Essay about Speaking In Tongues

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Communication has been the hub of society sense the beginning of man. It is the way people pass information from one to the next. Animals have been known to communicate with other animals or humans. A dog will urinate in order to mark his/her territory. This action translates possession to other animals, and the dog will act aggressively defending his/her territory if needed. Other animals have actions that will translate possession, hunger, and love. Humans translate these same ideas by body language (which is non-verbal communication) and speech (which is verbal communication). Humans place their main interest in verbal communication, which consist of communication with sounds from the mouth. With any type of communication there are …show more content…
To answer a question about an event in the Bible, the Bible be consulted; therefore, all answer must come from the Bible. In order to answer questions about “speaking in tongues,” the question, “what is a tongue” needs to be answered. Acts chapter two records the events in which the act of speaking in tongues was first witnessed. The text says, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all gathered together in one place. And suddenly there can from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Now there were many Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language. They were amazed and astonished saying, ‘Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?’”(Acts 2:1-8). A “tongue” (Acts 2:4), by Bible definition, is an understandable language. Acts 2:6 says that the Jews were “hearing them speak in his own language.” The Jews listening to the speech of the apostles understood the words the apostles were speaking. Thus, the communication

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