The Greek word ``hairesis`` was first used by Greek philosophers to mean a “doctrine” or “school.”, Due to the early usage in New Testament by Paul and Peter, ``hairesis`` began to denote a negative meaning of a “faction” within the emerging church. It was part of diverse groups constituting a nascent Christianity. It was the early Christian writers who continued the development of the word into what it has become today, Justinianus and Irenaeus used the word to specify those who had a specific belief by using negative rhetoric for classifying and distinguishing the heretical groups. This was done by identifying certain individuals with the groups which they lead. These heretical groups were categorized by “heresy” and created a typological categorization that distinguished the “orthodos” from the “heretics”. The groups to which this terminology was applied were marginalized as the fringe groups that were no longer the majorities. This marginalization would have far reaching effects on the latter development of “orthodox” Christianity. Because of this marginalization, most of the previous “majorities” became minorities and were eventually extinguished by the “orthodox” Christians.