If so be that (ei ge). "If indeed." Condition of first class with aorist indicatives here, assumed to be true (hkousate kai edidacqhte). Even as truth is in Jesus (kaqw estin alhqeia en twi Ihsou). It is not clear what Paul's precise idea is here. The Cerinthian Gnostics did distinguish between the man Jesus and the aeon Christ. Paul here identifies Christ (verse Galatians 20 ) and Jesus (verse Galatians 21 ). At any rate he flatly affirms that there is "truth in Jesus" which is in direct opposition to the heathen manner of life and which is further explained by the epexegetical infinitives that follow (apoqesqai, ananeousqai de, kai endusasqai).