The Exclusivity of Christianity

Response: The Scripture has clearly revealed that all people have sinned against God (Romans 3:23). The fact is, Grace is not fair—it’s Grace. Judgment and wrath is fair because it is what we all deserve. Furthermore, God is not responsible for our sin. Therefore, He did not merely send undeserving people to Hell. Anyone who goes to Hell deserves it.

2.  If a person never hears the gospel, they are spared from the wrath of God because they never rejected Jesus.

Response: People do not go to Hell on the basis of rejecting Jesus alone, they go to Hell because they are sinners who have broken the righteous Law of God. It is their transgression against God that requires the wrath of God.

3.  God loves the sinner and hates the sin.

Response: Does God judge sinners or just their sin? The rich man from Luke 16:19-31). Therefore, we must conclude that God both loves and hates at the same time, but He is committed to judging the sinner.



1.  Ronald H. Nash, Is Jesus the Only Savior? (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994): 163.

2.  Russell Moore, The Man on the Island: Facing the Truth About those who Never Hear the Gospel.

3.  Carl F. H. Henry, “Is It Fair?” Through No Fault of Their Own?: The Fate of Those Who Have Never Heard, ed. William V. Crockett and James G. Sigountos (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991): 245-56.

4.  Mark Dever, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept. Wheaton: Crossway, 2005.

5.  Thomas R. Schreiner, The Law and Its Fulfillment. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

6.  William Carey, An Enquiry. Dallas: Criswell Publications, 1987 (1792 edition).

7.  John Piper, Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

8.  John MacArthur, The Gospel According to Jesus. rev. anv. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

9.  D.A. Carson, Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Biblical Perspective In Tension. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2002.

10.  Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.

11.  Millard Erickson, Christian Theology. 2d ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

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Dr. Josh Buice serves as the pastor of Pray's Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia — just west of Atlanta. He is the founding director of the G3 Conference, the author of a theology blog ( and is passionate about expository preaching, biblical theology, and the local church. Josh studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his M.Div. and D.Min. in expository preaching. With a passion for sound biblical theology and ecclesiology, Pastor Buice spends much of his time preaching, writing, and talking about these important issues. He is married to his wife Kari and together they have four children (Karis, John Mark, Kalli, and Judson). When away from the office, Josh enjoys spending his time with his family, hunting, running, and a good cup of coffee.