According to Everett Ferguson’s observations (The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today, 203), God’s gifts of salvation that are given at baptism can be summarized by 3 great promises...Read More
This past weekend I was asked to speak at SOAR Youth Rally in Augusta, GA. The whole weekend was centered around finding answers to questions that we might have when it comes to our personal faith or doctrinal questions to receive clearer answers. I was asked to teach on "Speaking in Tongues: What does the bible say and does it happen today?" I had a great response to the class and wanted to share my notes with the Walking in His Footsteps audience.
By the end of this article, I want us to understand the biblical purpose for speaking in tongues vs. speaking in tongues today and compare the two to see if they are the same. From that we can decide if people speak in tongues today. However, In order to talk about speaking in tongues, we must first understand the concept.
What is a “tongue”? (not the organ in your mouth) When you see the word tongue, it simply means – a language, a human spoken language. Like English, Spanish, French – those could all be considered tongues.Read More