Does the ‘inclusion doctrine’ include all?

After he had been rejected and declared as a heretic by his ecclesiatical peers, former pentecostal golden child, Bishop Carlton Pearson turned to the gay christian movement for solace. He found it… without question.

The gay christian movement welcomed him as a source of credibility for their movement. Bishop Pearson acknowledged this support in an Dateline show:

“The people who had experienced what I was experiencing. They were pros at it. Gays are pros at being rejected.”
And she (Yvette Flunder) knelt. Now I was hurting, man. Everybody I knew had thrown me away. And they were singing and weeping and washing my feet. Talk about a holy moment. The room began to spin. And everybody in there suddenly became an angel. Everybody was Jesus. It was so powerful. These people have been so hurt and so broken and so rejected and so bruised, they just healed me. They literally healed me.”

But has the gay christian movement intentionally overlooked the main tenets of Pearson’s inclusion doctrine with its convenient deletion of eternal punishment? Namely:

  • The death of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection paid the price for all of humanity to have eternal life in heaven, without any requirement to repent of sins and receive salvation.
  • Belief in Jesus Christ, is not necessary for a person to go to heaven. Salvation is unconditional, granted by the grace of God to every human being.
  • It is presumed that all of humanity will have its destiny in heaven, whether they realize it or not.
  • All of humanity will go to heaven regardless of their religious affiliation, including those who believe in false religions or adopt any other form of religious persuasion, or who have no religious persuasion.

    An exgaywatch poster presented an interesting observation which (of course) went unanswered. Exgaywatch only discusses religion in a political context or when it butresses arguments against “exgays”. But the poster “John” seemed genuinely upset at Pearson’s doctrinal implications.

    “I will like to ask this to Carlton Pearson: If you say that everybody in the world will go to Heaven, then tell me where Adolf Hitler is, Joseph Stalin, the hijackders that crashed in the twin towers, and other human monsters that have killed, torture, made children orphans, women widows, and other horrific things that other human beings have done to others in a monumental scale (some responsible for the killings of millions) without repenting of the evil they did on this earth, tell me: where are they now? are they with God?”

    Excellent question. Bishop Pearson should also explain to the gay community if those who have murdered gays will also be in heaven alongside the very people they murdered. If they will be, then are we to conclude, according to Pearson’s doctrine, that such killings have been excused by God? Or perhaps even justified? If there is no marker between right and wrong, how are we to appropriate justice? What’s more why is Pearson concerning himself with the social justice issues of the gay political movement when there will be no retribution for those who are unjust?

    “I don’t think there’s an eternal consequence for doing wrong, there are immediate ones. I take it [the Bible] seriously, but I don’t take it literally. I don’t believe it is the inspired word of God. I believe it is the inspired word of man about God.”, said Pearson to Rueters reporter.
    If, according to the inclusion doctrine, no one is going to hell and everyone will be in heaven with God, why does the scripture say just the opposite?

    Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

    Emphasis added.

    Is Bishop Carlton Pearson taking away from the words of this book, thereby sealing a fate of exclusion for himself and those who follow his doctrine?
    Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

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    17 thoughts on “Does the ‘inclusion doctrine’ include all?

    1. Peace & Love in Jesus Name :0) –

      The ONLY way Pearson’s teachings (and they are his – not God’s) work is if it is permissible to modify the Bible/God’s Word. And it’s not. As noted in Revelation 22:19 above. Also (another of many proofs from the Bible), “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed”- Galatians 1:9 KJV.

      How does the Gospel refute what Pearson is teaching?

      “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable [homosexuality=abomination Leviticus 18:22], and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” Revelation 21:8 KJV. In other words “willful” acts of sin CANNOT enter the gates of heaven. If it could, Jesus’ coming would not have been necessary.

      Universal Inclusionist embrace the LOVE aspect of God without understanding that SUCH GREATNESS (God), SUCH LOVE can ONLY be known/touched (not just a thought)by His Word, which WE BECOME when we OBEY Him. However, “For the time will come [is now] when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts [homosexuality is one of many lusts] shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” – 2Timothy 4:3-4 KJV.

