In a recent thread the word "heresy" (or some derivative) was used in proclaiming a view as wrong. Below is a list of "heresies" from: What is a Heresy. Infant Baptism Baptismal Regeneration Holy Sacraments Speaking in Tongues Baptism by Sprinkling Holy Laughter Miracle Anointing Zionism Prosperity Gospel Faith Healing Confessional Booth Divorce for Adultery Christian Rock Music Lordship Salvation Perseverance of the Saints Limited Atonement Celibacy Abstaining from Meats Sabbath Keeping Recognition of the Virgin Mary Assumption of Mary Perpetual Virginity of Mary Immaculate Conception of Mary Praying the Rosary Ecumenicalism Unity with Unbelievers Healing Services Storehouse Tithing Holy Miracle Water Financial Seeds Protestantism Calvinism Arminianism Lifestyle Evangelism Postribulation Rapture Transubstantiation Universal Church Women Pastors Social Gospel I would add any eschatology view that denies a bodily return of Christ to this earth as the angels told the apostles would happen, and any soteriology view that denies the complete atonement by the blood of Christ by the grace of God and without any human volition. I disagree that perseverance of the saints is heretical, but fundamentally found in the Scriptures. I disagree that limited atonement is heretical. The Scriptures teach (both calvinist and arminians agree) there is some limit to atonement - how limited is disagreed upon, not that atonement is not limited. I disagree that celibacy is heretical. Paul taught that it was a good way to live, but that not all could contain themselves. To teach celibacy isn't wrong, to not include the rest of the teaching Paul stated on the matter is wrong. Others that I disagree as being heresy are: Calvinism Arminianism Lifestyle Evangelism Postribulation Rapture Universal Church Social Gospel I see these as only opinions and systematic schemes that can be used, and to some point or another supported by Scriptures, and although I personally may not hold one or another, there are believers that do and do not see the world through my eyes. Is heresy merely another word for opinion? OR is the word a condemnation of a line of thinking worthy of burning someone at the stake? Which of the above do you consider opinion and perspective? Which of the above might you break fellowship over? Which of the above do you hold as doctrinally sound and yet some other believer would not hold the same opinion? Which of the above would you stake your life on if to be condemned to burn? What might you add to the list?