You do realize you're making my point for me, yes?<quoted text>
Ironic how people who dont believe in God define who is and isnt a Christian. As if to say you are some sort of authority on the subject.
Under your analogy Denis Rader known also as BTK was a true to the core Christian since he attended a Lutheran Church. Never mind that he was a mass murder. To you he was a fine example of Christianity.
I guess you would count Judas Iscariot a example of Christianity too. Even though history sees him as the betrayer.
If I may use your words,hallucinatory raving of an utter lunatic. That phrase of yours would fit Denis Rader and you very nicely. Christianity requires more than occasional attendance but obedience to Christ teachings.
It doesnt matter how the average infidel defines Christianity. Its how God defines it.
The only qualification needed for one to be accounted a Christian by other Christians is the mere declaration that one is.
Yes, Rader counts.
Judas was almost certainly fictional, and the term "Christian" wasn't in use in his alleged day, anyway, so I'm not sure about him.
As for Revelation, have you _read_ the stupid thing?
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."
Seriously? That's either a major psychotic break or some VERY strange mushrooms.