Those of us familiar with the charismatic movement know the name Carlton Pearson. A product of Oral Roberts University and a fourth generation pentecostal preacher-by his own admission-Pearson hosted what came to be known as the Azusa Annual Conferences for over 15 years. He has traveled the world and was a regular on christian networks, as well as an author, a recording artist and a business man.
Carlton Pearson became as well loved and popular as TD Jakes. He was well loved and accepted because of his comedic style to presenting the gospel. Plus the man could SING!
He was the church’s good ol’ preacher guy until he started teaching ‘another’ gospel.
It has been the past few years that Pearson came under fire for his ‘Gospel of Inclusion.’ This gospel that Pearson teaches goes in direct contradiction to the word of God.
Below are a couple of excerpts from his book ‘God is Not A Christian:’
On Eternal Judgment (Hell)
“If, in fact, Jesus nailed the law (with us) to the cross as recorded in the Colossian passage, then the punishment for sin has been assumed by Jesus; thus making hell or any further punitive action irrelevant, except perhaps for its curative value. Except for some form of corrective significance of purgation (purging) as inferred by some of the early church fathers, the way I see it, hell will have no significance in the ultimate finality of God’s plan for a peace prevailing eternity where every knee bows and every tongue confesses the Lordship of Christ.”
On Universal Reconciliation
“The theory of Universal Reconciliation (the Gospel of Inclusion) maintains that Christ’s death accomplished its purpose of reconciling all mankind to God. The death of Christ made it possible for God to accept man and, in fact, and indeed, He has done so. The substitutional death of Christ not only made it possible for God to accept mankind as totally clean before Him but, more importantly, it demonstrated or proved God’s unconditional love for His own creative handiwork. As a result, whatever separation now exists between man and the benefits of God’s grace is subjective in nature; it is illusionary, existing only in man’s unregenerate mind, his unenlightened or uniformed way of thinking. The message (Good News or Gospel) people need to hear, is not that they simply have an opportunity for Salvation, but that they, through Christ, in fact, have already been redeemed, reconciled and saved, and that this information, (Good News) frees them to enjoy the blessings that are already theirs in Him.”
And since man is already saved, then that means there is no hell….right?
As you can imagine, once Pearson embraced this doctrine, it sent the church world into an upheaval! The whole religious community was asking ‘how does a pentecostal preacher go from preaching on sin, death, hell and the grave…to there is no hell and everybody’s saved????’
Also, as a sidenote to this ‘Gospel of Inclusion,’ this inclusion also excuses homosexuals in the I.C…in ministry in particular. Click here to see what Pearson thinks of homosexuals.
Let’s just say when Pearson says his gospel is inclusive, it is literally all-inclusive!
Pearson is yet another strange fruit of the Azusa Street Revival. So we need not think it strange that he all of sudden turned to another gospel.
You see, Pearson was yet another vehicle the religious demon was and is using to introduce (and reinforce) doctrines of devils that were introduced during the original Azusa Street Revival.
Remember…Parham didn’t believe in Eternal Punishment either….
Don’t eat of the ‘fruit’ of the knowledge of good and evil…..