Final defense of tongues
1 Cor 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues ? do all interpret?
This verse speaks of the gift of tongues that not everyone has been given.
1 Cor 13:8-10
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Right now, the gifts of the Spirit serve as forms through which God communicates to us. All the gifts of the Spirit will eventually be done away with according to this verse. That will happen when “that which is perfect is come.” Some teach that this perfect thing came when the Bible was canonized and printed copies were made available to people. According to this view, speaking in tongues was to stop when Bibles were produced. This view is inconsistently applied because it is used to argue that only the gift of tongues should be done away with. The verse also says that when the perfect thing comes, knowledge shall also be done away with. No one believes that when Bibles were produced that knowledge was done away with. That which is perfect must be the New Jerusalem when the gifts of the Spirit will no longer be necessary for God to communicate with or heal His people.
1 Cor 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues , but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues , except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
1 Cor 14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
1 Cor 14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
Again, it is clear that these are referring to the gift of tongues. Speaking in tongues to the church without an interpreter does not help the church body as a whole so if you or someone in church speaks in tongues in a loud manner in which it commands the attention of the whole congregation, we are to pray for an interpretation. If you were the one who gave the message in tongues and there is no interpretation that follows, quiet your voice so that you are speaking only to yourself and God. You will be edified and the church service will not be interrupted.