yet another that I think you're pulling out of context. Because "i'm" seeing things from a different perspective, you imply that I am going against the Scripture by personally interpreting something that you can't see for yourself.
So . . .you quote a passage that has nothing to do with what I'm saying and you wrap it in a package that suggests I'm guilty of it's implications. Who said anything about interpreting prophecies? Scripture interpets itself. Keep things in context.
New Living Translation.
19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines[g] in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet's own understanding,[h] 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God
The message isn't about what we see in Scripture, it's about realizing the messages in Scripture were not of men, but of God.
Even the one's giving the prophecies didn't understand much of what they were saying . . .yet they still spoke the words.
You state that it's simply that you see something from a different perspective and that "you imply that I am going against the Scripture by personally interpreting something that you can't see for yourself". I'll admit I miss a lot, I still have much to learn and grow. Maybe you missed my follow-up post regarding the definition of prophecy, or perhaps you'd dismiss it anyway, but maybe not.
This; "The message isn't about what we see in Scripture, it's about realizing the messages in Scripture were not of men, but of God" is exactly the point.
However, earlier, by your own words you indicated you believe scripture can be just embellished by the author. You appear to be using that statement and thought process as a basis to perhaps support your beliefs on this topic. You said the words ("who's to say that the person that wrote it may have taken liberty of their imagination as to how this all came about"), I responded. You asked a question (although likely rhetorical), I answered, "the Holy Spirit"; as I believe the Author is the Holy Spirit, so it's not some person's imagination.
Look, I'm not your enemy. I hope you continue to grow in grace and knowledge, and I pray for you and will continue to do so, Lord willing. I don't want to harm you spiritually, and if I have, please forgive me. But hopefully none of us have reached the place where we only hear what we want to hear, or only listen to what people say that agree with us and just automatically accept what we say - including me
. If we put something out there, we/I should probably expect it to be tested, considered, and perhaps commented on or questioned.
I actually have stated over and over I agree with much of your thoughts and what you share, but it might be best if from here on I really make more of an effort to avoid commenting on your posts. Great blessings.