I highlighted in bold the synergistic - decision theology presentation found in this quote from the lips of C. F. W. Walther...
"For God has already forgiven you your sins 1800 years ago when He in Christ absolved all men by raising Him after He first had gone into bitter death for them. Only one thing remains on your part so that you also possess the gift. This one thing is—faith. And this brings me to the second part of today's Easter message, in which I now would show you that every man who wants to be saved must accept by faith the general absolution, pronounced 1800 years ago, as an absolution spoken individually to him."
C. F. W. Walther, The Word of His Grace, Sermon Selections, "Christ's Resurrection—The World's Absolution" Lake Mills: Graphic Publishing Company, 1978, p. 233. Mark 16:1-8.
Hmmm, so you must accept by faith that you have been absolved and if you do, then you are. Then, if you don't, you ain't.
To quote one of the kids in our clan...Wah???? Wah????
Anyway back to my hole.... see youse later...