According to WELS, the ELS, and the LCMS, God became man, born of a Virgin, to tell the world every single atheist, polytheist, pagan, and cannibal is forgiven and saved - without faith.
Joint Statement - WELS, ELS, LCMS
Of special note in our discussions was the doctrine of the church, because, to the surprise of ELS and WELS participants, it seemed that we agreed with each other on this doctrine. We also acknowledged agreement in regard to current social issues, such as the sanctity of life, human sexuality, and religious freedom. Last but certainly not least, there was special joy to understand that we all hold to objective justification—that God declared the world righteous through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and that we all recognize it to be the urgent mission of the church to take this gospel to the entire world.
"Scripture teaches that God has already declared the whole world to be righteous in Christ, Rom. 5:19; 2 Cor. 5:18-21; Rom. 4:25..." - LCMS Brief Confession, 1932
This has to bring great joy to the underworked and overpaid synodical staffers, who believe nothing at all and covet everything about ELCA, especially its degenerate behavior and dogma.
Lutherdom is one seamless garment today - Universalism combined with the manners of the Roman Empire during its steepest decline.
They needed a new Bible for this, and they got what they wanted, the New NIV, which added a word (all) to Romans 3 so that all have sinned and all are declared forgiven.
The New NIV
GJ - Note the furtive "all," which is not in the original text, but only in the minds of Universalists.
King James Version
|Brug, Wendland, and Bivens wonder,|
"Why are our seminary students so stoopid?"
Because anyone with a brain is driven out.