A quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who opposed Nazism and was executed during his imprisonment at a Nazi concentration camp 23 days before German surrender. I feel this quote wraps up the ideology of early Protestants.
12 Apostles had to be true believers in Christ to think He was worth dying for. Tell me again how hard it is for you to live all God's laws . The apostles certainly illustrate how far we have fallen from true devotion.