2 GOSPELS — As PROOF that the circumcision gospel is DIFFERENT from the uncircumcision gospel…


As PROOF that the circumcision gospel is DIFFERENT from the uncircumcision gospel… in Galatians… 1&2… Paul says that after 14 years… he had to go up to Jerusalem to present his message to Peter, for approval. If they were the same thing, he would have never needed to to go.

PAUL TO THE GALATIANS
Chapter 1

1 Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through a man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, Who rouses Him from among the dead),

2 and all the brethren with me, to the ecclesias of Galatia:

3 Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ,

4 Who gives Himself for our sins, so that He might extricate us out of the present wicked eon, according to the will of our God and Father,

5 to Whom be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!

6 I am marveling that thus, swiftly, you are transferred from that which calls you in the grace of Christ, to a different evangel,

7 which is not another, except it be that some who are disturbing you want also to distort the evangel of Christ.

8 But if ever we also, or a messenger out of heaven, should be bringing an evangel to you beside that which we bring to you, let him be anathema!

9 As we have declared before and at present I am saying again, if anyone is bringing you an evangel beside that which you accepted, let him be anathema!

10 For, at present, am I persuading men or God? Or am I seeking to please men? If I still pleased men, I were not a slave of Christ.

11 For I am making known to you, brethren, as to the evangel which is being brought by me, that it is not in accord with man.

12 For neither did I accept it from a man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 For you hear of my behavior once, in Judaism, that I inordinately persecuted the ecclesia of God and ravaged it.

14 And I progressed in Judaism above many contemporaries in my race, being inherently exceedingly more zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

15 Now, when it delights God, Who severs me from my mother’s womb and calls me through His grace,

16 to unveil His Son in me that I may be evangelizing Him among the nations, I did not immediately submit it to flesh and blood,

17 neither came I up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I came away into Arabia, and I return again to Damascus.

18 Thereupon, after three years, I came up to Jerusalem to relate my story to Cephas, and I stay with him fifteen days.

19 Yet I became acquainted with no one different from the apostles, except James, the brother of the Lord.

20 Now what I am writing to you, lo! in God’s sight, I say that I am not lying.

21 Thereupon I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

22 Yet I was unknown by face to the ecclesias of Judea which are in Christ.

23 Yet only they were hearing that “He who once was persecuting us, now is evangelizing the faith which once he ravaged.”

24 And they glorified God in me.

Chapter 2

1 Thereupon, after the lapse of fourteen years, I again went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also along with me.

2 Now I went up in accord with a revelation, and submitted to them the evangel which I am heralding among the nations, yet privately to those of repute, lest somehow I should be racing or ran for naught.

3 But not even Titus, who is with me, being a Greek, is compelled to be circumcised.

4 Yet, it was because of the false brethren who were smuggled in, who came in by the way to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they shall be enslaving us-

5 to whom, not even for an hour do we simulate by subjection, that the truth of the evangel should be continuing with you.

6 Now from those reputed to be somewhat-what kind they once were is of no consequence to me (God is not taking up the human aspect)-for to me those of repute submitted nothing.

7 But, on the contrary, perceiving that I have been entrusted with the evangel OF the Uncircumcision,

8 according as Peter OF the Circumcision (for He Who operates in Peter for the apostleship of the Circumcision operates in me also for the nations),

9 and, knowing the grace which is being given to me, James and Cephas (Peter) and John, who are supposed to be pillars, give to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we, indeed, are to be for the nations, yet they for the Circumcision

10 only that we may be remembering the poor, which same thing I endeavor also to do.

11 Now when Cephas came to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, for he was self-censured.

12 For, before the coming of some from James, he ate together with those of the nations. Yet when they came, he shrank back, and severed himself, fearing those of the Circumcision.

13 And the rest of the Jews also play the hypocrite with him, so that Barnabas also was led away with their hypocrisy.

14 But when I perceived that they are not correct in their attitude toward the truth of the evangel, I said to Cephas in front of all, “If you, being inherently a Jew, are living as the nations, and not as the Jews, how are you compelling the nations to be judaizing?”

15 We, who by nature are Jews, and not sinners of the nations,

16 having perceived that a man is not being justified by works of law, except alone through the faith of Christ Jesus, we also believe in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by the faith of Christ and not by works of law, seeing that by works of law shall no flesh at all be justified.

17 Now if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ, consequently, a dispenser of sin? May it not be coming to that!

18 For if I am building again these things which I demolish, I am commending myself as a transgressor.

19 For I, through law, died to law, that I should be living to God.

20 With Christ have I been crucified, yet I am living; no longer I, but living in me is Christ. Now that which I am now living in flesh, I am living in faith that is of the Son of God, Who loves me, and gives Himself up for me.

21 I am not repudiating the grace of God, for if righteousness is through law, consequently Christ died gratuitously.

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