      Truth is, most people have little to no respect for Christianity because we have such poor representatives of Christ (even from the pulpit) – so called Christians. Yet, truly, wolves in sheep’s clothing/false prophets. Representatives who say it’s OK to talk Jesus but you can act like the devil – Blaspheme at its best! Dangerous thing to do too: “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever”- REVELATION 20:10.

      I end the same way I began: The ONLY way Pearson can be right is in ignoring/modifying the Bible, which is a sure ticket to Hell.

      Blessings & Love~

    2. Evang Tracey, yes. Pearson’s own doctrines condemns him. Maybe he is not aware of that. We are very concerned that too many in the church are giving false prophets a pass to keep on keepin’ on. The result widespread damage and the hell enlargement program gets more participants.

    3. Gcm, “Maybe he is not aware of that.”

      That’s the sad part: Pearson grew up in the church, was ordained a Bishop – as is the case with many false prophets. Jesus forewarned us though: many are called, few are chosen [will make it to Heaven] – Matt 22:14 KJV. Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life [life/peace here & Heaven afterwards], and few there be that find it [meaning not all will make it, at their own disobedience] – Matthew 7:14 KJV.

      Pearson is evidence that it’s not the quantity (how long we’ve been in it) of men and women of God (even leaders/pastors); it’s the quality (what’s in them/us), i.e. it’s not how you start; it’s how you finish. Jesus said, and is crucial today, my people know my voice [WORD/BIBLE] and another voice [devil in man/any form] they will not follow and will flee from the strangers voice – John 10:4-5 KJV. Many simply don’t know His voice/Word. That’s how the false prophets get their passes to “keep on keepin’ on,” gcm. Church is great! But seek God for self to be certain that what you are being taught is legit.

      Blessings & Love~

    4. Yes, he seemingly had it all as a church person.
      However when examing his logic for his DRASTIC change of beliefs, they are water-washed and don’t amount to such a sea-change of ideology.
      It is ironic considering the story he made famous in the By and By song about Mother Shepard. She kept asking him “are you still holding on?”

      I have two personal letters he wrote to me. In one he invited me to come to Azusa where he would give me space to share my testimony. Due to uncontrollable circumstances, I couldnt go. But I do wonder sometimes would he have taken the road less traveled i.e the “highway of holiness” had I went.

    5. “But I do wonder sometimes would he have taken the road less traveled i.e the “highway of holiness” had I went.”
      Pearson is where he wants to be – If he didn’t hear Jesus, he wouldn’t have heard Jesus in you.

      I’m sure there are hidden realities that contributed to what he has become: a false prophet. What’s the essence/attraction of false prophecy? The license to resurrect sin and walk in it, and prescribe to the adage that “God understands,” is “cool with it.” To accept Christ TOTALLY means conviction and allowing God to change one’s self-destructive habits/sin. And many simply don’t want to give up the devil/sin – so they try to recreate God – Funny but disturbing too.

      We only know what Pearson tells us regarding the “whys” of his “Universal Change,” and it all may be his truth, but I wonder what he’s not telling us regarding his “change” – he was/is obviously not wrestling with flesh and blood but principalities, powers, rulers of darkness … spiritual wickedness in high places – Ephesians 6:12. I can see it all over him (not the carnal eye) – spirit of discernment.

      We are in the last days, and God’s elect have to be on point and always in position, i.e. walking in the truth and OBEDIENCE of God’s Word. Amen!

      Blessings & Love ~

    6. Ann,
      thanks for visiting GCM Watch. That is an excellent question, not only for Carlton Pearson but any Christian. Were they ever saved?

      Evangelist Tracey and others may want to chime in, but let’s look at one scripture. This is not to say that it completely answers that question but perhaps it can provide some light on it.

