Differences between Speaking in Tongues in Acts and the Book of Corinthians

Differences between speaking in tongues in acts and

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Differences between Speaking in Tongues in Acts and the Book of Corinthians There are various differences between speaking of tongues in Acts and the book of Corinthians. They include; Speaking in tongues spoken of in Acts 2 involved an entire group but a few individuals possessed the gift of the spirit. In 1 Corinthians, all do not speak in tongues, and this contrast with the fact that during Pentecost, all spoke in tongues (Acts 2; 10:44). Therefore, according to these two books, Acts acknowledges that all spoke in tongues contrast to what 1 Corinthians says, not all spoke in tongues. In the book of Acts, the gift of speaking in tongues is practiced at the will of whoever receives the gift. The gift was to be used in public by the speaker’s will as per the book of 1 Corinthians.
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Surname 3 Speaking in tongues never required an interpreter according to the book of Acts. Recognition of foreign languages was witnessed, and the messages send praises to God (Acts 2: 11; 10:46: 11: 15). The use of the gift in 1 Corinthians depends on the presence of an interpreter (1 Corinthians14:28). It is clear that according to 1 Corinthians, the gift was not supposed to be used if an interpreter was not present. Many of those who were there learned the new languages to become their native languages. In Acts, Glossolalia is temporal and inaugural, but the gift of tongues is an age-abiding charismatic gift in the church. In Acts 2:6 certain foreign languages are proclaimed, but it was not the case in 1 Corinthians where there was the use of unknown tongues (1 Corinthians 14:2, 4). Holy Spirit is the one who acts as the interpreter in Act (Acts 2:6-8), with the gift being a gift of the Holy Spirit. In this context, he acted as the interpreter while speaking in tongues in Corinthians depended entirely on the presence of human interpreters (1 Corinthians 14:13). There was also a difference in the cultural-geographical context of the two cases. The disciples of Jesus who were the speakers were entirely in a Judean cultural context in Jerusalem. Speakers in the 1 Corinthians contexts were in Greek culture at the city of Corinth. In the Acts context, there was a mighty event of win rushing that crossed the city, the disciples of Jesus Christ were in the upper room waiting for the Holy Spirit who came upon their heads in the form of tongues of fire and then they spoke in tongues. Such events like strong winds were not witnessed in 1 Corinthians, and the Holy Spirit did not come upon them in the form of tongues of fire.
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