The only theology of salvation taking a middle position between Calvinism and Arminianism, thus resolving the 4-century conflict. An inductive approach to the Bible is emphasized, utilizing careful word studies of the original Hebrew and Greek, considering the context of each of 1000 passages. This greatly improved 3rd edition is updated with new research and thoroughly revised and reorganized, including four new chapters. Scholarly material is put in footnotes and excursuses so that the text remains terse and readable, even for laypeople. The basis of salvation in the Old Testament is first examined in a progressive way; then the terms of salvation are clarified. The four chapters defending eternal security include a simple explanation of Hebrews 6 and John 15. Seven chapters critique Calvinism, especially focusing on word studies of foreknowledge, 'election,' and foreordination. Lastly, the historical, missiological, and rational support for a mediate view is examined.