      John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

      I dont think that it is a question about eternal security of the believer, but was the person a true believer from the beginning. That seems to be the real issue.

      Thus, was Carlton Pearson ever saved?

      The Bible addresses:
      (1) Backsliders
      (2) false brethren
      (3) apostates

      All three are different categories of people who dont have relationship with God.

      We’ll leave it at that, and hopefully someone else can add on.

      Ann, what do you think about it?

    7. But do Carlton fall in any of those categories of people? The reason I ask is from following he down through the years. You would think that he had a personal relationship with God. But I understand were and when he got off track.

    8. Ann, by definition:

      A backslider is one who has reverted to sin and has lost fellowship with God but not necessarily relationship. Reference the story of the prodigal son.

      False brethren are those who among us (Christians) who appear to be one of us, but are not. Reference Gal 2:4 “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage”

      An apostate is one who has abandoned the true Christian faith.
      Note the difference between an apostate and a heretic is that the heretic refers to a person who rejects or corrupts of certain doctrines, not to the complete abandonment of one’s religion. Heretics claim to still be following a religion (or to be the “true followers”), whereas apostates reject it.

      These definitions can only speak to CURRENT spiritual condition, so initial salvation experience (if there was one) in more than likely something only God would know. Its interesting though the Bible speaks of a true and a false repentance in relation to salvation.
      This article really explains it very well.

      Perhaps only God truly knows whether or not such people were ever saved, but we are commanded to inspect their lives and doctrine, compare it to what the Word of God says and then act accordingly. That’s in John 7. This is to safeguard the church against false prophets and doctrines.

    9. Greetings in the name of Jesus:0)!

      Can one’s salvation be lost? That’s one of many controversial topics. “Once Saved Always Saved” is something I DON’T see as Biblical. The objective of this “site” would be futile/ in vain if that were true.

      A few of MANY standings based on my studies:

      1. Jesus came to conquer sin, not give us a license to sin: death & resurrection in vain otherwise?
      2. Why do we have a Bible if we don’t have to obey? God stresses obedience in the OT & NT – I don’t think He stressed/stresses it due to boredom.
      3. Why have a Judgment Day if there’s nothing to judge?
      4. Why did Jesus say turn away from me workers of iniquity I never knew you, although they claimed to have been of Him, working in His name – Matthew 7:23 KJV?
      5. What about the 7 churches in Revelations warned by Jesus to fix inadequacies or else, if salvation is “just” based on saying the “sinners prayer,” without obedience – Rev chps.2 & 3?
      6. What’s the point of REPENTANCE if we don’t have anything to repent for?
      7. Jesus said in Revelations: “To him that overcometh [Obey until the end] will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father in his throne” – we all have bad days; that’s the blessing of “repentance,” but walking “willfully” in sin and claiming to be a believer is not “overcoming.

      Salvation is a “gift.” There is nothing we have done or will do to be worthy. However, while Jesus tarries, we have to “live”/work-our-gift. And the gift does not work without the Word – It’s like taking a Mercedes and trying to add Toyota parts – won’t work.
      I believe that men “fall,” even the greatest of preacher/teachers (Glory to God) have to make a decision “everyday” to serve man or God – Faith [salvation] without works [obedience] is dead James 2:17.

      Although, it’s too complex to get into here, all who know the Bible know that there is a place a man/woman can go in God that’s beyond repentance: Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit, i.e. the unforgivable sin – Matthew 12:31 KJV. If you sin out of “ignorance” God makes allowances for that, but if you ignore what you know to be the truth because of “lusts of the flesh”/sin, that’s “willful sin” – ticket to Hell. What’s even worse is to take the “ignorant” down with you – God said, woe to the man that said and I did not say – that’s blaspheme.

      Blessings & Love ~

    10. John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

      GCM, I think we are on the same page:

      Jesus is referring to His 12 disciples/students. Chapter 17 is like His farewell speech (before the crucifixion) to the disciples – and future ones/us. And the reference to the one he lost “son of perdition” is referencing Judas who betrayed Him – all who are not with God are of the devil – sons & daughters of perdition (Hell).

