...that are often ignored today.
1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
Speaking in tongues was not to be forbidden in the early church, but it was regulated.
1. Speaking in an unknown tongue was limited to three speakers at the most. (v. 27)
2. Speaking in an unknown tongue was "by course," that is, one at the time rather than all at once or speaking over one another. (v. 27)
3. Speaking in an unknown tongue required interpretation for the edifying of the body, and silence if there were no interpreter. (v. 27-28)
4. Speaking in an unknown tongue required individual self-control and order (v. 32-33,40)
5. Speaking in an unknown tongue was prohibited for the women in the church meetings. (v. 34-35)
6. Speaking in an unknown tongue is not spiritual if done outside of or contrary to the commandments of the Lord. (v. 37)
[All verse references are found in 1 Corinthians chapter 14.]