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Audio recording of Fr. Cleopa (Ilie) talking with an evangelical…
He clearly shows that the one who speaks in a tongue only for himself does not build up the Church, he builds up himself… [1 Corinthians 14:4]

Available subtitles: English, Romanian

Fr. Cleopas:

I’m going to bring here a Russian, a German, a Polish, a Greek, a Spaniard, a Frenchman, a Chinese, a Brahmin, a Buddhist, an Indian, a Japanese, an American, an Englishman… 15 nations…

and as they will listen to you speaking in tongues, EACH of them, in his own mind, to understand the glories of God that you will speak only in one language…

You they say this is impossible…

Well, if you claim that you are like the apostles and the Holy Spirit comes upon you, why is this impossible? It is the same gift…

The one who speaks in a tongue only for himself does not build up the Church, he builds up himself… [1 Corinthians 14:4]

That’s why the Apostle said that if someone enters a church and they all speak in tongues, wouldn’t he say that they are all mad, speaking into the wind?

Because you do not build up the Church!

If someone has the gift to interpret then speaking in tongues (although it is a smaller gift than prophecy) builds up the Church… [1 Corinthians 14: 5]

 

But only the apostles had this gift, and not those who are boasting now that they are Pentecostal…

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