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Carnal Corinthians

Fighters

will discard anything

good about

tongues

because

they say that

the church

at Corinth

was car-

nal. They say, "It had a low class of people in it who

were guilty

of carnality,

 

fornication,

and drunken-

ness."

They usc the whole

service

on the Lord's

Day

telling their

members

the

faults

of the Corinthians,

blaming

the Holy Ghost for it,

"SOME" HAD FAULTS

Any church

which

has thousands

of members,

as

that church

must

have had, will have some members

who need discipline.

 

"Some"

were

puffed

up. There

was fornication

"among them,"

That

did not say they were all guilty.

You cannot

judge all the church

no more

than

you could

by the man who was

guilty

judge all the apostles

by Judas, These people were just

converted from heath-

enism and had never

been taught,

Paul

was teaching

them, These few needed the Holy Ghost to teach them

(John

14:26), Their

fruits

had

not developed.

They

had not been taught

Christian

principles as the civilized

world.

They preferred

one preacher

above another

(some did).

The same

thing

happens

in your

church

among "some"

of the members,

You cannot

blame the

Holy Ghost for their fault no more than you can blame

salvation

in your

church,

I will admit

that

some of

them defrauded

their companions

and some women did

not have long hair

(Chapters

7, 11), but we find that

in other churches

which are smaller.

to buy one hundred

baby

 

If you were

chicks

and

some were to die, would you kill the rest?

If one tree

in your

orchard

gets diseased, would you burn

them

all? Why don't you take a look at other

New Testament

 

Churches?

All of them

had the Holy Ghost

just

like

1

the Corinthians.

I know of no church

more spiritual

than the Ephesians. Read that book and see the moun-

tain peaks of Christian

graces, especially love. And

they spoke with

tongues (Acts 19:1-6). Take notice of

Spirit in Galatians, chapter five, espe-

the fruits of the

cially love. Paul took this same Gospel to

them, with

tongues

(Mark 16:17, 20). The same thing

went to all

the countries.

THEY REPENTED

Paul accomplished the purpose he started

out to do.

He taught

them better. And what he advised them to

do in 1 Cor. 14:4, 5 helped do it

Later

we see that

Paul is glad to acknowledge that they are his written

epistles, written

with tile Spirit

(2 Cor. 3:2-3). They

came to repentance

(2 Cor. 7:9) and were forgiven (2

Cor. 2:7). Then Paul could boast of their faithfulness (2 Cor. 7:4, 8:24). We see that Paul acknowledges that he had great confidence in them (2 Cor. 7:16.

God did not say that they talked With tongues with-

out love. If you could discard tongues with 1 Cor.

13:1,

you could discard prophecy, knowledge, and faith with

the next verse. To the person who preaches that they

did not have love, I cite you the place where

Paul

said they had sincere love (2 Cor. 8:8), and they proved

it (2 Cor. 8:14, 24; 9:1-5, 13).

The Holy Ghost gave them power to come out of

heathen

teaching.

That

is why many

churches need

the Holy Ghost today

(Acts 1:8, John

14:26).

Paul said they stood by faith.

ABOVE THE AVERAGE CHURCH

They were sanctified

(l Cor. 1:2). They came be-

hind in no gift

(1 Cor. 1:7). They were enriched

by

Jesus in EVERYTHING

(1 Cor. 1:6). Although

they

had (me fellow who was guilty of fornication,

they

had power to turn him over to Satan, causing him to come to repentance (2 Cor. 7:9) and obtain forgiveness

(2 Cor. 2 :7, 1 Cor. 5: 1). Many churches,

with mere

forms, today would just "turn them out" and let them be lost; and yet claim to have more than that powerful

2

Corinthian Church. They had power over Satan (1 Cor. 5:5). They had spiritual gifts manifested in their midst; that included the word of knowledge, the word of wis- dom, discerning of spirits, healing, miracles, and faith (1 Cor. 12).

They were ready

for the rapture

(1 Cor. 15:51).

Whatever

condition the church was in, Paul told them

to be steadfast

and unmoveable,

and their labor was

not in vain (1 Cor. 15:58). The Spirit dwelled in them

(Rom. 8:9, 1 Cor.0:16). They were washed, justified,

and sanctified

(1 Cor. 6:11). They were members of

Christ's body (1 Cor. 6:17, 1 Cor. 12), with old things

passed away and ALL THINGS NEW (2 Cor. 5:17).

