The Ghanaian hiplife songstress, Belinda Akua Amoah known in showbiz as Mzbel believe that people who practice speaking in unknown languages (tongues) are either possessed by demons or manifest an unstable emotional state.
Speaking to Squny Agyekum Gyimah on Beach 105.5 FM on her new song, ‘Tongues’, produced by Hydraulix, Mzbel begins with a few lines in a strange language – considered as tongues.
While responding to why she was poking fun at Christians and tongue-speaking, she said: “Tongues itself is played. It is very silly… when you go to church and speak in tongues, it is senseless”.
The controversial singer explained that the Bible states nowhere that people should say things they cannot understand while praying.
“People would say that on the day of Pentecost, the disciples spoke in new languages, but when you read further…they only spoke languages either than their mother tongues.”
She explained that on the day of Pentecost when the disciples received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spoke in new tongues, there were persons in the crowds who could identify and understand the languages being spoken.
She mocked how some Christians forced themselves to speak in ‘tongues’. For her, praying in a language that no one can identify and understand is a silly joke.She said.