1 Corinthians 15:13-20
13 But if there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead, neither is Christ raised:
14 but if Christ is not raised, then, indeed, vain also [is] our preaching, and vain also your faith.
15 And we are found also false witnesses of God; for we have witnessed concerning God that he raised the Christ, whom he has not raised if indeed [those that are] dead are not raised.
16 For if [those that are] dead are not raised, neither is Christ raised;
17 but if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then indeed also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the] most miserable of all men.
20 (But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.Read full chapter