With William Plumer in Romans, Day 2 – Evening

Romans 1:1
NAS – Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God…
KJV – Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God…

“But then all Christ’s ministers must be called of God, v. 1. They must be effectually called, soundly converted. Ps. 50:16. Then they must be divinely called to the work of the ministry. All the ecclesiastics on earth cannot give authority to minister in God’s house. The utmost the church can do is to recognize a call given by her Divine Head. God’s real servants in the ministry get their commission from heaven, not from men; from Jesus Christ, not from the church. Nor is it wrong for such to avow and defend their call. Nor is it assumptive in God’s people to examine the call of any and all, who say they are sent of God. I John 4:1; Rev. 2:2.” (Romans, 39)

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