At a bible study I used to attend, I’d sometimes point out what other Christians believed about the topics which came up. For several reasons, but the main one is I regularly interact with Christians from all sorts of churches, and I know where a lot of the hot-button issues are. Don’t know all of them; I keep stumbling into them. Still, I want to forewarn the people of my church: Some of the things we teach are foreign to other Christians. Especially when those folks are from churches which not only teach differently, but teach every other viewpoint is wrong, even heresy.
Most of the folks listened. But there was one person who’d scoff: “I don’t know where you meet these people. I don’t know any Christians who think that way.”
That’s not a new experience. I have someone I regularly chat with online, and she doesn’t know where I meet such people. ’Cause she doesn’t know any Christians who think that way.
Now, why would they tell me this?