Knijga O Kristu

Galaćanima 1:1-24

Pavlovi pozdravi

1Ovo je pismo od apostola Pavla. Nije me imenovala neka skupina ljudi ni ljudska vlast. Pozvao me sam Isus Krist i Bog Otac koji je Isusa podignuo od mrtvih. 2Svi ovdašnji kršćani također šalju pozdrav crkvama u Galaciji.

3Neka vam je milost i mir od našega Boga Oca i Gospodina Isusa Krista. 4Krist je umro za naše grijehe, baš kao što je Bog Otac bio i naumio, da nas spasi iz ovoga zlog svijeta u kojemu živimo. 5Zato sva slava pripada Bogu u vijekove vjekova. Amen.

Samo je jedno evanđelje

6Ne mogu se načuditi da se tako brzo odvraćate od Boga koji vas je pozvao u svojoj ljubavi i milosti u vječni život što ga daje kroz Krista. Vi već slijedite neki drugi put 7koji za sebe tvrdi da je Kristovo evanđelje, ali to nije. Prevarili su vas ljudi koji izvrću i mijenjaju istinu o Kristu.

8Ali neka je proklet svatko—pa bio to i ja ili čak anđeo s neba—tko vam navješćuje neko drugo evanđelje od onoga koje sam vam već navijestio. 9I ponavljam: neka je proklet svatko tko bi vam navješćivao neko drugo evanđelje osim onoga koje ste već prihvatili.

10Očito je da ne pokušavam ugoditi ljudima! Ne; trudim se ugoditi Bogu. Kad bih se još uvijek trudio ugađati ljudima, ne bih bio Kristov sluga.

Pavlovo evanđelje dolazi od Krista

11Draga braćo, hoću da znate kako evanđelje koje sam propovijedao nije ljudska predaja. 12Nisam ga primio ni naučio ni od kakva čovjeka, već od samoga Isusa Krista koji mi se objavio.

13Znate i sami kakav sam bio kao sljedbenik židovske religije—da sam proganjao Božju crkvu i htio ju zatrti. 14Bio sam među najrevnijim Židovima svojega naraštaja i svim silama se trudio slijediti očinske predaje svoje vjere.

15Ali kad se Bogu, koji me je odabrao i pozvao svojom milošću još prije mojega rođenja, svidjelo 16da mi objavi svojega Sina kako bih ga naviještao među poganima, nisam se savjetovao ni s kojim čovjekom 17niti sam išao u Jeruzalem k onima koji su prije mene bili apostoli, nego sam otišao u Arabiju pa se zatim vratio u Damask.

18Tek nakon tri godine otišao sam Petru1:18 U grčkome: Kefi. u Jeruzalem i ostao s njim petnaest dana. 19Od apostola tada nisam više nikoga vidio osim Jakova, brata našega Gospodina. 20Bog mi je svjedok da vam to ne lažem.

21Otišao sam zatim u sirijske i cilicijske krajeve. 22Kršćani u judejskim crkvama nisu me osobno poznavali. 23Čuli su samo da ljudi o meni govore: “Naš progonitelj sada propovijeda vjeru koju se trudio zatrti”, 24i slavili su Boga zbog mene.

King James Version

Galatians 1:1-24

1Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: 3Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But 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. 9As 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.

10For 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. 11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13For 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: 14And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. 20Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: 23But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24And they glorified God in me.