and last of all, as ato oneuntimelyborn, 1He appeared to me also.
For I am2the least of the apostles, band not fit to be called an apostle, because I 3persecuted the church of God.
But by 4the grace of God I amwhat I am, and His gracetoward me did not provevain; but I 5laboredevenmore than all of them, yet6not I, but the grace of God with me.
11Whetherthen it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
12NowifChrist is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do someamong you say that there 7is noresurrection of the dead?
But if there is noresurrection of the dead, not evenChrist has been raised;
and 8ifChrist has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faithalso is vain.
15Moreover we are evenfound to be falsewitnesses of God, because we testifiedcagainstGod that He 9raiseddChrist, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.
For if the dead are not raised, not evenChrist has been raised;
and ifChrist has not been raised, your faith is worthless; 10you are still in your sins.
18Thenthosealso who 11have fallenasleep in Christ have perished.