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23 MAY 2017

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Chapter 6

Beguiled

Genisis 3:13
And the LORD God said unto the woman,
What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said,
The serpent beguiled me,
and I did eat.

 

Beguiled by the dictionary means to deceive by guile; delude; cheat.

 

Guile is defined as insidious cunning in attaining a goal; craft or artful deception; the use of tricks to deceive someone; duplicity.

 

Moses 4:44

And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not harken unto my voice.

So, In Moses 4:44 we are told by God the technique of Satan – lies and deception with the purpose of blinding. (Blinding in this context is to keep from the truth.) Let look at how Satan uses his lying, deceiving rhetoric and how skillfully he uses words to blind.

First, here I am going to also define deceiving. Deceiving is ANY attempt to mislead or to give a false appearance or impression.

Right now, I think most of us would think in terms of our modern advertising agencies, I do. But, this is not all. In advertising we have laws which limit what is said to the truth. (And I use the term truth here loosely.) Our laws do not directly apply to what is NOT said in order to mislead and our impressions can be greatly lead to a false appearance base on inadequate information as well as the verbal lie.

I will take specific instances from the scriptures and compare them in today’s world so that we might be aware of the modern cunning duplicity - that art of deception.

Half-Truth

Believe it Not

Non-expert Testimony

Faulty Comparison

False Analogy

Cause Effect