Rev. Professor Dr. Karl Dijk states in The Prophetic Word (pp. 695-701): "There is no calling…other than by means of the Word of God through the agency of Scripture!… You would never have had any confidence or even knowledge to have come to the Father through Jesus the Son — if Scripture (and/or its Preachers) had not told you…. 'How shall they hear, without a Preacher?' Romans 10:14b…. But preaching…is nothing other than the proclamation of the Word of God…. And 'faith comes by hearing…the Word of God.' Romans 10:17.