1 Corinthians 15 is an essential passage of Scripture, one where Paul presents an apologetic for the Christian faith. The whole thesis might be summed up as, if Jesus rose from the dead, then everything changes – all of the Christian faith hinges on the resurrection.

Paul says that if the resurrection is true, this not only has great implications for our souls, but also for our bodies. The cycle of sin and death will be broken and reversed. This is a great comfort and hope to us during a global pandemic, where we are seeing our mortality in new ways.

Daniel Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). You can find more from Dan on his website DanielDarling.com.