Petercito, with regards to "languages" in 1 Cor 14:13 this was indeed languages and these languages present in the congregation required "translation" as the word should be understood.
Paul's description of Spiritual gifts was addressed to the Corinthians. The Corinth church was comprised primarily of Gentiles. The gifts were endowed capabilities for service to the NT church. And Jews and Gentiles alike were edified through the operation of the gifts. Interesting.
Look the problem is you keep repeating scriptures about the church of that time. But missing the point of the origins of what was going on.
I agree and understand what is written there.
Where do we first see tongues being introduced into the bible? It is not in the book of Acts like almost everyone seems to think but in Isaiah 28v11,12 as Paul quotes in 1 Corinthians 14v21
1 Corinthians 14v20
Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. 21
In the Law it is written:
“With other tongues
and through the lips of foreigners
I will speak to this people,
but even then they will not listen to me,
says the Lord.”
Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers.
Go back and read the entire chapter in Isaiah 28 and get an understanding of what is being said. God is rebuking the leaders. That is not a good thing. Do you want to be rebuked?
Who did Jesus always rebuke and always call a wicked and perverse generation? The leadership of Israel, the pharisees and teachers of the law.
That is who the tongues, LANGUAGES are addressing. The unbelievers are the unbelieving nation of Israel, who crucified The Lord Of Glory.
The lips of foreigners are the gentiles or more correctly the ethnic groups.
This in no way applies to anyone of today.