Mark 11.13-14 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it. [nkjv]
Sometimes false advertising is easy to spot. We hear those incredible statements like ‘lose 50 kilo’s in 5 days’ or ‘eat all you want and stay thin!’ If it sounds too good to be true, most often it usually is. But sometimes false advertising is a little more subtle.
First formulated in 1879 as surgical antiseptic, it was given to dentists for oral care in 1895. It was the first over-the-counter mouthwash sold in the USA in 1914. However by the 1920’s it was being marketed as a cure for sore throats and coughs, a dandruff preventative, an anti-shave tonic and a safe way to protect yourself from cuts, bruises, wounds and stings!
It promised the world but at the end of the day, delivered very little. Eventually the company was fined and ordered to make amends.
In this modern day and age, very little has changed. We are surrounded by marketing campaigns promising the world but... continued here