Why Inclusionism & Universalism DON’T make sense

(Scripture underline and bold emphasis ours)
John 3:16 (NKJV)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
 
We conclude from this portion of Scripture is that:
  1. God loves everyone, not just the believer.
  2. Everyone was included in His redemptive work. 
  3. All qualify for redemption and salvation in Jesus Christ.
Does this mean that ultimately everyone is or will automatically be saved, born- again and on their way to heaven?
(Which is what inclusionists and universalists claim)
  • As much as we may hate and dislike the thought, the answer is no; Only when one believes does he or she receive what Jesus qualified them for!
How does one then receive this wonderful salvation and eternal life for which they are already qualified for? 

Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV)
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
  • It is clear, that by believing and expressing such belief from the heart, one receives this awesome redemption! 
  • Salvation in Jesus Christ is an OBJECTIVE REALITY for all but only becomes an individual’s SUBJECTIVE REALITY when they respond to it!
Universalism says everyone will ultimately end up saved in heaven (also known as ‘ultimate reconciliation’). Inclusionism says everyone has already being saved (also known as ‘historical reconciliation’) and will therefore end up in heaven. Conclusively they both make the interpretational mistake of negating one’s freewill and choice involved in receiving God’s wonderful and gracious salvation, which is why inclusionism and universalism DON’T make sense and fail to make Scriptural sense. 

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