Holiness and Superstition

If the legal purifications and washings, which were of God’s own appointing, did not make those who used them more holy; and the priests, who were holy garments and had holy oil poured on them, were not more holy without the annointing of the Spirit; then surely those superstitious innovations in religion, which God never appointed, cannot contribute more holiness in men.

Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1983), 243.