Speaking in Tongues Debate - 01 - Preface and Contents

"I Speak in Tongues
More Than You All"
G.-F. Rendal
Translated from French by
K Benson and V Dinsmore
 
 
"...they received the word with all readiness of mind,
and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."


  Preface 
 EXPERIENCES
 
Foreword
 THE BIG QUESTION: WHEN?
 
A MESSAGE FOR MEN?
 HE... EDIFIES HIMSELF
 
OF WHOSE JUDGMENT DOES IT SPEAK?
 WHERE SHOULD SPEAKING IN TONGUES BE USED?
 
THE TONGUES OF ANGELS
 CONTRADICTIONS
 
TWO KINDS OF TONGUES
 THE BRAZEN SERPENT
 
THE SIGN AND ITS PURPOSE
 NEARING THE END
 
THE TEACHING OF EPISTLES
 FINALLY, BRETHREN
 
JESUS AND TONGUES
 Questions


    The reading of this book will help to enlighten those who are concerned and perhaps confused in the face of the flood tide of subjectivism which has burst upon the Church, carrying with it souls who are poorly grounded in experiences which are subtly labeled as being biblical. Two pitfalls are pointed out: The dangerous error of counterfeiting the truth in this manner; the chilling error of a dead orthodoxy.
    Most of those who have preceded G.-F. Rendal in dealing with this doctrine of speaking in tongues have often dealt with it in a presumptuous spirit common to the doctrine's opponents. Their process of reasoning, drawing conclusions, and application of these to the problem at hand are all too frequently suffocating, incomplete, and prejudiced. Thus, they remain unconvincing or at least not convincing enough.

    G.-F. Rendal approaches this doctrinal problem and deals with it from the inside out. He, as it were, takes a step back and looks at it both objectively and subjectively. He shows it to be an outdated, erroneous or fraudulent teaching.

    Under his pen, the whole body of Scripture is convincingly shown to be harmonious.

    It is highly desirable that pastors, those responsible in local churches, assemblies and bookstores, as well as editors of Christian periodicals, and teachers in Bible Institutes and Seminaries recommend this book so as to give it the publicity it deserves.


Preface

    My wife and I had the joyous privilege of serving our Lord Jesus Christ for over 32 years on the Island of Martinique in the French West Indies. During the latter months of our missionary church-planting ministry there we learned of G.-F. RENDAL's book I Speak in Tongues More Than You All. After a careful reading of this unusual book we felt that we should do all we could to acquaint everyone possible with his treatment of every scripture text having to do with this question of speaking in tongues.

    The modern-day teachings and practices erroneously based on these texts have sown untold confusion worldwide.

    It is certainly no understatement to say that his treatment of this modern doctrinal aberration (his quotations of Augustine are refreshing) is the most complete, competent and convincing of any writing we had seen on the subject. Mr. RENDAL's fair, lucid and thorough examination of the subject, based on a background of personal knowledge and experience, deserves a wide reading.

    As missionary church planters looking forward to further Gospel ministry in France, we delight to add our personal recommendation of this significant work, encouraging everyone who has any interest whatsoever in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, to examine this book with great care.

    May God's rich blessing multiply its usefulness to untold numbers of people.

Rev. & Mrs. John WEEKS

 

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