I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle. People have not sent me. No human authority has sent me. I have been sent by Jesus Christ and by God the Father. God raised Jesus from the dead.
All the brothers who are with me join me in writing. We are sending this letter to you, the members of the churches in Galatia.
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted.
Give glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.
I am amazed. You are so quickly deserting the One who chose you because of the grace that Christ has provided. You are turning to a different "good news."
What you are accepting is really not the good news at all. It seems that some people have gotten you all mixed up. They are trying to twist the good news about Christ.
But suppose even we should preach a different "good news." Suppose even an angel from heaven should preach it. I'm talking about a different one than the good news we gave you. Let anyone who does that be judged by God forever.
I have already said it. Now I will say it again. Anyone who preaches a "good news" that is different from the one you accepted should be judged by God forever.
Am I now trying to get people to think well of me? Or do I want God to think well of me? Am I trying to please people? If I were, I would not be serving Christ.