Manipulation and deceit should find no home at Tomball Bible Church or in our hearts. These “carnal weapons” were what Paul’s opponents in the churches of Corinth used in their false, underhanded ways. When we resort to deceit, coercion, and manipulation, we no longer represent Christ but rather a twisted, graceless, and spiritually void image of ourselves. This is not the way of Christ. Rather, we are called to wage spiritual warfare relying on the power of God through the “spiritual weapons” given by the Holy Spirit to rightly represent Christ and fight against evil schemes in the external and internal war zones of our lives.
2 Corinthians 10:1-6