This is what I told a friend of mine during a Facebook chat. You see, my friend is one of those Pentecostals who believe that every believer should speak in tongues by virtue of the indwelling Spirit. My friend even quoted 1 Corinthians 14:5, “Now I want you all to speak in tongues.”
We quickly got into matters of interpretation of Scripture. My friend even appealed to Acts 2:38, “the gift of the Holy Spirit,” to prove his point. At first, I thought he was pointing me to the wrong Scripture reference, because I had never seen that use of Acts 2:38 before to prove that every Christian should speak in tongues.
At the end of the chat I was left frustrated and confused. I believe my Pentecostal friend noticed this in me. I’m usually calm and collected. But my friend’s use of Scripture to prove his point was simply too much.