Not Imitating Evil
Most Relevant Verses
"You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.
'Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.
beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?'
"You shall not act like this toward the LORD your God.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, only not as the kings of Israel who were before him.
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "Sodom, your sister and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done.
"I said to their children in the wilderness, 'Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.
"Now behold, he has a son who has observed all his father's sins which he committed, and observing does not do likewise.