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According to the doctrines of Sola Scriptura, and Biblical Infallibility we already have completed revelation from God in the Bible, and this revelation is sufficient for us to know all that God desires of/for us: "All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may ...


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On a loosely related question about the nature of the doctrine of Sola Scriptura and external sources of Truth, Jas 3.1 gave an excellent answer. Since Scripture adequately equips you to correct false doctrine, that implies it is the standard of truth. So the point is this: If a person teaches something contrary to Scripture, they are wrong. ...


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My own pastor has shared stories that he knew at a young age that he was called to the priesthood. As a young boy of 8 or 9 he says he "just knew" which is in keeping with a seed planted by God for the vocation. Oftentimes, young boys who are part of church-going families will mimic the parts of Mass and that is something that shows their interest. Of course ...


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I can't answer directly from a Catholic point of view, but the identification of a calling to the priesthood in the Anglican church probably has some similarities. I also know people who have been called to religious communities. The key thing is that the identification of such a calling is done by the community. Thus you don't show up at a theological ...


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These are two very good, freely-available resources: Vocation to the Religious State by St. Alphonsus de Liguori Vocations by Rev. William Doyle, S.J.


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There is a book called, To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett Brannen, which deals with this quite extensively. It's an almost must read to get insight into the process and lifestyle.


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In my short months of trying to find God, I've read many books. One such that I am reading now is called "The Elijah Task" by John Loren & Paula Sandford. However, before you go on to read this, please know that what I write is my knowledge from books from servants of God (which I digest and actually remember) and all of which are charismatic so, there ...


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First of all, it is important to be open. Many people do not even consider the priesthood. Next, God will not call you to be a priest if you will absolutely hate it. Doing His will will make you happy. Also, you must consider your age. If you are 15, don't expect God to tell you what you are going to do with you life just yet; you don't need to know ...



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