Brett: Good question, Andrew. I suspect that if you ONLY hang around with people who don’t believe what you do, then they’ll probably end up influencing you. So it’s important to keep a balance.
In John 15 Jesus gives the picture of the vine and encourages us that if ‘we remain in Him and Him in us, then we will bear much fruit.’ So the idea is hanging around with Christ-following people and spending time with God and in His word. Doing that strengthens us enough to be able to hang with people who don’t know Jesus. At college I gained so much respect from hanging out with people and not doing anything I didn’t agree with