Originally posted by whodey
In this particular scripture we see prophecy being discussed. I would agree. After all, either prophecy is given for a particular event or events or it is not really prophecy. However, what of the rest of the inspired word? Is all of it prophetic? Is there no element of interpretation in all of the Bible that is not prophetic?
All scripture is "God breathed", 2 Timothy 3:16. That is, the original, of which we only have copies. The copies are not perfect like the originals, but by "rightly dividing" the scriptures we have, we can get back to the original or at least close to it. I am far from being an expert, but my guess is that it is over 90% accurate as it stands.
2 Tim 2:15
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Tim 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The original Hebrew and/or Aramaic scrolls/text had no punctuation, thus had to be rightly divided. In the KJV, words in italics show that these words were added by the translator. After careful study you will find that even some words not in italics are added to promote a theology, or whatever the translator was trying to do.
A good example of rightly dividing is found here...
53 And everyone went to his own house.
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
These two verses should have been in the same sentence, but for some reason it was split.