Are Tongues For Today (Outline)

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Are Tongues For Today?

Are Tongues For Today?

1 Corinthians 13:8-10 (NASB-U), “Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. [9] For we know in part and we prophesy in part; [10] but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.”

Acts 2:38-39 (NASB-U), “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. [39] For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.’”

Acts 2:33 (NASB-U), “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.”

Acts 2:1-4 (NASB-U).

Why haven’t I spoken in tongues?

1.     Uncritical acceptance of the cessationist doctrine.

2.     The history of the Church, which moved to institutionalize speaking in tongues and move it away from the people.

3.     Bias against tongues, because of past abuse.

4.                Because of all of these eventualities, there is little biblical teaching on tongues—and this lack of teaching does away with any expectation of speaking in tongues.

5.                Personality Issues.

1)    Issues of intellectualism.

2)                Issues of pride.

3)                Issues of misunderstanding.

4)    Issues of control.

5)    Issues of abuse, which have deadened, suppressed, or repressed the emotions.

Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV).

6)    Issues of fear.

7)    Issues of God’s sovereignty.

1 Corinthians 14:39 (NASB), “Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.”

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