I know I was called because on April 24, 2009, I received a Divine Call through the Church to serve Messiah Lutheran Church in La Crescent, MN.
A little explanation may be helpful here. A “call” can be either an immediate or a mediated call. An immediate call is a call directly from God. This kind of call is always accompanied by a “theophany” (an audible/visual call), such as the prophets, disciples, and the Apostle Paul received. Apart from this, all other calls are mediated calls, that is
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