Speaking in tongues is proof of the presence of the Holy Spirit?


There are many examples of believers who receive the Holy Spirit without speaking in tongues. E’ Interestingly, both Zechariah and John are defined in the Bible as “filled with the Holy Spirit”, but they never spoke in tongues.

As soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt into her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luca 1:41)

Zaccaria, his father, he was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied (Luca 1:67)

If that had been the case and if tongues were so important to salvation, the apostle Paul, who wrote more than half of the New Testament, he would not have mentioned it somewhere in his writings? Since there is no salvation without speaking in tongues? He wrote on tongues as one of the gifts, but he NEVER said that they are the absolute proof that one is in possession of the Holy Spirit. If tongues were a requirement for salvation, speaking in tongues would then be expected to follow the pattern given in Acts.

in the meantime, very important thing, it must be said that the languages ​​of which the Bible speaks are real languages (Jewish, Cretan, greco, Aramaic, Arabic, etc.), known languages ​​with a grammatical structure and not a simple set of sounds without meaning, result of a self-induced emotional arousal, which is often heard in so many Pentecostal churches.

both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speak of the great things of God in our languages» (proceedings 2:11)

There must always be someone who interprets the language otherwise you have to be silent:

If anyone speaks in a tongue, are two or three at most to do so, and one after the other, and someone interpret. If there is no interpreter, silent in the assembly and speak to themselves and to God. 1Corinthians 14:27-28

… and in the Pentecostal assemblies there is rarely anyone who interprets, everyone talks “in languages” (unknown or as a set of sounds without logic) for themselves and all together.

having Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them and they spoke in tongues and prophesied (proceedings 19:6)

In him you too, after hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and having believed in him, you have received the seal of the Holy Spirit that was promised (Ephesians 1: 13)

he has also marked us with his own seal and has put the deposit of the Spirit in our hearts.(2 Cor 1:22)

This is only I want to know from you: you have received the Spirit through the works of the law or through the preaching of faith? (Galati 3:2)

Be baptized with the Holy Spirit then, it does not mean receiving the gifts, rather, to receive the Holy Spirit at the moment in which we are converted. All of us believers have already been baptized with the Holy Ghost when we gave our life to our Savior.

In fact, we have all been baptized by one Spirit to form one body, Jews and Greeks, slaves and free; and we have all been watered with one Spirit. (1 Cor.12: 13)

All believers receive the baptism of the Spirit to be in Christ. This happens at the moment of conversion, when you have faith in Christ. Therefore, we must not seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit as something that we have not received when we already have it.

In some cases where the “languages” they are not self-induced, I am alone a manifestation of the influence of spirits. It is no coincidence that this phenomenon is known in many pagan religions, as well as in Buddhism, in the occult, in new age religions and African beliefs. So let us not be surprised if the devil can also do this in the Christian sphere (since we ask the Spirit repeatedly and obstinately for something that we already have).

It is not the language that gives proof of our salvation, but the Holy Spirit who produces the fruit of the Spirit.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, pace, patience, kindness, goodness, fidelity, gentleness, restraint; against such things there is no law. Those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, we also walk guided by the Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-25)

So, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. (Mt.7 :17-18)

Or make the tree good and its fruit as well, or make the tree bad and its fruit also bad; because the tree is known by the fruit. (Mt. 12:33)

We should not be able to tell if a person has the Spirit of Christ from its fruits and not from tongues?

But the one who received the seed in good soil, he is the one who hears the word and understands it; he bears fruit and, so, the one makes the hundred, the other sixty and the other thirty ". (Mt.13: 23)

Be filled with the Holy Spirit it means that someone from above has performed a spiritual act, giving us faith and drawing us to Himself, so that we can have the fruits of the Spirit (which are those mentioned in Galati 5).

In Luca 4, finally, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and was led into the wilderness for a period of preparation. When he passed the test, came back, and in the power of the Spirit, began to perform miracles. Likewise we are tested in our obedience and once we are victorious we can go out into the world to serve the Lord in his power..


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  1. sandro dice

    Now the seventy returned with joy, saying: «Sir, even the demons are subjected to us in your name ". And he said to them: «I saw Satan falling from heaven like a thunderbolt. here, I have given you the power to step on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing can harm you. However, do not rejoice that spirits are subjected to it, but rejoice rather because your names are written in the heavens " (Luca 10:17-20)

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