What Kind of Tongues are Being Spoken Today?

I Corinthians 2:14-15

Tonight's message will, unless God should direct otherwise, be the last message in this series on the Charismatic movement. We have covered the matter of extra- biblical revelation, authority, miracles, transition, Spiritual gifts, Scriptural tongues, biblical instructions concerning tongues, and regulations on the actual exercise of the true gift. No matter how conclusive our arguments from the Scripture on this matter, some will still answer by saying, "Well, how do you explain my experience? I speak in tongues and it makes me feel good. It makes me feel closer to God. I have more power to witness and live for Christ. How do you explain this?" Without a doubt, some people find speaking in tongues beneficial to one degree or another, but we must realize that the experience they are talking about is NOT the biblical gift of tongues!

I. Some Possible Explanations.

II. What is genuine spirituality? 1 Co.2:15

III. Spirituality Will be Evident.

Conclusion: The next time some Charismatic begins to tell you just how much you are missing by not "speaking in tongues" like they do help them from the Scriptures to see the truth. Challenge them to honestly evaluate what goes on in their services with what the Word of God says. Pray for them, but do not be intimidated by them. Know what you believe and why you believe it! Do some self-examination and honestly evaluate your own spirituality in light of God's Word. Are you filled with the Spirit? Is it evidenced in your character, your knowledge of the Bible, your home-life, and your church fellowship?