Dangers of False Advertisements
In the Bible, people are warned of the dangers of deceptive mechanizing. 2 Peter 2:3 states: “Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of the truth will be defamed. In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.”
The passage above shows that “false teachers”, or those who resort to false mechanizing, exploit others through deception. This is not only unfair, but poses detrimental effects to the people who are on the losing. As specified in the passage; “their destruction does not sleep” -this connotes that in many cases, victims of deceptive merchandising face negative outcomes.
For example, a deceptive saleslady falsely advertises a drug that is supposed to alleviate asthmatic symptoms. However, this drug has not been widely researched, so there is no real evidence of its effects. The saleswoman implies that it is effective, nonetheless. If a buyer was to rely on the drug, there would be a great danger to his or her life should this drug be the only remedy used in an instance of an asthma attack.