fine. I do OK in Spanish, French, and Russian, as well. I don't do gibberish.
l;kj;lekjdd, ldlekidn! &#&$&^#!
Poor joke. Sorry.
It really doesn't matter what we have to say. God's word which is the final authority says:
I Corinth 14:37-40
37 Anyone who claims to be a prophet, or to have spiritual powers, must acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord. 38Anyone who does not recognize this is not to be recognized. 39So, my friends,* be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues; 40but all things should be done decently and in order.
I ran your post through Babelfish....Gibberish to English.
My response: Ramalamadingdong bufestus ordway.
I've been to some charismatic worship services, both Protestant and Catholic. Although I can certainly accept that the Lord might, as an expression of His grace and power, give someone the ability to pray in German or Urdu or Navajo, what I've heard is people saying, "abadababadababadabibadaboobada" and saying that this was some ancient language unknown to modern scholarship. Uh, no. If you're feeling especially in touch with the Lord while you're doing this, fine, but don't pretend you've been the recipient of some miraculous knowledge from God.
1 Corinthians 14:6
Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
It is amazing. I'm frequently amazed at the statements of people who believe that they are the sole bearer of all knowledge regarding Christianity.
How strange it is. I'll wager that most of those who are extremely dogmatic about something like glossolalia could not find the biblical references used by those to believe that it is a valid part of Christianity.
Yet...they're pleased to tell you that there is nothing to it, and that those who practice is are phonies.
Christianity is such a diverse religion...so many sects and denominations. Very odd.
I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
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