CHARISMATICS AND TONGUES
By Dr. Michael E. Todd

(PERSONAL COMMENTS ARE ITALICIZED)

(For more information on this subject see
20 differences between Acts & 1 Corinthians tongues
on this web site)

(Every verse should be looked up in the Bible
and compared in context with all the other verses.
God will hold you accountable with what you do with His Holy Word.)

Add thou not unto his words,
lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
(Proverbs 30:6)

Study to show thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
(2 Timothy 2:15)

Which things also we speak,
not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth,
but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1 Corinthians 2:13)

A Wicked Generation Seeks A Sign

But (Jesus) answered and said unto them,
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign.
(Matthew 12:39)

A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign.
(Matthew 16:4)

(Charismatics seek a sign
Christians are to walk BY FAITH not by signs or sight)

For we WALK BY FAITH, not by sight.
(2 Corinthians 5:7)

THE Jews Require a Sign

For the Jews require a sign.
(1 Corinthians 1:22)

(All the way from the Old Testament God
allowed the Jews to require a sign)

Tongues Are Given for a Sign
TO UNBELIEVING JEWS

Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe,
but to them that believe not:
but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not,
but for them which believe.
(1 Corinthians 14:22)

Women ARE NOT to Speak in Tongues

(The following is in direct context with speaking in tongues)

Let your women keep silence in the churches:
for it is not permitted unto them to speak;
but they are commanded to be under obedience,
as also saith the law.
(1 Corinthians 14:34)

(Tongues speaking churches do not obey this verse)

Holy Spirit Glorifies Christ, Not Himself

But when the Comforter is come,
whom I will send unto you from the Father,
even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
HE SHALL TESTIFY OF ME:
(John 15:26)

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF.
(John 16:13)

He (The Holy Spirit) shall glorify me.
(John 16:14)

(Charismatic churches glorify tongues and the Holy Spirit)

THE Holy Spirit's First Work

Is to Reprove of Sin
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of SIN,
and of righteousness, and of judgment
(John 16:8)

Jesus Healed All

But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence:
and great multitudes followed him,
and HE HEALED THEM ALL
(Matthew 12:15)

Saved People Have
the Holy Spirit at the New Birth

But ye are not in the flesh,
but in the Spirit,
if so be that THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELL IN YOU.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD:
(Romans 8:9-16)

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of GOD DWELLETH IN YOU?
(1 Corinthians 3:16)

Hereby know we that WE DWELL IN HIM,
and HE IN US, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
(1 John 4:13)

THE Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost

(compare the following verses)

Wherefore I say unto you,
All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men:
but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost
shall not be forgiven unto men.
(Matthew 12:31)

(What was the blasphemy of the Holy Ghost?)

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost
hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
BECAUSE they said, He (JESUS) HATH AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT.
(Mark 3:29-30)

(They were accusing the Lord Jesus Christ of having an unclean spirit.
When is the last time you ever heard someone saying that
Jesus had an unclean spirit?)

Signs are for an Apostle;
not for a regular christian

Truly the SIGNS OF AN APOSTLE were wrought among you in all patience, IN SIGNS, and WONDERS, and MIGHTY DEEDS.
(2 Corinthians 12:12)

Those that have the sign gifts can
handle serpents and drink poison

THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS;
and if they DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, it shall NOT HURT them
(Mark 16:18)

(Any one that claims to have the gifts of an Apostle can be proven a liar
Challenge him to drink poison
He will absolutely refuse it under the guise of not tempting the Lord)

Thou hast TRIED them which SAY THEY ARE APOSTLES,
and ARE NOT, and HAST FOUND THEM LIARS:
(Revelation 2:2)