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The Great Divide - Luke 16:19-31 Read Article

September 2022

The Great Divide - Luke 16:19-31


One of the overarching themes of Luke’s gospel is the inclusive invitation to all people to become part of God’s family. It is entirely correct that every church should be an inclusive community that welcomes people of all kinds to encounter Christ and live for him. So much depends on this if we are to fulfil the purposes of God.

But it is also right to ask what we are prepared to exclude. As Nigel Wright says, “Whereas we welcome all manner of people we do not embrace all manner of behaviour.”