And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:15 & 16
Thy word is true from the beginning:
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
|The High Calling Of God
Majority of professing Christians claim that many words in the Authorized Version are archaic and as such, a newer and more updated English version is required to help God out to get His message to the poor folks who cannot understand the King’s English. Yet we find people in the world often used “archaic” words from the Holy Bible in their publications, newspaper articles, and even in their thoughts and conversations! As to why these many so called archaic words that are still commonly used, the newer bible peddlers cannot offer any convincing explanation. Notwithstanding, many times, certain words found in the King James Bible are erroneously quoted to support a view or a certain application not intended by the Author of the Holy Bible. This is largely due to the lack of spiritual understanding from above as fallen man is not expected to be able to understand spiritual things without the illumination from the Holy Spirit of God. Sad to say, even many Christians are also guilty of using biblical words out of context to justify an erroneous view of the Scriptures or to champion an unscriptural application of a certain way of life that is contrary to the godliness and holy living required of a child of God.
So there are many words in the Holy Bible that have been misapplied by Christians as well as by people in this world. This has led to misapplication of the Scriptures and misinterpretation of the Holy Bible. When Job contending with his accusers, he exclaimed: How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove? (Job 6:25) Words are supposed to be forcible when applied correctly according to biblical definition in their own peculiar ways which may be contrary to the conventional usage adopted by the people of the world. Take for example of the word “gay” in the Holy Bible which has been forced by common usage in our day and age to mean a certain perverted way of life by some individuals who are hell-bent in sinning against revealed truth from heaven. We have witnessed these groups of people twisting Scriptures to support their perversion by claiming that actually God only gives those people who are heterosexuals a reprobate mind but not those who are born homosexuals, because the heterosexuals are actually deviant in their lives (Romans 1:27&28). Hence, when the Scriptures are taken out of context, they are no more what they are supposed to mean and the verses such as Ecclesiastes 11:1&4, (Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.), framed on the wall of the sales office of an insurance company would be just as justifiable and effective in motivating its sales agents to sell insurance products to the masses for profit.
Therefore, we see how words taken out of context become strange fire in the light of biblical usage. The people of this world often regard a noble occupation such as a medical doctor, a nurse or even a schoolteacher as a calling. Some people including Christians would even consider many other occupations as callings as well. There are even Christians as ludicrous as to suggest that even a beer promoter pouring beer to her customer as a calling! Whether or not the profession of promoting and selling beer is a respectable mean of earning a living, it is rather subjective as there are many other occupations in the world that are just as respectable and even legal in the view of the people in this world. But for a Christian to accept any means of making a living as a biblical usage of the word “calling”, it would do injustice to the Holy Scriptures and it dishonours God. He has failed to rightly divide the word of truth. So if a person is unfortunate whether by circumstances or by choice whose means of making a living are immoral by nature, can this be regarded as a calling? If that is the case, is it not indirectly laying the blame to Almighty God for his or her poor and lowly state and God is also responsible for this person’s misery? In this study, we will focus on the subject of God’s high and holy calling, which has often been taken out of context by the people of this world and Christians alike to apply it in a way that is foreign to the biblical definition of this word as found in the Holy Bible. The calling of the world has nothing in common with the calling for the child of God who has been called out of darkness into Christ’s marvelous light! One call is from below while the other call is from above! Just as hell has no affinity with heaven, the calling of this world has no eternal benefits and blessings with the calling that comes from above. May God bless the study of this holy word “calling” which is being used by the Most High to accomplish His divine plan for the redemption Adam’s lost and helpless race back to their original exalted state as the sons of the living God!