Does a person have control over speaking in tongues?

Does the Holy Spirit take over a persons tongue until speaking in tongues is over, or does the person speaking in tongues actually have some control over it?

Acts 2:1 - 47

NRSV - 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

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Mini Darren Wilkens

I've only spoken in tongues twice. Both times were a week apart in the early 80's. I can assure you it's uncontrollable. When the Holy Spirit is finished with His message that He sent through you, then it will stop.

From my experiences, a person starts out talking to to God in a normal voice. Depending on how open they are to letting the Holy Spirit take control of their mind and body, that person will start crying (happy tears) and eventually start talking in another language.

There are people who fake it! As far as I'm concerned (I hope I'm wrong), if a person isn't looking up, crying or have their hands in the air, odds are they're faking it. So many people want to "fit in" and will do whatever it takes to be accepted.

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