You know, it has taken me a lot of years, having grown up in the “lukewarm” church, to fill in the gaps of all that is not being taught, and in fact has practically been “lost” from most churches today, and I came to recognize that a major doctrine or principle of Christianity that really cannot be overlooked, is the separation of Christians from the world and most importantly “unto the Lord”.
Hebrews 11:6 tells us Moses esteemed the reproach of Christ as greater riches than the treasures of Egypt.
Just as Moses was born a slave in Israel, we are born slaves of sin. Moses was taken up and adopted into the family of Pharoah, which Moses put him in line for the throne.
God had to separate Moses from Egypt and from Pharoah and He wants us separated from the world and from the present ruler of this world, Satan. We will never be a servant of God until we have become separated from the world. Those who are sons of God, that are separated, are the ones God will use to impact the world around them. No matter what the sphere of our world and our influence are, God will use those separated unto Him for His glory and for mankind’s good!
We are to come outside the camp, where Jesus was crucified and be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. We are not supposed to look, dress, think, act the same as the world does. Friendship with this world is enmity with Christ. We are to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.
God didn’t save the nation of Israel and leave them in Egypt He took them out. And after He took them out, He forbade them from mingling with Egypt, they were not intermarry with Egyptians. Marriage is about separation from all others and unto one another.
Godly separation is not about dressing “the right way”, cutting your hair, etc. We separate not just from the world, but we are consecrated unto the Lord.
The world should not feel comfortable and at ease in their sin in our churches. It is a delusion that we can draw people into the church by making it “comfortable” for them.