Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction? Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes? Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air. Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me. So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.
For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
If anyone speaks in a tongue, twoor at the most threeshould speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.
Former friend of my family once was asked if they could attend a speaking-in-tongues service at his Charismatic church.
"Can you say yabba dabba doo?" he replied glibly.
Of course, "shows decreased cerebral activity". Wonder there is any cerebral activity at all.
We understand very little of our own cerebral anatomy even today. This is not suprising.
Interesting. Yet another thread on the general topic.
Interesting study. Would like to read the whole study. Guess I'll have to look it up.
I hope you have a hazmat suit on.
A Kerry excuse?
These findings could be interpreted as the subject's sense of self being taken over by something else.
Ah, but what?
Spoke, praised and worshiped in tongues during that very long drive.
Got home felt like a new man, what a Miracle!!!
Wife was flabbergast, also. Drove to daughter's house she's trying to sell. Wife and I gathered around for sale pole, you might say, and said our "yabba-dabba-do" prayers.
Girl rented her house out MINUTES after we left!! MINUTES! [Dad would prefer she rent that house for a couple of years anyway.]
Though never checked the veracity, I read something Ronald Reagan said and in reading between the lines it appears he also had a prayer language. :)