Why do people listen to what God says at first, but not last? Holy Spirit-inspired “tongues” came on the Apostles this way: “there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:3-4 NKJV). The Apostles were Galileans, the multitude marveled: “how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?” (Acts 2:8 NKJV). Miraculously-given “tongues” (or native-languages) were a means of preaching the Gospel until the New Testament was completed. There are no miraculously-delivered “tongues” today, but we should “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.