“No resurrection of the dead?!”
This was one of the most damaging and destructive heretical sayings circulating among the Corinthian believers at the time the apostle Paul wrote his first epistle to them (around A.D. 59).
In confronting the saying of no resurrection, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:12-14,
12 But if Christ is proclaimed that He has been raised from the dead, how is it that some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there is no resurrection from the dead, neither has Christ been raised.
14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is vain; your faith is vain also.
Why did Paul take this saying of “no resurrection” so seriously? And what makes resurrection so vital to our Christian faith?
In this post we’ll consider twelve things we’d miss if there were no resurrection, the vital issue of Christ’s resurrection, and how we can experience it right now.