We, the BaptistBoard, were recently visited by someone famous (a best selling author). Apparently he is not a Baptist though he put forward what seemed to be Baptist-like credentials (yet, i don't think he claimed to be a Baptist). A moderator instructed that as a non-Baptist he should not post in the Baptist only part of the forum and the thread was closed. Regardless of whether he is or not, it is not the reason for this thread. My question is what makes someone not a Baptist? What if they claim to be a Baptist? What would it take for us to deny that they were actually Baptist?