Thu. Jul 7th, 2022

Deception and its many impacts on your life.

I will show you how this deception is being used to keep you from knowing the truth. I will also show you what other deceivers have done and still do to deceive others.
I will also show for you what this deception does and how it affects many other aspects of your life.
Each sentence in the example below has a verb in the past that is different from the true action’s time. Use of these verbs may be deceptive if not recognized and corrected.
Example: a. John was walking the dog when he ran into Joan.
b. John has been walking the dog for years.
c. Joan has been helping John walk the dog for years.
If you are not paying attention, this could cause confusion and thereby deceive you into believing something that is not true or real.
Example: a. John was walking the dog when he ran into Joan.
b. John has been walking the dog for years .
c. Joan has been helping John walk the dog for years .

they muddy the water to make it seem deep
they muddy the water to make it seem deep

1. Be compassionate & understanding of those who may lie/be deceptive.

The Lord’s apostle Paul tells us that we are to be kind and compassionate to those who may be lying and/or deceptive.(2 Corinthians 6:3) This includes not being judgmental about them. He also tells us that we are not to go there with them, but that we should remain in our proper place and not participate in their lies.(2 Corinthians 6:17-18) Understanding when someone may be being deceptive is crucial in avoiding traps set for you by others. Here are some questions you may have, and Paul’s answers.
1. Are there any special times that I should be more sensitive to others who may be lying/deceptive, especially about dangerous matters?
No. We should always be wary of people who might lie or deceive, but it is not necessary to be more sensitive at certain times than others. I do recommend, however, that you pay attention to those who may try to deceive you early on in the game. The earlier you catch someone in a lie, the better. If you are lied to early on and you do nothing about it, then they will think they can keep up the lie(s) and that you have no problem with their conduct.
2. What if I’m not sure whether or not someone is telling me the truth?

they muddy the water to make it seem deep
they muddy the water to make it seem deep

2. Practice being honest and trustworthy to better spot liars and those who are trying to deceive you.

The Lord’s apostle Peter tells us that Jesus Christ is the “keeper of men’s souls.” (1 Peter 1:22) We are to be honest with people and trust them not to deceive us (Acts 1:14). This is especially important when it comes to those who seek our approval and approval through pretending they are better than they really are. We should be careful of those who may lie to us and tell us that they are good when they really are not. The Bible teaches that Satan is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44; see also Revelation 12:9.) Jesus warned us to be on guard against the “man of lawlessness” who will pretend to be serving God but is actually leading people astray. The apostle Paul wrote that in the last days, “many . . . with smooth talk and flattering speech, will turn the ears of unsuspecting people away from the truth. They will profess to be [by their own choice and not by the will of God] believers, but they are nothing but deceivers.” (2 Timothy 3:13–15)

they muddy the water to make it seem deep
they muddy the water to make it seem deep