From Paul, an apostle. I was not chosen to be an apostle by human beings, nor was I sent from human beings. I was made an apostle through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Jesus from the dead.
This letter is also from all those of God's familyn who are with me.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus gave himself for our sins to free us from this evil world we live in, as God the Father planned.
The glory belongs to God forever and ever. Amen.
God, by his grace through Christ, called you to become his people. So I am amazed that you are turning away so quickly and believing something different than the Good News.
Really, there is no other Good News. But some people are confusing you; they want to change the Good News of Christ.
We preached to you the Good News. So if we ourselves, or even an angel from heaven, should preach to you something different, we should be judged guilty!
I said this before, and now I say it again: You have already accepted the Good News. If anyone is preaching something different to you, he should be judged guilty!
Do you think I am trying to make people accept me? No, God is the One I am trying to please. Am I trying to please people? If I still wanted to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Brothers and sisters, I want you to know that the Good News I preached to you was not made up by human beings.