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How does one discern a calling to the vocation of priesthood?

The question of whether you are called to be a priest, or really any other specific calling, is not one you make on your own. If you feel you might be called to such a thing you should follow a number ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

Paul was speaking as an apostle, and all the apostles were chosen by divine appointment. As Jesus said in John 15:14-17, they were now his friends, for they did what he commanded. “Ye have not ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

There is no difficulty in identifying godly men during past centuries, men who were called and who taught the gospel without apology or excuse. Their ministry was blessed by God. For example: ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/topic/quorum-of-the-twelve-apostles The modern-day Quorum of the Twelve ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

I will give a Lutheran response to the question. It is based upon a response to how some Reformed cessationists hold to what is called a "cascade" theology of spiritual gifts and offices. ...
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How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically?

Whilst agreeing that discernment and prayer is vital when contemplating what ministry God has called a Christian to, it might be useful to first consider what forms ministry can take. Not all are ...
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What is the Reformed perspective on "All people are called by God to salvation in Christ"?

This statement, by itself, is in line with the main strands of Reformed theology,1 when the word "call" is understood to mean external call. The Scriptures, therefore, in the most explicit ...
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According to Protestant understanding, how does a believer know if they have been called to be an evangelist?

According to Protestantism, how does one know if they have been called to an evangelist? The very same way that one may know any part of what the Lord calls them to and gifts them for: I beseech you ...
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What is an overview of guidelines for women to have their divine callings to leadership positions in the Church acknowledged by their congregations?

With respect to women, it is strange that you have not included in your list of relevant verses 1 Timothy 2:11-14 "A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman ...
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If someone is called by God to be an apostle, what is the proper way for them to convince others that their calling is genuine?

If someone calling themselves an apostle is primarily concerned (perhaps concerned at all) with convincing people that he/she is an apostle rather than convincing people that Jesus is the Christ, the ...
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If someone is called by God to be an apostle, what is the proper way for them to convince others that their calling is genuine?

The Holy Ghost Apostles do not have the responsibility to convince others of their call--that's the Holy Ghost's job. Consider the actions of the apostle Peter: He bore testimony of Christ The Holy ...
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Do Latter-day Saints expect miracles from their Apostles to authenticate their callings?

It's not clear exactly what verse 12 is saying here. The word "with" seems to suggest that the "signs and wonders and mighty works" are something distinct from and in addition to &...
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How can a Christian know if they are called to be a prophet, according to denominations that believe in modern-day prophets?

I will give a Lutheran continuationist non Pentecostal perspective on this question. The word for προφητεῖαι does not necessarily have a "gee whiz" or "thus saith the Lord" ...
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In the LDS church what is the process of calling a new prophet?

How is a New Church President Called? It's interesting to realize that the Church and its members don't call a prophet, they call a president. It is by the laying on of hands and the bestowal of keys ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them? Both the Orthodox and Catholic Churches have historically ...
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How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically?

How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically? Discernment for a particular ministry usually takes several years to ascertain. It is not ...
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How does one discern a calling to the vocation of priesthood?

How does one know if God is calling him to be a priest? All that D.J. Clayworth has posted in his answer is correct, yet it is somewhat incomplete. Having been in a seminary for a number of years ...
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