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Galatians 1

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Introduction; Galatians Deserting the Gospel; Paul's Ministry

Paul, an apostle (not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead), +
and all the brothers who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia: +
Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, +
who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father- +
to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. +
I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different "good news"; +
and there isn't another "good news." Only there are some who trouble you, and want to pervert the Good News of Christ. +
But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any "good news" other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. +
As we have said before, so I now say again: if any man preaches to you any "good news" other than that which you received, let him be cursed. +

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ. +
But I make known to you, brothers, concerning the Good News which was preached by me, that it is not according to man. +
For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ. +
For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyondmeasure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it. +
I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. +
But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace, +
to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I didn't immediately confer with flesh and blood, +
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia. Then I returned to Damascus. +
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Peter, and stayed with him fifteen days. +
But of the other apostles I saw no one, except James, the Lord's brother. +
Now about the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I'm not lying. +
Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. +
I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in Christ, +
but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy." +
And they glorified God in me. +

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