For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:16-19)In the above verses, the Apostle Paul poses to his readers a hypothetical “what if” question. What if Jesus Christ had not been raised from the dead? Dr. John MacArthur offers an answer to that question, and in doing so reminds Christians why the resurrection of Christ is a truth to be celebrated.