Effects of Denying the Resurrection

Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead? 30 And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour? 31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32 If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” 34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. — 1 Corinthians 15:29-34.

Paul boasts of what the risen Jesus has done for him and for others. The resurrection has led to the conversion and baptism of sinners, who were drawn to faith in Christ through observing the way that real Christians died. Boldness in martyrdom and Paul’s changed lifestyle also result from the knowledge of the risen Christ.

Bad habits can be caught from association with evil companions. Those following the risen Christ will show their salvation by seeking righteousness, rather than settling for sin. [The Bible Panorama.]

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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