The Meanings Of: Called, Invited, & Chosen
July 5, 2014
Bible teachers, especially those who are Calvinistic, often use Rom. 8:30 to persuade others to believe that all whom God calls are going to be saved. However, as Israeliteindeed explains, this is not so. She points out that “called” and “chosen” can be used interchangeably, as in 1 Cor. 1:26-31. She also points out that Judas was among the chosen Twelve (John 6:70,71) whom the Lord gave His supernatural authority to. (Mt. 10:1) She reminds us of Mt. 22:14 which says, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” It is significant that four of the twenty-one versions I read at biblehub.com used “invited” instead of “called” for Mt. 22:14, quite telling against the argument that Rom. 8:30 is giving the blanket statement that ALL whom God calls (invites), He also justifies and glorifies. Thus as we let Scripture interpret Scripture, Rom. 8:30 means that all who respond to the invitation (the call) are justified and glorified.
As Israeliteindeed says:
This is an important issue to understand, so I highly recommend that everyone read the entire article. Click here: http://israeliteindeed.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/those-who-are-called/