Treasure in Jars of Clay: The Synergy Between the Instrumental and Ministerial Causes in God’s Plan of Salvation
Hein, Jonathan R.
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Hein explains, “The purpose of this paper is to examine the synergy that exists between God’s instrumental cause of salvation (the Gospel) and his ministerial cause of salvation (you and me). First, we will define what we mean when we speak of “the causes of salvation.” Secondly, we will look at how the instrumental cause of salvation, the Gospel, works. Thirdly, we will examine how the ministerial cause of salvation utilizes the instrumental cause. Finally, we will contemplate some practical challenges that arise as we consider the synergy that exists between the instrumental and ministerial causes of salvation.”