What is the Purpose of Tongues?
In the previous studies we took a look at every verse in the New Testament related to tongues/languages. We have also taken a look at every verse related to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the terms related to this phrase (based upon Scripture defining Scripture). So what is the purpose of tongues? We will summarize with each purpose and the verses that show this is the purpose for tongues. If anyone reading this study believes there are different or other purposes, go ahead and post a comment with Scriptures to defend your position.
Evidence of being Baptized in/with the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:4-6; Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:6
As a sign to the unbeliever that they might believe
1 Cor 14:22
As a gift to edify the Church when the gift of tongues are interpreted
1 Cor 14:5
To praise/worship/magnify God, to speak to God, to prophesy
Acts 2:11; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; 1 Cor 14:2; 1 Cor 14:17; 1 Cor 14:28
To be edified
1 Cor 14:4; Jude 1:20
To pray in the spirit
1 Cor 14:2; 1 Cor 14:14-15; Eph 6:18; Jude 1:20
To give a message in tongues with an interpretation
1 Cor 12:10; 1 Cor 14:5; 1 Cor 14:13; 1 Cor 14:26