Calvin on Human Agents in the Bestowing of Salvation (1 Tim. 4:16)

For those of you that heard the lesson last night from 2 Cor. 3:1-6 this will be supplemental; for the rest of you (that would be my other reader) this is still edifying.

Calvin writes in his comments on 1 Timothy 4:16:

And as the unfaithfulness or carelessness of the pastor is ruinous to the church, so the cause of salvation is justly ascribed to his faithfulness and diligence. True, it is God alone that saves; and not even the smallest portion of his glory can lawfully be bestowed on men. But God parts with no portion of his glory when he employs the agency of men for bestowing salvation.


About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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