“Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.”
The deceiver is very smart and even after this warning we see in the book of Judges that the people did not remember the warning:
“After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. They forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them.” (Judges 2:10-12)
So what do we do? Lets go back to Deuteronomy 6:
It’s not too late for the church to begin to act like the people we are, who God made us to be. Do what God’s word says for us to do. Be faithful, train up our children to fear God and know what he has done for us. Elect people who best represent Christian values; which means we have to be informed and vote. We need to pray together, be evangelists, disciples, and missionaries. Simply do what we were mandated to do. Church, it is not too late.