The word incline is used in reference to something that deviates in an upward fashion from a horizontal plane. It is also used as an attitude of the mind, such as: I’m inclined to say . . .
Does this mean that if you are inclined to say something and want to take it back you have to decline it?
Now to the more important question: Why is my chair called a recliner? When I sit in it, I’m in an upright position. The prefix re means again. If I’ve never clined in the first place, how can I do again what I’ve never done?
Since I’m seated in an upright position, perhaps a different designation is in order. Would it be more accurate to rename my recliner a de-uprighter—down-right confusing isn’t it?
I’ve put a confusing twist on a couple of words to illustrate the approach used by people who want to pervert the gospel of Christ (Galatians 1:6-9). A common tactic is to take a little truth, mix it with their error, and spin it into a false teaching.
Another deceptive measure and common feature is to insist their message came directly from an angel. I find their angelic incursion to be a devilish diversion. Paul specifically warned about the role of angels in the Galatians passage above, and in other places he said that even Satan presents himself as an angle of light.