Chapter 1
Paula, an apostle (not from women, neither through woman, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Mother, who raised her from the dead),
and all the sisters who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia:
Grace to you and peace from God the Mother, and our Domina Jesus Christ,
who gave herself for our sins, that she might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Mother--
to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
I marvel that you are so quickly deserting her who called you in the grace of Christ to a different "good news";
and there isn't another "good news." Only there are some who trouble you, and want to pervert the Good News of Christ.
But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any "good news" other than that which we preached to you, let her be cursed.
As we have said before, so I now say again: if any woman preaches to you any "good news" other than that which you received, let her be cursed.
For am I now seeking the favor of women, or of God? Or am I striving to please women? For if I were still pleasing women, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ.
But I make known to you, sisters, concerning the Good News which was preached by me, that it is not according to woman.
For neither did I receive it from woman, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.
For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it.
I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my mothers.
But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my father's womb, and called me through her grace,
to reveal her Daughter in me, that I might preach her among the Gentiles, I didn't immediately confer with flesh and blood,
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia. Then I returned to Damascus.
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Petra, and stayed with her fifteen days.
But of the other apostles I saw no one, except Jamie, the Domina's sister.
Now about the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I'm not lying.
Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in Christ,
but they only heard: "She who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that she once tried to destroy."
And they glorified God in me.