• If No Resurrection Of The Dead Then for His followers there are Dire Consequences… and if this is all we had of the Scriptures we are without Hope and this is the be all and end all and is a hopelessness, no future, fatalism… “But God…” in verse 20  we come across these two Beautiful words full of Hope …“BUT CHRIST!”

” But Christ…”  The dark scene of humanity takes a beautiful turn like the dawning of the day that dispels the darkness of night arises this beautiful, powerful, redeeming hope imparting, salvation giving Person, who dispels the spiritual darkness with Hope. His death for our sins, His burial and on the third day we read He arose from the dead for our justification and HOPE is Born, Hope is offered, hope has a name. “CHRIST!… and it all Hinges on what God has done. He has raised Christ having accepted His sinless sacrifice on our behalf . He our Substitute has stood in our place, bearing our shame, our sin and paying the penalty that we may not die in our sins and be lost to a Christless eternity, but in turning to God in repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, receive from Him the effects of His Resurrection, we receive the Good News, the Gospel and stand on the Gospel message and we are Saved from the wrath of God, the dominion of satan and the consequences of sin and are saved- rescued from and delivered having been transferred into the Kingdom of the Beloved Son. So for the darkest moment of  our personal sinful humanity there is  Hope for there is a “BUT CHRIST!” in the words of 1 Cor 15:20 End your sentence with “But Christ,”

“BUT CHRIST has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For since death came through a man,the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when He comes, those who belong to Him. Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all his enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For He “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under Him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.  When He has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to Him who put everything under Him, so that God may be all in all.-{1 Cor 15:20-28}