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"Do not be cut off in her iniquity, for this is the time of the L" (verse 45).
God often urges His people to "come out." He commands Abraham to come out from among his people (Genesis 12:1).
During Israel's wandering in the wilderness, God directs Moses to leave the dwellings of the wicked (Numbers ).
Isaiah echoes Jeremiah in saying, "Go forth from Babylon! As the Bible frequently shows, His instruction pertains especially to those living in the end time.
Impossible to do before conversion when the world held full sway, preventing the world's encroachment is difficult under the best circumstances.
One cannot be a light to the world hidden in a monastery.
In a New Testament prophecy that may most directly apply to Christians living today, God commands His people to flee from the world, echoing Jeremiah 51.
The apostle John writes, "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues'" (Revelation 18:4).
Gathering into communities like the Mennonites and the Amish sounds appealing to Christians. It appears attractive to true Christians because we want to get away from the things of the world, but it is not what God has in mind for His people.
He wants us to be in the world, but not part of it (John -18).