Empty Preaching & Worthless Faith | 1 Corinthians 15:12-29

1 Corinthians 15:12-29
Joel Webbon

If Christ has not been raised then our preaching is both empty and a false witness against God. And if Christ is not raised our faith is empty and useless. It’s not going to do us any good. So what were these people in Corinth putting their faith in? They were like many people today who have faith that Jesus was a great teacher and a good example of “the way of love.” These people in Corinth believed that the stories of Jesus’ resurrection were merely symbols pointing to “the triumph of the human spirit,” and that Jesus’ influence is what still lived on after his death. These people in Corinth did not say, “The resurrection is all a myth so we must REJECT it.” However, they did say, “The resurrection is all a myth and so we must REINTERPRET it.”