Galatians
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Galatians 1

1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) (1:1) "God the Father, who raised him from the dead"
Who raised Jesus from the dead?
1:2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
1:5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: (1:8-9)
If anyone dares to disagree with Paul on religious matters, "let him be accursed."
Is it OK to curse people?

(1:8) "Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."

(1:9) "If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (1:10) "If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."
If you do what other people want, you’re not a good Christian.
Should we try to please everyone?
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. (1:15-18) Did Paul go to Jerusalem from Damascus immediately after his conversion?

(1:15) "When ... God ... called me,"

(1:16) "To reveal his Son ... immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood."

(1:17) "Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus."

(1:18) "Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter."

(1:19) "But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother."
Did Paul visit all of the disciples when he went to Jerusalem after his conversion?

1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
1:22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
1:24 And they glorified God in me.

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