At Grace we believe God can choose to move a person supernaturally to speak in another language to spread His fame. We believe what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:39 that we are not to “forbid speaking in tongues.” With that being said, we would also apply biblical truth to the expression of any and all spiritual experiences to make sure that it is truly from the Spirit and in line with the goal of strengthening the Church (1 Cor. 14:26). God has been so generous by supplying us with guidelines for this type of communication such as, speaking one at a time, in order, with an interpreter present, under control of the one speaking, etc. (14:27-33) We invite the God of the universe to refresh us with His Spirit through the expression of gifts of the Holy Spirit, but we also are aware that the truth of God’s Word is the final arbiter between what is true and right and what is false and wrong.
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