The Guide to the Scriptures

    Call, Called of God, Calling

    To be called of God is to receive an appointment or invitation from him or his duly authorized Church leaders to serve him in a particular way.

    • He laid his hands upon him and gave him a charge:Num. 27:23;
    • I ordained thee a prophet:Jer. 1:5;
    • I have chosen you and ordained you:John 15:16;
    • Paul was called to be an Apostle:Rom. 1:1;
    • No man takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God:Heb. 5:4;
    • Jesus was called of God after the order of Melchizedek:Heb. 5:10;
    • I have been called to preach the word of God according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy:Alma 8:24;
    • Priests were called and prepared from the foundation of the world:Alma 13:3;
    • If ye have desires to serve God, ye are called:D&C 4:3;
    • Stand fast in the work to which I have called you:D&C 9:14;
    • You need not suppose that you are called to preach until you are called:D&C 11:15;
    • Elders are called to bring to pass the gathering of the elect:D&C 29:7;
    • No one shall preach my gospel or build up my Church unless he is ordained:D&C 42:11;
    • There are many called, but few are chosen:D&C 121:34;
    • Man must be called of God:A of F 1:5;