When we look throughout the Bible we see tongues mentioned many times throughout the Bible, but what exactly are tongues? Well, if we see 1 Corinthians 14 we see that what most people consider tongues is utterly and totally ridiculous! It is not where people randomly start jabbering and speaking in a random “angelic” language like many people probably think. In fact it actually is just referring to another language. But even if we are talking about a fake angelic tongue then if you look at 1 Corinthians 14:27 it says..
If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret!.
We are to make sure that people are understanding what we are saying! Now a days it is becoming more and more popular to speak in “tongues”. And every time it is spoken no one understands what is being said! So that is one contradiction against the Bible. And the we have 1 Corinthians 14:19.
If you see in 1 Corinthians 14: 19 it says…
Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
People need to understand what the Bible is saying! Why in the world would we speak in a language that no one understands? That does not make any since! The Bible commands us to go and reach the world with the gospel, and yet we think we need to go around speaking in a “heavenly” language that no one understands. We are here to reach the world with the gospel! (Mat. 28:19) Tongues is just a fancy word for languages!