1 Corinthians 15 – “A Very Strong Defense”
The Apostle Paul is strongly defending two ideas in this chapter: Immortality (life after death) and the resurrection from the dead of Jesus the Nazareen (He was reared in Nazareth in Galilee.
This was an area where uneducated Jews lived during the first century!
It was disliked greatly by the educated Jews of Judea and Jerusalem.) Paul argues that if there is no resurrection of the dead then Christ was not raised and we will not be raised (those of us who have believed/trusted in Him.)
However, Paul says here in verse 5, with reference to the Lord Jesus Christ, “that He appeared to Cephas, then to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain (alive) until now (the time when Paul wrote this letter to the Corinthian Church.
If you have never ask Jesus to be your Savior, there is no better time to do it than right now. Just say, “Jesus, I believe you are God’s Son and died as a sacrifice for my sins. Come into my heart today and make me one of your sheep. Amen.”
We should remember that the ruling religious sect of the Jews was the Sadducees, in the first century, and they denied immortality. (Acts 23:8)