Are Modern Day Prophecy and Tongues Biblical?

by Dale Partridge

Does God still use prophets in the church? If so, what do they do and what does the Bible say about New Testament prophecy? What about tongues? Do you need to speak in tongues to be saved? How should I be viewing spiritual gifts through the lens of Scripture? These are a few of the questions we are going to try and answer in this episode of Real Christianity.

Scriptures Referenced

  • Luke 6:12-16 “Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles: Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot; 16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.”
  • Revelation 21:14 “And the wall of the city (the new Jerusalem) had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
  • 1 Corinthians 3:10 “According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.”
  • Deuteronomy 18:20-22 “But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”
  • Hebrews 1:1-2 “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:3 says, “But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.” So first we know it is edifying, it’s corrective, and comforting.”
  • 1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.”
  • 1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:5 says, “I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues,”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:6-25

After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.

After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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