[quote="Eilrahc, post:1, topic:299210"]
I've read a bunch of pages from Catholic.com with quotes from pre-Constantine saints, and a lot of them defend many of the things we believe in... like for example, St. Irenaeus spoke of Rome's primacy in his book "Against Heresies".
But I wonder how many anti-Catholics have actually read any of the works of these saints, and how would they have reacted to them. I'm pretty sure if they did, a lot of them would say it's either written by someone else from a later century, or that the name "Rome" only refers to the whole empire instead of the capital. Ever wonder about that?
Here's a video on YouTube about why Evangelicals are becoming Catholic. The two Protestant hosts of the show discuss how they get their faith from the Bible, NOT from history.
These men, and other anti-Catholics, DON'T go to history, because they have NO leg to stand on there. There WAS no Protestantism back then, and if they ignore the history, they think they can win a debate, and justify their stance.
At 6:46 in the video, when one of them suggests that he doesn't recomend reading the early fathers, it screams volumes. I have this video bookmarked on my computer. I love it.