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Topic: Speaking in Tongues

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Laying on of Hands: Who is qualified to perform "the laying on of hands"?
Laying on of Hands & the Great Commission: Is "laying on of hands" part of the great commission? [Acts 2:38].

The Authority of the Christian: What kind of power and authority does Christian actually have, such as commanding things to happen, directing angels, binding demons, etc.? [Romans 4, Matthew 16:18-19, Matthew 18:18].
Praying for Someone Who Wants to be Healed: What should we do if we are not sure if God wants to heal someone, since it really is up to God and His will, when we are asked to pray for their healing?
Lecture About "Speaking in Tongues": Where do I go on your website if I want to know more about "speaking in tongues"? Recommended topical lecture: "Charisma and Character".

Tongues-Known or Unknown Language: Is tongues a known language, rather than gibberish? If not, why would God make a language that is just gibberish, and need an interpreted? [I Corinthians 14:22, I Corinthians 14:2].
Tongues-Language of Angels or Men? Is "speaking in tongues" a language of angels or of men? [I Corinthians 14].
Steve Gregg's Experience with Tongues: What was your experience like when you spoke in tongues?

Tongues During Church Services: Can you explain why some churches use speaking in tongues in their services, and others do not? [I Corinthians 1:7].

The Canaanites, Jerusalem & Israel: If Jerusalem was conquered in Joshua's day, then why did David have to later conquer them again. [Joshua 12:7-10].
Purpose of Speaking in Tongues: What is the use of speaking in tongues? [I Corinthians 14:22, Romans 8:26, Jude].

Speaking in Tongues: Could you explain "speaking in tongues", now as opposed to Pentecost? [Acts 2, Acts 10, Acts 19, I Corinthians 14:22, I Corinthians 14:2-5, I Corinthians 14:26-28].

Speaking in Tongues Evidence of Holy Spirit's Filling: Is speaking in tongues the only evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit? [Acts 2:4, Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:22f].

Jesus Born Sinless: If Jesus was born of Mary, then how does one determine He was born sinless?
Jesus as Miracle-worker: Does prophetic scripture say that Jesus would be a miracle worker? [Isaiah 53:4, 35:5, Matthew 8:17, Matthew 11:2-6].
Tongues Speaking Authenticity: Is there some criteria to determine the authenticity of a tongues speaker? [I Corinthians 14:27-28].

Tongues Interpretation: How do you determine who is present with the gift of interpretation if someone in a church meeting wants to speak in tongues? [I Corinthians 12, 14:13].

Character Fixed at Death: Is character fixed at the point of death? How does this reflect on possibility that one may be able to repent after death? [I John 3:2].
Tongues (Glossolalia): Were the glossolalia or tongues (dialects) spoken at Pentecost and the tongues Paul discusses in I Corinthians different from one another, and what would the purpose be to have the second kind? [Acts 2, I Corinthians 14:13,22].

Baptism of the Holy Spirit & Tongues: What is your view of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues? [Acts 2:4, Acts 10 & 11).
Holy Spirit Seals Us: Doesn't all believers have the Holy Spirit and he seals you? [Ephesians 5:18].
Born Again: How do you know when you are born again? [I John].

Speaking in Tongues: Is speaking in tongues a gift and not for every believer?

Tongues & Pentecosatal movement: What do you know about the early Pentecostal groups that spoke in tongues?

Speaking in Tongues: What does it mean to have a "prayer language" (speaking in tongues) and are you familiar with the two kinds called glossolalia and zenoglossia? [I Thessalonian 5:21].

Classes on Speaking in Tongues: What do you think about a church offering classes on how to speak in tongues? [I Corinthians 12:30].

Signs of Salvation: What are the necessary signs of salvation? Do you have to be baptized or speak in tongues in order to be saved? What does being saved actually mean?

No interpretation of tongues: Speaking in tongues that nobody can interpret, is that biblical?

Cessation of Spiritual Gifts: Did the gifts of the Spirit cease after the Apostolic Age? [1 Corinthians 13:8]

Receiving the Holy Spirit: I don't think I've received the Holy Spirit, & I've never spoken in tongues. What should I do?

Gift of Speaking in Tongues: How would I know for sure I have received the gift of tongues?

Speaking in Tongues Contradiction: Speaking in Tongues contradiction, saying it's a sign for unbelievers but then later says it's a sign for believers, & also says that prophesying for the believer, but then also for the unbeliever. Why the apparent contradictions? [1 Corinthians 14:22-25]

Speaking in Tongues: Could it be that believers should not be speaking in tongues but only the unbelievers, because it says prophecy is for the believers

Contradiction about speaking about Speaking in Tongues: There seems to be a contradiction about speaking in tongues, that it is just for the believers or that it's for the unbelievers. What say you? [1 Corinthians 14:22]

Speaking in Tongues: On your show recently you've had people talking about speaking in tongues, & so they might be interested in Perplexed by Tongues by Larry Christenson

Pre-existence for Jeremiah: God knew us before we were born, does that mean we had a pre-existence? Did Jeremiah know God before he came down here? [Jeremiah 1:5]
Speaking in Tongues: Alternate viewpoint in speaking in tongues.

