But I certify you, brothers, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.…
Can a revelation be certified? The answer may be divided into three parts.
1. The method of the revelation, by individual men, and by writings handed down from age to age, is not unreasonable.
2. The anterior probability of such a revelation as is given in Scripture is undoubtedly strong.
3. The test of time being applied to the revelation actually given, sufficiently approves the Divine authority which is claimed for it.
(R. A. Redford.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.