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Yes, I am Involved
with Unbelievers.

How much is too much?
None of us can take ourselves completely out of this world.  We have to associate with the lost.  What should be done.

1st lets look at what the Bible says.

2Corinthians 6:14-18
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

Notice the analogy, unequally yoked together. 
If a saved person must be yoked or harnessed in the work with the lost, if must not be with the lost person over the saved.  The obvious question then, is ...

What areas of life does the Lord have in mind?
The rest of the passage reveals the answer.


for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

"Fellowship" here is a heart-to-heart association.
Biblically, this association is reserved for saint to saint, saved to saved.


and what communion hath light with darkness?

"Communion" in this passage has to do with social association.  This is a little less intimate than "fellowship".


And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

"Concord" is understood as a compact accord.  The second part reveals a little more. "Part" here is likened to a share of a partnership.

Agreement, Part

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.

"Agreement" is further explanation of "Concord" and "Part".  It carries the same idea of an agreed upon pact for some endeavor.

Come Out, Separate, Touch Not

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

"Come out" is obviously a command to leave the association.
"Separate" means to set a boundary between.
"Touch not" has the idea of uncoupling, quench the unifying bon fire.

Promise to the Obedient

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

This is the promise for those who forsake unbalanced associations with unbelievers.

The types of associations listed above are obvious.  They do not require further explanation.  If we want God, our Father,  to act like a Father to us, we must forsake these types of relations.
But, there is a qualification to be made.  Notice the word "Unequal".  These relations are not to be unequal.  But, if we are on the up-side of the relationship and of course have the gumption to stand for the Lord, there is nothing wrong.

We have had several business partnerships of sorts.  But in every case, when a lost person was involved they did not have a higher authority, nor did they own a larger percentage. 

We have had employees and minority partners both, want to buy customers liquor.  It was always met with a definite and firm, "No!"  Explanation was given and the issue was resolved.

We have also worked for employers who chose to buy liquor for their customers.  He could do whatever he was big enough to handle.  It was no affair of ours.  We had no yoke of fellowship or agreement with the employer.  If the employer did not understand why we would not participate in the acquisition or delivery of liquor, then it was time to move on.  If the person was merely a supervisor, he was reported to his superiors and we received whatever fell out.

A boat is in the water.  It is useless unless in the water.  But it is also useless if the boat begins to take on the water in which it floats.

As long as the boat is over the water and does not let the water have its way their relationship fine, even desirable. 

How else will the lost know they are lost and how to become saved, if there is no saved person around?

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