- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Heresy of the Day #14: Inclusivism

by | May 27, 2022

We need your support. As big tech continues its crackdown on conservative blogs, our days on these platforms are numbered. Go Ad-Free plus get Exclusive Member-Only content by subscribing to us on Substack!

- Advertisement -

One of the most popular heresies not only of the professing Church but also in our modern culture is called “inclusivism.” Inclusivism essentially teaches that God’s mercy is so wide that it doesn’t require knowing Jesus or having faith in Him for salvation; that all people of many faiths, religions, and creeds will ultimately be saved.

This heresy is a mixed bag because it is a mixture of two other types of heresies: pluralism and universalism. For example, most people who would hold to an inclusivist view of God would say that they believe everyone goes to Heaven. But then if you ask them if someone like Hitler would be in Heaven, their answer would be no. Ultimately, the typical inclusivist would still say that Christ is necessary for salvation, but that one must not know Him or come to Him in order to receive the benefits of Christ’s work on the cross.

While the scope of this article covers inclusivism in the context of Christianity, it is not limited to Christianity and spans, by nature, many different religions and has persisted throughout history.

Key Tenets of Inclusivism

  • Rejects the doctrine of repentance and faith in Christ alone and teaches that all religions can save
  • Teaches that the exclusivity of Christ is unjust
  • Contradicts Romans 10 on the need for Evangelism (Romans 10:13-17)
  • Contradicts Jesus’ statement in John 14:6 that no one can come to the Father except through Him

Modern-Day Proponents of Inclusivism

  • Roman Catholic Pope Francis
  • Rob Bell
  • Brian McLaren
  • Rick Warren (link)
  • Billy Graham (link)
  • Jen Hatmaker

More of our Heresy of the Day series.

Join Us and Get These Perks:

✅ No Ads in Articles
✅ Access to Comments and Discussions
✅ Community Chats
✅ Full Article and Podcast Archive
✅ The Joy of Supporting Our Work 😉



The Dissenter is primarily supported by its readers. The best way to support us is to subscribe to our members-only site where you will receive all of our content ad-free, plus you will get member-only exclusive content.

 

Subscribe to The Dissenter

 

Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation using the box below. (Note, the donation box below is not for memberships, but for donations. For memberships, use the button above.)

Comments

Join our active and vibrant discussion community on Substack. Click here to subscribe.

- Advertisement -

Latest

Jared Moore Throws Hat in the Ring for SBC Presidency

Jared Moore Throws Hat in the Ring for SBC Presidency

Every year, the Southern Baptist Convention holds an annual meeting where denominational business is conducted, resolutions are voted on, and the new convention leaders are chosen to lead for the next years. And every year, it seems, that dirty tricks are pulled to...

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

I often hear charismatic Word of Faith preachers twist Genesis and the Creation narrative of God making man in His own image—and how man and animals were created in such a way that like kind begets like kind—to support their false "little gods" doctrine. It is a rank...

Subscribe

reformedgear.com

Follow Us

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

You Might Also Like…

Jared Moore Throws Hat in the Ring for SBC Presidency

Jared Moore Throws Hat in the Ring for SBC Presidency

Every year, the Southern Baptist Convention holds an annual meeting where denominational business is conducted, resolutions are voted on, and the new convention leaders are chosen to lead for the next years. And every year, it seems, that dirty tricks are pulled to...

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

I often hear charismatic Word of Faith preachers twist Genesis and the Creation narrative of God making man in His own image—and how man and animals were created in such a way that like kind begets like kind—to support their false "little gods" doctrine. It is a rank...

- Advertisement -

 

Already a member? Click Here

100% secure | disntr.com
Follow Us on Twitter