Those who attempt to dignify and separate themselves with Biblical titles (regarding gifts) and introduce themselves as such, generally aren’t the real deal. Okay, here’s the thing about speaking in tongues. In a congregational setting, Paul warned us that unless it edifies the word of God and His church, we are to stay away from it. All it does is create a massive amount of confusion and places some sort of god like mystique around the person doing it. In short, I vehemently dislike “showtime at the church house”. That said, I have experienced the real thing. On one such occasion, an old friend (now passed) and his daughter were attending church with me and toward the end of the service his daughter stood up and proceeded to speak in a very obvious oriental tongue. She finished in a matter of about 1 minute and then sat down looking somewhat exhausted and red faced. For a minute or so the church was quiet and then a Japanese man stood up and introduced his mother who was visiting from Japan and further explained that she didn’t speak very much English but he had hoped she understood enough to get through the service. He then translated what John’s daughter had said and it was a very warm welcome for the old Japanese woman which also very quickly encapsulated what the main part of the message was during the service. He also said that the language spoken was such that she would have had to live in their part of Japan because it fit in with the local isms and thanked her for doing what she did. The thing is, John’s daughter only spoke American English and to tell the truth, had a simplistic vocabulary at best. No Spanish, French, German and certainly not Japanese specializing in a localized dialect. So yeah, I do believe that all the gifts including prophesy and tongues do exist but if someone advertises it, I’m not buying.