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Where did the idea of being “called to preach” come from?

The church loves to use the idiom called to preach. It's the idea that (for the purposes of this question) God calls some people to preach or pastor and He doesn't call others. A person might say "......
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What is the Reformed perspective on “All people are called by God to salvation in Christ”?

The quote in the title is taken from paragraph 16 of the JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church. Is such a statement consistent or ...
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How to determine a genuine call from God?

Imagine one day a person hears voices like God speaking to him (or as how he would describe as God), with bright lights, angels, burning bushes, and all. It would seem so real for him but only he ...
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What is the difference between “called” and “chosen”?

Matthew 22:14: For many are called, but few are chosen. [ESV] What is the difference between “called” and “chosen” here? Though I believe in predestination, I struggle to see how this verse ...
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Refuse the Call of God? [closed]

I am a Christian, I want to teach and share the word of God as I wish but I do no want the call of God upon my life. This may sound weird but please hear me out first. I want to spread the word of God,...