Note the astute observation of Jer 17:9 -
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can
We also read in Eccl 12:14 -
For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing,
whether good or evil.
John says in John 16:8-10 about the promised Holy Spirit -
And when He comes, He will convict the world in ...
1 Corinthians 14:
24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.
The point is not to embarrass or humiliate the newcomer but to convict him to worship ...
The gift of interpretation of tongues may have been present that day.
Purpose of the Gift of Tongues
From the New Testament (even just from the passages cited in the OP), I understand that there are 2 purposes of the gift of tongues:
A. To preach the gospel without being held up by language barriers -- this is demonstrated by Acts 2 (For what it is worth, ...
Let's consider the 4 possibilities that require no assumptions beyond:
What is stated in the text
What is known from Greco-Roman history
What languages did working-class Galilean men speak?
Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek--see appendix for arguments to this effect
Greek was the lingua franca of the eastern Roman Empire--see this post for a map of the ...
The Evidence that Peter wasn't fluent in Greek but would have spoke the first-century Hebrew/Aramaic or Judah follows:
Tradition for the Gospel of Mark is Peter was an important source of information. Why didn't Peter write a gospel?
Towards the end of the second century there was a man called Papias who liked to obtain and transmit such information as he ...
The mind is like the CPU. It does the information processing. After that, it signals the tongue to speak. This is also where demons attack in order to control our actions.
When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind;
Our minds can also be negatively and ...
Speaking with the mind
means the mind is actively engaged and aware what it being said and what the meaning of the words are. This is referred to as the mind being fruitful.
“For if I pray in a tongue(another language), my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.”
1 Corinthians 14:14
This could be contrasted with an unfruitful mind. This does not ...
You have the answer in your question. “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays”. And if your ‘spirit’ doesn’t pray, you pray with your mind. ‘Mind’ comes from the Greek ‘nous’ which in some translations is translated to ‘understanding’.
The ‘mind’ is part of mans ‘soul’. Mans ‘understanding’ is based on his own ‘reasoning’, or ‘thinking’- and this is a ...
Paul is regulating a misapprehension within the church.
He speaks many languages in his travels.
But he would rather say five comprehensible words than talk in an unknown tongue.
And he shows the pointlessness of speaking words that make no sense to anybody.
Yet, still, people persist in wanting to do so because they think it is "spiritual".
At Pentecost, recorded by Luke, many people from many places speaking many languages were all in one place.
Those that heard the apostles on that occasion, each heard the gospel in their own tongue, uttered by one, or another apostle.
This was supernatural and it was a sign : a sign that the gospel was for all nations and that the whole earth should hear ...
For a good back-ground on this question, see https://www.gotquestions.org/gift-interpreting-tongues.html as note by the OP in a comment above.
There are two broad classes of people who understand 1 Cor 14 differently:
That Acts 2 and 1 Cor 14 describe the same gift of tongues and thus, the person speaking understands what is being said ina foreign language.
Is there any value in “giving thanks with one's spirit” when the person doing the thanksgiving lacks the gift of interpretation of tongues?
While this may be an unpopular answer, no one now possesses such gifts the way they were initially bestowed by the apostles in the first century.
1 Corinthians 13:8: "[If] there are gifts of prophecy, they will be ...
You are making the assumption that there was none! In fact, an analysis of the text would show that there was some interpretation of tongues going, at least to some extent. For example, see In Acts 2:6, was the miracle in the speaking or the hearing at Pentecost?
There are two separate gifts being discussed in 1 Cor 14 as far as tongues are concerned:
Many great answers here. This book, A Hunger for God, by John Piper is highly recommended. May it lead you to understand how God loves you and cares for you.
What are the meaning of the original Greek word?
Perfect, according to Bible hud Strongs concordance, 5046 is τέλειος/ teleios and it’s an adjective.
teleios: having reached its end, i.e. complete, by ext. perfect
Depending on the context, according to Bible hub Strongs concordance, Teleios/perfect can mean (a) complete in all its parts, (b) full grown, of ...