S Paul

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 162 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... Paul, An Apostle--Not from men, nor through men, But through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, Who raised him from the dead, --And those with me, all the brothers, To the Churches of Galatia: May favor be yours and peace, From God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins So that he might rescue us From the present wicked world According to the will of God our Father: To whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. It is a wonder to me that you have so quickly turned from him who called you through Christ's favor, to another kind of good news, which is not really good news at all. It is only a method by which some people keep troubling you, and desiring to reverse the Good News of the Christ. Yet, even if we, or an angel from heaven, should tell you good news contrary to what we have told you, let him be cursed. Yes, as we have just said, so now again I say: If any one tells you good news contrary to what you have received, let him be cursed. For in speaking in this way am I seeking the favor of men or of God? Or, am I striving to please men? If I were still pleasing men I should, not be Christ's slave. For I want you to know, brothers, that the Good News which was told by me is not human. For I myself did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it by him, but, on the contrary, I received it by means of a revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard how I used to behave when I was a Jew, how incessantly I used to persecute the Church of God and kept destroying it; and I kept surpassing, in my Judaism, many of my own age among my countrymen, for I was more thoroughly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who set me apart from my birth, and called me by means of his favor, to reveal his son in me so ...

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