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Genesis 3:1 (KJV)
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

In Revelation 20, the Bible reaffirms what we learned in Genesis 3; that Satan is a deceiver. We learned that the deceived doesn’t know they are deceived. We also learned that the consequences of our actions are due even though we acted under deception. The thing to do is to avoid the deceiver in the first place. In other words, don’t give place to the devil.
I shared that with my family and was asked how to avoid the deceiver.

Stick near your support systems
Eve was deceived when she was not with Adam. God gives us authorities and support. Parents, Pastor, Husband/spouse. The more we trust those who are God given supporters the less likely to be deceived.

Trust God’s Word
Satan’s first assault was against the Bible, “Yea hath God said?” Anyone or anything that causes doubt in the Word of God should be suspect and completely rejected.

Commit to a Bible preaching church
One that believes the Word of God they preach is perfect. God has created us to be community beings. Isolation or association with those outside of such a church will certainly lead to deception. Frequent association with people equally committed to such a church is likely to repel deception.

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Genesis 3:1 (KJV) Avoiding Deception

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It is interesting that the first action that took place that led to sin was changing what God said...

Genesis 2:16-17 "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Here below we see Eve adding to the word of God, which He says we are not to do! (Deuteronomy 4:2 and Deuteronomy 12:32). God never said anything about touching the tree.

Genesis 3:2-3 "And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

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We can't control what the deceiver says. We can control our reaction to it.

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You are right, in verse 4:

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

But my point was God never said the tree could not be touched, just not to eat of it. Eve added that the tree was not even to be touched, so basically she added to God's word.