What’s up with the title? Isn’t that all you write about, in the end? Perhaps.
This is about Baptist tongues, though, which are no longer like some other tongues, since some institutions central to Southern Baptist life (namely, the International Mission Board, which sends Baptists around the world, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) have outlawed what’s called a “private prayer language,” or speaking in tongues in private
1. he New Testament speaks of a gift of glossolalia that generally is considered to be a legitimate language of some people group.
2. The New Testament expression of glossolalia as a gift had specific uses and conditions for its exercise in public worship.
3. In term of worship practices, the majority of Southern Baptist churches do not practice glossolalia. Therefore, if glossolalia is a public part of his or her conviction and practice, the candidate has eliminated himself or herself from being a representative of the IMB of the SBC.