|Mr. M wrote:
I believe someone gave the definitons of tongues being a gift that will allow you to speak with someone who doesn’t speak your language, that’s one type (known tongue) tongue. SPeaking in an unknown tongue simply is a conversation from you directly to God through the holy spirit. There are times when tongues are spoken loudly for all to hear, then someone with the gift of interpretation would interpret for all to understand. But if it’s between you & God, it should not be spoken for the whole church to hear. AS it states in Acts, they spake as the Spirit lead them. Make sure that it’s the Spirit of God, and not you pretending. Remember, without Love your tongues don’t mean a thing.
If you notice the word unknown found in the JKV, you will find that it is italized. It was italized to show that the writers had added this word to hopefully give better understanding of the verse. That word is not in the original. All that the transalator ment was that it was an earthly languge not known to the people who spoke it. It does not mean some unknow heavenly language.
Also, everyone saved does
N O T
have this gift.