Real Christians Are Nonconformists - Ye Shall Find Them 'Without the Camp' [Heb. 13:13]

'Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach' Hebrews 13:13

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 - Titus 2:14.

Jesus was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners [Heb. 7:26]. 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

*Romans 12:2 'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God'

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