Hur såg den tidiga kyrkan på tungomålstalande (som med stor säkerhet egentligen handlade om förmågan att tala främmande språk) och självutnämnda profeter som talade i extas m. m.? Så här skriver Eusebios i Kyrkohistoria, Bok 5:
Chapter 17. Miltiades and His Works.
1. In this work he mentions a writer, Miltiades, stating that he also wrote a certain book against the above-mentioned heresy. After quoting some of their words, he adds:
Having found these things in a certain work of theirs in opposition to the work of the brother Alcibiades, in which he shows that a prophet ought not to speak in ecstasy, I made an abridgment.
2. A little further on in the same work he gives a list of those who prophesied under the new covenant, among whom he enumerates a certain Ammia and Quadratus, saying:
But the false prophet falls into an ecstasy, in which he is without shame or fear. Beginning with purposed ignorance, he passes on, as has been stated, to involuntary madness of soul.