And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is

                                empty and your faith is also empty.

                                                       (1 Corinthians 15:14)


If the resurrection is invalid, then the Christian message is empty and those who proclaim it are disingenuous. As Christian witnesses, we would be accused of deliberately deceiving the world by preaching a Christ who wasn’t raised. Objectively we would be giving a false report of what God had done in Christ. Subjectively, we would have been sent forth by God Himself to preach and practice deceit. If Christ was not raised from the dead, we will have to stand before God’s tribunal as imposters.