“Therefore let us go to Him [Christ] outside the camp and bear the reproach He endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.”~Hebrews 13:13-14 (ESV)
“The Christian’s reason for ‘leaving the camp’ of the world’s sin and religion is not because he loves to be singular, but because Jesus did so; and the disciple must follow his Master. Christ was not of the world: his life and his testimony were a constant protest against conformity with the world.
“You cannot grow in grace to any high degree while you are conformed to the world. The life of separation may be a path of sorrow, but it is the highway of safety; and though the separated life may cost you many pangs, and make every day a battle, yet it is a happy life after all. No joy can excel that of the soldier of Christ: Jesus reveals himself so graciously, and gives such sweet refreshment, that the warrior feels more calm and peace in his daily strife than others in their hours of rest.
“A moment’s shame will be well recompensed by eternal honour; a little while of witness-bearing will seem nothing when we are for ever with the Lord.” ~Charles Spurgeon
“Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.” II Corinthians 6:17
Conversely….what? Think about it.