How to tell if you’re being called by the Holy Spirit

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How to tell if you're being called by the Holy Spirit

This is a great time to note that you don’t have to be “called” to use your spiritual gifts, or to make the right career choice to support your family, or to help put the chairs away after a church service. Calling everything a “calling” is a low-church pagan superstition practiced by many American Evangelicals.

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10 Responses to How to tell if you’re being called by the Holy Spirit

  1. Heaviside says:

    >Calling everything a “calling” is a low-church pagan superstition practiced by many American Evangelicals.

    Yes I’ve seen many a Hindoo refer to motel ownership as their “calling”.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      I understand they prefer “karma”.

      • Heaviside says:

        That’s not what “karma” means.

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          When we talk about the “fruit” of the Spirit it’s not at all unlike the “fruit-bearing” karma.

          • Heaviside says:

            You wouldn’t use “karma” to justify something you hadn’t done yet.

          • Heaviside says:

            The best advice I can give you specifically for understanding “karma” is to substitute “fate” for it and see if it still makes sense. Someone maybe be “fated” to be reincarnated in a certain body but we would not say they were “called” for it. King Laius did certain actions which by the working of “karma” caused the prediction of the oracle to come true.

  2. Brilliand says:

    The mistake of thinking that God is talking to you when he isn’t has nothing to do with paganism. It lies at the intersection of Christianity and materialism: Christianity for the belief that you have to listen if God is talking, and materialism for the inability to actually tell whether God is talking.

    Your chart, by the way, isn’t a true test of whether God is talking to you – it’s just a heuristic for materialists. The part where you “wait a few weeks” before actually taking it seriously is a dead giveaway.

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