If you are ever asked to show one chapter in the Bible that explains the whole gospel of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, turn to 1 Corinthians 15. Paul clearly explains, proves, and reasons the accuracy of our report of Jesus Christ.
One of my favorite parts in 1 Corinthians 15 is when Paul begins to thrust his “ifs.” The one subject that I see clearly is faith. You must believe that Christ died and that He rose from the dead, the resurrected King of all the earth. Christ is risen from the dead and we have hope in Him!!
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
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