Happy Riches Answers
As a former Christian, did you speak in tongues? Was it real or were you faking it?
Sari Calamari claims that she was a Christian. Was she? Look at what she says: “So, I faked it. They're all faking it. Although once you fake it enough you seem to be able to convince yourself you aren't. ”
There are many people who fake so many things and think that by being dishonest they can say they are honest. In America, the politicians lie so blatantly, along with the press, that they think they are trustworthy, even though they are faking the truth. Not only does this happen in America, but all over the world.
Firstly, a person who is a genuine Christian can never become an ex-Christian. A person who is a fake Christian—as many are—can claim he or she has become an ex-Christian, but that person was never a Christian in the first place.
This is what Lord Jesus Christ says to all who claim they are Christians:
I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. (Revelation 2:23)
Elijah, what ever gave you the idea that I was an ex-Christian? I am a Christian.
Once I was not a Christian. I am a Christian because I am circumcised of heart and possess the joy of salvation. People can say what they like, but death claims everyone. Unless people discover Lord Jesus Christ, the only tongues that they will speak will be lies.. This is because their father is the father of lies. Some people claim that an untruth is not a lie, but a lie is anything that is not the truth.
As for speaking in tongues, billions of people speak with forked tongues because they will lie, if it suits them, rather than tell the truth. Even I have told lies. If I said that I have never lied, I would be a liar. Since Lord Jesus Christ has become real to me, I have no need to lie and speak with a forked tongue. As a Christian, telling a lie really hurts, beforehand it was just a matter of opening one’s mouth.
As for those Pentecostals and Charismatics who speak in fake tongues, if they tell lies, even what they may call white lies, they speak with forked tongues.
According to the Bible, those who actually do speak in the spiritual language, speak mysteries. The ability is a gift that edifies the one who possesses it when speaking to God.
For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries. (1 Corinthians 14:2)
What is amazing is how so many people think they can fake it until they make it, when the gift is from God and those who are given the gift from God are also given the responsibility to use that gift correctly. Those who do not have the gift, ought to seek it, if they want it.
God knows your heart. Jesus said that those who have an honest and good heart bring forth fruit. Such fruit would be that which reflects what is expected of someone who possesses the Holy Spirit. You will know those who truly possess the Holy Spirit by their fruits.
The Only Way You Will Escape The Futility Of The Forked Tongue Is Truthfulness