That all true believers should be separated: From all worldly amusements and unclean habits which defile mind and body (Luke 8:14; Ephesians 5:3-11; Colossians 3:17; I Thessalonians 5:22; I Timothy 5:6; I Peter 2:11). From unbelievers (II Corinthians 6:14-18) in spiritual matters. From modernists, liberals and false teachers (Matthew 5:19; 15:9; I Timothy 1:7; 4:2; 6:3; II Timothy 3:5; 4:3; Titus 1:11; II Peter 2:1). From the world itself. While we are in this world, we are not to be of this world and are to have “no fellowship with its evil ways.” (Romans 12:2; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:11; Philippians 3:18,19).
That Christians caught up in the things of the world can be the enemies of God (James 4:4) and can be guilty of spiritual adultery (James 4:4).
That the believer’s proper position should be crucified unto the world and the world crucified to him (Galatians 6:14), not conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2).
That the believer can expect to be hated by the world (John 17:14) and persecuted by them when he separates himself from the world. True separation from the world is also separation unto God and is exemplified by a love for, and a desire to know more about the word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, a fear of God, obedience to the word of God and an earnest expectation for the second coming of Jesus Christ to deliver us from this present evil world.
That the church and the state should be separate. That neither has the authority to govern the other. That civil government is of divine appointment; that rulers are to be prayed for, honoured and obeyed, except only in those things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ as found in the word of God. All members waive any right to bring before civil court any matter of church relations and business, assenting to the authority of the church in all such matters. (Exodus 18:21-22; II Samuel 23:3; Psalms 72:11; Daniel 3:17-18; Matthew 10:28; 22:21; 23:10; Acts 4:19,20; 23:5; Romans 13:7; Philippians 2:10,11; Titus 3:1; I Peter 2:13, 14, 17)