THE TRUTH IS —
1st Cor. 15:19 = “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” The context herein is required for full comprehensive understanding. So we quote V.16,17,18″ also teaching us that the HOPE is found profoundly in the RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. If He is not resurrected, then we are still in our sins and we who are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. Then V20 – “But now is Christ risen from the dead, & become the FIRST-FRUITS of them that slept.” Finally, V.21 – “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” So we are all not going to stay dead because Jesus Christ is Risen from the dead.