More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead.1 But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.218
Then those also who have fallen asleep3 in Christ are lost.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.4