King James Bible v. NIV: Micah 5:2
Did Jesus Christ ever begin? No, of course not, He has always been. Jesus is God, and has no origin (Hebrews 7:3). If He did, then He wouldn't be God. So if the NIV says that Jesus had an origin, you know it's blasphemy! In Micah 5:2, God the Father is prophesying the birth of His Son in a particular town, Bethlehem. Here is the King James reading of Micah, chapter 5:
Now, read the New International Version (NIV) that most people prefer:
There is a difference between "everlasting" (no beginning and no end) and "ancient times" (merely a long long time ago).
Our friend Webster, defines "pervert" as 1. to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true... 2. to twist the meaning or sense of: misinterpret (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977, p.856).
There are many such perversions and 'twists' in the NIV. Because men and women are born leaning away from what God wants (conceived in inquity, as Psalms tells us), we are naturally going to be attracted to the lie, to ANYthing antichristian. That's why the version is so popular among the body of Christ... among those who are truly saved yet deceived, and those who claim Christianity as a label, a title, rather than a true lifestyle.
God is calling you out of the world. He wants you to know the truth... this is a huge subject, and we will return to it sooner, Lord willing... We love you and we would not have the believer deceived. Take care.