Exposing the “Inclusion Delusion” AGAIN!
The belief that all men are saved and in Christ, regardless of a personal, FREEWILL decision to believe on and accept Jesus is simply NOT true. I recently heard a person proclaiming the error which states, “that the forgiveness we are to declare is a freedom from a mistaken identity, because all men were always in Christ, but were simply unaware of it.”
I like to search these things out when I hear them because I am aware, that many will simply swallow what a charismatic personality brings forth without checking it out. And sure enough, in searching many Greek references, I found NOTHING that even came close to substantiating the above claim. The word, “forgiveness,” has to do with a release from a debt, not a mistaken identity. The good news is that one can receive the forgiveness of the debt he could never pay, and then receive an identity he could never earn, by saying “yes” to Jesus Christ and His redemptive work. (2 Corinthians 5:19, 21)
The “inclusion delusion” mocks the cross of Christ, by making it unnecessary for one to receive the high price He paid. (Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 1:18)
The way to be included into God’s family is to believe on His Son and what He did for you.(Romans 10:9,10; 1 Corinthians 2:2) “And by Him all that BELIEVE ARE justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.(Acts 13:39 emphasis mine)(Note: to “be justified” is to be made righteous, not to find out you were always righteous, and simply did not know it)
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we MUST be saved. (Acts 4:12 emphasis mine)
Oh, the love He has for us, by allowing us to choose Him. (Deuteronomy 30:19)