Paul deceived people to join him
Paul is confessing in the above passage that, he acted as a Jew in order to convert them to his faith. He even acted as a pagan so that he can lure them to his religion. The above verse shows that Paul would go in great lengths to spread his religion by deception. Let’s see now what the experts have to say on the above passage.
Loyal D. Rue who is a Professor of religion and Philosophy at Luther college, comments on the passage, he writes:
In the Book “Shell Games: Studies in Scams, Frauds, and Deceits (1300-1650)” Richard Raiswell says that deception is endorsed in the Bible if it is for just cause:
Further evidence which shows Paul openly confessing to the Christian Corinthians that he used deception against them. The verse states: