And every week, still others cross the Tiber TO Rome, as my wife and I did a little over 5 years ago. Are we no longer to be regarded as Christian for having fallen into captivity in Rome?
Quite possibly. But, only Christ knows for certain the folks given to Him by the Father.
Of course not. And it is most tiresome that some have co-opted the meaning of “Christian” to apply only to their own narrow definition. Very cultish.
Unfortunately, as Christ said, you will be persecuted for your choosing Him. We find it on FR and in real life.