They were God's property (1 Cor. 6: 19);the

Holy Ghost

was in them (1 Cor. 6:19); they had love (1 Cor. 2:9).

At least they obeyed the commandment,

"Forbid not

to speak with tongues,"

(1 Cor. 14:39).

 

FORT WORTH. TEXAS,

Feb. 7-We

have just

closed a re-

vival campaign

which

drew

the largest

crowds

in the history

of the North

Side Assembly

of God. It began

Dec.

18 and con-

 

tinued

for 71~ weeks.

W. V. Grant

of Malvern,

Ark., was the

evangelist.

Every

night many responded

to the altar

calls and sought

the Lord-as

many

as 125 in one night.

Every

night

for over

50

nights

people

were

filled with the Holy Spirit,

as many

as

40

in a single

night.

They

were also filled in their

the bus, in the Sunday

School, at C. A. meeting,

homes, and in many

on

of the day services.

There

were seekers

rooms

until

the early

hours

of the

morning

in the prayer after practically

every

night service.

We know

of about

700 who received

the Acts

2:4 experience.

 

The power

of the Lord was present

to heal, and this adver-

tised the meetings

and drew the crowds.

Many different

kinds

of affiictions

were healed

in answer

to the

prayer

of faith.

 

Several

people were spared

the necessity

of undergoing

opera-

tions.

We have

dozens

of signed

testimonies

of healings

but

we

are

withholding

them

from

publication

until sufficient

time has elapsed for verification.

 
 

The revival

spirit remains

in

the

church

as

it had

for

months

before these meetings.

The reason

that

God paid

us

such

a gracious

visitation

is that

the

people

prayed.

God

wants

to send revival

to every

body of believers

and He will

if they will pray.-Jacob

Filbert, Pastor.

 

3

Received It Without Tongues

Some say, "Oh, you received it that way, but I did

not; I received it without

tongues."

Some say, "Oh,

I received it when I was sanctified." Is that

true! You

did not receive it

THE BIBLE WAY

Jesus

told them

how they

would know when

it

came. He said the Holy Ghost

would speak

(Mark

15:17, John 15:26-27). The testimony of two witnesses

is true. A witness on the stand is no good unless he

talks. "That

shall He speak"

(John

16: 13). Jesus

said the Holy Ghost would speak. Although some have

the nerve to say Jesus was wrong.

 

at Pentecost

(Acts

They ALL SPOKE in tongues 2:1-4). If we get the Pentecostal

experience, we will

ALL SPEAK. Peter said the same thing would happen just before the sun is turned into blood, just before the

notable day of the Lord,

(Acts 2:15-20). God said it

was for ALL (Acts 2:38-39),

(the Pentecostal

experi-

ence).

All three

thousand

that

were added

to the

Church continued stcdf'astly in the Apostles' doctrine (Acts 2:41-42), that includes tongues (Acts 10:46).

Paul received the Holy Ghost and wrote, with the

pen of inspiration,

"I speak with tongues more than

ye all" (1 Cor. 14:18). In Acts 19 they ALL spoke with tongues. In Acts 10

they ALL spoke with tongues. The Apostles accepted tongues as THE EVIDENCE

The Apostles knew the people had received the Holy

Ghost, "for

(because)

they heard

them

speak with

tongues" (Acts 10:46,11:15-17).

Please

notice that

Peter

did not say,

"We know

they have it for they saw a ball of fire, or they fell

under the power, became unconscious,

saw a vision,

4

began to live good, win souls, and had faith, felt the

Spirit,

had

great

joy, loved people,"

or

any

other

thing. All these things,

the people in the Bible had

already experienced; evidence.

so these could not have been the

Abraham

had faith (Heb, 11:17), Joseph was a good

man (Luke 23:50), John the Baptist won souls

(Matt.

3:6), John loved; all these things the people had before the Pentecostal Baptism was given (John 7:'38).

One feels the

Spirit

and has great

joy BEFORE

he is baptized in the Holy Ghost

(Luke 24:52). Many

get grf'at joy and run off and say they have it. The

Samaritans,

after they

received great

joy, remained

there until Peter and John came down and helped them

receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:8, 17). Suppose someone would tell you to move into his

house and make yourself at home, and feel welcome as

long as you did not speak. a right to speak, dwelling 6:19) .

The Holy Ghost surely has

in His own temple

(1 Cor.

In the Greek, Latin, Hebrew, or any other language, a-l-l means ALL. You do not have to go to school until

you are grayheaded

to know that.

