Galatians 1:6-16 NIV

No Other Gospel

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called1 you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel2--

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7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion3 and are trying to pervert4 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,5 let him be eternally condemned!6

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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,7 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?8 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,9 that the gospel I preached10 is not something that man made up.

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      12 I did not receive it from any man,11 nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation12 from Jesus Christ.13

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          13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,14 how intensely I persecuted the church of God15 and tried to destroy it.16

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          14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous17 for the traditions of my fathers.18

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          15 But when God, who set me apart from birtha19 and called me20 by his grace, was pleased

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            • a 1:15 - Or "from my mother's womb"
              16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles,21 I did not consult any man,22

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