Apparently, contemporary Lutheranism reduces grace to ritualism. Be baptized as an infant, then go to church once a week to consume a consecrated wafer and listen to the pastor pronounce the words of absolution.
If that wasn’t bad enough, “universal objective justification” has become mainstream dogma in contemporary Lutheranism. Instead of justification by faith alone as the doctrine on which the church stands for falls, we now have justification minus faith. Believers and unbelievers alike are justified. Muslims are justified. Atheists are justified. The damned are justified.
It’s sad to see a once noble theological tradition become an empty shell. But perhaps this is a case where some seminal weeds eventually choke the wheat.