Speaking in tongues means speaking different languages in the NT as shown in Acts 2.
In Acts of the Apostles the resurrected Jesus commanded his disciples to stay in Jerusalem to get Power and when they got the Power and filled with the Ghost they preached in tongues [multiple languages] and those from other nations understood them.
The disciples could not have preached the Gospel to the world if they were not able to preach in other languages. The filling by the Ghost and talking in multiple languages were the very most important events in Acts of the Apostles.
Please, you cannot just change the story in Acts because you don't like it.
Now, in the Epistles it would appear the Pauline writer liked the gift of talking multiple languages.
If Paul was filled with the Ghost he could probably preach the Gospel in every language spoken anywhere in the ancient world.
1 Corinthians 14:18
It is just a pack of lies that the apostles and Paul were filled with a Ghost and were immediately able to preach and communicate with people of every nation.
Acts of the Apostles and the so-called Pauline Epistles are all late unknown writings invented after at least c 175 --no Christian apologist or Christian writer mentioned anyone with the ability to immediately preach multiple languages after getting filled with a Ghost.
Well, if the first Christian writer was Justin then the so-called Pauline Epistle are fake.cora wrote:The Apology of Aristides must GO. I looked this man up twice. He did not write an Apology. It is a fake. The contents and diverse words show that it must have been written after 170, maybe even after 200. The first Christian writer is Justin.
But, in any event, the apostle Paul must be fake since NT Jesus only had twelve apostles.