91: Do All Christians Have the Ability to Speak in Tongues?

 In Holy Spirit, Miracles, Podcast, Speaking in Tongues, Spiritual Gifts

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There is a segment of contemporary Evangelical Christianity that believes that every true Christian has to ability to speaking in tongues. Those Christians typically fall into the Charismatic/Pentecostal camp. Is this true? Does every Christian have the ability to use this spiritual gift? Should every Christian be speaking in tongues?

In this episode, Kenny says, “No!” Not all Christians speak in tongues. Kenny clearly combats this belief by examining several Bible passages. Kenny proclaims his appreciation and admiration for certain elements of the Charismatic movement, but he clearly challenges the belief that all Christians should be speaking in tongues, as espoused by most Charismatics.

Kenny examines the passages that mention the gifts of the spirit (1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12) and makes the point that God works in different ways in each believer.

Highlighted Passages:

1 Corinthians 12:4-31

Romans 12:3-8

Acts 2:4

Acts 10:44-46

Acts 19:6

Acts 2:41

Acts 8:5-25

Acts 16:31-34

Acts 21:20

Romans 8:9

1 Corinthians 12:13

Ephesians 1:13-14