Nowhere

in the

Bible do you find that they received the Holy Ghost

and "part

of them began to speak with tongues,"

or

"all, but one, began to speak with tongues."

Remem-

ber there are two classes

of people who God said would

speak with tongues:

(1) All the Jews, or the Circum-

cision, and (2) all others who believed

in Christ

(Acts

11:17, 10:46). If you are a Christian, of these groups. If I were you, I would want to

you are

in one

BE CERTAIN

It is too important

to just

suppose, go by guess-

work, or by what

some man said. According

to the

Holy Scriptures, when we hear one speak with tongues

WE KNOW he has it (Acts 10:46). Get it that

way

and when you are asked

if you have it, you will not

have to say, "I believe," "I think,"

or "someone told

5

me." You can do like Jesus,

say, "It is written,"

as

you put your finger on Acts 10:46. Some say, "1 know

I got something."

I know you did. So did the Old Testa-

ment saints and John the Baptist.

 

A few nights

ago

a good man in Flint,

Michigan.

started

to leave the

prayer

room. I asked him if he

had the Holy Ghost. He said, "Yes, I have had it for

years,

but not the tongues."

I laid hands on him and

in a few minutes he KNEW he had it because he spoke

with tongues. Then he testified that he then had it the Bible way. One thing sure, you will never speak with tongues against your will.

We have seen hundreds

from

every known denomi-

nation receive the real Pentecostal Baptism lately. They

all speak in tongues as in Acts 2:4, many of whom had

been told they had it for years.

They will ALL tell

you they were not certain,

but now they are certain.

 

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God Said Tongues

Would Cease

"According

to the

love is the greatest

13th chapter

of 1 Corinthians,

of all gifts ...

God said tongues

would cease."

The people use this statement

for an

excuse

to justify

themselves

for

not

receiving

the

Pentecostal Baptism. HOLY GHOST LOVE

 

Charity

is not the Red Cross or some social club.

Paul was speaking

of Holy

is shed abroad in our hearts

Ghost love, the love that

by the Holy Ghost (Rom.

5:5).

He did not say it was possible to speak

with

tongues of men and of angels without Holy Ghost love.

He meant "though

it were possible." And if verse one

would discard

tongues,

then verse two would discard

faith. Your argument

is that faith, hope, and

charity

abideth.

Be careful!

It is no more possible to have

tongues of angels without love than it is to have faith

to move mountains

without love.

Paul did not say it was possible to do those things

without love. He was teaching the necessity of both to- gether. Faith with love, prophecy with love, knowledge with love, and tongues with love. Love would not dis-

card tongues knowledge, or prophecy.

no more

than

it would discard

faith,

 

he com-

As soon as Paul finishes the 13th chapter, mands us to seek BOTH love and spiritual

gifts. (This

was all in the same letter when he wrote it. Remember

man divided it into chapters.)

Tongues is one of the

gifts.

Do you observe

this commandment?

(1 Cor.

14:1) . Since both tongues and love edifies us (builds us up),

they cannot be separated

where you can have tongues

without love. They belong together

(1 Cor. 8:1,14:4).

PERFECT LIBERTY Answer this! Did God say, "Now abideth only faith,

7

Then why would man say so? If

hope, and charity?" even faith remains,

then

we can yet be made

whole;

 

and miracles

are

not passed

away,

as some

preach

(MK.5:34).

Some tell us that when that which is perfect

is come,

then

that

which

is in part

shall be done away.

That

is when we shall

see face to face, and know as we are

known. When the perfect

age comes, we will no longer

 

see through

a glass darkly.

The part

will be changed

into

the whole.

Instead

of our

knowing

in part,

we

will know

as we are

known.

Instead

of our

having

just

a gift of divers

kinds of tongues heavenly language

(1 Cor. 12:10), (Zcph. 3:9).

we will have the whole

Some say that when the New Testament

came, then

miracles

ceased.

If that

were true, it would have been

better

for it not to have been given. God did not say

the New Testament

was a law of bondage.

 
 

be imperfect.

God said it was the

perfect

That would law of liberty

(Is. 61 :1, Luke 4:18). The Gospel

is glad news, not bad

news, \Ve preach

liberty

and not

bondage

(Rom, 8:21,

 
 

2 Cor, 3:17),

His Word yet saves, causes you to grow,

sanctifies,

heals, and fills with the Spirit, when obeyed.

