People, who ere deliberately twisting the truth, were actively working for influence in the churches. Paul writes to help bring grace, peace, and clarity. Pointing to Jesus as most important, Paul defends their faith. This includes a description of unity among certain church leaders. Paul refutes false teaching. He includes a description of his own submission to spiritual authority. The leaders of the church had identified people who were pretending to be Jesus followers. Peter, James, and John recognized Paul’s ministry, approved of the content of his teaching, and encouraged more ministry to the poor. Peter and James focused on the Jerusalem church, which was primarily Jewish believers. Paul focused on cities that were primarily Gentiles. Their missions were equal and unified. This included a missional approach to helping the poor. It is crucial for us to recognize this interaction now as people are trying to cut out Paul’s teaching from Scripture.