Freedom of the Christian

1 Christ has liberated us into freedom. Therefore stand firm and don't submit again to a yoke of slavery.
2 Take note! I, Paul, tell you that if you get circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all.
3 Again I testify to every man who gets circumcised that he is obligated to keep the entire law.
4 You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace!
5 For by the Spirit we eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness from faith.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.
7 You were running well. Who prevented you from obeying the truth?
8 This persuasion did not come from Him who called you.
9 A little yeast leavens the whole lump of dough.
10 In the Lord I have confidence in you that you will not accept any other view. But whoever it is who is troubling you will pay the penalty.
11 Now brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
12 I wish those who are disturbing you might also get themselves castrated!