Text:: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” - 2 Corinthians 6:17.
Comment: The most unfortunate consequence that will befall anybody who refuses to disassociate himself from evildoers is that such a person will be destroyed along with evildoers. A striking case was that of the sons-in-law of Lot. The two Angels sent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah specifically instructed Lot to go and tell his sons-in-law to get out of the place, as the LORD would destroy the city. But they did not take him seriously for, “he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law”. - Genesis 19:12 – 14.
The refusal of Lot's sons-in-law to follow him made them to perish along with the sinful inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. This is in sharp contrast to the case of Rahab the harlot. She showed great faith in taking the risk to protect the two spies from the wicked men of Jericho. But before their departure, the two spies instructed her to bring all her family members into her house so that when the Israelite army would come to destroy Jericho, none of her family members in her house would be killed. Rahab complied and they were all spared when Jericho was destroyed. -Joshua 2:12 – 19; 6:20 - 25.
The true servants of God in this last day are also giving warning that only those who flee into God's organization and remain there until the end that would be saved. - 1 Peter 1:2-5; Matthew 24:31,12-14; Ezekiel 3:17.