“But brother Roberts, these things are not in the church that I go to!”
Then you’re not in a church, my friend, you’re in a club!
Notice the rest of this verse: “And God hath set… in the church… gifts of healings, helps, governments and DIVERSITIES OF TONGUES.”
Roberts Liardon tells us that the word “diversities” here means: different kinds of tongues. There are different types of tongues that do different things.
Roberts Liardon tells us that one guy said to me, “We have diversity of tongues in our church. We’ve got some Russians that speak in Russian. We’ve got some French and they speak some French and we’ve got some Hispanics and they speak in Spanish.”
That’s not what this verse is talking about at all! The term “diversities of tongues” here is referring to the various kinds of utterances that bubble up from within your spirit by the supernatural power of God.