Then 14 years later I went to Jerusalem again with Barnabas. I also took Titus along.
I went in response to a revelation [from God]. I showed them the way I spread the Good News among people who are not Jewish. I did this in a private meeting with those recognized as important people to see whether all my efforts had been wasted.
Titus was with me, and although he is Greek, no one forced him to be circumcised.
False Christians were brought in. They slipped in as spies to learn about the freedom Christ Jesus gives us. They hoped to find a way to control us.
But we did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the Good News would always be yours.
Those who were recognized as important people didn't add a single thing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God doesn't play favorites.)