To ALL of the assemblies in Galatia which is now part of modern Turkey,
I am just beside myself! I can’t believe that you are rejecting the Good News you once accepted! I gave you the truth – I evangelized you, and now, you are starting to follow the teachings of someone else who is evangelizing you with a different gospel than the one I presented to you.
Now, maybe they were able to do this by casting doubts about me. Maybe they put it in your ear that I taught you what I taught you to elevate myself and status among other men . . .
Let me clear that up right away.
If ANYONE teaches a supposedly “good news” that is beyond what we presented to you and presents it as the REAL good news . . . If they present a gospel contrary to what we presented to you . . .
Then I say, let them be an anathema!
Yes, you heard me right . . . CURSED!
I don’t care who it is!
Whether it is one of us or even an angel in heaven . . . if they do this, then may they be cursed forever!
Does that sound like I give a good 2 cents about the approval of men?!?
Does that sound like I am catering to anyone?!?
There is only one I cater to . . . the Messiah!
Let me remind you of something is case your forgot or missed this part . . .
Nobody taught me the gospel!
It came through a DIRECT REVELATION from Yeshua the Messiah himself!
It started when I was knocked off my dang horse!
I was blinded!
He asked me directly – Dude, why are you giving me lip? Why are you hurting my people?
He gave me my sight back . . . and in more ways than one.
So I went off to Arabia and didn’t go back to Jerusalem for 3 years!
Yes, direct revelation teaching me the WAY from Yeshua for 3 years!
The only emissary that I saw during that time was the Lord’s brother Ya’akov.
I realize this may be hard for some of you to believe,
but I declare before God that it happened this way.
I went to Syria and Celicia, but in Judea . . . they didn’t even know what I looked like.
All they knew was I was that former Charles Manson guy going around killing and destroying believers . . .
and you know what, they praised God for who and what I had become!