You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified?
I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?
But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.
I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.
For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the strength of your faith in Christ.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
But when I saw that they were deviating from the truth of the gospel, I told Cephas in front of everyone, "If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel Gentiles to live like Jews?"
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- in Him when you believed-- were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about [this hope] in the message of truth,
Also, this is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.