While there is no place or purpose for the supernatural power of tongues any longer in this dispensation there remains those who confuse the rest of us with their so-called power to speak in unknown tongues.
Paul says to the Corinthian believers that he would rather speak five words that can be understood in the church than ten thousand in tongues.
“Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.” – 1 Corinthians 14:19
Ten thousand words may be the amount of words spoken in about an hour’s worth of preaching. Apparently, an entire sermon of tongue talking could be replaced with five words.
Below is a list of five word phrases that Paul spoke that were more beneficial than tongue talk. Perhaps some of these are what he had in mind when he wrote 1 Corinthians 14:19.
If we replaced every ten thousand word tongue talking with one of these phrases by course then we might finally hear the gospel again in Pentecostal churches!