What would have been the result to the dead had not Christ obtained their

release from the grave? "For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished." Verses 16-18.

Why did God give His only-begotten Son to the world? "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

What did the Sadducees in Christ's time deny? "Then came to Him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection." Luke 20:27.

Referring to the Old Testament, how did Christ prove the resurrection? "Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto Him." Verses 37-38.

What example from nature is used to illustrate the resurrection and the final salvation of the righteous? "That which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die." 1 Corinthians 15:36. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." John 12:24.

Whose voice raises the dead? "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth." John 5:28, 29.

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