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Is there any extra-biblical evidence of tongues from the first, or even second, century?

Ronald A. N. Kydd in his book Charismatic Gifts in the Early Church mentions several second-century quotes that he argues refer to glossolalia, what we call speaking in tongues. His work clearly ...
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Do any Church Fathers directly connect "speaking in tongues" with anything other than existing human languages?

Francis Gumerlock provides a survey of the views of church fathers in "Tongues in the Church Fathers." He concludes that "the early church had no such concept of the gift of tongues as unintelligible ...
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Does Pentecostalism teach that everyone should pray in tongues?

The Foursquare denomination had updated their position years back, around the time Jack Hayford was it’s President, that it was no longer considered a necessary component of being considered Spirit-...
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Why do some people speak in 'tongues' , which have to be interpreted, when angels do not?

Short Answer Among those who practice "speaking in tongues" they would have understood the activity as something other than angelic speech in heaven (no one has heard it) and also something ...
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Do any Church Fathers directly connect "speaking in tongues" with anything other than existing human languages?

This is a good question. 👍 Direct evidence for "speaking in tongues" being viewed as anything other than existing human languages is lacking at this time. Having said the above, it should ...
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What is the basis for Cessationism?

Why Cessationism is a Flawed Theology: Examining its Basis and Effects The fundamental belief of Cessationism: Spiritual Gifts were temporary and are not currently given to Christians. The claim that: ...
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What is role of speaking in tongues in Assemblies of God denomination?

I have attended a 30-year AOG church for the past three months and never during service or otherwise (fellowship, classes, etc.) have I heard someone speak in tongues or even mention speaking in ...
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Aside from St. Vincent Ferrer, are there any other saints said to have had the "gift of tongues"?

The following Aside from St. Vincent Ferrer, are there any other saints said to have had the “gift of tongues”? Of coarse there are. Here are a few that may fit the bill: St. Anthony of Padua St. ...
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Are there any documented cases of Xenoglossy (i.e. "Acts 2:1-13 type" tongues, understood by a foreigner) in recent history (19th century on)?

One of the most impressive stories that I have heard, related to xenolalia, is the case of a 1976 lecture at Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. This is the same Lutheran Seminary ...
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What answer do speakers of 'tongues' have in regard to the emphasis of scripture?

Perhaps this is not what the questioner is looking for, but I believe I have the true gift of tongues, and many there be who misunderstand the gift and think speaking in some "unknown" ...
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What are the tongues of angels in comparison to the tongues of men?

The expression “tongues of men and tongues of angels” appear only in 1 Corinthians 13:1. The “tongues of men” probably refers to the gift of tongues given on the Day of Pentecost. On that occasion, ...
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What is the overview belief of the SDA regarding the Gift of Tongues?

The spiritual gift of speaking in tongues is not sidelined. the link you provided also has a sublist that is more complete. You will see it here However, the gift of speaking in tongues is vague and ...
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What would Christians sympathetic to Holy Spirit 'speaking in tongues' today say about such a practice going on in non-Christian religions?

From Anne's question: It was just that claim that I wanted to ask about, preferably getting answers from Christians sympathetic to what they view as modern-day Holy Spirit speaking in tongues. I ...
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If multiple languages cause confusion and scattering, why speak in many 'tongues'?

Speaking the same thing The full text of 1 Cor. 1:10 (KJV) reads: Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions ...
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What answer do speakers of 'tongues' have in regard to the emphasis of scripture?

Not all Christians who believe in tongues place that much emphasis on it. There is a subset of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movements and denominations who insist that speaking in tongues is a ...
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When was it claimed for the first time that Christians could "pray in tongues" in private for self-edification?

As for the practice of glossolalia being a private practice for self edification, prior to the charismatic renewal, it appears to have been a monastic practice for a long time - at least in the ...
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How do Pentecostals or other Charismatics respond to criticisms about 'speaking in tongues' by multiple people at once and without interpretation?

In agreement with Spirit Realm Investigator's answer, I would like to add the following: At least some Pentecostals and Charismatics recognize two more uses for tongues. Tongues for deep intercession ...
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How do Continuationists discern between genuine and made-up interpretations of tongues?

My godmother spent a lot of time in Charismatic churches. She said that anyone who made themselves the center of attention every week was faking it. That's not based on a Biblical passage but it's ...
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Are there any documented cases of Xenoglossy (i.e. "Acts 2:1-13 type" tongues, understood by a foreigner) in recent history (19th century on)?

I am baffled by the nature of these answers and don't see how any of them answer the question. There are two things that I am accustomed to call glossolalia and xenoglossolalia; the first is so well ...
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Are there any documented cases of Xenoglossy (i.e. "Acts 2:1-13 type" tongues, understood by a foreigner) in recent history (19th century on)?

Are there any documented cases of “Acts 2 type” tongue speaking (i.e. understood by a foreigner) in recent history (19th century on)? I have not heard of this being done in modern times, say from the ...
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Do Pentecostals believe that they are speaking real languages or that God purposely uses gibberish?

I've heard at least two lines of thought on the issue back when I was in the Charismatic movement, attending Full Gospel churches etc. A minority of folks seem to cite the verse of saint Paul that ...
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What is role of speaking in tongues in Assemblies of God denomination?

1 Corinthians 12:30 is clear that speaking in tongues is one of many spiritual gifts but no more necessary than the other gifts. In fact, to stress speaking in tongues as a necessary evidence of ...
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What is role of speaking in tongues in Assemblies of God denomination?

When I still attended an AOG church, I was told, with no uncertain terms, that speaking in tongues was a requirement of being a mature Christian. No speaking in tongues, well, you're not really a ...
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