Speaking in Tongues: What is Steve's view in speaking in tongues? [1 Corinthians 13-14]

Gifts of the Spirit: Do Gifts of the Spirit like miracles & tongues & the rest still exist?

Speaking in Tongues: In speaking in tongues could one possibly open oneself up to evil spirits by asking?

Speaking in Tongues: Are there different kinds? Are they actual languages or can they be babble ecstatic utterance? [1 Corinthians 14]

50 Days After Passover Gift of the Spirit: Were the gifts of the spirit (tongues) only for the apostles & why did it happen 50 days after passover? [Acts 2]

Replacement Theology: In the new covenant, have the gentiles replaced Jews now or what?
Speaking in Tongues: I looked in your statement of beliefs & didn't see anything about tongues. Do you still believe they are for today?

Speaking in Tongues: What if everyone is wrong about what is the common understanding of certain theological ideas? How do you know if your gift of tongues is genuine?

Speaking in Tongues: (Call is about speaking in tongues but not a follow-up from the previous) Caller has a church member that thinks the miracle is in the HEARING of the tongues, not speaking.
Jesus Movement: Caller started to share his testimony about the Jesus movement, but Steve has to end it.

Speaking in Tongues: I'm wondering about the validity of speaking in tongues, why do people practice it? Where does the unknown language come from?

Doctrine & Teaching on the Speaking in Tongues: Have you ever heard of the book Doctrine & Teaching on the Speaking in Tongues by Gideon Hereb?

Cursing Christ or Acknowledging Christ: It says in 1 Corinthians 12 that no one can say the name of Jesus is a curse by the Spirit of God & no one can acknowledge that Jesus is Lord unless a believer. What do you think about the accuracy of this? [1 Corinthians 12:3]
The Gift of Speaking in Tongues: Are there basically 2 kinds of Speaking in Tongues? One where you don't have to interpret & another where you do have to?

Speaking in Tongues: Everybody should be able to hear in their own language, not gibberish that you don't know what is being said.
Eternal Torment in Hell: You don't seem to believe that people are going to be thrown into the lake of fire & burn eternally. Can you explain this?

Speaking in Tongues: I know there's many kinds of different speaking in tongues, privately or in an assembly of believers, but when you start speaking in tongues, does it just take you over?

I Never Knew You: God is all knowing, but then He says, I never knew you? How is that not a contradiction?
Talking in tongues: What if some people were just trying to demonstrate that they had the ability to communicate in tongues? Is that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

Transported at a Rapid Speed: Traveling faster than normal somewhere.
Speaking in Tongues: Could God give you the ability to speak to someone in their tongue for Evangelism or Missionary work?

Gifts of the Spirit: Being Baptized by the Holy Spirit, modern day tongues, all the gifts of the Spirit, are they gone now or still for the church?

Speaking in Tongues: Is speaking in tongues the only evidence that you truly have the Holy Spirit? Does this idea come from the book of Acts?

Speaking in Tongues: What are Steve's thoughts on praying in tongues during a prayer meeting?

Praying in the Spirit: Is praying in tongues the same as praying in the Spirit and is that a perfect prayer? [Ephesians 6:18, Jude 20, 1 Corinthians 14:14]

Still asked to Teach even though Different View: We've been asked to teach even though we disagree about hell. (follow up to a call he made couple weeks before.)
Tongues of Fire & Consumed by Fire: There was the Day of Pentecost when the Flames of Fire were on people, & the animal sacrifices that were consumed by fire, are they somehow related? [Acts 2]

Charismatic Movement & Pentecostal Movement: Can you describe the "Charismatic Movement" & how it compares to the Pentecostal Movement?

Cessation of the Spiritual Gifts: what is Cessationism? What Scriptures do they use to support this idea? When do they think the gifts came to an end?

Doctrine of Cessationism: When did the Doctrine of Cessationism begin, no more speaking in tongues, prophecy or healing?

Paul & Tongues: Is Paul talking about tongues in both Romans & 1 Corinthians? [Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 14]

Prophecy & Tongues: Is prophecy & tongues for the believer or for the unbeliever & if for the believer, is church for the unbeliever too? [1 Corinthians 14:23-25]

Speaking in Tongues or Prophesying: Gift of Prophecy is more desirable than Speaking in Tongues. [1 Corinthians 14, Acts 2]

Pentecostal View of Baptism of Holy Spirit: Being baptized in the Holy Spirit, & if you've never spoken in tongues, are you saved?

Prayer Language & Spirit Gifts, Talking in Tongues: Having the gift of tongues & speaking them but confused in church services

Speaking in Tongues: What is your view of speaking to tongues, & is speaking in tongues to prove you are baptized w/ the Holy Spirit?

Dispensationalists Before 1948: What did Dispensationalists do with themselves before Israel officially became a nation in 1948?
Speaking in Tongues: Speaking in Tongues (carries on after the break).