      Blessings & Love

    11. Blessings & Peace to All

      I attend Bishop Flunder’s church and if it was not for her ministry I would have not given God another thought. She has rescued me from “church-burn” I now feel welcomed at the table of the Lord because, I know there is a place for me, a same-gender loving transsexual lesbian. Now isn’t God good, His mercy and grace is truly sufficient for all of us and not just for a “self-chosen” “righteous” few based upon sexual orientation and/or past mistakes. Yes, all are welcomed at the table. All are welcomed at City of Refuge. Why are folk like myself are being driven from churchs, it’s becuase of the hate that is taught from the pulpits and websites such as this. Yes, we are all entitled to our views, but I say this, “Judge not lest we can stand to be judged”.

      Besides who are we to determine whether Bishop Pearson is a backslider/heretic isn’t that God’s responsibility. This is between Bishop Pearson and God and we should stay out of the man’s business! I’ve the honor of meeting the man, he’s wonderful and dynamic human being. Leave him alone people, he’s been through enough crap to last twenty full lifetimes. I felt he’s made a wonderful and courageous decision welcoming all people to his church regardless of sexual orientation.

      A very brave and risky decision no doubt. I, having grown up listening to him preach over the years. I’ve watched him evolve as a person and as a Bishop. God truly has softened his heart and has opened his eyes.

      So let us not point fingers because when we do there are four more pointed right back at ourselves. Christ’s whole ministry was based upon one precept and that was LOVE, that’s it. LOVE not hate but compassion toward one another. Is that too much to ask for?

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    12. It is amazing how Christians regurgitate the same unenlightened dribble and pat each other on the back concerning their love of Hell. Point blank, if NOTHING can separate us from the love of Christ and God is love, then love equates to me being able to roast my nephew on a barbecue, because God will do worse to his children. His love NEVER fails but He will roast you and not even give you the sweet relief of death. That’s why the church is so hateful. Because we become like the double-minded, hateful God we serve. God is not like that and the Bible dosn’t show him to be that way. Our interpretations and laziness in research show him to be that way.

    13. “Because we become like the double-minded, hateful God we serve. God is not like that and the Bible dosn’t show him to be that way. Our interpretations and laziness in research show him to be that way.”

      God does not hate? The Bible doesn’t show him to be that way? Let’s see:

      Exodus 20:5
      you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me

      Deuteronomy 16:22
      You shall not set up a sacred pillar, which the LORD your God hates.

      Psalm 5:5
      The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.

      Psalm 11:5
      The LORD tests the righteous,But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.

      Proverbs 6:16-19
      These six things the LORD hates,
      Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

      Isaiah 61:8
      “ For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.

      Amos 5:21
      “ I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies.

      Malachi 1:2-3
      “ I have loved you,” says the LORD. Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’ Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?”
      Says the LORD. “ Yet Jacob I have loved; But Esau I have hated, And laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness.”

      Revelation 2:6
      But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

      Revelation 2:15
      Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

    14. Timothy 3:1-9
      1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres (insert name of those who have been turned over to reprobate minds) withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate F6 concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

      Also see: Titus 1:6-16; For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they that claim to be of the faith: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for their own personal gain. 12 One of themselves, even a leader of their own, said, The Cretians incapable of speaking truth, cruel to those who do, yielding to inward lusts. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. and Romans 1:21-28.

      As we know the bible clearly warns us that reprobates would be. Anytime one refuses to obey God disobedience turns to rebellion and rebellion then turns in to reprobation. When on gets tired of struggling with inward wrongful desires, struggling with sin, and becomes no longer interested in being free, deception comes in. Rebellion closes the door to the voice of God leaving one open to demonic deception and influence. One must create a doctrine that will include themselves to justify their own sin and free them from the guilt of their own conscience! Its no coincidence that sins of this nature would find solace in the gay community. We must continue to pray and uphold the truth.

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