Studies in 1 Corinthians (46) Concerning tongues and prophecy 1 Cor. 14:1-25

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  • Studies in 1 Corinthians (46)Concerning tongues and prophecy1 Cor. 14:1-25

  • Tongues in scripturesFrom Greek, (Glossa)Organ in mouth Jas. 3:5-8Conversation 1 Pet. 3:10Languages of men Rev. 10:11Language of angels 1 Cor. 13:1

  • Tongues in scripturesFrom Greek, (Glossa)A language spoken by someone that the one who communicated it had never learned, but through the Spirit he was able to communicated the message of God to those who did understand the language Language of our text

  • Tongues in scripturesFrom Greek, (Glossa)1 Cor. 14:2The term used 11 times in this chapter miraculous!Best description a foreign language of men!

  • Tongues in scripturesA foreign languageActs 2:1-4 on Pentecost, - apostles spoke in tonguesAc. 2:6, everyone heard them speak in his own language

  • Tongues in scripturesA foreign languageActs 2:8, we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?Vs. 11 we hear them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

  • Tongues in scripturesWhat about tongues of angels?1 Cor. 13:1, whatever it is, the message was emphasizing love IF we spoke in that language. ALSO note that angels did speak languages of men but perfectly delivered! Gen. 16:7, 19:1

  • Tongues in scripturesHave miraculous gifts of tongues ceased?1 Cor. 13:8- specifically mentions tongues among the gifts that will fail. Among gifts apostles bestowed Acts 19:6NOTE: Even if an unintelligible language, these texts tell us they are not spoken today

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:1 desire gifts, especially that you prophecy14:2 the tongue not understandable to the one speaking Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:3-4 Prophecy edifies men(the church), while tongues only edify the one speaking them14:5 tongues only beneficial IF one there who can interpret Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:6-9 Paul speaking in tongues ONLY profitable if it results in revelation, knowledge, prophesying, or teaching all indicating intelligible language! Even instruments make a distinct sound!Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:10 There are many different kinds of languages in world all significant14:11 without meaning one is a foreigner (barbarian) (e.g. bilingual services) Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:12 If zealous for gifts, let it be for edification of the church i.e. to inform!14:13-14 if the one who speaks in a tongue also interprets, he can benefit himself Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:15 Sing and pray with spirit and understanding14:16-17 Concerning the uninformed, how can he say, Amen if he doesnt understand what you pray? Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:18-19 Paul spoke in tongues, BUT in the church he would rather speak 5 words with understanding that 10,000 in a tongue. He implies that tongues are best beneficial OUTSIDE the church!Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:20 a challenge to be mature in understanding and babes in malice (evil)14:21 IT is written in the Law see Isa.28:11-12 a text pointing to the foreign language of AssyriaCould this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:22 tongues are a sign for UNBELIEVERS, prophesying for believers14:23 How will uninformed or unbelievers act if they observes tongues with no interpreter?Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:24-25 BUT if all prophecy, even the unbeliever learns is convicted and convinced. His heart is revealed and he submits to God The unbeliever BENEFITS from an orderly service!Could this be a foreign language?

  • Tongues 1 Cor. 141 Cor. 14:1-25 these details about the tongues of the text are MORE clearly understood if they refer to a foreign language of menVs. 26-30 further regulate tongues in the assembly

  • Tongues todayNOT for teaching outsidersNOT used to confirm the truthNOT used for teaching othersA form of entertainment

  • Tongues todayA manifestation that one has been saved and then receives the Holy SpiritWARNING: If an interpreter is present, how can you know he speaks the truth?

  • May we seek to teach others with words and deeds that they can fully understand not some emotional show!