1 Corinthians 15:33
Your choice of friends matters to God, so you must beware of evil association even in the church. Many people unwittingly make friends with the wrong people; carnal Christians right in the church.
Therefore many have argued that, the company a person keeps does not necessarily have much impact, on his or her character or destiny. They say that many people; have become great and successful in spite of their warped lifestyles and bad behavior. The Almighty God who created us disagrees with these notions. Irrespective of a person’s background or lifestyle, the company you keep and the kind of information you consume determines the predominant thoughts that rules your hearts, and these go a long way to establish who you are and the kind of future that awaits you. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t have good, godly friends in church. There are many of such friends, and it is easy to know them. A good friend is anyone whose friendship brings you closer to God, inspires you to pray more, learn God’s Word more, and do the things of God more. So God wants you to shun the evil activities of the ungodly; just as much as He wants you to avoid every appearance of evil among Christians. The Holy Spirit teaches us that those who perpetrate backbiting, disobedience, rebellion and false doctrine among the Brethren should be identified and avoided. Because if you have the wrong friends, you wouldn’t have much spiritual advancement.
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For instance bible says in Romans 16:17; Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. So don’t be deceived, no matter how wise or careful you are, continued association with anyone leaving contrary to the word of God will eventually spell doom for you. I pray that you will not share in the punishment or retribution of evil people in Jesus name. Know that sinners, can never have lasting peace as they are bound to perish suddenly. Therefore, come out from among them, separate yourself and beware of evil association that can corrupt your godly nature today.