This is a term that I find offense. There are no gray areas with God. HE is either fully for something or fully against it, its up to us to study His word and KNOW. and keep studying and praying till we do know. God dosent want us to be in lukewarmness LAODECEA on anything. We are to be totally hot for something or cold, against it.
If we dont know, it doesnt mean that God doesnt know. Study to know and then speak on it, shut up till we do know, tho its ok to ask others questions as long as you always go back to the Bible to see if the answer goes back and lines up with the full word of God.
There are no gray areas with God, only to man. Sin is always sin, whether one acknowledges it or not. PPl try to use the Bible to manipulate it to fit what they want, but the Bible never manipulates. its the wicked ppl who do that.
The Bible does speak in a clear straight manner, its just that ppl wont know and read it all and see where it is going with each answer. There are no contradictions in the Bible. Only things ppl dont yet understand as they dont know enough.
Study to know and show yourself approved says God.
If we feel an area seems to be gray, then thats something to study and pray about till we do know, cuz God has truth for everything, no half truths that are hard to understand. How much ppl put into it determined how easily and quickly they will learn.
Pray for revelation, believe for it and wait for it.
Never settle fora I DONT KNOW answer from yourself or anyone else. cuz God does Know, and its what He knows that we must understand.
Seek HIm and all will be added unto you.
Added on later:
You asked me a question and I will respond. YOu said what if we as believers believe in two different things, does that mean we arent both Christians? Not necessarily so, but could be. A christian believes the word of God and no other source. THe example you gave concerns the rapture.
We may have different believes as to when it will be and so on, and yes we can be both Christians. But there is still only one meaning and that what God said and what He meant. If one does a true study, they will see it is a pre trib rapture, or at least just as the trib is getting barely started, actually we are in some tribulation, now, but not in the great trubulation, which is after the rapture. This is what God says. But, if a person doesnt understand that yet, are they still Christian? Of course, as long as they are trying to study and learn and praying to know more Yes, they are, But we must be of a teachable spirit so we can learn the things we dont yet know. None of us have it all yet. But again, there are no grey areas, just thing we dont yet know yet. We must teach what we know, and yet have a teachable spirit to learn new things from somene that knows more than we do, but to check all things out according to scripture first, before taking it on a s a new belief. This is what I say, we may think there are grey areas, but no, none are grey to God. He has one meaning , speaks it and knows what it says and wants us to know it too. any false belief can lead to another deception. So He wants us to study and KNOW. A true Christian will alway s be growing and learning and counting it all as joy to do so.
But, we KNOW there are no grey areas with God, jsut ones that are grey to us till we arrive there. amen.
God, the Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit
Remeber JESUS IS LORD.