In considering this controversial theme, the author had a fivefold intent: To examine every passage in the New Testament dealing with the gift of tongues. To consider the significance of tongues in the Old Testament. The Apostle Paul indicated that God's purpose for the gift of tongues could be discovered in the Law (1 Corinthians 14:21-22). To study the gift of tongues from a dispensational point of view, in light of God's marvelous and yet distinctive programs for both Israel and the Church. To provide a definitive answer to the difficult question, When did tongues cease? To apply the rich truths of this study to the proper functioning and conduct of the local assembly of believers today. George Zeller has served on the staff of the Middletown (Connecticut) Bible Church for more than thirty years. His other books include The Eternal Sonship of Christ co-authored with Dr. Renald Showers. Zeller has written numerous Sunday School lessons, Bible study materials, doctrinal booklets and various papers on a wide range of Biblical topics. These studies are accessible at www.middletownbiblechurch.org.