Posted November 9th, 2011 at 07:52 AM by Lois
Did you know that the Bible teaches that when believers gather together, people should not be speaking in tongues all at the same time? Did you know that the number of believers who should speak in tongues in a gathering is no more than three- with each speaking separately? And then did you know that if anyone does speak in tongues at a service, they should only do so if someone is there to interpret?
Surprised? I imagine many are. A number of apostolic and Pentecostal churches encourage people to speak in tongues during gatherings. But if the apostle Paul were alive today, he would be telling them to stop this practice. He would consider this to be out of order and causing confusion, just as he did with the church at Corinth.
In 1 Corinthians 14:27-28 Paul says: "If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God." (NASB)