Hey Steve, just thought of a good scripture while reading this conversation which I agree with you. It is John 8:44.....He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is [no] truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies". He can deceive you with portions of scripture. For example Ps.91:12- Matt. 4:6 which of course he misquotes. A deception, of any kind is of course a lie.
Thank you for reading and sharing scripture.Blessings to you and yours!