Acts of the Apostles 2 – Part 1

Join Beth Tikkun as we study the Acts of the Apostles chapter 2.

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Categories Acts of the Apostles, Apostolic Writings, Media | Tags: | Posted on November 10, 2010

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  1. by Ronald Adams

    On February 7, 2019

    Hello and shalom I want to ask you if you have a teaching on the gift of tongues. I come from a Pentecostal back round and learn a lot of bad theology. I am with Bethtikkun NJ Michal and Maria Have help me clear out a lot of the mess I learned as well as you think you so much
    However this is something I really need help with so that I can have clarity. Thank you and G-d bless

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On February 8, 2019

    Dear Ronald, Thank you for your question. I know I have mentioned tongues occasionally here and there, but I don’t think I have ever done a teaching just on this topic. So, I must apologize that I can’t point you toward a solid response online. However, I can sum up what I think the Word has to say about tongues. I am not in the camp that says the gifts of the spirit (including tongues) have come to and end. On the other hand, I am not in the camp that says that everyone needs to speak in tongues. I believe that even though God may give this gift to some, it is, however, a gift for the immature to help them as they grow to maturity at which time other gifts will replace it in the individual’s life. People and communities that insist on holding onto and practicing this gift are basically embracing ongoing immaturity instead of replacing the lesser with the greater. Children in a playpen is cute, but adults in a playpen is horrifying. One other thing about the gift of tongues is this: though I have seen the genuine manifestations of the gift of tongues, most of what I have seen that passes for this gift is fake. Don’t be taken in by its fraudulent imitation even when it is practiced by sincere people who think it is God’s spirit. People are easily confused and misled even though their intentions are pure, more or less. Self-control is a fruit of the spirit. But when self-control is absent, then so is God’s spirit. Hope this helps some, Ronald! Shalom, Grant

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