You keep missing the point.
What does being zealous for God look like when there are no threats (internal or external)? You keep saying God wanted them hot but that does not explain what being hot means. Mr Giles and I have radically different views of what being hot means. You have not given a single example of a New Testament character displaying anything like what Giles is advocating. I can list dozens of examples of characters being asked to give and share earthly possessions (as an example of living one's faith, seeking gold, and dawning white robes).