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The most direct verse I have found on this subject is Hebrews 5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. In Exodes 28 it describes how Aaron was called. He was chosen out of a crown by Moses the prophet. He did not call himself but was chosen by God. A short answer but I feel it is pretty direct. If ...


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Many Christians are indeed given a special calling from the Lord Jesus Christ. In Eph. 4:1, the apostle Paul wrote, παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ ὁ δέσμιος ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως περιπατῆσαι τῆς κλήσεως ἡς ἐκλήθητε which is translated as, Therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthily of the calling (κλήσεως) in which you are called (ἐκλήθητε). ...


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Where did the idea of being “called to preach” come from? The gifts imparted to those in the early church would constitute an assumption of "calling" or divine assignment. The direction of the Holy Spirit was clear and unambiguous. Acts 11:12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we ...


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In Latin the word vocare meaning "to call" gave us the English Word "vocation." A vocation is synonymous with a career (Remember vocational guidance?) in many people's minds, and it betrays the roots why someone feels "called to ministry" Both Protestants and Catholics would use these terms interchangeably. Bibically, there is much precedence for this. ...



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