Contradiction about Tongues: There seems to be a contradiction about what Tongues are for, the believer or unbeliever. Can you harmonize it? [1 Corinthians 14:22]

Speaking in Tongues at Pentecost: Speaking in tongues discussion, interpretation gift [Acts 2]

Reasoning for Tongues in different parts of the Bible: Is there a difference in what tongues is for in Acts & 2 Corinthians? [Acts 2, 2 Corinthians 14]

Cessation of the Gifts of the Spirit: Speaking in tongues, having the Holy Spirit, being filled w/ the Spirit, do the Gifts of the Spirit still exist for today?

Steve's Position on Hell: What is your position on hell?
Speaking in Tongues: Was wondering what you could tell me about Speaking in Tongues? It didn't really jive with what Scripture is talking about it.

Women in Ministry: Caller enjoyed the previous day's show about Women in ministry.
Charismatic: In the book of Acts, when they had the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, there was something where they knew they had received it, & why & when has it changed?

Old Testament Prophecy to still be Fulfilled: Can you list the things that still need to be fulfilled in the Old Testament?
Steve's Experience with Speaking in Tongues: The caller's wife wanted a brief testimony of Steve speaking in tongues & being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Speaking in Tongues-Signs for Believer or Unbeliever: Is speaking in tongues a sign for the believer or for the unbeliever? [1 Corinthians 14:20-25]

Tongues & Prophecy: What about speaking in Tongues privately, just speaking to God privately & not publicly? [1 Corinthians 14]
Jesus & Tongues: Jesus was really into praying, but did He ever talk about speaking in Tongues? [Mark 16:16-17]

Charismatics - Speaking in Tongues: Listener heard that Steve is a Charismatic & wants to know what he means by that. Does he believe we have to Speak in Tongues to prove we are saved, or are filled w/ the Holy Spirit?

Speaking in Tongues: Were Tongues human languages or something else? Are they still for today? Caller wants to talk about his personal experiences about being filled w/ the Holy Spirit & speaking in Tongues.

Speaking in Tongues: Is there a private language when speaking in Tongues? I'd rather have the Fruit of the Spirit more than being able to do that.

Tongues for Preaching the Gospel: Isn't the purpose of tongues to share the gospel?

Speaking in Tongues as Evidence: Speaking in Tongues is the only evidence you can know you have the Holy Spirit, is this true?

Body of Christ Speaking in Tongues: How should we speak in tongues when in the Body of Christ, or even privately? [1 Corinthians 14]

Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: Caller laughed at people who were speaking in the tongues, even though he knew what they were doing was good. Did he commit the unpardonable sin?

Speaking of Tongues: Is there 2 different kinds of tongues, one, just an unknown prayer language between you & God, and then two, a version that is a gift for the edification of the church?
Replacement Theology: What is Replacement Theology?

Suffering: Caller feels there was a reason for his suffering.
Paul: God picked Paul to be an ambassador/apostle of Christ for a reason.
Speaking in Tongues: Caller feels Speaking in Tongues is not necessary in this day & age. [1 Corinthians 14]

Praying in Tongues & Gift interpretation: What about being able to interpret when speaking in tongues? [1 Corinthians 14:5-6]

Pentecost: The Pentecostal Church has two baptism, one in Water & one in Fire (by the Holy Spirit). What do you think about that, them always emphasizing speaking talking in tongues?

Speaking in Tongues: I was told once that if I can't speak in tongues that i'm not really filled w/ the Holy Spirit. Is that true?

Disagreeing w/ the Disagreement: Caller disagrees w/ the previous disagreement that Steve just got done reading.
Rodney Howard-Browne & Kenneth Copeland Speaking in Tongues: What do you think of Rodney Howard-Browne & Kenneth Copeland speaking in tongues to each other?

Baptism of the Holy Spirit & Speaking in Tongues: Are tongues actual languages or are they something else? [1 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Corinthians 14]

Praying in the Spirit: What if you are alone? There is no one there to interpret, so you are interpreting to yourself then? [1 Corinthians 14:14]

Gift of Tongues: I want to understand what the Bible says about Speaking in Tongues, Where the phrase came from, what's the difference between speaking in tongues & what happened at the Tower of Babel & do we have to have an interpreter in order to be able to speak in them? [Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4, Acts 19:6, 1 Corinthians 14]

Being able to Speak in Tongues: If the caller could still speak in tongues even though he fell away from Christianity would that prove God gives the gifts no matter what, "w/ out repentance"? [Romans 11:29]

False Prophets: False Prophets just carrying out the will of God, but them not really prophesying anything, but in spite of.
Speaking in Tongues: Speaking in tongues as a sign that you are filled w/ the Holy Spirit, & does Paul contradict himself about speaking in tongues? [1 Corinthians 14:22-23]
Putting everything under Christ's feet: Did Christ put everything under His feet in the past or in the present? [1 Corinthians 15:22-28, Psalm 8]
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