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Recently I had a conversation with a man who has very strong beliefs on certain topics which he feels are 100% correct. He perceives that it is his sworn duty to correct all others who have different beliefs than his. It appears that a lot of folks would share his zeal. Feeling that we must correct other people’s beliefs is an onerous burden indeed. There is no ego so deceptive as a “religious” one which feeds off of trying to control or correct others. It even gets more complicated when ego trips are confused with “witnessing” or “evangelism.” Think about that. I am not questioning the importance of Christian evangelism but the way it is often practiced is more about the ego than it is about the meek and lowly Savior Who had not where to lay His head (see Matthew 8:20; Luke 9:58).
“Control and manipulation are not love; the outcome is a life of imprisonment ultimately leading to deep-rooted feelings of resentment.” ― Ken Poirot
In WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME I suggest a better way of living: