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Yes and No The church fathers gave no specific instructions on how to receive the gift of tongues. However, we can ask God for anything (including gifts) and he can give it to us. There's also credence to believe that the more often and sincerely we ask for them the more likely he is to give them to us (like in the parable of the persistent widow and the ...


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If you don't understand what is coming out of your mouth, then it is not the gift of tongues. "The gift of tongues by the power of the Holy Ghost in the Church is for the benefit of the servants of God to preach to unbelievers, as on the day of Pentecost." (Teachings, p. 195) By using the gift of tongues, on the day of Pentacost, the apostles were ...


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As far as speaking in tongues, Paul addresses the subject throughout 1 Corinthians, and we also see it in Acts and in Mark (all quotes from the ESV) 1 Cor 14:2-4 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for ...


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In order to understand a person who has the gift of speaking tongues, you would either need a person with the gift of interpretation of tongues, or the person speaking might have the gift. The person whom is speaking tongues really isn't speaking, more so they are letting the Holy Spirit within them guild their words into the perfect prayer in a language ...


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Q. Is there any instructions given by the early church fathers on how to receive the gift of tongues? A. There isn't any [let alone specific] instructions given [let alone by early Church Fathers] on how to receive the gift of tongues. The Teaching of Church to which the Church Fathers adhered to, is that the Holy Spirit [and the gifts he brings with ...



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