The Gospel of Inclusion:
A Pivotal Understanding
In the aftermath
of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and given the
religious underpinning of those attacks, I remarked,
“Spirituality should not be measured by who is excluded but
rather by who is included".
That seemed to
really strike a chord in the hearts of a lot of people with
this simple yet powerful Gospel truth.
The fact that
there is total inclusion for everyone in
the Gospel and that
all people were included in Christ's work of the Cross has
inspired much discussion, debate, and in some cases,
Carlton Pearson even wrote a book in 2008 he entitled “The
Gospel of Inclusion”.
The Gospel is
called two things in the
Testament Writings: the Gospel of Peace and
the Gospel of Grace. The Gospel does have many elements or
doctrines, if you will, one of which is the doctrine of
“inclusion.” However, to understand the beauty of our
inclusion, we must compare it with another doctrine of the
Gospel which is the doctrine of “exclusion.”
It is vitally
important to know that
were purposely left out of entire redemption process by God.
Why? Because the moment people would have become involved
in any aspect of the process, that is the moment that doubt
and unbelief begins to plague the souls of those who believe
they are part of the redemptive process in any way, shape or
When you believe you are part of the
process of being "born again" or being redeemed, you have
begun a religious trek down a very dark trail that will not
end until you are apprehended by the Gospel.
Unfortunately, for some people it does not end until death.
Still, we are very happy to be able to announce that the
clarity of the understanding of the Gospel, in all its
implications, is becoming stronger and stronger.
We actually have
the privilege of knowing that we are not a part of this
glorious process that was fulfilled over 2000 years ago in
Because we were left out
of it, is the reason we were all included
This is the great
mystery that Paul was talking about, this mystery of how
everyone was excluded
so that everybody could be
included by the
grace of God.
The only way that
we are going to truly see the
love of God is to see that ALL
of the issues regarding sin have been resolved forever and
Peace, which Isaiah proclaimed as the covenant of
peace which after having been established would NEVER be
removed from the Earth. If this covenant of peace has been
established by Christ, which is what we believe, there is no
way that there could be anything called ‘sin’ vies a
vies God's view and opinion of the
Here's more Good
Scriptures are not, and
never were, about you. The Holy Scriptures were always
about Jesus and His work at the Cross as defined by Jesus
Unlike the message of
Preterism, Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures at the cross
and not 70 years later as taught by Preterism.
Please rejoice that you weren’t included
in God’s covenant. God made covenant between two immovable
forces: Himself and Himself. You and every other human being
were excluded in that covenant so that we all would be
included in Christ, born again with Him as a new creature:
one with each other, one with Christ, one with God.