by John Ellis
The claim of exclusivity is one of liberal “Christianity’s” biggest problems with Christianity. The thing is, the really scary thing is, the rejection of exclusivity in Christianity is a rejection of Christianity. Denying that Christianity is exclusive requires denying the words of Jesus.
Throughout his ministry, and more than any other person recorded in the Bible, Jesus spoke about the coming eternal judgment in hell of the unrighteous. Frequently, Jesus told his disciples and those listening that not everyone is/would be part of the Kingdom of God. In plain language that is impossible to misconstrue, Jesus told the Pharisees that their father was the devil. Having the devil as your father means that you are excluded from the Kingdom of God. Christianity is an exclusive religion.
That should raise the all-important question in the minds and hearts of everyone – am I included or excluded from the Kingdom of God? If you are repenting of your sins and placing your faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, you are included; if not, you are not. And if not, I implore you to humble yourself before God, acknowledge that your a sinner, and place your faith in Jesus. Doing so will change your answer to that all-important question.
For more about what it means to be able to claim God as your Father (and what it means for God to not be your Father), click the link below to my latest PJ Media article.