|Q225 : Groanings of the Spirit|
Dear Pastor Woods,
I have recently been exploring the issue of the continuation of the gifts of speaking in tongues, prophecy, and knowledge in our time. I was raised Evangelical and have always believed the way my church does, that these three gifts have ceased, without understanding why.
I read your article, The Meaning of The Perfect in 1 Corinthians 13:8-13a and I found it incredibly thorough and educational. I now feel I have a better grasp on the meaning behind those verses. However, I had one more question.
I have heard many people say that they believe that tongues is not only meant for revelation from God, but also as a prayer language. Their basis for this is Romans 8:26. I was wondering what your thoughts on this were since you have studied the issue in depth?