Agreed, just making the point that we all need to be careful not to use "dictionary theology".
Christ called the twelve and He called Paul.... those two callings are different.
The word in Romans 16:25 is actually 'stablish'. It's not really word that is used anymore (in English anyway).Yeah, but it is cool to be able to pull that stuff up when needed. I've never gotten the hang of it. So, what I'd like to know is how the word "establish" is used. I can see more than one meaning.
It can mean to place into or to make more sure or solid. I know those are very amateur definitions...I really should google and get something better, but I'm thinking you know what I'm saying. What are your thoughts?
Not to mention, the entire nation was called; way back when, 2 Chron. 7:14
It also its interesting, the various words that are all tied together as to that, Is. 44:1-2; 45:3-4 - called, chosen, election...
In this, Matt. 22:14's "many are called, but few are chosen" is in the sense that few are The Called, Rom. 11:5's "a remnant according to the election of grace."
And all that is tied to Israel's Rev. 19: 7-8's "marriage supper of the lamb...fine linen is the righteousness of saints."
11. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14. For many are called, but few are chosen.
The word in Romans 16:25 is actually 'stablish'. It's not really word that is used anymore (in English anyway).
Study out the word "comfort" in Romans through Philemon as Paul ties that word to the intended sense of what he is talking about as to his use of the word "established" in Rom. 1:12.
I just did that with the word called. And I did the same with the word established. I don't need to study out the word "comfort" in Romans through Philemon because I am convinced I will find the same answer those last provided....that it can mean more than one thing.
Now, instead of sending me off to study, why don't you address how it is that Paul is ready to preach the gospel to them that are in Rome also..
Romans 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
That Paul was called to the work....called to preach the Gospel which calls on people to believe (those that are in Rome also). 2 Thess.2:14
By the way, keep in mind I am posting to more than just you and or those posting on here.
It is why, at times, some of my words appear to be addressing someone I appear to believe needs a bit more study, or what have you.
Yep! For sure!Days of Glory :wave2:
We can know two things for sure:
1. The gospel, the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, is what establishes believers. Romans 16.
2. Paul desired to get to Rome to preach this gospel to them, to the end they may be established. Romans 1.