Justified the ungodly


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Do Lutherans believe God justified the ungodly--and all men, as a free gift--in His Atonement?

Romans 5:18---King James Version
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

IOW--God conquered death and hell for all men in His Atonement, as it relates to the Fall--and opened the doors of eternal life to all men--as an opportunity--by absolving all men from the automatic condemnation of the Fall. Now, all men are born free.

Because of the free gift to all men--all men now answer for their own choices--and not Adam's:

John 5:28-29---King James Version
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.