Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.( Proverbs 24:28)
The major difference between liers and Deceivers is that while liers generally lies to save themselves Deceivers lie to mislead and manipulate people. Hypocrites are people who set standards for others to lie by while they don’t live by them.
Deceivers and hypocrites have are very much alike because both of them mislead people. Ladies and gentlemen God punishes both the Deceiver and the deceived, that somebody misled you is not an excuse to God hence God dealt with all three parties involved when men fell.
And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; (Genesis 3:14-17)
Anyone who deceives people is calling for the anger of God upon himself and the people he has deceived. You don’t just get deceived you accept to be deceived. Can two walk together, except they be agreed?( Amos 3:3)
If you what to avoid being deceived study and check the word of God and listen for the conviction of the Holy Spirit. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (Acts 17:11)
Anything that you detest or speak against you must abstain from or else you are a hypocrite the reason Jesus Christ never got along with the Pharisees is because they preached one thing and practiced another thing, and they have been doing this for a long time because even John the Baptist didn’t associate with them and some of their secret deeds were revealed to prophet Ezekiel in the old testament
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.(Matthew 23:1-3)
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?( Matthew 3:7)
Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me. And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?( Ezekiel 14:1 -3)
And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.(Ezekiel 8:16)
Let your mouth, heart and actions speak one language.