Galatians 1:3-13 NIV

3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,1

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4 who gave himself for our sins2 to rescue us from the present evil age,3 according to the will of our God and Father,4

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5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.5

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No Other Gospel

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called6 you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel7--

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7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion8 and are trying to pervert9 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,10 let him be eternally condemned!11

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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,12 let him be eternally condemned!

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10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men?13 If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

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Paul Called by God

11 I want you to know, brothers,14 that the gospel I preached15 is not something that man made up.

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      12 I did not receive it from any man,16 nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation17 from Jesus Christ.18

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          13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,19 how intensely I persecuted the church of God20 and tried to destroy it.21

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