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In order to keep close to Him, we have to be aware of the things we do, the people we hang out with, and the words or images we allow into our heads.
The book of Proverbs has some really good stuff about choosing your friends: "The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray" (Proverbs ).
Stay away from foolish people (, 14:7), from people who lose their temper easily (), and from those who rebel against God ().
But the main focus of your friendship should be to love them like God loves them and help them discover Christ by the way you live your life.
We are called to peace and love with all people—Christians and non-Christians alike (Romans ; Hebrews ).
The only position that should be off-limits completely from non-Christians is the leading aspect of worship times in church gatherings (read worship leader, as opposed to band member).