Posted November 11th, 2011 at 07:30 AM by Lois
Did you realize that in Acts 2, that the Bible only records about 120 people speaking in tongues? I know what many have been taught, but the Bible doesn't say anyone else did on that day.
Acts 1:15 shows us that "a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together." (NASB) Verse 41 shows us that after Peter's message, about 3,000 people became believers that same day and were baptized. But there is not one word about them ever speaking in tongues. It is read into the text and assumed by those who believe all must speak in tongues.
Did you also realize that those who spoke in tongues on that day spoke about the mighty works of God? They were actual earthly known languages, understood by people who were gathered in Jerusalem from around the world. (see verses 7-11) There was no jibberish, repeated syllables or la-la-las.