If Christ Is Not Raised. . .
1. We are still in our sins.
1 Corinthians 15:17- And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in our sins.
Wow! Paul says if Christ has not been raised then we are believing in a lie, and we are still in our sins.
2. We have no hope of eternal life.
1 Corinthians 15:18- Then those also have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
If Christ is not raised then those saints who have gone before us believed a lie. Their bodies are in the ground never to be resurrected and their souls have ceased to exist.
3. We are wasting our time.
1 Corinthians 15:19- If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
Following Christ in the first century was no walk in the park. Following Christ meant leaving everything behind. Following Christ today in America does not cost us much, but I believe it will soon. Even if physical persecution never comes in our lifetime, Christ has called us to give up the American dream to pursue His Heavenly Kingdom. The Scriptures are honest enough with us to say that If Christ is not raised, reigning in heaven, and coming again then the Christian life is a waste of time.
The Resurrection of Christ Is a Vital, Essential Part of Our Gospel Faith. Know the Truth of Christ’s Resurrection. Trust in the Coming Resurrection of the Believers. Live in the Strengthening Power of the Resurrection Daily.