There is a lot of excitement over the subject of tongues in the church of today. Many consider that speaking in tongues is the necessary evidence that a person has received the Holy Spirit. Throughout the world worship services take place where the whole congregation supposedly erupts into tongues-speaking. Countless individual Christians claim to pray in tongues in private. For so many, such experience is enough, it is proof that the gift of tongues is alive and well, and even to question it is branded as unbelief. May I urge you never to make experience your final authority, but only the Scriptures. References to tongues in the Bible are found in Mark 16:17, Acts 2:3-4,11, 10:46, 19:6, 1 Corinthians 12:10,28,30, 13:1,8, 14:5-6,18,21-23,39, and we shall be considering these passages.