“nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house” (Matthew 5:15).
To light the path that God would have men to walk means we must engage the culture instead of taking flight from it. Faintheartedness and being weak-minded is a tragic posture displayed by too many confessing Christians; cowering in fear every time the world says, “Boo.” They sequester themselves into sanctified cocoons, where they think they can exist untainted by the world. It is misguided strategy with no merit or theological basis. Living separated from society doesn’t make you any more a saint than living in hole makes you holy.