Re: If I've been babtized by the Holy Spirit, why cant I speak in tongues?
God soverignly dispenses spiritiual gifts to all before they are born. What we do with them is our choice. We can either use them to defile His Name or bring glory to His Name.
Wanting some 'gift' we don't have is vain and without any profit.
"Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy."