Doug Wilson quoting Jeremiah Burroughs on the peace and purity of the Church. Burroughs notes that, sometimes, calls for peace in the Church mask ulterior motives:
So men would not have Christ’s coat divided; they would have no division in the Church. What do they aim at? Their own advantage, that they might enjoy quietly their own ease, honor, and means; that they might have none to contradict them, but that the stream may run smoothly and wholly with them.
Or, as Babylon 5 put it: “[S]ometimes peace is another word for surrender.”