John Piper on Prophecy and Tongues

“. . . there are people who have abused the gift of prophecy by delivering their thoughts in a way that puts the other person in an impossible situation . . . frankly in my experience I am tempted to despise prophesyings because they have been abused.”

I don’t buy the pentecostal historical teaching that you must speak in tongues in order to signify that you are filled with the Spirit or even that you are a Christian . . . I see no reason for arguing that anything has changed between the age of the apostles and our age that that gift has disappeared . . .I don’t believe that I have ever authentically spoken in tongues . . . I don’t feel guilt for not having it, I feel like I am submitting to my father in heaven.”

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