The Bible deals with all of the above. It is a book written a long time ago, by 40 men, but they wrote God’s thoughts not their own. Scripture is called prophecy or history in advance that never springs from private interpretation, or men’s will. These men spoke from God as they were born along by holy spirit.
(2 Peter 1:20-21)
The Bible has been translated into 2,00 languages. There’s a big difference between revised and translated. It needs to be translated so that people can read about the facts revealed in the Bible that have been proven by science, archaeology, and seeing prophecies fulfilled. Lets deal with the past:
For all the things that were written aforetime were written for our instruction, that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)
Next the present: People back then wanted to know the future, that is now our present. Notice Jesus’ answer when approached by his disciples for information about the future:
“Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?”
His answer involved our present, and we are seeing the things he gave in answer. (Matthew 24:3-14)
Future: A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. The book of revelation deals with all thee, past, present, and future, in fact it stretches more than 1,00 years into the future. www.jw.org