This, I believe, is the only reference to "call" used in this way, in the NT. This called, as shown in the context, refers to the invitation to the wedding feast. The chosen though, by way of contrast, are invited AND are found wearing the appropriate wedding attire.
Originally Posted by Dao
The Gospel is to be preached indiscriminately; hence, there are many who get this call, who arent clothed in Christ's righteousness (wedding attire). In other words, their "call" doesnt result in justification. If you do a word search on "call" and "calling", you will see that, when its used to refer to God's work in drawing us, it always refers to something God effectually gives. This call always results in a man being clothed in the righteousness of Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14. This calling is also done "through the Gospel", as is the "general call"; but it differs in that it always achieves regeneration- 1 Peter 2:9- and results in our justification- Romans 8:30.
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Moses Lake, WA
"Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him" (Psalm 2:12).