Mace(i) 12 Now if it has been declared, that Christ rose from the dead, how comes it, that some among you assert, "there is no resurrection of the dead?" 13 for if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 and if Christ be not risen, then our preaching is empty talk, and your faith even meer amusement. 15 yea, and we are no better than enthusiastic impostors by affirming that God raised up Christ, when he never did raise him up. 16 for if the dead are not raised, then was not Christ raised: 17 and if Christ was not raised, your faith is meer illusion, your sins are not yet forgiven. 18 then they too who died christians, are entirely lost. 19 if our expectations as christians all terminate in this life, we of all men are most to be pitied. 20 But Christ is actually risen, as previous to those who were dead. 21 for since by man came death, by man the resurrection of the dead will likewise come. 22 for as by Adam all die, even so by Christ shall all be restored to life. 23 but every one in proper order: Christ has the precedence, next they who were Christians shall rise at his advent. 24 and then will be the end, when he shall deliver up the kingdom to God even the father; after having abolished all rule, and all authority, and power. 25 for he must reign, "till God has cast all his enemies under his feet." 26 the last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death. 27 for he hath subjected all things to him. but when it is said all things are subjected, it is plain that he is to be excepted, who did subject all things to him.