Real Christians Are Nonconformists

'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind...' Romans 12:2

As soon as the Lord gives to any man spiritual light, he proceeds to separate himself from the darkness around. He secedes from a merely worldly religion of outward ceremonial; for nothing short of the gospel of Christ will now satisfy him. He withdraws himself from worldly society and frivolous amusements, and seeks the company of the saints.

The light gathers to itself, and the darkness to itself. As Christ went outside the camp, bearing his reproach, so let us come out from the ungodly, and be a peculiar people.

Jesus was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. As he was, so we are to be nonconformists to the world, dissenting from all sin, and distinguished from the rest of mankind by our likeness to our Master. Spurgeon
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.


Anonymous said...

Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Hebrews 13:12-15

Romans 8:29 said...

'For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son'