Q & A. What about Speaking in Tongues?
Q. Do all Holy Ghost filled believers have the gift of tongues? When I visit my friend’s church, the pastor tells everyone to stand and speak in their ‘heavenly’ language.A. First of all, pastors and congregations who carry on like this are not following the guide lines for operating in spiritual gifts in the congregation. This is one of the reasons many believers stop attending some of these churches. Read 1 Corinthians 14 for a clear expanation the operation of the gifts in the congregation. It is just a ‘bunch’ of noise when the entire congregation speak in tongues at the same time. The apostle Paul clearly teaches that ‘one speak in tongues and the other interprets’. I don’t care how ‘spiritual’ it sounds. It is not in agreement with the Word of God. I will deal with this issue later on in a separate question.
But to answer your specific question, the Bible does not teach that every holy ghost filled believer will have a heavenly language or will have the gift of tongues.
See 1 Cor. 12:19-31. Verse 30 “Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?”
And of the answer to these questions is NO!!! No, all do not speak with tongues. No, all do not have the gift of healing!!!! God distributed these gifts not all to one, nor to every one alike. All members and officers of the body didn’t have the same rank nor the same endowments.
NOW YOU KNOW….