I Thessalonians 5:22 "Abstain from all appearance of evil."
There are many who say they are saved yet still go places they ought not go to. A person who is a child of God and goes to places that God would not condone what goes on at is not sending a good signal to the lost world.
For instance...a saved man who goes to a bar or a club has no business being there. God does not approve of the things that take place there. The man might say he was in there witnessing to people...but a person driving by that sees him coming out of that place doesn't know that. It appears as though he was in there drinking...dancing and fornicating. Those are the things that take place in bars and clubs.
The places we go will hurt our testimony. Where we go can also cause us to fall. When a person subjects themselves to that wicked environment time and time again...eventually they will end up partaking of those things.
II Corinthians 6:17 "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,"
God desires and commands us to keep our hearts and minds (and bodies) clean and pure. I Corinthians 6:19-20 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." I Corinthians 10:31 "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
If those things you are around and/or partaking of can be done to glorify God and honor Him...then by all means...continue to do them. If you can't say that they honor Him then don't you think you should abstain from them and the appearance of being involved in that activity? I think so!!
There is someone who is very dear to my heart that says he is saved. He goes to the clubs on the weekends. When he is asked about going there....he says he does go but he doesn't drink. Well...in my mind I question that. Why? Because I find it hard to believe that a person could go into those places and not drink or at least take part in some sort of activity that is not God-honoring. He gets upset when someone assumes he is drinking when he goes. My thing is this....if you don't want people to believe you are doing something wrong...then stay away from the places that wrong takes place in. When we are around those people who don't live right....or those places where wickedness takes place...then we are associated with them and we are yoked up with them in appearance. God tells us to "Abstain from all appearance of evil." I think that is pretty self-explanatory. What do you think?
Protect your testimony with where you go...the people you associate with...and the things you do. That also goes for things we watch on tv and the music we listen to. We need to be aware that our testimony is everything!! It says what we are and what we believe. So protect yourself and your testimony so others won't think something of you that is not so.