I have now several times addressed Dr. White on a statment he made on his radio program a week or so ago.This statement was on the Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary. He stated that we as Catholics could provide no evidence from the time of the First Council of Nicea regarding any Catholic teaching on our Blessed Mother. I gave him two early church father statements, and also provided him with the prayers of the Litrugy of Saint John Chrysostom which dates from around the time of this council, give or take a few years. Although the Church did not dogmaticly define the term Theotokos officially until the Council of Ephasus in 434, it was still being proclaimed in practice. There are prayers in the ancient liturgies which substantiate the belief of Mary as the Mother of God. example…
"Through the intercessions of theTheotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Both now and ever, and to ages of ages, Amen. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us."
Then the liturgy also proclaims her ever virgin and immaculate.
“Especially our all-holy, immaculate, most blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary:”
James White however will not respond to a good argument these days. This is my latest email to him.
I have submitted several emails on the doctrine of Mary in the early Church to you, and yet you do not respond. You claimed on your radio show that nowhere in the early Church around the the time of the First Council of Nicea, was there any evidennce to substantiate the Catholic teachings on Mary. I gave you two or three concrete examples and yet you don’t respond. I can defeat many of your arguments against Catholic teaching by simpily bringing the ancient liturgies of the Church as my primary source of evidence. The fact is you cannot argue with faith in the action and practice of the Divine Liturgy over the last 2000 years. I would glady debate you on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist any day of the week armed primarily with the Church’s ancient Liturgies which proclaim this belief to the high heavens. The fact is that any Catholic that brings you concrete arguments you have no time for. You like to waste time bringing insulting statements on your website to give a false impression of Catholics as uncharitable. I will give you a nice written debate on the Real Presence for you to post on your website if you only had the courage to put it on and let people decide for themselves who has provided the real Truth.
I wonder, will he now respond?