THE PERFECT

AGE

The Perfect

Age has not yet come. so we still need

gifts in the Church.

We are still in the Church

Age.

If Jesus

treated

the early

church

one way and us an-

other,

then He would have two bodies instead

of one,

and He would have

respect

to persons.

But the Holy

Ghost

is the

miracle

worker.

He surely

would

not

work miracles

in every

other

age except

his own. We

"are in the same dispensation

as were Peter,

James and

 

John. God said tongues. miracles,

and healings

were put in

 

AFTER preachers.

teachers.

helps,

and

the Church governments

(1 Cor. 12:28). Would God take them out

as soon as He put them in? This chapter

of the Church

1 Cor. 13, says knowledge

could cease at the same time

 

that tongues

would. Do you know anything?

Tongues

will last as long as preachers

and teachers

8

(1 Cor. 12:28, 13:10). Prophecy

same time tongues

will cease

will pass away at the (v. 13). We can prove

that time has not yet come, for the two witnesses will

prophesy during the tribulation

period, which has not

yet come (Rev. 11:3), and there will be other prophets

in the last days

(Rev. 18:20, 24). The testimony

of

Jesus is the spirit of prophecy testify of your Saviour?

(Rev. 19:10). Do you

We will know as we are known when we see Jesus

(1 John 3:2). The gifts are given for

and not before the perfecting

of the

saints, "Till we come in the unity

of the

faith ...

into a perfect man, unto the measure

of the

statue

of the fullness

of Christ

(Eph. 4:12-13).

The gifts will remain

until

that

which

is perfect

is

come. You need them;

but you will first have to receive

the Pentecostal Baptism.

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Other Gifts Will Do

Some, honestly or dishonestly,

advance

the argu-

ment that

just any other

manifestation

of the Holy

Spirit can be taken for the evidence, that one has the

Pentecostal

Baptism. But I say

again, let's go

BACK TO THE BIBLE

Jesus told His disciples that they would speak with

tongues

(Mk. 16:17). Compare this with Matthew 28:

19-20, Acts 10:46, and Isaiah

28:11. Also look what

Jesus told them in John 15:26-27 and 16:13 and see if that was not what they were expecting. Since Jesus

had told them that perience, would they other manifestations?

tongues would come with the ex-

have been satisfied

with

any

In one place it came as a rushing mighty wind and

tongues as fire. But this "appeared

to them," and was

not heard by the multitude

as the evidence. Neither

do we see that they accepted tha t as the evidence as

they

did tongues

(Acts 10:46). We do not think that

they

saw tongues in the air, but rather

when they be-

gan to speak it seemed as if their tongues were on fire.

Neither

of these

things

could be the evidence;

for

Isaiah's mouth had been touched by fire BEFORE the Holy Ghost was given (Is. 6:8, John 7:38-39). Salva-

tion came as a wind BEFORE Pentecost

(John 3:8).

Other manifestations

may be along sometimes, but

they do not crowd out speaking with tongues.

NO GIFT IS THE EVIDENCE

1 Corinthians

12 is not dealing with one receiving

the Pentecostal

Baptism; it is dealing with gifts given

to people who have already

been baptized with the

Holy Ghost. These gifts are not given to all, but divided

"as He will." One is given one gift, and another is given

a different

gift (vs. 8-11), while the Pentecostal

evi-

10

dence

is given

to ALL

(Acts

2:4, Acts

2:15-20),

 

Search

and

sec if you

can find

in any

place,

\\'here

they

re-

ceived

the

Holy

Ghost,

if just

part of them

spoke

with

tongues

(Acts 2,8,10,19),

Yet in dealing

with Spiritual

gift s, which

come subsequent

to

the

Spirit

Baptism,

Paul

asked,

"Do

all speak

with tongues?"

(1 Cor,

12:

30),

Also when

dealing

with tongues

 

he says,

"I would

that

vo ALL

spakc

with tongues

,

,

."

(1 Cor,

14:5),

Here

he is telling

us all. even

after

we receive

 

the

ex-

neril

nco. we should

follow

his example

 

and

speak

with

t onuuos rcgularlv.

 

Search

 

once

more

Acts

10:46

to see if it says

any

of

the following:

"We

know

that

on the

Gentiles

also

was

poured

out

the

gift

of the

Holy

Ghost,

 

for

we

heard

thorn prophesy,"

or "For

there

appeared

unto

them

a

wind,"

"They

had

great

wisdom,"

 

"They

healed

the

sick."

