Born again but cannot speak in tongues? You might find this useful. - Deepstash

Keep reading for FREE

The Question.

The Question.

 “I am born again but cannot speak in tongues. Does it imply I have not received the Holy Spirit?”


135 reads

Response: 5 Things to note about the tongue gift, the Holy Spirit, and You.

  1. Significance of the Tongue Gift
  2. Importance of the Holy Spirit in the Christian faith.
  3. Receiving the Holy Spirit may not be instantaneous.
  4. Discerning the presence of the Holy Spirit.
  5. Speaking in tongues is for every believer.
  6. Different spiritual gifts and their activation.


99 reads

1. Significance of the Tongue Gift.

1. Significance of the Tongue Gift.

Out of all the gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, only speaking in other tongues was not performed in Old Testament times. People began to flow in this supernatural ability only after the ascension of Christ and advent of the HolySpirit.

Speaking in tongues is therefore proof and declaration that, truly Christ is glorified; seated with the Father from and has sent us the Holy Spirit who now lives within (not upon) us just as promised.


70 reads

2. You cannot be born again without the Holy Spirit.

2. You cannot be born again without the Holy Spirit.

The Kingdom of God is the reign of divine power that makes the impossible possible and upholds the will of God. It is both a coming reality and an inner spiritual experience.

To enter this Kingdom, we must have eternal life which is found in Jesus and given by the Holy Spirit. This is why we must believe in Jesus, who is the Son of Man, and be born again. To be born again means to receive the Holy Spirit, who gives us spiritual life. (Mark 16:16-17, John 3:2-21)


53 reads

3. Receiving the Holy Spirit may not always be instantaneous.

In the book of Acts, we find an example of believers in Ephesus who hadn't received the Holy Spirit even though they believed in Jesus. Upon realizing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus and received the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-5).

This indicates that receiving the Holy Spirit isn't always immediate, and there might be moments of waiting.


47 reads

4. It is possible to have received the Holy Spirit and not realize it.

Reasons why: The receiving of the Holy Ghost is a mystery(John 3:8) and a spiritual occurrence. Thus, it is spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14)

It is a supernatural experience that is not dependent on human intelligence for it occur.

Nonetheless, overtime , the Holy Spirit leaves signs indicating his presence for He wants his presence known. So between these events is an interval of oblivion, teaching, and discernment. 


46 reads

5.Speaking in tongues is for every believer.

Speaking in tongues is a gift from the Holy Spirit and is available to all believers. The belief that this gift is reserved for a select few is a misconception.

In all instances in the Bible where people spoke in tongues, it is recorded that all present spoke in tongues.


47 reads

6. Different spiritual gifts and their activation.

While the gift of tongues is available to all believers, not every believer will necessarily speak in tongues.

A believer’s sustained ability to speak in tongues is a function of desire, spiritual growth, and involvement in the service of God. All three elements are within a believer’s circle of influence.  


46 reads


The inability to speak in tongues does not imply that you have not received the Holy Spirit. Being born again means having the presence of the Holy Spirit within you. However, as believers grow and mature in their faith, they may start to function in various spiritual gifts, including tongues. 


50 reads



Passionately learning and documenting lessons on self-leadership (the basis of great leadership) so steward leaders can discover, develop and manage their lives in Christ.


a Bible-based response to a question about speaking in tongues; a supernatural ability in Christ.

More like this


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates