(glossolalia, from Gk. glossa, tongue, and lalia, speaking). Ecstatic religious speech usually unintelligible to hearers. The speaking in tongues of Acts 2:413 and 10:46 was understood; that in 1 Co 14 required interpretation (cf. verse 13). Scripture connects speaking in tongues with the Holy Spirit; but it does not say that all similar manifestations are evidences of His presence. See also Gifts of the Spirit, 810.
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