Was the Anti-Catholic Correct on YouTube? Was St. Ignatius a Protestant?

by Steve Ray on February 24, 2008

An anti-Catholic recently put up a pathetic YouTube video criticizing my recent radio show where I talked about the Apostolic Fathers and how Catholic they really were. Some of these angry anti-Catholics try to twist the early Christians into pretzels — ridiculously trying recreate them into Reformed Baptists or other such nonsense. I recently wrote a blog quote quoting professor and a self-confessed “proud, dispensational, conservative, born-again fundie” from Moody Bible Institute that wrote a book entitled "Getting to Know the Church Fathers" who said the early Church Fathers "were not Evangelicals."

If you are interested in such debates you will find these two YouTube presentations below very interesting. I consider such anti-Catholic sophists as a huge waste of time, but I appreciate the fine work of William Albrecht as the Catholic Legate. He has actually posted many such YouTube videos that are very worthwhile watching. I will post links to others when I get home and get the time.

The Sophist and St. Ignatius Part I

The Sophist and St. Ignatius Part II

His latest are here:

PART I    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2mczHOKw-8
PART II   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGZQZuupNj8

By the way, a VERY reputable theologian wrote to me yesterday saying,

"I just wanted to bring to your attention James White’s analysis of your use of Ignatius of Antioch. White’s analysis may very well be the worst form of sophism I have ever heard. In fact, I began feeling really sorry for him. I was embarrassed for him. You should be proud of your work and the fact that your strongest critics wind up making your case even better! Keep up the good work!" 

To watch another video concerning St. Jerome click here. I've always felt sorry for this man myself and often said that he makes people who get too close feel like they need a shower. More later. I am in Israel now, leaving for Jordan tomorrow. Will follow up on this all more when I get home.

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Jeff Gundersen February 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM

I was just wondering who the “Very reputable” scholar is.

Thank you,

STEVE RAY HERE: Did not feel free to use his name without permission — therefore I posted his words anonymously.

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