Call, Called of God, Calling See also Authority; Choose, Chose, Chosen (verb); Chosen (adjective or noun); Ordain, Ordination; Steward, Stewardship To be called of God is to receive an appointment or invitation from Him or His duly authorized Church leaders to serve Him in a particular way. He laid his hands upon him and gave him a charge, Num. 27:23. I ordained thee a prophet, Jer. 1:5. I have chosen you and ordained you, John 15:16. Paul was called to be an Apostle, Rom. 1:1. No man takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, Heb. 5:4. Jesus was called of God after the order of Melchizedek, Heb. 5:10. I have been called to preach the word of God according to the spirit of revelation and prophecy, Alma 8:24. Priests were called and prepared from the foundation of the world, Alma 13:3. If ye have desires to serve God, ye are called, D&C 4:3. Stand fast in the work to which I have called you, D&C 9:14. You need not suppose that you are called to preach until you are called, D&C 11:15. Elders are called to bring to pass the gathering of the elect, D&C 29:7. No one shall preach my gospel or build up my Church unless he is ordained, D&C 42:11. There are many called, but few are chosen, D&C 121:34. Man must be called of God, A of F 1:5.