For example: In our Sunday service someone speaks in tongues and then tells us what was said, would this be correct?
1 Corinthians 14:13 - 17
ESV - 13 Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.
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Just wanted to say that I have read the above Bible quotation before, but showing this does not answer the original question. I have often wondered about different aspects of speaking in tongues, also.
Tongues are a sign to unbelievers; prophecy to believers (1Cor. 14:21-22).
► Following order must be followed while speaking/interpreting tongues during a service:
✿ All speaking in tongues at once causes mockery by the unsaved whereas with prophesying the unsaved are convicted of sin (1Cor. 14:23-25).
✿ Every gift must be used to edify the church (1Cor. 14:26). Prophecies do this better (1Cor. 14:1-5,23-25).
✿ Only one message is allowed in a church service if not interpreted (1Cor. 14:3,27-31).
✿ Three messages in tongues are allowed in any church service if they are interpreted. (1Cor. 14:27-32).