The one thing I regret about the pentecostal 'baptism in the Spirit' is that some Christians use tongues to establish that they are "better" Christians than those who don't have that particular gift. Otherwise, I think it's a wonderful thing.
If, as you pointed out, 'tongues' were necessary, it would have been provided to everyone.
There are too many good people who display many of the Spiritual gifts in their lives, but who don't speak in tongues. Those people give evidence of their Spirit Baptism every day in the fruits of their lives.
But Satan will try to twist even the Spiritual gifts to his purpose, and some will allow him to do that thinking they are honoring God.
"Repent when you falter get up and continue towards the goal
I need that encouragement, Jay. I have to repent sooo much
In faith, Dave
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