Speaking in tongues

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Speaking in tongues, also called "glossolalia", describes the utterance of what appears to be, depending on the listener and the context, either an unknown foreign language (xenoglossia), meaningless syllables, or an unknown mystical language. Speaking in tongues is described in the New Testament, initially in the book of Acts where "tongues of fire" descended on the heads of the apostles accompanied by the proclamation of the gospel in foreign languages unknown by the speakers. Today, some Christians speak in tongues, particularly in charismatic congregations and Pentecostal churches.

Speaking in tongues in the New Testament

Speaking in tongues through Church History

Speaking in tongues today

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