How do you define a Christian? How do you define what kind of person is your brother in Christ and what kind of person is not?
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If someone professes faith in Christ AND is aligning their behavior with the Bible, they are my brother. As the verse indicates, they have to both be called a Christian and behave like one.
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Anyone who believes in Christ as his personal Lord and Savior is my brother or sister in Christ.
I agree that their actions must agree with their beliefs (i.e. walk the talk), but that does not comprise at all the basis by which one decides whether they are my brother or sister in Christ.
Romans 14 talks about "Cultivating Good Relationships".
Do not interpret this the wrong way, this is not an excuse to say that all denominations and religions are variations of the same thing, they are not. My point is that we interpret the Bible differently, such as what we can eat and not eat, but we still believe in Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.