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NT Church Proliferation Digest Tuesday, October 1 2002 Volume 02 : Number 171
Re: [NTCP] missionary schools
RE: [NTCP] missionary schools
[NTCP] "call to preach"

Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 12:50:47 -0400
From: jferris <jferris154 * mac>
Subject: Re: [NTCP] missionary schools

David Anderson wrote:

>I question this practice. But I question everything ...
>
Dear David,

For many years now, my impression has been that most of what has been
claimed to be a "call to..." is actually a "run from..." This is very
unfortunate on both ends of the transaction. "Wenting" does more harm
than good. It is the "senting" that is needed, but even there it must be
sent from something or someone authentic.

Yours in Christ,

Jay


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Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 07:40:40 -0400
From: "Richard Wright" <wright47 * sc.rr>
Subject: RE: [NTCP] missionary schools

An experienced missionary once said to us, "Don't go and try to do
something in another culture that you haven't already done in your own
culture".

I'm also reminded of the following passage:

1 Corinthians 7:32 ÝBut I would have you without carefulness. He that is
unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may
please the Lord:
33 ÝBut he that is married careth for the things that are of the world,
how he may please his wife.

Blessings,

Dick
Phil.3:12-14


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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 12:22:37 -0400
From: David Anderson <david * housechurch>
Subject: [NTCP] "call to preach"

>Dear David,
>
>For many years now, my impression has been that most of what has been
>claimed to be a "call to..." is actually a "run from..." This is very
>unfortunate on both ends of the transaction. "Wenting" does more harm
>than good. It is the "senting" that is needed, but even there it must be
>sent from something or someone authentic.
>
>Yours in Christ,
>
>Jay

Hi Jay, hi soldiers in the Lord's army, whose weapons are not carnal,

I do not recall on this list a discussion of the "call to preach." Like
so many issues, there are Bible passages which appear to be contradictory.

God's calling is sometimes taken for one's vocation or station in life.
Others see it as a real-time act of God convincing a person of their duty
to proclaim the gospel "full time."

Furthermore, "calling" also applies to salvation. "Rom. 8:30 Moreover
whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them
he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." This
seems to be more than a summons, at least to some.

Conventional wisdom speaks of God's call to enter the pastorate, not to
mention pastoral calls to other churches, usually larger ones. :)

What saith the jury?

David Anderson

 


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