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Without the valid hope of the resurrection, there is only hopelessness left.
"If the dead are not raised,'Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
That pretty much sums up the only reasonable perspective on life possible on the part of those who believe not in "the resurrection and the life."
"But now Christ has been raised from the dead; the first fruits of those who are asleep."
This is our hope and assurance.
The unbeliever has nothing to compare!
"Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Which of them is making the greater sacrifice: those that expect an afterlife, or those that expect none?