Question: “How is it that truly born again Christians can read the Word of God and have a different understanding of some scriptures ? An example would be pre tribulation and post tribulation rapture etc. Is it different levels of maturity or tradition that believers get hung up on? Also, it seems that the Holy Spirit would lead all in the same truths by conviction.”
Answer: Believers coming to different conclusions on the interpretation of Scriptures is made possible when you remember that there are false teachers among the church. See II Timothy 4:3-4; Jude 1:4; II Peter 2:1-3. There will be doctrines (which means teachings) which are purposefully deceptive and set to undermine the doctrines from God. Spiritual maturity levels come into play regarding whether or not a person can recognize when false doctrines are being taught. This is why Paul said to Timothy, who was a young man and yet to have much experience, to rightly divide the Word of truth. God’s Word is truth. We must verify doctrines about it with what it says about itself.