Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose GOINGS FORTH have been from of old, from EVERLASTING.
This is a clear prophecy of Jesus Christ. Prophecy is one of the key proofs that the Bible is the Supernatural word of God. And this is one of the most stunning prophecies of Jesus Christ – it gives the very town He will be born in, what family He’ll belong to, and some specific things about His life – all in one little verse written 700 years before Jesus was born. Let’s see the daily horoscope try that! Surely no Bible version would mess up at such an important place.
(NIV) … whose ORIGINS are from of old, from ANCIENT times.
(RSV) … whose ORIGIN is from of old, from ANCIENT days.
(NLT) … one whose ORIGINS are from the DISTANT PAST.
(CEV) … someone whose FAMILY goes back to ANCIENT times.
(ESV) … whose ORIGIN is from of old, from ANCIENT days.
(HCS) … His ORIGIN is from ANTIQUITY …
What? Whose origins? From old, ancient times? Middle ages? 1492? 1776? Either that’s not talking about Jesus in the NIV, or they are making Jesus into a created god like the cults do.
These versions strip Jesus Christ of His deity and make Him a created false god. He is not the everlasting Word/Son of God in these modern versions.
How can a Christian convince an evolutionist from such versions? We’re supposed to be “apt to teach” and able to “convince the gainsayers” of God’s truth. How can we do that with a Bible version that says what they (the evos) believe? And that’s what they do say! That’s why we call them per-versions. How can a Christian witness to a lost person and tell Him about Jesus when the lost evolutionist can grab almost any modern version and show that Jesus wasn’t God, He had an origin, and He wasn’t the Creator! The modern versions have a different Creator than the King James Bible!
This verse alone should be enough to make any Christian with the brain waves of lime jello chuck his fake Bible and get the real one.
Which version would an evolutionist prefer?