I have often said that while Christianity is quite exclusive, that no one is excluded. Great job expanding on this, Laura.
Christianity is both inclusive and exclusive, a point you will come across in Christian apologetics. The title of this post – Jesus was inclusive with people but exclusive with truth – is the way I heard it said by a local preacher years ago when his text was from one of the gospels. I appreciated the succinct wording.
I once had a blog series where I considered the question – “Is there salvation outside of Christ?” – and considered the options of pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. Check the series out, if you’d like, as I am not going to re-hash it.
It could sound confusing or contradictory – how can something be both inclusive and exclusive at the same time? Yet this is an apt description of Christianity.
The famous gospel text John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that he gave us Jesus. This plan of God…
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