I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called2 you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel3--
which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion4 and are trying to pervert5 the gospel of Christ.
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you,6 let him be eternally condemned!79
As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted,8 let him be eternally condemned!
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men?9 If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
I want you to know, brothers,10 that the gospel I preached11 is not something that man made up.
I did not receive it from any man,12 nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation13 from Jesus Christ.1413
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,15 how intensely I persecuted the church of God16 and tried to destroy it.1714
I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous18 for the traditions of my fathers.1915
But when God, who set me apart from birtha20 and called me21 by his grace, was pleased