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December 11, 2012 / Daniel

The Logic of 1 Cor. 15:12-19

Premise 1a:  We proclaim Christ’s resurrection.

12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead,how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

Premise 2a:  Denial of the resurrection contradicts premise 1.  

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

Conclusion a:  If so, then Christianity is in vain.

14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.

Premise 1b:  We proclaim Christ’s resurrection.

15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.

Premise 2b:  Denial of the resurrection contradicts premise 1.

16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.

Conclusion b:  If so, then Christians are to be pitied.

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

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  1. andreasnest / Dec 11 2012 2:49 am

    Great post! Thanks for the pingback. Resurrection is truly the life pulse of God’s eternal purpose and of our Christian life. In fact, there’s a study Bible that has an excellent footnote on 1 Corinthians 15:12 that I think you would appreciate reading.
    Here’s the link: http://online.recoveryversion.org/FootNotes.asp?FNtsID=4633

  2. Daniel / Dec 11 2012 9:02 pm

    no problem. thanks for the comment and the link.

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