Types of Tongues Sermon - Pastor Steve Winter

This is my text that I used for tonight's 01/14/2006 sermon
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There is a lot of debate in this hour regarding speaking in tongues. A carnal perfunctory glance into the Word of God can make it appear that there are contradictions in the Bible and false preachers use that to deceive souls.

This preacher believes that you CAN understand the Word of God rightly divided and that this is not a particularly difficult subject if we know some basic foundation.

We have false preachers who teach people that they have the Holy Ghost even though they have never spoken in tongues and these false preachers misuse verses like:

1 Corinthians 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

Yet we know that speaking in other tongues was the evidence that the Apostles used to determine that someone had received the same Holy Ghost that they had received.

Acts 10:5 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

The same Paul who wrote 1 Corinthians 12:30 wrote 14:18

1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

There are many examples in the Word of God where souls spoke in other tongues when they received the Holy Ghost that you can read in the Book of Acts that I do not have the time to cover them all tonight.

The simple key to understanding this apparent contradiction is to understand that there are two completely different types of tongues in the Bible.

It is essential to understand that there are TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT KINDS OF TONGUES in the Bible. #1: Other Tongues and #2: The Gift of Tongues (Unknown tongues).

Bear with me an I will provide you the proof of this fact from the Word of God. It is actually quite simple.

When the 120 in the upper room were filled with the Holy Ghost they spoke in other tongues(#1).

Acts 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

Take note, and this is important; notice that other tongues(#1) WAS UNDERSTOOD by men, by bystanders. It was an earthly language.

Acts 2:5 ∂ And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Again, remember that this "other tongues" or "Pentecost tongues" was understood by many bystanders! This happened when the 120 in the Upper Room received the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Now I want to address the second type of tongues or "unknown tongues" also known as the "Gift of Tongues".

In I Cor 14:2 however it says that when a man speaks in "unknown tongues (#2)" that NO MAN UNDERSTANDS him.

1 Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

In I Cor 12: 29,30 Paul is speaking concerning "the Gift of Tongues( unknown tongues #2)" when he asks "Do all speak with tongues(#2)?". The group that he was addressing all had spoken in "other tongues(#1)" when they had received the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Though ALL that receive the Holy Ghost DO SPEAK IN OTHER TONGUES(#1). Of these not everyone will be used in the "Gift of Tongues(#2)". Every new-testament Christian will speak in "other tongues(#1)", but every Christian will not be used in the "Gift of tongues(#2)"

Other tongues(#1) is, however, only the initial evidence that a person has been "reborn of the Spirit". It is not an end unto itself, but rather the beginning of a Christian life that should go "on to perfection" and manifest the full "fruit of the Spirit" in due season. Also essential is repentance from sin and baptism

in water in the NAME of Jesus.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Everyone in the new testament (including Mary the mother of

Jesus) spoke in "other tongues(#1)" when they received the Holy Ghost.

Acts 1:12 ∂ Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath dayís journey.
13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15 ∂ And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

So we see that Mary, the mother of Jesus was among the 120 in the Upper Room. Then we see that they were ALL filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues.

Acts 2:1 ∂ And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Remember that the only way that the Apostles knew that Gentiles had received the same Holy Ghost that they had was because they heard them speak in tongues.

Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

Here is another account when Paul founded the Church at Ephesus in Acts chapter 19.

Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Those who don't believe in Jesus Name water baptism and speaking in other tongues don't really believe the Bible at all and are not a part of the religion of the Bible. These are really just basic Bible doctrines that I am preaching to you.

Remember that you can know that there are two different types of tongues because one type was understood by those standing by and the other type is understood by no man according to the Bible.

Let us again look at the subject of spiritual gifts:

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

We see that there is a spiritual gift of "faith" that not all Christians receive, but we know that all Christians have faith, right?

We see that there is a spiritual gift of " the word of knowledge" that not all Christians receive but all Christians have knowledge, right?

We see that there is a spiritual gift of "the word of wisdom" that not all Christians will receive, but all Christians have a measure of wisdom.

We also see that there is a spiritual gift of "tongues" that not all Christians receive, BUT this is a completely different type of tongues than "Pentecost tongues" or "other tongues".

Don't let the devil or his filthy false preachers convince you to settle for less than true Biblical salvation! At least now if some false preacher tries to use 1 Corinthians 12:30 (1 Corinthians 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?) to convince you that you have the Holy Ghost without the speaking in tongues you will know that he is just fishing for fools!

The key to understanding the two different types of tongues is that one type was understood by men and the other type is not understood by men and that is why there is also the spiritual gift of "interpretation of tongues".

So there is no contradiction in the Bible, just evil men and seducers waxing worse and worse.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

You do not automatically receive the Holy Ghost when you first believe or the following verse could not be in the Bible:

Acts 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto Johnís baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Notice also that when Paul discovered that they didn't have the Holy Ghost that he immediately questioned their water baptism, eh? Then what did they do when Paul told them to believe on Jesus? They knew that believing on Jesus included being baptised in His Name!

Don't let some filthy false preacher in some filthy false-christian cult deceive you into being satisfied with less than true Biblical Salvation! The devil is keeping a lot

of people from becoming Christians by simply convincing them that they already are when they clearly are not and then holding them by their pride!

Don't settle for less than the Biblical experience. The Word of God was not given to frustrate you or confuse you. Don't settle for some man made religion.

Pastor Steve Winter