Did Jason Stellman Deny the Gospel?
Saint Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians what the gospel is: 15:1 Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, 15:2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 15:3 For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received—that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 15:4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, 15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas(Peter), then to the twelve…4
So it appears from scripture that the gospel message which we should receive and stand on and hold firmly to is this: Jesus died for our sins, was buried, raised on the 3rd day and appeared to Peter and then the rest of the disciples. Did Jason Stellman deny that? Not that I could see. He even states he still loves Jesus and I assume he still believes he died for his sins and rose from the dead and appeared to Peter and the others. That is the gospel and Jason Stellman has not denied that. I suspect that those who insist that Pastor Stellman denied the gospel actually are those who may believe another gospel which Saint Paul warned us about. (Galatians 1)
(As an aside, Saint Paul makes it crystal clear that one must hold to the gospel message firmly less they believe in vain. He was not a Once Saved Always Saved proponent.)
What Jason Stellman has done is to disagree with a theological school of thought developed 1600 years after the gospel was first passed on by the apostles and their successors. He no longer holds to the suppositions of this school of theology and according to them has denied what they think the gospel is. But in reality, he has not denied the gospel at all if your definition is based on the plain reading of scripture. If Pastor Stellman does come home to Rome, he will be asked if he believes all that the Church teaches at the vigil Mass. If he says "yes," then each Sunday at Mass he will stand with the faithful and pray the 1700 year old creed which is a recapitulation of....The Gospel!