The apostle Paul sees the call of God as the gospel presented by human beings verbally or through the written word of the Bible
(2 Thess 2:14-15).
For example, Jesus began His ministry by announcing the coming Kingdom of God, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom
of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel" (Mark 1:15;
Matt 3:2; 4:17).
Paul's use of the "kaleo" word group is with the same meaning as its use in the Old Testament and Jesus of the New Testament. In Paul's
ministry, God calls individuals to be His people but to be of the elect, one must believe in the gospel. In understanding that salvation
is the means by which the call of each individual to be holy is fulfilled, Paul emphasizes the vital importance of sharing the gospel.
For deeper study:
What does "call" mean when the apostle Paul uses the term?
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