The gospel is both inclusive and exclusive. The gospel - while certainly inclusive in the sense that the invitation is extended to everyone - is necessarily exclusive by nature. The desire to be more "inclusive" at the sake of exclusive truth is the death blow for a Christian's witness.
- Jesus is the only way to the Father, thereby necessarily excluding all other pretenders (John 14:6).
- In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus warns of a great separation at His return between those referred to as "goats" from those identified as "sheep". The goats are excluded from the Kingdom of God.
- In the Final Judgment, a great number will be excluded from Paradise and condemned to terrible suffering for eternity. (Matthew 7:13-14).