The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the historical fact upon which our faith is based. In the first gospel of Christ sermon, Peter preached that God had accredited Jesus by many signs, miracles, and wonders but that He also raised Jesus from the dead to immortality. The subsequent implications of His resurrection are that He has been made both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:24, 31, 32, 36). This gospel is same gospel that the church in Corinth received, took a stand on, were saved by, and held fast to for salvation (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Paul goes on to say that if Christ is was not resurrected then his preaching is useless and so is faith because it is futile and leaves them still in their sins (1 Corinthians 15:14, 17). Paul continues that if only for this life we have hope (i.e. there is no resurrection) then we are to be pitied more than all men (1 Corinthians 15:19)!