You say, "It's a function of the holy spirit. Receptivity of d holy spirit is wat is needed and not d presence of the apostles"
IS THAT STATEMENT FOUND IN SCRIPTURES OR SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT?
Proverbs 27:2 Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth.
2 Corinthians 10:18 Those who praise themselves are not accepted. Those the LORD praises are accepted.
John 3:34 The One whom God has sent speaks Godís words.
John 7:18 Someone who speaks on his own does it to get honor for himself. But someone who works for the honor of the One who sent him is truthful. There is nothing false about him.
1 Corinthians 2:13-14,16 We donít use words taught to us by people. We use words taught to us by the Holy Spirit. We use the words of the Spirit to teach the truths of the Spirit. Some people donít have the Holy Spirit. They donít accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. Things like that are foolish to them They cant understand them. In fact, such things cant be understood without the Spiritís help.
I spent sometime writing this, I put some thought into this, tried not to be to hasty with the reply and sorry it's long.
Now this statement of yours...research carefully all new testament scriptures related to speaking in tongues. Now this takes time but it's worth it my friend
In my research using only scriptures I found no evidence of people receiving this miraculous power of tongues without the presence of an Apostle of Christ.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith
The miraculous signs describe in mark 16:17-18 are the only miracles authorized by Christ for believers to preform after his death, burial, and resurrection. Speaking in tongues is one of those miracles described in mark 16:17-18. Apostles are believers but have authority as apostles. Paul and apostle Peter each rised a person from the dead. That is not part of the authorization of miracles Jesus described for believers in mark 16:17-18 to perform but these are Apostles.
On the topic of the miraculous sign of tongues it's very vital to your faith to ask: Who, what, where, how and when. Please get these answers from scripture. I going to do a research paper soom using mostly scriptures on the subject on miraculous signs authorization. The fake miracles beliefs are sending many people to hell who believe they are Christians.
Mark 13:22 Falses Christs and falses prophets will appear. They will do signs and miracles. They will try to fool God's chosen people.
Matthew 24:5 many will come in my name. They will claim, 'I am the Christ!' They will fool many people.
II Peter 2:1 there will be false teachers among you. In secret they will bring in teachings that will destroy you...v2 Many people will follow their shameful ways. They will give the way of the truth a bad name
Matthew 24:11 Many false prophets will appear. They will fool many people.
Like I said before,
1) The apostles spoke in tongues first Acts 2:1-5, v14-15, 1:8
2) Second, The apostles place hands on some and spoke the word to some and (((then))) the people was given the power to speak in tongues. Acts 19:6 & 10:44
SO WITHOUT THE APOSTLES PHYSICALLY PLACING HANDS AND SPEAKING THE WORD TO PEOPLE TO GIVE THEM THE POWER TO PERFORM THE MIRACLES AUTHORIZED BY CHRIST IN MARK 16:17-18 HOW ARE PEOPLE SPEAKING IN TONGUES? ??
SPEAKING IN TONGUES:
*WHO? Believers, First Apostles, second other believers who are not Apostles...
*WHAT: the miraculous sign and miracle of speaking in tongues (mark 16:17-18)
*WHERE: In the early church to edify believers ( 2 Corinthians 14:5) and outside of the early church as a sign for non- believers (2 Corinthians 14:22). And speaking in tongues are actual human languages from around the world that the person who is speaking has never learned before but able to speak it (acts 2:4-12).
*HOW: The Apostles received this miraculous sign first by God from heaven (Acts 2:1-5, v14-15, 1:
. This was considered by Christ a "baptism by the Holy Spirit and Fire" (Matthew 3:11, Act 1:5&v8). Not all believers will receive that baptism which gives the ability to do miraculous signs which includes speaking in tongues. The second to receive this miraculous sign/baptism was the believers who the Apostles placed hands on and or spoke the word to. (Acts 10:47&v44, 19:6). There is more than 1 baptism (Hebrews 6:2). There are two different kinds of baptisms. The second baptism is described in Acts 2:38-41 and in many other scriptures (mark 16:16). Most believers will receive the second baptism (Matthew 28:18-20) because the Apostles are all dead so they can no longer baptize people by laying of the hands (Act 8:17, 19:6) or by speaking the word (Acts 10:44 & 10:47).
*WHEN: during the early church, speaking in tongues is not present today because the apostles are dead, the people they placed hands on are dead and the people they physically spoke the word to are dead. These are the bible accounts my friend on speaking in tongues. Please much sure your own accounts much scriptures. God's Word.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Put everything to the test.
Ecclesiastes 7:23 I used wisdom to put all those things to the test.
1 John 4:1 Put the spirits to the test to see if they belong to God..
Jeremiah 6:27-28 I want you to test the way they live. All of them are use to disobeying me...All of them do vey sinful things.
Revelation 2:2 You have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not. You have found out that they are liars.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Take a good look at yourselves to see if you really are believers.
Galatians 6:4 Each one of you should but your actions to the test.
Job 13:9 Would it turn out well If he (God) looked you over carefully?
John 6:29 God's work is to believe in the One he has sent.
Matthew 9:37 there are only a few workers.
1 Corinthians 3:13 The fire will test how good everyone's work is.