(Romans 10:1) Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
- Good initial coverage of religion vs. faith
I felt that the subject could have gone deeper to include what it means to not only be 'called', but also to be 'chosen', as well as 'faithful' to the calling.
It has been my experience that once a person is chosen by Christ, their calling is already secured by their faith.
Many are called but few are chosen. What does it take to be chosen? Faithfulness to the crucified life in Christ is what a person is chosen by Christ to be faithful to.
Not by power or by might but by His Spirit. And the Spirit will crucify the flesh once God in Christ has chosen. Those who belong to Him were chosen from before the foundation of this world and non will slip through His fingers.
It is a straight and narrow path and relatively few there be that go that way. To fully comprehend this would frighten and astonish even Daniel.