Sects then owe it to themselves, as soon as they have fulfilled their historical vocation, to fall back again to the general Church communion from which they have seceded, as in no other way can their spiritual acquisitions be either completed or secured, and they must themselves otherwise stiffen into monumental petrifacations, never to be revisited with the warm life pulse of the one universal Church.

Principle of Protestantism by Philip Schaff

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