Sunday, 2 September 2007

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Speaking in Tongues

"So Paul is saying, 'I thank my God that I speak in tongues more frequently than ye all'. Now if speaking in tongues is something that people can do whenever they like then I see no point whatsoever in that statement of the apostle because all he is saying is that he decides to speak more frequently than anybody else.

But if he means that he finds himself taken up by the Spirit and speaking in tongues, if it is a kind of spiritual ecstasy into which he has been lifted - not something he has decided to do but something which he has been given - then there is point in him claiming he knows more about it and does it more frequently than any one of them - ... they are always given, they are always initated by the Spirit".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Exposition of Chapter 12 - Christian Conduct - Romans" - Banner of Truth, Edinburgh (2000) - (pp250-251).

1 comment:

Jordan Mullen said...

What do you think he means by this statement?