EJ2000(i) 12 ¶ Now if the Christ is preached that rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then neither is Christ risen; 14 and if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 And we are even found false witnesses of God because we have testified of God that he raised up the Christ, whom he did not raise up, if it so be that the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not raised either; 17 and if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; ye are even yet in your sins. 18 Then those also who are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only we have existence in Christ, we are the most miserable of all men. 20 ¶ But now Christ is risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of those that slept. 21 For since by a man came death, by a man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in the Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward, those that are Christ’s at his coming. 24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he says all things are put under him, it is clear that he is excepted, who did put all things under him.