This verse has been resonating in me as of late. I sense, and I could be wrong that there is coming a challenge to the FACT that Jesus has rose from the dead. A deception that will attempt to discredit scripture and negate The Faith. Sad fact is many are sitting on the fence, and since they are not true Christians or do not know The Word, they will buy into The Lie. We must take the Word of God seriously. A challenge to Christ Risen, is a challenge to the very foundations of The World. For the world is held together BY HIS WORD!
1 Corinthians 15 (NLT)
But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead? For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. And we apostles would all be lying about God—for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. But that can’t be true if there is no resurrection of the dead. And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.