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Receiving the New Testament in Their Own Language

When Pastor Siud prayers after receiving the package of Bibles, I teared up and got goosebumps. Perhaps the most moving part was when he prayed, “You looked at all the different languages and chose which ones will be put into your word. You thought that we should see your word in our language.”

That is powerful, humbling, and such a glorious mercy and grace of God.

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Theology

A Linguistic Approach to Tongues

I found these two articles by Robert Zerhusen very helpful on the study of speaking in tongues.  He gives compelling arguments to believe that tongues are known human languages in both Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 14, and not ecstatic utterances.  They were published by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals:

Perhaps a great question to ask before and while you read is, “Who ever said that tongues has to be a miraculous gift?”  The Bible certainly say that, or really even imply it.

At the end of the day, this debate doesn’t make a lot of difference, as it’s not an essential thing.  However, we are called to know the Scriptures and study them.  Wherever you are at on this issue, I hope these articles are beneficial to you.