"They

had

faith,"

or any

other

manifestations,

Only' about

tongues

docs

the Bible

 

say

"they

began,"

(in reference

 

to the

Holy

Ghost

Baptism)

(Acts

2:4),

This means

two thinus:

Thoy

had

never

spoken

 

before,

and

thev

did not

stop

there,

React Acts

10:46

and

11 :15-17

and

sec that

the Apos-

tles recognized

tongues

as the

evidence,

 

Seven

of the

nine spiritual

 

gifts mentioned

in 1 Corinthians]

 

2 were

manif c sted BEFORE

Pentecost,

therefore

they

could

not

be

the

evidence,

If either

of them

could

be

the

evidence,

then

the

Holy

Ghost

was

given

hefore

Pente-

cost, making

 

John

7:38-39 untrue,

Daniel

and Solomon

had wisdom

and knowledge:

Elisha

had discerning

of

spirits

manifested

through

him:

the Disciples

 

healed

the

sick

before

Pentecost:

Elijah

was

given

miracles:

Abraham

 

had

faith:

and

Saul prophesied,

(They

were

only given

for special

anointing,

and

not as g-ifts before

Pentecost.

 

Yet

they

were manifested

 

before Pentecost.

 

As tongues

can

be manifested

in a man

without

 

his

having

the

gift

of tongues,

so healing,

 

etc"

were

mani-

fested through

these

men before

the gifts

were

given.)

The

two

gifts

not

spoken

of

in

the

Old

Testa-

ment

are

divers

kinds

of tongues

and interpretation

 

of

11

tongues. There could be no interpretation

of tongues

without tongues; therefore, interpretation

could not

have been the evidence. Tongues

would be the only

thing

left to be the evidence.

EVIDENCE AND GIFT

As I have said, in speaking of the evidence, they ALL

spoke in tongues

(Acts 2:4);

but in speaking

of the

gift, only two or three were allowed to speak 14:27) .

(1 Cor.

In speaking-of the gift, silence was demanded where

there was no interpreter;

in speaking

of the evidence,

 

they all spoke in tongues at once with no interpreter (Acts 2, 10, 19). In speaking of the evidence, they were

speaking unto Goo, praising and magnifying

His name

(Acts 10:46,[ Cor.14:2); in speaking of the gift, we are

speaking

to people and need an interpreter

(1 Cor.

14:G, 2R).

 

Scripturally

speaking.

just

how would

you know

what

to accept for the evidence, if you refuse

to re-

ceive as they did in the Bible? How would you know

you had it if you refused to go by Acts 10:46? It is too

important

not to be certain.

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The Samaritans

Did Not Speak

The one place that

prove that

tongues

the people resort

to, in order

to

is in the

eighth

arc not necessary,

chapter

of Acts.

They

say,

"Oh, yes, I believe

in the

.~ift according

to 1 Corinthians

12:28, but the eighth

chapter

of Acts

shows

that

tongues

not the evi-

donee."

But they arc goin.g by what

are the Bible did not

say, rather

than

wha t the Bible did say.

 

\VIIAT

IS YOUR PROOF?

It is stran.ge

thai

those

.good people,

who claim

to

believe

in the

.gift, fail to have

it operating

in their

churches.

Thov will not allow it to be manifested.

That

shows 1ha I 1hey are not sincere.

 

Because

tho

ciuhth

chapter

of

Acts

is silent

un

tongues

it does not prove that

the people in that

place

in tonauos.

It shows

that

they recog-

did not speak nized tongues

as being the evidence,

to the extent

thai

they

did not take

time to mention

the details

in every

it is understood

that

case

(Acts 10:46).

For example,

a person receives

joy when he is saved.

We often

say

that

certain

people

were saved,

without

going

into

that

they received joy. Since you can-

detail to explain not base a proof

upon something

not mentioned,

that

would not prove that

the people did not receive joy.

 

REASON PROVES

THEY DID

If that

chapter

were the only chapter

where

it was

recorded

that

people received

the

Holy

Ghost

then

you would stand

a fifty-fifty

chance of being right-or

fifty per cent right. The

fact that they talked in tongues

four places out of five, in the records

we have of peo-

ple receiving

the Holy Ghost

(Acts, chapters

10; 1 Cor. 14:18), would allow you only one-fifth

2, 8, 9, of the

fifty per cent. This would leave you ten per cent right.

