We were discussing this last night that areas where God did not specify how to do things that He has told us to do, come in a grey area...things which are forbidden and things which are good come in black and white areas so you are left with how to do them as there is no one way to do it...whatever we think is best, we should do it that way, as long as we can have our reasons and are comfortable explaining them to God eventually.
This grey area is left deliberately, so that people throughout time can decide for themselves what is best suited to them as long as they are not violating anything that God has told us in the book...it is imperative that we do not forbid what He hasn't told us to...So some ways might be better and some ways not so good but it isn't wrong
to do it any way you like to. As long as you understand that God left it up to you.
Take for example, our way of communicating with Him...you can do it any which way as long as you get that link going...whether you choose to do it in a particular way because of certain preferances, e.g sitting in a 'special' place because you like it...or not...We can argue that it's best not to make a habit of something, because one day you might have to break it, but it isn't wrong as long as God hasn't told you it is... and you can't make judgements pertaining to God, specifically in regards to a grey area, comes down to opinion and personal preferences...
Another example is music...it's a grey area where there are specific boundaries about what is good and what is bad...lewdness is bad therefore most rap music (okay, some of it
) is bad because it has that in it...but classical music is fine...and then there's the grey area in regards to what falls in between, like say, Led Zeppelin...It has a lot of sexual innuendo, but it isn't explicit. Therefore I might say say its okay (in my opinion as it falls in the grey area and I get to decide) and someone else might think it not okay. Here's the thing, it's personal opinion and it's not violating anything that God said is forbidden/bad.
So you have to make your own judgements (which cannot be enforced on people, e.g: this is the only right way..do it or else) in the grey areas and this personal freedom is very important to protect or we'll be no worse than the extremists...
Do you agree?