They will cease, Distortions have permeated contemporary Christianity
making this one of the most controversial statements in the Bible. Millions
of believers today profess to speak a language they do not understand,
claiming a manifestation of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and evidence of
a superior relationship with God. The animation and enthusiasm of their
displays have infiltrated denominations and sects throughout the Christian
world. The spiritual gift of tongues, prophesied by Isaiah, was designed for
a specific divine purpose-- a warning sign to Israel of impending national
destruction. This gift, bestowed by the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost
A. D. 30, would be an unmistakable sign of Israel's spiritual failure and
imminent divine judgment and would also herald the new Church Age.
But this spiritual gift is not operational today. The final authority for resolving
the theological conundrum of tongues is the infallible Word of God. Subjective
thinking and emotionalism mislead and obscure the truth of Bible doctrine.
Only the pertinent passages from Scripture, correctly translated and accurately
interpreted, can reveal to the believer the truth about tongues.
Book By R.B. Thieme Jr.
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