There was a time when being deceptive would not be tolerated...but any more, it seems to be the norm in advertising...encouraged on some dating sites...permissible in politics...overlooked in some workplaces...but none of that makes it right, ethical or moral. In fact, it's scripturally wrong and displeasing to God.
So let’s look at deception. . .where it began, how to recognize and overcome it.
First, we need to understand the enemy ONLY has three weapons he can use against us…the ability to tempt; accuse and deceive.
Second, deception according to the British Dictionary.com means:
“the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived; something that deceives; trick”
The first case of deception and false advertising began in the Garden of Eden.