Search Results for inclusion


December 28, 2016 // 4 Comments

The doctrine of inclusion teaches that humanity was “included” in Christ’s death and resurrection. Humanity ascended with Christ and is now seated with him in heavenly places. Those who teach inclusionism adopt the language of grace, but their message is a perversion of the gospel. Inclusionism presents a [...]

50 Scriptures Inclusionism Can’t Explain

December 12, 2014 // 70 Comments

“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” (Heb 2:1) Being careless with God’s word can cause people to drift away. This is why I am opposed to the doctrine of inclusion for it distorts and twists scripture and, as a result, some have drifted away. [...]

Inclusionism – What Harm Is It?

July 16, 2014 // 83 Comments

When I wrote about the dangers of inclusionism two years ago, few people cared. When I wrote again last year, everybody did. In this high-speed world, much can change in a short time. You probably know by now that inclusionism teaches that everyone – whether they believe it or not – was included in Christ’s [...]

12 Ways the Doctrine of Inclusion Misleads

September 17, 2013 // 105 Comments

We have been called to preach the gospel of God’s grace and no other gospel. Why grace? Because only grace can save those who trust in it (Eph 2:8). The gospel is true whether you believe it or not but it won’t benefit you unless you believe it. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they [...]

Grace is Inclusive but Inclusionism is Not Grace

August 22, 2013 // 160 Comments

One of these claims is not like the others. See if you can spot the difference… “Believe and be saved” ~Jesus (Mk 16:16, Luk 8:12) “Believe and be saved” ~Paul (Acts 16:31, Rom 10:9) “You are saved. Believe it.” ~Inclusionism Do you know the difference between the gospel of grace and the doctrine of [...]

The Myth of Exclusionism

February 26, 2018 // 65 Comments

I know what you’re thinking. “Clear my diary because I’ve been waiting for someone to write about exclusionism. Finally!” No, you’re probably not thinking that at all. You’re thinking, “What’s exclusionism?” Exclusionism, in the context of grace, is a myth, a yeti. It’s a fake gospel. And [...]

Is Humanity Righteous? (Romans 5:18-19)

June 27, 2015 // 111 Comments

If I gave you a million dollars, how would you react? If you were poor, you’d be thrilled. You’d thank me and tell all your friends how awesome I am. But if you were Bill Gates you might say, “Meh. Add it to the pile.” How you react to a gift reflects your need for that gift. Which is why I am dismayed [...]

Scripture Index

December 17, 2014 // 98 Comments

  Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude Revelation .Old Testament This index is updated every month or so. Don’t [...]

Conversations about Hell

August 1, 2014 // 129 Comments

[The following are extracts from conversations I’ve had in the past month.] Paul, you’re opposed to inclusionism and you’re skeptical about universalism. Why do you want to condemn people to hell? Me: Huh? I’ve come to embrace inclusionism (or universalism) because I cannot conceive of a good God [...]

How to Teach the Gospel of Grace

June 27, 2014 // 27 Comments

I know a church where the pastor preached a series of sermons simply titled “Jesus.” For several weeks he expounded on the character of Christ and what he has done for us. It was brilliant. It was heavenly. But then he stopped. The series came to an end and the pastor began a new series. I don’t remember [...]

Top 13 of 2013

January 8, 2014 // 23 Comments

As we start a new year of walking in grace, I thought I’d take a moment to look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year on E2R. If I was to summarize the year in a word, I’d say “conflict.” Conflict is a normal part of life and it certainly was a normal part of life in the New [...]