Our Attitude as Christians To Ungodly Friendships and Association
An anonymous person said this “show me your friend(s) and I will tell you who you are”. Even though this statement is controversial but there’s something relative to this in the Bible. Apostle Paul in one of his epistles wrote “Evil communication corrupt good manners“. How can ungodly friendships and association affect a christian?
How Ungodly Friendships and Association Affects us as Christians
If you want to be a successful Christian with an unshakable faith in GOD, you won’t have any ungodly friend around you. You won’t have any ‘unchristly’ friend at all. A friend has a great part to play in your life. They can break your destiny like they did to Amnon
They can steal your dignity like Dinah’s etc. Ungodly friendships and association poses a lot of danger on you as a christian.
By God’s grace, I got born again March, 2013 I was in the senior secondary school already then. Those days it’s difficult to maintain godliness and chastity because of the kind of school I was in then. Before that time in junior high school, I had friends who were brothers to me, but they never were a blessing to my spiritual life (tho’ some of ’em are now born again too). Those days we talked about sex, girls, secular music. We cursed ourselves, swore, made jest of our parents. Even though I didn’t do this at home, neither do I really participate because I was timid back then but in my mind, I fantasized about these things.
The first thing that happened before I got born again, I was depressed and separated from these friends – it wasn’t easy but we broke off. I got born again and started fellowshipping with other Christian brothers (I attended a ‘boys-only’ school).
Soon, I began to become actively involved in God’s work that I became a leader in the fellowship and some of us even started a ministry – those days we’ll pray under a tree for FIVE hours, do evangelism every break-time and fast. I remember personally I fasted for 20days without anybody instructing me – I was encouraged by the company of friends I had.
And soon, I became a figure of Christ in school. People began to call me ‘Pastor’ and hence, IT BECAME DIFFICULT FOR ME TO ASSOCIATE WITH UNGODLY PEERS.
Brothers and sisters, if you want to grow up speedily in Christ Jesus, surround yourself with people who love GOD better than you, people who spend time with GOD, who love fellowshipping with GOD.
If you won’t let go of those ungodly peeps you’re following, thinking you can convert them and still be close friends with them, YOU’RE DECEIVING YOURSELF, your FAITH will DIE OFF in NO TIME!
Your friends are like catalysts, they can bring you closer to God.
Your friends are inhibitors, they can draw you far from God.
If you want your faith in GOD to remain hot and wax stronger, surround yourself with people who wants to grow in the faith and not lukewarm! Hey! Your friends can kill your faith, they can take you to hell. Ungodly friendships and association can drain your faith
Remember the words of Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV
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 sha ll be my people.
 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the 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.
Be a student of the Word, then shall Christ begin to form in you! God bless you! Amen