Now let me remind you, dear brothers and sisters, a of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is built on this wonderful message.
And it is this Good News that saves you if you firmly believe it -- unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.
I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me -- that Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.
He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said.
He was seen by Peter b and then by the twelve apostles.
After that, he was seen by more than five hundred of his followers c at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now.
Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles.
Last of all, I saw him, too, long after the others, as though I had been born at the wrong time.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)