Look at how the devil operates from the bible. He told Eve God was a liar, and that he was hiding something better from them, than serving him, even though they had seen how lovingly God provided for them and the other animals on the earth. But not only that, notice he attacked Eve who was pretty much new in the Garden, and Not Adam who had walked alone with God for quite some time. Why? Because we all know the young are most vulnerable. And he knew that out of love for Eve, Adam might eat even knowing he was wrong. Don't take a genius to see that. But not only did he attack the weakest vessel, but he was not even big enough to reveal himself.. HE HID BEHIND A MASK BY USING THE SNAKE! like a ventrilaquist basically.
So if you took that episode in total context, Satan attacks weaknesses, tells lies, and will reveal himself in any way necessary to do so. Now what was Satan's whole point in tricking Eve? It was so she could stop serving God... AND UNINTENTIONALLY BE SERVING HIM! Adam and Eve thought they could be like God, but really they were just choosing to serve another God other than the one who provided for them... Satan. But they never saw it like that.. They just thought that THEY would be like God, falling for the okie doke. Satan did not care how he had to do it, so long as Adam and Eve were mislead away from the truth about God. And unfortunately, he succeeded.
Now with that in mind, pretend you are Satan for a sec. If your goal is to mislead people and not have them know the truth about God, what would you throw at them?
Well since you must know about God, why not throw many gods out there? So many religions out there it seems on the surface impossible that there is one true religion... On the surface of course.
If you can have people worship anything other than God, then you have succeeded, just as he did in the garden. And it does not have to be a deity to be worshiped. And that is what he does. He builds a false hope for each individual that seems assured and reasonable, but is basically like striving for the wind in the end, if it's in opposition to doing God's will.
Have you ever stopped to think if there is only one God, would there really be more than one way to gain his approval? And should he not have the right as God to choose the ways he wants to be worshiped? If you were God and created all things and they were all good and everything benefited because of you living and creating them, would you want your creations to dictate to you how they will worship you? Could your children run your household when you lovingly provide for them, and tell you how they will obey you? Would that make you egotistical to expect their respect when because of you they are even alive?
And if this is the last reply I'll say this last thing, I never try to change anyone, I'm not capable. A person has to first want truth, before it can be revealed. I try to open each person up to the one who is capable of revealing truth, and that is Jehovah.
I'm born in sin. All truth I know comes from Jehovah because as Jesus said it best about Jehovah John 17: 17 Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth.