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Bible Dictionaries

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Calling

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Romans 11:29 (b) A word applied to invitation from GOD for His special service with which He also grants the gifts and the power to do that service.

1 Corinthians 1:26 (b) Indicates GOD's choice of an individual and His plan and purpose for him regardless of his qualifications or position.

1 Corinthians 7:20 (c) The word here evidently refers to the kind of business in which the person was engaged when he was saved by grace. Undoubtedly it is taken for granted that this is a legitimate work and not something that is illegitimate and ungodly.

Ephesians 4:4 (c) This calling is out of darkness into light; out of Satan's kingdom into GOD's kingdom; out of the devil's family into GOD's family.

Hebrews 3:1 (c) This word refers to the new economy, the new life of GOD, the new association with the things of Heaven.

2 Peter 1:10 (b) Here is a request to examine one's self carefully and thoroughly to see whether the gift of eternal life has really been implanted in the soul and whether the person is really saved.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Calling'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/c/calling.html. 1957.

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