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or CALLING, in theology, is a gracious act of God in Christ by which, through his word and Spirit, he calls forth sinful men, who are liable to condemnation and placed under the dominion of sin, from the condition of the animal life, and from the pollutions and corruptions of this world (Genesis 6:3; Matthew 11:28; Romans 10:13-15; Galatians 1:4; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 Peter 3:19; 2 Peter 2:20), unto the fellowship of Jesus Christ, and of his kingdom and its benefits; that, being united unto him as their head, they may derive from him life, sensation, motion, and a plenitude of every spiritual blessing, to the glory of God and their own salvation (1 Corinthians 1:9; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14). (See CALL).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Vocation'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/v/vocation.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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