After fourteen years I went to Jerusalem again, this time with Barnabas. I also took Titus with me.
I went because God showed me I should go. I met with the believers there, and in private I told their leaders the Good News that I preach to the non-Jewish people. I did not want my past work and the work I am now doing to be wasted.
Titus was with me, but he was not forced to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.
We talked about this problem because some false believers had come into our group secretly. They came in like spies to overturn the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to make us slaves.
But we did not give in to those false believers for a minute. We wanted the truth of the Good News to continue for you.
Those leaders who seemed to be important did not change the Good News that I preach. (It doesn't matter to me if they were "important" or not. To God everyone is the same.)