Now if Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say, "There is no resurrection of the dead"?
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised;
and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is without foundation, and so is your faith.a15
In addition, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified about God that He raised up Christ-whom He did not raise up if in fact the dead are not raised.
For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised.
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
Therefore those who have fallen asleepb in Christ have also perished.
If we have placed our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone.