Theology of Inclusion
The Theology of inclusion is based on the teaching of Jesus about judgment and grace, "Do not judge so that you may not be judged." (Matthew 7:1); "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16). The majority of Christians have come to believe quite the opposite, some of these are church leaders. These Christians have decided that it is perfectly appropriate to judge others and to declare an abomination what isn't condemned by the Bible, but usually only for certain practices or beliefs that they have decided are contrary to God’s will. Thus the Church has often allowed prejudice to become rampant and even dominant in its philosophy of life. The Theology of inclusion strives to be accepting and non-judgmental toward others.The traditional Christianity has come to exclude certain people. Some are excluded because they have been divorced. Others because they are single parents. Still others because they are homosexuals. Actually, The traditional Christianity has been presented as a heterosexual, nuclear family and wealthy religion. Inclusive Christians know that this is not the Christianity that Jesus proclaimed and taught. It is not the message of the Bible.
Think about it:
1. 'If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives hinself and his religion is worthless.'
'Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the word.' (James 1:26-27)
2. 'Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.' (Colossian 3:11)
3, 'Then Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts mem from every nation who fear him and do what is right.' (Acts 10:34-35)