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.


Other relevant articles

Study notes (longer)


3 Comments on Inclusionism

  1. Thanks my brother from NZ. I’m glad you’re sounding the alarm graciously that this error is not only contrary to Scripture it’s also dangerous and leads to destruction in many areas of life.

  2. Lalmuan guite // April 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm // Reply

    Bro. Paul i want to know about ‘Election’ and ‘Predestination’. Is this doctrine acceptable for Grace preachers? Is this doctrine relevant to the message of Grace? Whether yes or no,please enlighten me with your writing, i’m so confused!

    • Predestination, as spoken of by Paul in Ephesians 1:11-13, simply means God planned to reveal the gospel to the Gentiles. It does not mean that God chooses some and rejects others. The grace of God has appeared to all people, not some; it is meant to bring great joy to all people, not some. The Lamb of God carried the sins of the whole world.

      Predestined means predetermined. The word is proorizō which is made up of two words: pro, meaning fore, and horizo, meaning horizon or boundary. The God who sees the end from the beginning knows exactly how many seats would be needed at his table and how big his banqueting hall needed to be.

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