A-Z: General definitions: Gift of Tongues


The New Testament describes a spiritual gift which enables individuals to speak to God in a language they have not previously learned. The gift was first given on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4) where it is linked with the early disciples beginning their mission to spread the message of the Christian faith. The gift is described as being for the personal encouragement of the believer (1 Corinthians 14:4) or as a special way for God to bring a message to others (1 Corinthians 14:13).

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