Six more places where

the Bible definitely

states

that

13

they would speak

in tongues

(Isa. 28:11, Mark

16:17,

John 15:26, Acts ]0:46, Acts 11:16-17,1

Cor, 14) makes

the percentage

of your being right seven to one smaller,

This v-ould

be a fraction

over one per cent,

and that

on guess

work,

or on what

the

Bible does

not say,

Remember

the penalty

of adding

to the Word of God,

Simon offered

money

for something

supernatural.

Reason

tells

you that

he would

not have

offered

to

buy something

that

was not real. He would not desire

a thing

after

someone

had

said to him:

"Take

it by

faith

and just

believe

you have it." It was not great

joy that

Simon saw, for they already

had that

before

Peter

and John

came to them,

It could not have been

the power

to win souls or to be spiritual:

for Simon

cared nothing

for the Spiritual

things

of God, It could

not have been miracles

or healing,

for that

took place

he fore Peter

and John arrived,

It even took place be-

fore the Holy Ghost was given, The same is true with

preaching and winning

souls (Luke

9:1, 2: John

7:38,

,19), It could not have

been the word of wisdom,

the

word of knowledge, discerning

of spirits,

or faith:

for

one cannot

see nor heal' these things,

Acts 10:46 and Acts 11 :16,17 show that the Apostles

took

Acts

2:4 as the

established

pattern,

A wagon

has an established

pattern,

If you buy a wagon

and

tell

me about it, I cannot

prove by your statement

that

the

wagon did not have a tongue,

 

RECORDS

SHOW THEY

DID

 

Go with me to Church

history

and

the ancient

rec-

ords, In every century

up until the year 1900 when this

latter

rain began

to be poured

out, the commentators

said

that

they

spoke

in tongues

at Samaria,

I now

have records

before me where twenty-two

commenta-

tors

and historians

say

they

spoke with

tongues

at

Samaria,

As this

book

is not for that

purpose,

and

space

will not

permit

me to go into

detail

in every

thought,

I will refer

the honest

reader

to the

book,

"What Meaneth

This," by Carl Brumback,

price $2,00,

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Dr. Robertson comes

to the one Greek

word translated

"When Simon saw"

(Acts 8:18)

and makes

this comment:

"THIS PAR-

TICIPLE

SHOWS PLAINLY THAT THOSE WHO

RECEIVED THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

SPOKE WITH TONGUES."

It is too important

for you to run such a narrow

risk.

I would be sure about it. You can be sure. God

has no respect to persons. It is so easy to get the evi-

dence. You will say that

you are one per cent right.

But if you are sincere you will acknowledge that ninety-

nine out of one hundred should talk with tongues. (One

out of one hundred in your church does not speak with

tongues.) Brother

Paul says that

he would that

would speak with tongues

(1 Cor. 14:5).

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Other Tongues

Are Just

Other Languages

Some people tell us the only reason

they spoke with

tongues

in Acts 2:4 was because the people there

spoke

other languages.

Others

have been

taught

that

the

people there

heard

only their

own languages,

making

the miracle

in the

hearing

instead

of the

speaking.

Some tell us that

the speaking

in new tongues

is a

 

person speaking

the language

of a Christian

after

he

is converted.

Still others

say that

tongues

were

only

given to help them

preach

the Gospel to the world.

 

THEY SPOKE WITH OTHER TONGUES

The Bible settled

it-they

spoke with tongues

when

 

the Holy Ghost

came

(Acts

2:4). These

people were

ignorant

and unlearned

men (Acts

4:13).

The

Holy

Spirit

gave the utterance

(Acts 2:4).

It was a super-

natural

utterance

of another

language.

that brought

the multitude

It was the

supernatural

together.

The fact that

this was a supernatural

language, and

a fulfillment

of what

Jesus

said would

come to pass part of the

(Mark 16:17) proves that· the new tongues,

signs Jesus

said would

follow, meant

more

than

the

tongue

of just any Christian.

It being merely another

language

would put it on a natural

plane. In that

case

just any sinner who learns other languages

would have

I will remind

you again that

1 Cor.

the gift of tongues. 12 tells us about

spiritual

gifts that

were set in order

in the Church and not natural

gifts

set in man's church.

 

WHAT

DOES

GOD SAY?

The honest

seeker after

the truth

will notice

that

Peter

did not preach

to the people

in other

tongues.

The people gathered

there not because of the preaching.

