Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Opus 2011-129, Spiritual Gifts: Interpretation

(1 Corinthians 12:10 KJV)  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

A companion gift to speaking in tongues is the gift of interpretation.  It is just what it says.  One person will speak a message in an unknown tongue and someone else will tell everyone what he said.  Evidently it doesn’t work quite that smooth because Paul gives a caution,
(1 Corinthians 14:28 KJV)  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
So the basic rule seems to be if there is not interpreter, there should be no speaking in tongues.  At least in the church.  Some feel that the private prayer language is an exception to this verse.

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