II Corinthians 6:11-7:1
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children,') be ye al-o errirar,ged-.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?
And what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
You might well describe the Christian life as a series of calls which God extends to His children. The first call is the great call of salvation where God says to us, "come in." You remember when God had led Noah to prepare the Ark, when the time was ready for the flood to occur, God said to Noah and his family, "come into the ark." That's God's call of salvation. One of these days all of those who know the Lord are going to hear his call to come up. In the Book of The Revelation, the Bible said to John, "come up, and I'll show you things that must come to pass." That's God's great call of glorification. Come in - salvation. Come up - glorification. But between those two calls, God in the verses, we have read today gives another call to the hearts of God's people. That call is the call, "come out." "Come out from among them," God ...
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