There is a difference of opinion among some Christians. Some think Jesus died only for the "elect" while others, including me, think He died for the sins of the whole world, as 1 John 2:2 says. The reason not all are saved is that they reject Jesus Christ and that gift of the forgiveness of sins, and salvation in Him. However, believing or not believing in limited atonement are not salvific issues. And we both still believe in the core doctrines of Christianity. I will not argue with anyone about that, however. Ever. Since it is not a salvific issue.oh ok. Then it means the statement "whoever believes in him shall not perish..." also doesn't really mean all who believe in him. The problem is just moved to the other part of the verse.