Started by DiscipleHeLovesToo, November 17, 2012, 09:27:16 am
Quote from: LittleRocketBoy on January 11, 2013, 10:49:23 amI came to the conclusion that the translation should be that "tongues are a sign of the lost", meaning that the reaction you get from people will be a flag to you whether someone is a believer or not. Look at the next verses:1Co:14:23: If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?1Co:14:24: But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:Here Paul lumps the unbeliever together with the "unlearned" in their reaction to the manifestation of tongues. IOWs he is simply saying that if people act surprised when they witness tongues, then it is because they do not know what is going on. As believers "in the know" it does not surprise us when we see tongues manifested. But there are believers (unlearned) and unbelievers who do not know what it is and so would make the assumption that we are a bunch of nuts. And of course we see that even today. Just last night I saw a program where tongue talkers were held up as an example of crazy people.That is my take.
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