"Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of
hypocrites and heretics ceases.. and all things are in peace. This is
a sure token that the devil is guarding the entry to the house, and
that the PURE doctrine of God's Word has been taken away. The Church
then, is in the BEST state, when Satan assaileth it on every side...
both with subtle sleights, and outright violence. And likewise it is
in the WORST state when it is most at peace!"