The False Gospel of Universal Atonement and the Faith that Accompanies it
The vast majority of people who have ever heard of a person named Jesus Christ, also believe that He died for everyone in the world that has ever been born. Theologians call this view Universal Atonement and it falls under the system of theology called Arminianism or Pelagianism, both named after false prophets who were both proven to be heretics and died long ago. In this scheme of thought it is explained that Jesus died for all, to make all POTENTIALLY SAVABLE and you have to then believe that this Jesus died for you. If the majority of everybody already believes that Jesus Christ died for everybody that has ever been born, that means they already believe that Jesus Christ died for them. So why are they all not saved?
The Bible says that the devils "believe and tremble." So even the devils are familiar with the historical facts of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This goes to show that the gospel is NOT just the fact of the death, burial, and resurrection. The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection "ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES" (I Corth 15:1-4). The gospel is said to be the "gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24). Also, the gospel has the righteousness of God revealed in it (Romans 1:16-17). The word gospel means good news. These are just SOME of the things that make up the ingredients of the gospel.
So, the idea that the gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection, nothing more or nothing less, is NOT a scriptural teaching. Questions that are in relation to the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ are of vital importance for a gospel declaration. He cares about the glory and honor involved in His own Person and work. The phrase "according to the scriptures" in I Corth 15 tells us, throughout the bible, of the how, the why, and for whom of His death.
Most people want to be ecumenical and inclusive because they are afraid they will offend those they "evangelize." People are ,with out admitting to it, trying to defend the god they have made in man's image, from the bad news which is part and parcel of the Good News. The scriptures clearly teach that the gospel is for a particular people. It is an offensive message. and a stone of stumbling. When the offense is taken out, and the stumbling stone removed, the gospel looses it's power and is made of no effect, worthless. It is another gospel which leads its followers into carnal security, NOT salvation! How is that done? By taking out free grace or imputed righteousness, and replacing it with free will, and works, allowing space for self righteousness, making salvation conditioned on the sinner, or describing a jesus the Scriptures know nothing about. These are just a few ways the gospel is being perverted in most churches today. Do not be fooled!