towards Glossilalia."> The Apostle Paul's attitude towards Cherismatic preacers and Speaking in Unknown Tongues

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QUESTION: Did the APOSTLE PAUL, the major Christian Missionary to the Gentiles speak in Charismatic Unknown Tongues according to the Records in his letters and in the Book of Acts?



ANSWER: While it is TRUE that the APOSTLE PAUL claimed that he spoke in "Tongues" more than any other "Christians" he knew or knew about, he may have mainly meant regular languages that he had studied and used to convert people to Christianity.

  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."

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

19 "Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue."


It's also TRUE that Paul discouraged in those churches he had raised up in Gentile Cities the speaking of "unknown tongues" in a disorganized manner and encouraged  someone to "interpret" what had been said. Especially was this true when he himself had a message, which he quite likely gave in the common language of the people who were listening to his message!



HOWEVER: He was converted through a VISION of Jesus. And Jesus in this vision sent him to a well-known Charismatic preacher and teacher of that time and place (Damascus, Syria) named Ananias -- who saw to it that Saul received the outpouring of the Holy Ghost --becoming at that time the

Apostle Paul!


      Acts 9:10 "And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named


and to him said the Lord in a VISION, Ananias.  And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

   11 "And the Lord said unto him, Arise and go into the street which is called STRAIGHT, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

   12 And hath seen in a VISION a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hands on him, that he might receive his sight."

   Acts  9:17 And      Ananias  went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest recieve thy sight, and

be filled with the Holy Ghost."

   18 "And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized."   




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