As a former Evangelical/Charismatic Christian, I know the zeal and dedication of my “Separated Brethren.” In no way would I deny their love for Christ, desire for truth, and dedication to His will, as they understand it.
Bearing that in mind, something that continues to intrigue me is the seemingly unparalleled dedication of Catholic Saints. When I study the lives of Mother Theresa, Saint Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint John Vianny, and hundreds others, I am awstruck! Their dedication rivals (if not surpasses), the dedication of the apostles.
In part, I suspect this dedication is largely as a result of the graces given through the Sacraments, particularly graces that lead to holiness. I was wondering if there are any Protestant “Saints” with the same zeal and dedication (keeping theological matters aside)?
Keep in mind I’m not talking about “saints” as merely Christians who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. We all agree that those who truly love God are His children. I’m focusing on zeal, dedication, holiness, and sacrificial love. Who are the biggest heroes in Protestantism, relfecting these things? (Dedication, Holiness, Sacrificial Love)
I thought this would be an interesting issue because these Christians are the “heroes” of the faith. We should be inspired by them, and in many cases across church lines.
(Please ask me before you have any assumptions here.)