What Are We Called and Why

To Sum the Whole Thing Up: A Collection of Writings by J. C. Roady

The Lord’s people are called saints (Eph. 2:19; Jude 3) because they are set apart for the service of God. They are called brethren (Col. 1:2; 1 John 3:14) because of their relationship in one family. They are called the Elect (Col. 3:12; 2 Tim. 2:10) because they are chosen of God in Christ by the gospel. (2 Thess. 2:14) They are called children of God (Rom. 8:16; Eph. 5:1) because of their relationship to the Father. They are called disciples (Acts 20:7) because they are learners under the instruction of their Blessed Master. They are called Christians (Acts 11:26) because they are followers of Christ and citizens of His Kingdom. They are called soldiers (2 Tim. 2:3) because they are all in the same army fighting the good fight of faith. (1 Tim. 6:12) We make the plea that these names were worn by authority and were given by inspiration.


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