Recently, I was discussing a religious topic with a person who identified himself as a Baptist, and he told me that he did not regard Jesus as equal to the Father. Following up, I asked him, if He considered Jesus to be Lord and God. He replied that Jesus was Lord and Savior, but avoided saying that he thought Jesus was also God. This seems odd, since all Baptists I ever knew were orthodox Trinitarians. Knowing that Baptists have little use for creeds, my question is, "How much leeway do Baptists have in the question of Jesus as God?" By that, I mean, how much before they really can't be considered Baptists? I'm not trying to throw a bomb here, I'm just puzzled.