1 Corinthians 15:14
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And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

King James Bible
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Darby Bible Translation
but if Christ is not raised, then, indeed, vain also [is] our preaching, and vain also your faith.

World English Bible
If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.

Young's Literal Translation
and if Christ hath not risen, then void is our preaching, and void also your faith,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then is our preaching vain - Our whole doctrine is useless, nugatory and false.

And your faith is also vain - Your belief of a false doctrine must necessarily be to you unprofitable.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Corinthians 15:2,17 By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain...

Psalm 73:13 Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD...

Genesis 8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained...

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 2:20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Library
The Image of the Earthly and the Heavenly
Eversley, Easter Day, 1871. 1 Cor. xv. 49. "As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." This season of Easter is the most joyful of all the year. It is the most comfortable time, in the true old sense of that word; for it is the season which ought to comfort us most--that is, it gives us strength; strength to live like men, and strength to die like men, when our time comes. Strength to live like men. Strength to fight against the temptation which
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Fifth Sunday after Easter
Text: First Corinthians 15, 51-58. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Paul's Estimate of Himself
'By the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain.'--1 COR. xv. 10. The Apostle was, all his life, under the hateful necessity of vindicating his character and Apostleship. Thus here, though his main purpose in the context is simply to declare the Gospel which he preached, he is obliged to turn aside in order to assert, and to back up his assertion, that there was no sort of difference between him and the other recognised teachers of Christian truth. He
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

The Unity of Apostolic Teaching
Whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.'--1 COR. xv. 11. Party spirit and faction were the curses of Greek civic life, and they had crept into at least one of the Greek churches--that in the luxurious and powerful city of Corinth. We know that there was a very considerable body of antagonists to Paul, who ranked themselves under the banner of Apollos or of Cephas i.e. Peter. Therefore, Paul, keenly conscious that he was speaking to some unfriendly critics, hastens in the
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:13
If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

1 Thessalonians 4:14
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

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