 

Peter preached

because they had gathered

there. They

gathered

thee from different

parts

of the city because

16

they Were worshipping in different languages,

God (not speaking

to people)

they all being Galileans. They

were all at once speaking

of the

wonderful works of

God and praising the Lord (Acts 2:1-11). Then, after

that, Peter stood up and preached in one common Jew- ish language, that they all could understand. Even after

3,000 were converted they had all things common.

member he was preaching

to the Jews only.

Re-

Paul spoke with an unknown

tongue he could not

understand (1 Cor. 14:15, 19). He forbade people teach- ing with tongues unless someone there had the gift of

interpretation,

showing it could not be understood

(1

Cor. 14:28). If one knew the language he was speaking

in other tongues,

if he had

learned

it, why did Paul

command

him to pray that

God would give him the

interpretation?

(v. 13). The same is true with singing

and praising in tongues

(vs. 15 and 16). He could not

understand it!

WHA T ABOUT UNKNOWN TONGUES?

Some have even been taught

that

when the word

"unknown"

in 1 Cor. 14:2 was italicized that

meant

that

it did not belong there.

Then

why was it put

there?

Even if it were left out the rest of the verse

shows it was unknown when it plainly says, "No man

understandeth

him." Better

learned people know why

this word was italicized. One word in the Greek can

mean two or three no word to match

of our words. There

it in one Greek

was simply

word. Unknown for not a man in

tongues cannot be other languages;

the world can understand

them

(1 Cor. 14:2).

There is a vast difference between other tongues, as one speaks when the evidence of the Holy Ghost comes,

as in Acts 2:4, and an unknown

tongue,

as the gift

God set in the Church. Other tongues are other lan-

guages spoken supernaturally

by the Spirit

of God,

while an unknown

tongue

is a heavenly

language--

Mysteries

in the Spirit. Not a man in the world can

understand

it,

unless

God

givf's the

interpretation

through

the Spirit, (1 Cor. 12:10,11;

14:2).

 

17

Paul Discouraged Tongues

People have made this remark

so much that

it al-

like a passage of Scripture.

The tradition

most sounds of the elders

has made the Word of God of none effect

in some lives. PAUL REGULATED THE GIFT

There is a difference

in the gift of tongues and the

evidence. Paul only regulated

the gift

as it was mani-

fested in the public assembly. But that

is no proof that

he discouraged

it. There were more than one with the

gift of tongues. Paul gave them the

same instructions

as he did the prophets,

to speak one at a time, (1 Cor.

14:27). Just

because he put the regulation

on the

prophets would you say that he discouraged prophecy?

(vs. 29, 30). He established

it. The man who speaks

with tongues,

and the one who speaks

prophecy,

are

prompted

by the same

Spirit,

(1 Cor. 12:10-11).

The fact that I have brakes on my car, only goes to

prove that

I have a car, and that

it is necessary

for

me to have it. Just because brakes are recommended

for

a car is no proof that

one is discouraging

the

USE'

of a car. That makes it more important!

WHO KILLED THE HORSE?

I know of a man who boasted about a fine pair of

spurs he had for a horse. He was also bragging

about

his beautiful

bridle and saddle. "Where is the horse?"

someone asked. "I rode him to death," he replied. What

do you need with a bridle and saddle if you have no

horse? What do you need with brakes

if you have

no

car? What do you need with a regulator

if you have

nothing to regulate?

Many people are

up in the pulpit

bragging about Paul's regulator,

when they have noth-

ing to regulate.

The horse

has been dead for years

and they are still spurring

him. Paul

did have some-

18

thing

to regulate.

Even some Pentecostal

horses

are

about to fall to staves. You can see every rib as they

are starving

to death, trying

to live on some book re-

port, that has been taken from

a book, that was writ-

fen by some preacher,

who has

never felt God's Spirit.

The pastors are spurring

and riding instead of feeding.

They do not have anything

to regulate.

They have no

business with Paul's regulator.

PAUL ENCOURAGED TONGUES

Paul had a healthy

church. Everyone

of his mem-

large church

had

a gift WHEN HE GOT

bers in that TO CHURCH

(1 Cor. 14:26). They

did not visit and

gossip for hours before they started

the church

serv-

a New Testament

church

we

ice. If we would have will see New Testament

results. They did not sit and

let the pastor prize and prop, preach and pray an hour

before they themselves

prayed through.

