Dealing with the devil is by definition not one bit different from dealing with atheists, because atheists and satanists are the same duplicitious cult.
Atheists and satanists use the ...
I am a Christian, yet not a zealot. Jesus was not a zealot. I try to look at people the way God does..try..I said, I am not God therefore I don't even come close to seeing things the way he does. I hate homosexuality, abortion, sin in general, but I by no means hate the sinner...as I am one myself..I am not perfect just forgiven. I don't push what I believe on anyone..however I do share my belief, as that is what Christ has told us to do..but if it is not accepted then I am to dust off my feet and leave...Not all Christians are radical and it disappoints me that the few fantics out there give all Christians a bad rep. I don't need to argue with anyone about the truth as I know it to be..just don't label all of us because of a few.
Christ came here to bring Hid Father's compassion and to redeem us from our sins. Everywhere I look, I see the misery that sin brings. Disobedient people, persecuting peace makers, reviling missionaries, shooting down relief aircraft, taking over trucks loaded with relief supplies . . ..
DJ, I cannot think of one Christian who is overly zealous past the conversion period. Those among us who have had the most traumatic existence pre-conversion become the most zealous converts: they know from what they have been delivered. It then becomes a matter of persistence: we who embark on a long journey had best prepare ourselves correctly. That is best done through introspection, balance, and insight.