I do not recommend church-hopping . And I certainly do not suggest that we even occasionally attend the services of heretical "churches" . But is it permissible to visit one of the heterodox fellowships on a rare basis to get an education regarding some of their actual practices and beliefs ? I know one could get a good idea by reading up on these groups . But wouldn't it be worthwhile to get up close once on a very infrequent basis ? The purpose would be for educational purposes .Of course I wouldn't for a minute want a new Christian to try this . However , in my 44 years as Christian I think I went to just several of these gatherings . I once went to a Roman Catholic church , a Mormon one , a JW , and a Christadelphian gathering . That's all I recall . There might have been one or two others . Of course I am not counting some fringe assemblies such as hyper-Charismatics . I went to a number of their services and left quite unfed . I was reminded of this because I met a woman yesterday who attends Della Reese's church . Yes , a woman pastor ! I definately am against that unbiblical notion . And Reese's teachings may be of the Ophra-like school of theology . I did not make any promises to attend . But the woman sure was insistent -- in a friendly way .