When I say that I am a Oneness Christien I mean that I am a Monotheistic Christien.
The following book better explains how that could be possible.
I have however looked at the present day tongues phenomenon and not only do I not agree that this is something that confirms salvation but I doubt the validity entirely. There are too many situations where completely non christian cultures and beliefs have glossolalia as a phenomenon. This has happened in ancient times too. In the old and new testaments we are warned about oracles and necromancers, speaking gibberish. People would claim to be possessed by a spirit, foaming at the mouth in a trance, making unintelligible sounds that later are said to be a message from the dead or from a spirit. Ancestor worship is often involved and as time goes on they become mythical beings, a family spirit or daemon (name).
I have tried to point out the difference in character between the True Name and the false Name. The False name would be a tradition and practice of daemonism, ancestor worship, and sacrifices, both human and animal. The baptism of repentence with water is about understanding the difference and putting off the ways of the old man. How can we really receive Salvation through the blood of Christ If we are following the old pagan ways?
These things still go on today.
I think that what happened at the time of Pentecost was an opening of the heart to neighbors and strangers, to share the good news of our Risen Lord Jesus in clear understandable words that speak to our hearts.
This site explores the idea of Pentecost and tongues speaking being completely known languages.
From my point of view it is easier to look at writing. All the people that are mentioned in regards to tongues had writing systems in common. Peleo-heber to Phoenician to Greek. Peleo-heber to Aramaic. Peleo-heber to Arabic. Peleo-heber to Italic/Latin. The same Eleph-Bet/ Eleph-lemed/ Eleph-Tey has influenced the recording of the Bible that we have received. Not writing systems with 2,000 or 500 characters that only the elite scribes could learn and understand, not a mystery cult that oppresses and shuts people out. We can learn to read and write, sharing the word of God with all people.
My message is about clarifying the Holy Name and the Middle Character, something I needed to see written to understand.
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James 3:1-12Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
You will find it quite interesting that the word esh/esse, yesh/jesse means to exist and the word esh also can mean fire. The Holy Name is often discribed as the great I AM. So you can be Spirit for the LORD JEC JESSE JESUS or you can burn. It is one or the other.