Can someone be wrong about a belief and not be heretical? I hesitate about using an example because the thread is not about denominational distinctives. But let me use this example, I am a Baptist by birth, by choice and by conviction. I believe that it is closer to what the Bible teaches than any other denomination. Is a person heretical because they are a Presbyterian? Obviously, a person who claims to be a Christian but does not believe in the deity of Jesus Christ is a heretic (not to mention, lost). Or an individual who denies the triune nature of God is a heretic. But the word tends to get thrown around a lot. For example in the Gap Theory thread, someone said that a belief in the gap theory was heresy. I have my own idea about what constitutes heresy, but was wondering what standards by which you would say that a belief was heresy.