1 Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—
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      2 and all the brothers and sistersa with me, To the churches in Galatia:
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        • a 1:2 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15; 4:12, 28, 31; 5:11, 13; 6:1, 18.
          3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
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          4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
          5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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          No Other Gospel

          6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
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          7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.
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          8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!
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          9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!
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          10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
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          Paul Called by God

          11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin.
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