All who believe are Christian,
so says the dictionary.
Whether and what such believe is a different story.
Saint Paul, notably in 1 Corinthians 10:17 names the early church a single body, in communion with itself, i.e. one bread, and also, elsewhere, as Peter and John do, condemns divisions in the church, which is the ...
1 Timothy 3:14-16 from the Niv Tramslation:
“if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. “”http://kindstuff.scripturelink.net/bibleonbaptism
therein, as there was biblically one church, which was no democracy Catholic church not a democracy,
in fact, democracy proves itself fallible
and as this church cannot have been overcome by the devil (Matthew XVI v XVIII- XXI i.e Matthew 16 v 18 - 21)
"The church is the kingdom of heaven on earth ( see quotes above). It is eternal, neither can it’s doctrine change(I Corinthians 15 verses 1 to 3), nor can its substance change(I Corinthians 15 verse 50), nor can it cede to corruption(Psalm 16 verse 10), nor can it ever loose it’s authority - doctoral (I Timothy chapter 3 verse 15), or physical (Luke 9;1 Corinthians 5;). It is protected and ruled by God (Ephesians 1 v 11-15;Matthew 16 verses 17- 20). This, despite the fact that the members of the church themselves are less perfect." http://scripturelinkencyclopedia.stblogs.com/2007/11/26/church-as-the-kingdom-of-heaven-on-earth/
As for me, I am very pleased by Christian unity, however, our endorsement goes largely to more traditional churches. We at kindstuff, therein believe that a church which is Catholic (all encompassing), apostolic (started from the apostles and traceable to them), separate (holy- separated by God) from the world, and united in love, and obedient unity is required. And we must be wary not to reject those he placed over souls, least we be answerable to rejecting the authority above this church.
Yet, as we have stated before, Lumen Gentium XVI, is an infallible statement, and it is not hearing the gospel, that is pivotal to salvation, but obeying God as best you can with what you have. This is why we as Catholics not only acknowledge those valid churches such as our own, and the validly Orthodox sacramental churches, such as the Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox church communities, but also have contact with many other religions, acknowledging truths within, but not the fullness, which we have.
other than that, use disgretion, and follow your heart, churches should accept the Gospels, and be christian(second link- love) and, do not easily reject the Roman church("Acts 15 v 19,22-30, Acts 12 v 21-24, Romans 13, 1 Corinthians 4 v 19-20, John 11 v 51" http://search.scripturelink.net/scripturalproofs),
who has been tasked with the care of all souls, and even the salvation of those who are not in her, but would be on full understanding.
please think for yourself.