United States
March 23, 2008 9:06am CST
Spurned of another discussion, my question is who do you think the Saints are? Catholics think one thing and Protestants think another. As I read from the bible at least in the new testament that Saints are anyone who is a believer as Paul kept mentioning in his writings. Who are Saints and why?
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• United States
23 Mar 08
Hi i am catholic and for us Saints are all of those people who lived their life loving God every single day . In most cases they even "talked" to God. My favorite Saint is St Francesco because He gave animals all of his love ! peace
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Saints are mentioned all through the bible. Not just by Paul. You will find saints mentioned a lot in the Psalms. Saints are the children of god. That is any one that has salvation and lives to become more Christ like. These are the people that Paul id writing to in Romans and His other letters.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
Paul was right. The saints are the believers and not just a specific type of believer, like those who do miracles. The reason that the Roman Catholics believe the latter is because although they believe one is saved by faith, one must have works to prove it, thus people have to see it. So if a Christian does a great thing, like raising his hand and asking God to stop a tornado from alighting on the ground, and gives millions to charity, and is shot by a crowd of angry pagans, then he is a saint in the eyes of the Catholic Church, but if he did none of those things and lived a quiet life and gave to the poor without anyone knowing it, he is not. So those who are Christians and believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, pray every day, go to church, and endeavor to obey HIM are saints. Here is a link that will help it clear it up for you.
@lacort (7)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
in my opinion, saints are people like us who gave up their lives for God