2 Corinthians 10: 4-5: “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destructions of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” What “fortresses” are to be destroyed? Probably not the Hong Kong-based chain of household appliance stores; not even militant religious movements or unrepentant criminals. No, it is speculations (false judgments), lofty things (prideful self-exaltation) and undisciplined thoughts in our own minds with which we war. Doesn’t James say that sin begins with wrong desires (James 1: 14-15) and pride? (James 2: 1-4) Before we can win the war without, we must win the battle within.