Religious indoctrination is one key component of the destructive nature of denominationalism and the incorporation of subjectivism as an instrument of truth. Perhaps the obvious reason for this method, is the individual emotional state and their personal isolation within selective doctrinal paradigms. Religious leaders take extraordinary measures to ensure their followers limited access to the absolute truth of God’s word. The religious ruling class has successfully compartmentalized the masses of spectators and dispense their claimed truths on an almost need-to-know basis.
The majority of those in the spectator class, have relinquished their right of critical thinking and allowing those with the presumptive education to teach these claimed truths. Regardless of who is preaching these truths, the spectator will most likely acquiesce with doctrines that are emotionally acceptable and perpetuates the mental-enslavement of the spectator class as a whole. Resulting in a false security, as the individual envisions a tall barbed-wire fence that surrounds their spiritual perimeter of claimed truths and prevents hazardous doctrines from gaining unwanted access.
The only symphony of truth, derives from the objective and impartial efforts of the one researching, while the use of the disease-ridden method of subjectivism, is devilishly intended to mislead. Those individuals whose unwavering belief that God kept his promise to preserve his pure words forever and yield not to the scavenger hunt approach to collating God’s absolute truths. While there is a large segment within the subjective community that has grown intolerant to notion that God is able to and did preserve his word between two covers of one collated modern document. Those with such uncompromising faith, are given the disparaging title of “extremist”, which is meant to disparage their faithfulness. It is quite unfortunate that the commingling of various Bible versions, have become the common practice of many and the measure of truth. This practice is divisive and has led to an acute loss in the authority of God’s word. In fact, a small percentage of professed believers, who accept their individual responsibilities and do their due diligence, which is unequivocally the Christians raison d’être.
For one to insinuate God demands complete obedience to his commands, I quite unpopular with the masses and for those who reject this absolute truth, will find themselves aimlessly wandering in the wilderness of ignorance. The Lord Jesus the Christ, gave a warning that we “take heed lest any man deceive you” (Mark 13:5) and if this cautionary fact does not behoove one to exhaustively search the scriptures, their masquerade will be revealed on that day of judgement.
In the case of English Bible translations, there are many reasons for concern, as to the one selected to be your accepted word of God and could they actually challenge the eternal deity of the only begotten Son of God. For example: does the Lord Jesus the Christ a beginning (e.g. origin) or is he from everlasting? From the book of Micah, in chapter 5 and verse 2, we read, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephrata, [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” (KJV). Below, are a few modern versions that say differently.
1) “whose origins are from of old, from ancient times”. NIV
2) “whose origin is from of old, from ancient days”. NRSV
3) “whose origin is from of old, from ancient days”. RSV
4) “whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days”. ESV
5) “whose origin is from ancient times, from the days of long ago”. NWT
So, what about the modern versions, let us see, these versions translate it as “from everlasting” (ASV, BRG, GNV, and the NKJV). Offense is not intended, rather personal expression and as scripture says, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8).