But I will come—and soon—if the Lord lets me, and then I’ll find out whether these arrogant people just give pretentious speeches or whether they really have God’s power.

For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

Which do you choose? Should I come with a rod to punish you, or should I come with love and a gentle spirit? (1 Cor 4:19-21)