Tongues a sign...

Great thought in a sermon I heard the other day.

Tongues were a sign in the NT church for the unbeliever (1 Cor 14:22)... largely the Jewish unbelievers, given that Paul quotes Isa 28:11-12. There in Isaiah, the Jews' unbelief would be confirmed with the sign of hearing foreign tongues: invading Assyrians. The point was that tongues in the NT church were a sign of the coming judgment on Israel in 70AD, as they were a sign to the Jews of Jerusalem's coming destruction by Assyria in Isaiah's day.

It isn't conclusive in excluding the charismatic argument, but one can argue that since the event has taken place, the sign for the event is outdated.


  1. Anonymous10:02 AM

    I listened to that sermon while I was home with a sick kid on Sunday. It's the second eye-opener-to-ponder that I've heard this Fall. The first was Endor compared to Last Supper/Passover. The elegance of God's hand is incomparable and thanks to men such as you and DW who frame it for us.

    Thank you from all the Jacksons

  2. dfjk fdsofdj miseho hods l fjdosa chos ad eslif socik. Amen.