I have a question about what is known as catching the holy ghost and speaking in tounges. Obviously the apostles in Acts spoke in tounges and at Pentacost recieved the holy spirit. However where does this catching the holy spirit/being "slain" in the spirit and talking in tounges come from (mainly from what I've seen its a lot of black churches, pentacostals and charasmatics) in churches today? And what language are people speaking when they speak in tongues? I've asked one of my friends who told me she has spoken in tongues and she said she didn't know the language but when the apostles spoke in tongues they all knew what language they spoke and those that heard it knew the language. It seems like a rather unscriptural thing to do in church the main reason being that in 1 Corinthinas 14:22-29 it says
1 Corinthians 14:22-29 (King James Version)
22Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
23If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
24But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
25And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
26How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
27If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
So if tounges is only to be spoken by 2 or 3 and the entire church is fallen down in the spirit speaking tounges by what power are they doing this? If tey are truly speaking toungues at all. Andas far as catching the holy ghost aren't we the temple of the holy spirit according to 1 Corinthians 6:19? And isn't a believer given the Holy spirit? So if this is the case how do you "CATCH" the holy spirit? And how come these same people cannot speak in tongues on command? They need to be "in the spirit" but shouldn't you always be in the spirit?