No wonder

so many preachers

today

are taking

nervous break-

downs. They are pulling the load and the members are

riding. Get in and turn on the power! Start

the motor!

No wonder, in Paul's

church

that

the secrets

of their

hearts

were made

manifest,

and the sinners fell down

on their faces and

reported

that God was in them of a

truth,

(v. 25). The Spirit was working

instead of psy-

chology and worldly wisdom.

Paul said that

they should not forbid the people to

speak with tongues,

(1 Cor. 14 :39). He wished all his

members

would speak

with tongues,

(v. 5). He said

that

tongues

edified: edified the

church

when inter-

preted, and edified the individual when it was not inter-

preted

(vs. 4, 5, 14, 15). He said that

he spoke with

tongues more than them all, (v. 18). He practiced what he preached.

Paul did not put any restrictions

on tongues, except

teaching

in public, and

that

without

an interpreter.

And he said

that when one interpreted,

it was best for

three to do the speaking. But remember

nothing

to do with praising,

praying,

that this had or singing with

tongues. I know of no one who teaches,

or practices

19

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two people

give

out

a message

at

once,

01'

teaches

people without

an interpreter.

How

can

a

fighter

full of the devil tell when

it is a message,

01'

when it is a praise?

I am sure that

he cannot

teach a

Spirit-filled

person.

God said the spiritual

could do Ow

judging,

(1 Cor. 14:29;

1 Cor. 2:15).

A person

with-

out the Holy Spirit

is apt to misjudge

every time.

 

Paul encouraged

tongues

and

said

t hat

they

\\ ('n'

equal

to prophecy

when interpreted,

(1 Cor.

l·L")).

He put no restrictions

on private devotions.

which are

to build one's faith,

(Jude

20).

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Tongues Least of All Gifts

"I don't

see how tongues

help;

I only

believe

in

tongues

as a gift:

they

can't

be understood."

Such

were the words of one whom Paul called a barbarian.

We often hear people say: "That

speaking

in tongues

does not sound intelligent:

my reason rebels against it;

it is confusion."

This is just a part of the things people

say when they want to rebel against

God's plain com-

mandment

(1 Cor. 14:39).

 

AT FIRST GLANCE man gives the first glance he may

When a natural

agree

with some of the above excuses. But Paul said

the opposite to what some accuse him of having

said.

Some people say:

"Paul

is my preacher,

he said he

would rather

speak five words in his own understand-

ing than ten thousand

words in an unknown

tongue."

But the devil leaves out part of God's scripture,

even

as he did when speaking

with Eve in the Garden

of

Eden and with Jesus in the wilderness.

Let us quote all the sentences

and quote them

just

as they

are written

in the Bible:

"I thank

my God

that I speak with tongues more

than ye all: Yet in the

church

I had rather

speak five words with my under-

standing,

OTHERS

THAT

BY MY VOICE

I MIGHT TEACH

ALSO, than

ten thousand

words in an un-

known tongue,"

(1 Cor. 14:18, 19). You will notice in

the first place that Paul was only talking about teach-

in~ others,

and not

praising,

praying,

or singing

in

tongues. He used tongues in his private devotions, and

said it would build up faith to sing, praise, or pray with

tongues,

(vs. 4 and 17).

In verse 19 he was not referring

to speaking

with

tongues with the interpretation.

He said that would be

equal to prophecy,

(v. 5). But

he is only speaking

about, in verse 18, of TEACHING PEOPLE

in tongues

21

without an interpreter.

I know of no one today

who

does that

way. How can a person

who has never

had

the Spirit

know that

from verse 6 to verse

it is not a praise:

1.i are dealing

All the verses

only with teach-

ing people without

an int orpretr-r.

They

key verse is:

"If

I come to

you speaking

to you with tongues,"

(verso

Paul is talking

about

teaching

6). Verse 13 show s that people, and not about

worshippinc,

when 11(' tells him

to pray that

he mav interpret.

Praise

and prayer

need

no interpretation.

(v. 2).

Verse twenty-seven

permits

t h reo persons

to speak

something

that

needs to be intcrprotod.

Each of tl1('111

can speak

a message,

using as many

courses

ill each

message as necessary.

In foreign countries

a preacher

preaches

a message. stopping

at the end of each course.

permitting

the interpretation.

God sends spiritual

I11('S-

sages in courses also.

 

In the same way Paul allows three

prophets

to speak

 

in one service,

(v. 29).

reads:

"If

According

to the devil.