Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord… 2 Corinthians 6:17
Separation is not isolation, nevertheless, putting right with wrong doesn’t justify the wrong. However, calling wrong, what it is, thus set up the opportunity to rectify the wrong through correction; to make it right.
Whenever the child of God leaves his or her position in Christ, to reach out to the world, not to proclaim thus saith the Lord, but in hope to gain favor with the world. He or she will first compromise the righteousness of God, by removing His righteousness and accepting the sinful nature of the world upon themselves, to be accepted by the world.
This act is never a progression, but a regression. It is never a gained, but a loss, it is never a blessing, but a curse. It is never a secured state, but the exposure of oneself to danger. We should never forsake who we are in order to please the world because those that are of the world, of whom are not willing to make things right with God. They will stop at naught until the believer is on their level as a sinner.
H.A. Ironnside once said, it is impossible not to violate a godly conscience, once we accept the fellowship of the wicked.
You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?