Speaking in tongues - The Televangelists

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Speaking in tongues’ is very prominent in the Pentecostal movement which also has pagan roots.

The Pentecostal priests are called “Pastors”.
Previously mentioned: Priests of Pagan gods were also called “Peters”. The word can be written as “Patre”, “Pator”, or “Peter”. 31
It is possible the word “Pastor” derived from this.

Speaking in tongues is known as Glossolalia (from Greek glōssa, “tongue,” and lalia, “talking”) 334
The pastors and followers sometimes speak and pray “in tongues”.
They speak gibberish, a language that is not understood. They claim it is the Holy Spirit speaking through them, but it cannot be understood by anyone.  They follow False prophet Paul and he even states:

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV

These below verses state that when spoke in tongues it would be understood:
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
“And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.”
“Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. Acts 2:4-6 KJV

This verse tells you that if it is a tongue unknown then there must be an interpreter present to interpret or not to speak at all:

If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn; and let one interpret.”
But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silence in church and speak to himself and to God.” 1 Corinthians 14:27-28 RSV

39662575_xxl_resize.jpgGlossolalia occurred among followers of ancient pagan religions, including some of the ancient Greek religions. 334 Plato (429-347 BC) mentions it was a phenomenon in his time. He claims that a person starts speaking in tongues under a divine possession, and sometimes they were accompanied by a physical healing. 335  Virgil (70-90 BC) states that a similar use of this type of speaking was used by pagan priestess to unite themselves with pagan god Apollo. 335

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Bible Scholar Dr. R Rice states “Some Christians talk in tongues. So do some Mormons, some devil possessed spiritists, heathen witch doctors in Africa and Asia. Ages ago many heathen religions talked in tongues. It is not of itself necessarily of God.” 336

 


The Pentecostal Pastors teach that when one is baptised or filled with the Holy Spirit there ought to be evidence of them speaking in tongues. The Christians also should be able to speak often in tongues in private or public prayer. 336

Reverend Laurence Christenson states The Book of Acts contains not a single theological statement or precept in reference to speaking in tongues. It simply records the occurrence of the phenomenon.” 336

Jesus did not speak in tongues. John the Baptist did not speak in tongues. Old Testament prophets did not speak in tongues. The Samaritan converts (Acts 8:14-17) who received the Holy Ghost did not speak in tongues. When Paul was allegedly first filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 9:17), he did not speak in tongues. 336


11309394_xxl_resize.jpgDr R. Rice also states “The very phrase, ‘To speak with tongues’ (Greek glossais lalein, Acts 2:4,10:46,19-6;I Cor. 12-14; cf. Mark 16:17) was not invented by New Testament writers, but borrowed from the ordinary speech of pagans.“ 336

Professor of Theology Dr. Charles R. Smith states: “Tongues occupied a significant place in ancient Greek religion… Many scholars have stated that tongues were experienced in the mystery religions (Osiris, Mithra, Eleusinian, Dionysian, and Orphic cults)… Today Shamans (witch doctors, priests, or medicine men) in Haiti, Greenland, Micronesia, and countries of Africa, Australia, Asia, and North and South America speak in tongues… Voodoo practitioners speak in tongues. Buddhist and Shinto priests have been heard speaking in tongues.” 336
 

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There are many Pastors and followers that fake the speaking of tongues by literally speaking unintelligible gibberish. 337

K E Koch, Theologian and exposer of Occult practices in churches states that his associate Reverend George A. Birch had investigated twenty cases of tongue speaking in Canada and nineteen were demonic in nature otherwise counterfeit 338

Dr Charles R. Smith states : “Even Pentecostal authors grant that there are cases where demonic influence is apparently responsible for tongues utterances.” 336