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  • Brian Senyonyi on Acts 10
    Praise the Lord,

    l would like to understands which toungues are meant in Acts 10:46?
  • Brian Senyonyi - in Reply on Acts 10
    Thanks so much.

    I try to understand it..But if so be it that these were other languages understandable by other and yet unlearned or can be interpreted, are they the same as angelic tongues? And second are they the ones the apostle paul talks about in corinthians 13 and 14? Thanks
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 10
    Yes, I believe that the same Gift of other Tongues that was given at Pentecost, or in Acts 10:45,46, is the same that Paul speaks about in 1 Corinthians chapters 13 & 14. There was no difference: from the same Spirit & for the same purpose, to testify of the Spirit's entrance & for the worship to God, whether in Church or in private.

    1 Corinthians 13:1: "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal." I can't speak about the Spirit giving an 'angelic' language to speak. What Paul was referring to in this verse, was to share the message of the superiority of Love over all Gifts of the Spirit. Even if he could speak in both human & angelic language, if love was missing in his life & ministry, then all that 'language' would be as noise; it would be useful, but love was the under girding principle in everything for the believer. And he takes that thought further in verse 2, 'if he had knowledge of everything or even mountain-moving faith' (which he didn't claim to have), if love was missing, then even in these things, he would be as "nothing" in God's Eyes. So, I don't understand that Paul was speaking of a heavenly language as a Gift, but was showing a comparison of the low worth of all Gifts (including Tongues), in comparison to the chief Gift of Love.
  • Stoneguard - in Reply on Acts 10
    Although the Holy Ghost was given by a holy and loving god, its primary purpose is to indue power to further ones ability to witness and proclaim the redemptive offer of Christ. (day of Pentecost) It also allows the receiver to pray in a way you could not prior to being filled. This gift is for all who desire and seek it. Paul said in acts he spoke in tongues more than any of the believers. But he was speaking of his own prayer time with god. The people were confused of it's use in the church. If a believer does not desire a closer relationship, and stronger ability to be his witness, they should forgo asking him for this precious and powerful gift. Although it is for all who ask, all will not ask.
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 10
    From that account of the conversion of Cornelius & others of his household, when the Spirit fell upon them, they spoke in other tongues, i.e. the same Gift that the apostles received during Pentecost, proving that they had also received the same Spirit & that even the Gentiles could be saved. They spoke in languages that they never learned but their speech was understood by those who knew the language or maybe, interpretation was given. That is why Peter & the others heard those people "magnify God" through these unlearned languages.


 

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