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 horrifying image of our heavenly Father and has no basis in scripture.
Below are links to some of the articles and study notes I have written on this subject.
A question I am often asked is whether inclusionism is universalism. It is not. One looks back (historical reconciliation); the other looks forward (ultimate reconciliation). Many inclusionists are also universalists but some are not:
I have seen the inclusionist message shipwreck the faith of many. It has ended ministries and sunk churches. I strongly recommend you have nothing to do with it.
- Inclusionism – what harm is it?
- 10 reasons why the doctrine of inclusion is not good news
- 12 ways the doctrine of inclusion misleads
- Grace is inclusive but inclusionism is not grace
- 50 scriptures inclusionism can’t explain
Other relevant articles
Study notes (longer)
- The Central Claims of Inclusionism
- The Doctrine of Inclusion: Why it Appeals, How it Misleads
- Was Humanity Raised With Christ?
- Last Adam’s Greater Work
- Inclusionism is Not Foreshadowed in the Old Testament, by Ed Elliott
- Did the Early Church Fathers Promote Inclusionism?