Many people say that they want a honest and truthful relationship. They say they can’t trust a person that lies. People divorce because of a spouse lying. People fight, curse and murder based upon a lie.
The sad part about this is that theses are worldly lies that upset people.
Why is it that people don’t have the same reaction when it comes to biblical lies. When you’ve been a member of a church for 20 years and someone introduces you to biblical deceptions in the ministry and you get angry, hostile, volatile with the one that speaks truth. You’ve known God all your life and then you’re introduced to a mystery of God. You don’t study it, you don’t pray about it, you get angry because you’ve never heard it before.
Just because you’ve never heard something before doesn’t mean it’s not true.
Today my prayer is when you’re introduced to biblical truths, why not check it out to see if its true. After all its is the TRUTH that will set you free.
Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs of things that are not true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand, as well as distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith.
Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between romantic and relational partners.
To cause to stray, to lead astray, lead aside from the right way, to go astray, wander, roam about.
To lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceive, to be led into error
to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, sin
To sever or fall away from the truth
of heretics, to be led away into error and sin, seduce, be out of the way.
My heart saddens to see so much deception in the world and watching so many people CONVINCED that a lie is ok.