Originally Posted by Charli
..I've always understood Christian to cover all those religions that choose Christ as their savior, so I guess that would be the broadest definition?
It depends entirely on how terms are defined. If a loose definition of the word "Christian" (a word originally used as a derisive term by enemies of Christ to label the much hated "Christ ones", or early followers of Jesus Christ in the city of Antioch) is applied, giving it meaning beyond what the Bible sets forward, then such a definition can apply to just about any person or religious group that wants to be seen under the broad umbrella of what the world thinks of as "Christianity".
On the other hand, if "Christian" is defined solely according to what the Bible tells us, then much if not most of what the world sees as religious "Christianity" will prove false.
Again, each of us must determine on our own whether to believe and trust the God of the Bible, or to believe and trust the world around us. Most have made that choice in one form or another, and it's clear that for many their choice is a mixed bag of eclectic ideas and soft ideals that they hope will somehow provide what they feel they need out of life.