... Dare you cast out the holy worship of Christ as false worship, and seek to draw people into the contempt of it? Dare you damn those Churches and millions of Saints that Christ hath bought with his precious blood? Dare you seek to draw men to hate their Teachers whom Christ hath set over them, and to hate his people as if they were the Children of the Devil, and to hate his worship and holy ways? ... ... That the devil can no sooner bait his hook, but they greedily catch at it, and swallow it without chewing; yea, nothing seems too gross for them, but so it seems Novelty all goes down. I am afraid if they go a little further, they will believe him that shall say, The Devil is God, and to be worshipped and obeyed. Shall I freely tell you whence all this comes? Even from hellish pride of heart: You see it not (it’s like) in your self or in them, but I shall endeavour to make you see it both in your selves and them. ... For more, see Richard Baxter on the devilish nature of extreme Separatism. N.B. The preview is longer than usual, but, in case you are not inclined to read the whole thing, it is worth taking note of how serious this matter is. @Pergamum - here is the extract that I mentioned on FB last night.