Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.
~ 3 John 1:11 [NLT]
We’ve all seen or heard of bad examples of Christians. Sometimes we even allow their example to influence our thoughts of God. It makes it difficult, but don’t let that allow you to stray from following God and His truth. Put their example out of your mind and know that their actions reflect their distance from God. Don’t let this bad example influence you.