Jesus left a command to his disciples before he ascended and returned to his Father saying, “Tarry ye in Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high.” This miraculous and overcoming power began at Pentecost, where the baptism of the Holy Ghost was first experienced by those assembled with the evidence of tongues.
In today’s Church, tongues is very controversial. Some say tongues was for the Apostolic time only. However, the scripture says that “The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” The baptism of the Holy Ghost is verified by evidence and that evidence is speaking in tongues. Secondly, tongues is used as one’s private prayer language. The third use of tongues that God has provided is in the assembly of the faithful, in which the gift of tongues followed by interpretation is manifest. “Tongues” is controversial because it is not widely understood in its three distinct forms.