“I do not mean that we rule over your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy, because by faith you stand firm.”
2 Corinthians 1.24
Paul was not a paternalist. He did not manipulate people. He appealed to their understanding of the gospel and treated them as equals.
In the realm of faith, there is no room for authoritarianism. How do fellow saints show that they are co-workers in the Lord?