I agree with you Chuck.The fact of real sainthood was established in the Word,by the authors of the 66 books All Jews save one Luke.It is quite apparent in Scripture that a saint is one who is converted to his or her Creator,in the case of Christians we are given the title saints by the Apostles themselves.I do not believe it was ever God's plan to have a hiearchy of men who do not consider themselves saints to begin with,to canonize people saints,which alone would be God's election. The Pope and his Cardinals do not consider themselves saints,yet they canonize would[-be saints. It does not always compute does it?<quoted text>
We get it Dan
the vatican looks at people like popes and their self righteous works and recognizes them as saints.
God recognized me as a saint because of repentance and faith in Christ and it absolutely had nothing to do with what I had done on my own.
it's all clear now.
But let them have their saints,it does not take away the fact that God has called us all to be saints,and in the Last Day we will know for sure than,won't we? I doubt any spirit-filled Christian who is not Roman Catholic will ever be canonized a saint,no matter what great things God wroughts through that vessel. I know of many evangelical men and women who walked with God,served Him and experienced much faith,and answers to many prayers,and even were martyred,but never would be canonized by the RCC by virtue of course that they were not RC.So only RCs become saints that is the bottom line.We haven't got a chance!But the Lord know who we are.How does anyone judge the holiness in the lives of God's people?