Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you,
that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5
Look at a counterfeit bill. A counterfeit bill has to be an imitation of something that's real. You don't make a counterfeit $24 bill because there is no real $24 bill. You can only counterfeit something that's real. The term counterfeit wouldn't even exist if there were not an attempt to deceive people into accepting something as real when it's not. In fact this is the definition of deception--an attempt to make a person believe something that is false. So, what is false? What is a lie?
A lie is the absence of truth. Once again, there would be no definition of lie if there were no such thing as truth. God is good, He is light, and He is the truth. These are such simple statements, yet there is distortion and deception going on in the world to try and blind people to these truths. If a person is not willing to accept basic facts such as God is good, He is light, and He is truth, there is not a basis for discussion with them. It takes a heart that seeks truth--one that truly loves truth--in order to see it and believe it.
...because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence
so that they will believe what is false,
in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth,
but took pleasure in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14
We must make an intentional effort to walk in the light, the truth, and goodness of God, in order to be free from deception.
Buy truth, and do not sell it,
Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father but through Me.