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Chrysostom and Augustine—the greatest theologians of the eastern and western churches—considered tongues obsolete.Writing in the fourth century, Chrysostom stated categorically that tongues had ceased by his time and described the gift as an obscure practice.The last recorded miracles in the New Testament occurred around A. 58, with the healings on the island of Malta (Acts 28:7-10). Miracle gifts like tongues and healing are mentioned only in 1 Corinthians, an early epistle.
Most non-charismatics insist that tongues have already ceased, passing away with the apostolic age. It should be noted that 1 Corinthians 13:8 itself does not say when tongues were to cease.
The drummer says he has found God - after taking a long and winding road to enlightenment.
He admitted he lost his way when he was younger, both as a Beatle experimenting with marijuana and LSD and afterwards when he suffered alcohol and cocaine problems in the late 1970s. I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity-Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself. In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Lennon - who was murdered in 1980 - said: 'Christianity will go. The Fab Four's 1966 tour was their last and they split in 1970. In 1978, Bob Dylan became a bornagain Christian, but by 1983 this period appeared to end and the singer reportedly reverted to his roots in Judaism.
In his latest interview Starr - a vegetarian who is married to former Bond girl Barbara Bach and now splits his time between homes in Los Angeles, London and Monaco - also told how he finds it far easier to deal with life now he is approaching his 70th birthday in July.