GRACE FOR TODAY Radio Message #449




          Pastor Don Fortner

          Grace Baptist Church of Danville

          2734 Old Stanford Road

          Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438


God the Holy Spirit declares that those who despise the gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace in Christ shall, in the day of judgment, be worthy of much sorer and more severe punishment than those who despised the law of God given by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel.


There are many proper, very sober applications of the warning given in Hebrews 10:28-29. Here God himself speaks of men who have “trodden under foot the Son of God”, have counted the blood of the Son of God, “the blood of the covenant”, an unholy thing, and have “done despite unto the Spirit of grace” Those words very accurately describe the religion, the preachers, and most professing Christians in this apostate generation.


I have chosen my words deliberately and purposefully. I have chosen them, either by the Spirit of Christ or by the spirit of antichrist. I will leave that for you to decide. But be sure you understand this - There is no alternative between the two! Either I am God’s messenger to your soul, led to preach what I do by the Holy Spirit of Christ, or I am a messenger of Satan, led by the spirit of antichrist.


All preachers of Arminian, free-will, works religion, all preachers of the damning, blasphemous doctrine of Universal Atonement or Universal Redemption, all who believe, teach, and preach that the Son of God died to redeem and save all human beings, even those who perish at last in hell under the wrath of God, are guilty of this crime. They tread under their feet the blood of the Son of God, count the everlasting blood of the covenant an unholy thing, and do despite unto the Spirit of grace!


There is no doctrine in all the world more dishonoring to God, more blasphemous to the Lord Jesus Christ, more contrary to the Spirit of grace and to the Word of God, or more damning to the souls of men than the doctrine of universal atonement.


When I use the terms Universal Atonement and Universal Redemption, this is what I mean: Universal Atonement is the damning delusion of men which teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ died to make atonement for the sins of all human beings without exception. (Even for those who were already in hell when he died!). It is the teaching that, by his blood, Christ merely made atonement possible for all, though he actually procured it for none.


Universal Redemption is that doctrine which says Christ shed his blood to redeem and save all people, that he made salvation possible for all and provided a way for all to be saved, though he did not actually secure and guarantee anyone’s actual redemption and salvation by the shedding of his blood.


It is clearly the teaching of Scripture that the Lord Jesus Christ actually and effectually redeemed and made atonement for every sinner for whom he died at Calvary. The death of Christ was not a gamble. Nothing was left to chance. He, by his sin-atoning blood, effectually and infallibly secured the everlasting salvation of God’s elect. To say, as most do, that he died to redeem those who yet perish under the wrath of God is to trample his blood under foot as a common, unholy, useless thing! Such doctrine makes the blood of Christ of non- effect. It is the most odious form of blasphemy imaginable.