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Mediate Theology

As proposed by Dr. C. Gordon Olson  based on the inductive study of God's Word


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A Balanced View of Salvation Truth
Mediate Theology is a middle ground view of salvation doctrine developed inductively from the study of scripture.  It is a totally distinct, cohesive, and viable system that stands on its own integrity, intermediate between the two opposing views of God's sovereignty versus man's free will.

Mediate Theology Overview

While affirming God's initiative in salvation, Mediate Theology recognizes God's demand for man's response as a condition of salvation. This view avoids compromising the doctrine of justification by faith alone.  It recognizes the essential place of the convicting work of the Holy Spirit wrought mediately.  It avoids the confusion of discipleship salvation.  It is the soundest way for the believer to experience the full assurance of security in Christ. 

In common with Calvinism, it holds to an essentially Augustinian view of the total depravity of man (properly defined), some limited or particular dimensions of the sacrifice of Christ, the substitutionary nature of Christ's death, and the eternal security of the truly born-again believer.

In common with Arminianism, it holds to some universal dimensions of the death of Christ (without becoming universalist), to conditional election, and to the rejection of the concept of irresistible grace.