Tag Archives: Tongues

What did Simon the Sorcerer see in Samaria?

A traditional Pentecostal doctrine says that every case of baptism with the Holy Spirit must be accompanied by the ‘sign’ of speaking in tongues. They deduce this from the incidents in Acts where the two appear together. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Some Good Books on Tongues

While doing some research on the history of speaking in tongues I came across some good books. A few are old favourites of mine, while others are reissues of classics and some more recent works. Check them out: Dennis J. … Continue reading

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J. Oswald Sanders on Speaking in Tongues – Part 2

Back in April we began looking at what J. Oswald Sanders had written about the gift of tongues in his book Spiritual Maturity. Here is the second part of that article. Sanders does not agree with the common Pentecostal teaching … Continue reading

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J. Oswald Sanders on Speaking in Tongues – Part 1

In his book Spiritual Maturity, published in 1962, J. Oswald Sanders has two chapters on The Spirit and Speaking in Tongues. Is tongues the sign of Spirit baptism? He makes it clear that he disagrees with the standard Pentecostal doctrine … Continue reading

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Popular Writers on Speaking in Tongues

I believe it would be helpful in our study of speaking in tongues if we see what popular writers of the past have said about this gift. I’ve been going through my library, and the library at Beth Tephillah Ministry … Continue reading

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Tongues five years on

I’ve been neglecting this blog. This was brought to my attention in two ways. First, it keeps coming up in Google Analytics as having a constant stream of visitors, so someone must be interested. Second, and more importantly, a prayer … Continue reading

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Permitting speaking in tongues.

The middle-road approach to the use or non-use of the gift of tongues, as seen in C Peter Wagner’s otherwise very helpful book How to Have a Healing Ministry Without Making Your Church Sick. Wagner does not have a problem … Continue reading

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Allowing Speaking in Tongues

There are a number of common misunderstandings about the gift of speaking in tongues. These result in a certain mistrust of the gift by many church leaders. Because disagreements so easily arise they feel that it is a divisive gift. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Speak in Tongues blog

Welcome to the Speak in Tongues blog. My wife Diana and I spend a large amount of time engaging in Christian prayer ministry and in training many other people to engage in healing and prophetic ministry at Beth Tephillah Ministry … Continue reading

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