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CHRISTIAN EXCLUSIVISM

A DEFINITION OF CHRISTIAN EXCLUSIVISM
Christian exclusivism can be defined as the belief that (1) Jesus Christ is the only Savior, and (2) explicit faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation. The first claim denies that there are or can be other saviors, a fact that distinguishes it from pluralism. The second claim denies that people may be saved without conscious and explicit faith in Jesus Christ, which sets it apart from inclusivism. Christian exclusivists begin by believing that the tenets of one religion—in this case, Christianity—are true and that any religious beliefs that are logically incompatible with those tenets are false. – Nash, Ronald H. Is Jesus the Only Savior? (Kindle Locations 60-63). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

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