I suppose I could have started this thread elsewhere,but this forum will do. I keep hearing a lot of nonsensical comments to the effect that there were no true Christians during the Middle Ages that belonged to the Roman Catholic Church. The sentiment is that Baptists alone were the pure party and that they were around a long time before the Reformation. So I started a list which many could add names to. Here are some famous Christians during the Dark Ages who belonged to the RCC yet were fine Christians. None of our doctrinal beliefs would line up with theirs entirely --but that's old news. Some of my doctrinal beliefs certainly do not intersect with a number of posters on the BB. The Venerable Bede (672/3-735) Anselm (1033-1109) Peter Lombard (1096-1164) Peter de Bruys (1100's) Robert Grossetete (1175-1253) Thomas Bradwardine (1290-1349) John Tauler (1300-1361) John of Wesel (died 1482/4) He is not to be confused with John of Wessel who was with the Brethren of the Common Life. And of course John Wycliffe was a Roman Catholic priest. All these notable men represented even more common folks who were with the Roman Catholic Church yet were indeed Christian. Let's add more names.