1 Corinthians 14:19 

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my

understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also,

than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.


 1 Corinthians 14:16 

Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall

he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy

giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?


   1 Corinthians 14:5 

I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that

ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he

that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the

church may receive edifying.


  1 Corinthians 14:6 

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues,

what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by

revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?


1 Corinthians 14:9 

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy

to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye

shall speak into the air.


      Acts 2:4         

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began

to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.


Acts 10:46 

For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify



1 Corinthians 14:11 

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I

shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that

speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.



SP Volume Three  PG  265


     "And when the day of Pentecost was fully

come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven

   as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all

the house where they were sitting. And there

appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of

fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they

were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began

to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave

them utterance." The Holy Ghost assuming the

form of tongues of fire divided at the tips, and

resting upon those assembled, was an emblem of

the gift which was bestowed upon them of speaking

with fluency several different languages,

with which they had formerly been unacquainted.

And the appearance of fire signified the fervent

zeal with which they would labor, and the power

which would attend their words.




  Last Day Events


  Satan's Last Day Deceptions  

 PG  159


  False Speaking in Tongues 


     Fanaticism, false excitement, false talking in

tongues, and noisy exercises have been considered

gifts which God has placed in the church. Some have

been deceived here. The fruits of all this have not been

good. "Ye shall know them by their fruits." Fanaticism

   and noise have been considered special evidences of

faith. Some are not satisfied with a meeting unless

they have a powerful and happy time. They work for

this and get up an excitement of feeling. But the

influence of such meetings is not beneficial. When the

happy flight of feeling is gone they sink lower than

before the meeting because their happiness did not

come from the right source.