Uti Nwachukwu, a former Big Brother housemate, actor and television host, has done his bit on how Christians have abused “speaking in tongues.”
In a Twitter thread, shared on the night of Monday, November 23, the actor and former reality TV star called on Christians to stop saying amen to prayers made by clergymen who speak in tongues unless they interpret the prayers offered.
Read his thread below;
“I find it so strange that MANY Christians speak in tongues, but until today I have not met ONE person who can interpret tongues. After all, the Bible (1Cor12 V10) says that the Holy Spirit endows some with tongues and others with interpretation. Where are the INTERPRETERS?
Speaking in tongues has been so abused in the Christian community because it is SO EASY TO FALSE. It is more difficult to falsify the interpretation, so they emphasize speaking! It’s so bad that they make you feel like an infidel if you can’t speak in tongues! Whyyy ???
Please, I beg you, IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND what is being prayed in tongues, DO NOT SAY AMEN A prayer is a contract! Don’t forget that Jacob stole Esau’s blessings and was still God Himself. Protect yourself! Ur MOG could be saying: Transfer all your blessings to me U go, come alright, say amen
After all, would you sign a life-changing “so-called” contract in a foreign language you can’t understand without an interpreter present? So why would you say amen to a prophecy and statement that sounds like gibberish to you? Anyway, a revelation I get, from Yan
Anyone who speaks in tongues edifies himself, but whoever prophesies edifies the church. I’d like all of you to speak in tongues, but I’d rather you prophesy. Greater is he who prophesies than he who speaks in tongues, UNLESS someone interprets
1COR14 (V6) Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak to you in tongues, of what use will I be to you if I do not bring you some revelation, knowledge, prophecy or word of instruction? ?? So will some publicly pray in tongues and you will shout amen? Do you know what they say?
1Cor14 (V9) Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will someone know what you are saying? You will be speaking into the air. Sure, there are all kinds of languages in the world, but none of them are meaningless. If then I don’t understand the meaning
of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker is a foreigner to me. Since you are eager for the gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those who build the church. Therefore, the one who speaks in a language must pray so that they can interpret what they say
WISDOM IS PROFITABLE! Stop saying amen to sentences and statements made in tongues you don’t understand. Stop falsifying tongues. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN GIFTED, KEEP ASKING, SEARCHING AND CALLING. STOP THE DECEPTION OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD, THUS SAITH THE LORD OUR GOD. – THE END”