“[The new Christian] must withdraw from all that is evil according to the best light he has. . . . There may be evil habits to correct, new relations to assume, old associates and associations to forsake, things to lay off and to put on. ‘The friendship of the world is enmity with God. Whosoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.'”
— W.O. Baker, nineteenth-century Brethren in Christ church leader, describing the post-conversion Christian life in an 1907 article in the Evangelical Visitor.