Carlton Pearson was a national charismatic leader when he publicly advocated the heresy of “Universalism” aka “Ultimate Reconciliation”. He eventually allied himself with practicing homosexuals and declared his support for abortion.
These extracts from a 2006 news report are worth a few minutes of your time. Why? It’s about the “servant of satan” [2 Corinthians s 11:13] defending Rob Bell in the video below. One masquerader defending another. Priceless!
“…..Mr. Pearson still has an unshakable conviction in his controversial “gospel of inclusion” — the belief that everyone will go to heaven, regardless of his or her actions on earth. The high-profile pastor lost followers, his church building, money and prestige — especially among conservatives — after he started preaching a few years ago that the gates of heaven are open to everyone, even, theoretically, to Satan.
One prominent Pentecostal pastor, Clifford L. Frazier of St. Louis, summed up his reaction thusly: “He’s crazy.”
Unbowed by such rejection, Mr. Pearson maintains that he’s on the leading edge of what will eventually become mainstream theology.
“Within the next five years, everyone will be preaching inclusion,” he said after a recent service in borrowed space at an Episcopal church in Tulsa
In a 2000 interview with The Dallas Morning News, he said he no longer adhered to the “holiness or hell” credo that is a bedrock teaching of the Church of God In Christ and other black Pentecostal groups. He said he’d been having second thoughts for years about whether one needed to accept Jesus in order to be saved. He added that he could support abortion in “extreme situations” and that homosexuality should be “tolerated but not celebrated.”
Three years later, in another interview with The News, he went further. He said it was reasonable to believe that Satan could go to heaven if he would simply repent and tell God, “‘I competed with you, but I was wrong. I’m sorry.’