I think some don’t honestly have as much trouble because they have a deep faith and commitment to Christ teachings but I also think a lot of evangelicals kid themselves
In the Bible Jesus says to the Pharisees because you say you have no sin you sin.
Whoever is without sin cast the first stone.
Paul talks about sin in Romans and about how the Jewish faith failed to adhere to God’s law because they did it as an empty act of obedience to the letter and not to the spirit of the letter.
I think as Catholics we all run into this we have to go to Mass or we will burn in hell so we go when we really don’t want to and sometimes we are glad we go and others it just doesn’t matter.
For people like myself who have mixed marriage my wife is exploring Catholicism through the Eastern Church but she still has roots from the Nazarene Church so she allows her mother to take our children every other week which does actually allow them to go to camp which is nice and they do have friends there.
That means I have to go to Church twice some weeks either in a day or in a weekend.
I no longer prefer the ordinary form so I don’t particularly always like to go.
This whole having to take my kids to Church to make their Sunday obligation or they and me will burn in hell wears me out.:shrug:
Most times I don’t mind and I like going to the Divine Liturgy or the Tridentine Mass or the Ordinary Form if I have to if it’s not butchered.
But I do have those days I am tired and it’s the last thing I want to do.
So yes I can say I have had moments or periods in my life I was not on fire with my faith.
Your husband just needs to explore his faith look at different devotions or maybe a different liturgy or maybe a different parish something probably needs to change for him to rekindle his faith.
I honestly find Evangelicals have more problems and act more contrary to the Christian faith than some Catholics but it’s not really always a Protestant thing or a Catholic thing.
It depends on the person and whether they believe they need to follow the commandments or not and since Protestants especially evangelicals all differ in doctrine and tradition there’s no specific pattern.
A lot of people who are once savers do not give care to the commandment’s since they believe they are saved and justified or they believe they are in fact sinless which I sincerely doubt.
I found that confession and church teaching is what helped me get over a lot of impurity in my life but to be frank the idea that no Christian will not struggle with sin or tribulation is hogwash even Peter or Paul say this I believe.
Ask your son how can he know if a person is saved or not?
Only God can judge another and knows if a person has salvation or not.
Ask your son what the specifications are for being saved?
Then ask other protestants their ideas of what it means to be saved or how it is done and then report all the statements back to your son and he will see it’s a confounding mess.
Every person ever denomination and sub sect of said denominations have their own version or definition on what it means to be saved and how you get saved and what that experience is suppose to be like.:shrug:
It’s exactly why I am Catholic and if i am wrong it’s only these peoples inconsistency that has lead me astray.
Ask your son how is that he can consider another Christian to be a Christian and to be saved if they are not the same denomination, do not share the same reformers and founders and do not have all the same doctrines and scriptural interpretations?
How is it those people are Christian and not Catholic and Orthodox it’s a bit hypocritical to have all these differences and then yet say we are all the same accept for those people over there those Catholics are heathens.
What’s his definition of being on fire?
Is it shouting and rolling around on the ground or waving his hands in the air during worship service?
It it criticizing others and talking about how great one is and how they have salvation but others do not?
How can he see into other men’s hearts and know if they love Jesus or they are saved?
Being on fire is not just acting charismatically or having a emotional high or euphoria during service it’s knowing you are where God want’s you to be and you are following the Lord the best of your ability and if you fall you get right back up and you never give up on your salvation and you live to please the Lord.
I would tell your son to ask himself these questions and ask himself if he is so righteous why is he judging and condemning others instead of praying for them?