Dear Ishvara Upamana/Madhu Krishna das/Michael Sheludko/Researcher
Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of my Divine Masters.
I am a researcher, doing religion studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University, so the first interest is of this intention.
Prabhu, in Christian theology what is the term for a person who, once a Christian, turns away from Christ? Is the term not “heretic” or, perhaps, apostate? A heretic is one that believes in or practices heresy, which is defined as follows:
1) belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine:
2) opinion profoundly at odds with what is generally accepted:
As for apostate, we find this:
a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle
Applying the above principals to your case,