Why will they not come to our sermons or to our churches? Why will they not communicate with us in our sacraments, not salute us in the streets, nay, spit in our faces, and openly revile us? Why have they their secret/ conventicles? You know all this to be true in a number of them. I know not why they should do so; except they think themselves to be contaminated by hearing us preach, or by coming to our churches, or by communicating otherwise with us. Which if they do, it argueth that they persuade themselves not only of such an outward perfection, but of an inward purity also, that they may as justly for the same be called puritans, as the novatians were (3).
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