Just sorta curious why the Landmark ecclesiology draws such venomous criticism. Usually it's described as the "Landmark heresy," as if the two words are forever linked. So why is it heresy? Why is the notion of Baptist perpetuity such an anathema? Why is the idea of Baptist church successionism so disliked? Why is the idea that the universal church is a useless figment of the imagination attract such angry dissent? I can understand honest disagreement, what I don't understand is why Landmarkers are considered heretics.