1 Corinthians 15:12-27

WNT(i) 12 But if Christ is preached as having risen from the dead, how is it that some of you say that there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead, then Christ Himself has not risen to life. 14 And if Christ has not risen, it follows that what we preach is a delusion, and that your faith also is a delusion. 15 Nay more, we are actually being discovered to be bearing false witness about God, because we have testified that God raised Christ to life, whom He did not raise, if in reality none of the dead are raised. 16 For if none of the dead are raised to life, then Christ has not risen; 17 and if Christ has not risen, your faith is a vain thing--you are still in your sins. 18 It follows also that those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this present life we have a *hope* resting on Christ, and nothing more, we are more to be pitied than all the rest of the world. 20 But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep. 21 For seeing that death came through man, through man comes also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For just as through Adam all die, so also through Christ all will be made alive again. 23 But this will happen to each in the right order--Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return. 24 Later on, comes the End, when He is to surrender the Kingship to God, the Father, when He shall have overthrown all other government and all other authority and power. 25 For He must continue King until He shall have put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that is to be overthrown is Death; 27 for He will have put all things in subjection under His feet. And when He shall have declared that "All things are in subjection," it will be with the manifest exception of Him who has reduced them all to subjection to Him.