By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Please give a brief why you think tongues are not for today?
To be honest, it is not what I think, but what the Word of God says that determines truth.
As you requested here is why tongues are NOT FOR TODAY!!!
#1 – 1 Corinthians Chp. 14 TAKE NOTICE that the word UNKNOWN is italicized – meaning that IT IS NOT in the ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS but supplied by the translators.
The word TONGUE in the Greek is GLOSSA and it means LANGUAGE.
All Gift of Tongues were KNOWN LANGUAGES not the gibber gabber that is PRACTICED TODAY.
Tongues ARE NOT a private or angelic prayer Language either as some try to say.
#2- In 1 Corinthians 14:34 Women were NOT PERMITTED to speak IN TONGUES, because the Speaking in Tongues was in essence was PREACHING the Word of God and God DOES NOT allow women to preach or to be pastors.
1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
1 Timothy 2:12-11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. (12) But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Timothy 3:1-2 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. (2) A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach.
TAKE NOTE: IF A MAN, Bishop = Pastor
V34 is dealing with the subject of Speaking in Tongues, Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of 1 Corinthians was written by the Apostle Paul concerning Tongues.
In ALL Pentecostal and Charismatic churches you WILL NOTICE that women speak in tongues also which is FORBIDDEN IN SCRIPTURE.
#3 – In 1 Corinthians 14:27 ONLY TWO and at THE MOST THREE could Speak In Tongues and there HAD TO BE an interpreter.
1 Corinthians 14:27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
In ALL Pentecostal and Charismatic churches you WILL NOTICE that MORE THAN two or three Speak in Tongues and usually with NO INTERPRETER which CONTRADICTS SCRIPTURE.
#4- In 1 Corinthians 13:10 The word PERFECT in the Greek is TELEIOS and it means the completion of the revelation of God i.e. the scriptures (bible).
V9 states For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
REFERRING to V8 because the Word of God HAD NOT YET been completed at this time, but when it would be, (in 96 AD with the Book of Revelation) then as V8 states…
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Tongues = Speaking in Tongues, The Gift Of Tongues and of the Holy Spirit would Cease (Come to a Stop or To a End)
Prophecies = Preaching the Word of God by Divine Revelation and or through Speaking in Tongues,
Knowledge = Visions, Dreams etc, WOULD ALSO Vanish Away in other words they also COME TO A STOP OR END at the completion of the Word of God.
We have the completion of the Word Of God, Revelation 22:18,19 and Proverbs 30:6 states…
Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
God IS NOT interested in our experiences or what we or society think, if it is contrary to his word, God IS NOT the Author of Confusion and he WILL NOT lead a person to believe or practice something that is contrary to his word.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
When you COMPARE what the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches preach, and practice with the Word Of God it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out WHO IS IN ERROR.
One thing a person MUST REMEMBER, the majority of the people WILL REJECT the truth of God’s Word for one or all of the following reasons, it contradicts their Thinking, Church Tradition, Feelings, False Experiences, or False Beliefs and Doctrines.
In Noah’s day ONLY EIGHT BELIEVED God was going to flood the whole earth with water and ENTERED THE ARK despite the fact that Noah HAD PREACHED for 120 years about God’s coming Judgement with a Flood.
In Matthew 7:13, & 14 Jesus stated that the same is true as far as going to heaven is concerned. The MAJORITY of the people are on the BROAD PATH (way) that leads to Hell (destruction) because they have believed False Teachings and a Works Based Gospel and as V14 states FEW WILL(compared to the population) be on the NARROW PATH that leads to Heaven (life) BECAUSE FEW will Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and him alone for their salvation.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH