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To: DaveLoneRanger
I'm a pentecostal AND an amateur linguist. It's ineresting how anglophone pentecostals speaking tongues almost always utter English phonemes.

Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and tongues talking are all religious practices observed by non-Christians. And by Christians. I view praying in tongues as an alternate mode of piety that the Scripture endorses, like the other practices listed. Most of the time, it is a natural phenomenon consecrated to holy use. Occasionally (I've experienced it once in 35 years) it can be miraculous. A man I know was overheard worshipping in Spanish, a language he'd never studied.

13 posted on 11/01/2006 4:54:25 AM PST by TomSmedley (Calvinist, optimist, home schooling dad, exuberant husband, technical writer)
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To: TomSmedley

Occasionally (I've experienced it once in 35 years) it can be miraculous. A man I know was overheard worshipping in Spanish, a language he'd never studied.
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Very blessed to read of that experienc, example.

I expect such to build in frequency and dramatic impact the closer we get to The Lord's return.


15 posted on 11/01/2006 2:44:49 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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