But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is our faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that He raised Christ the dead. But He did not raise Him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are one of all people most pitied.
Christ didn't just save us from our sins so that we might find serenity deep within ourselves despite the wickedness of this world. Christ saved us from our sins so that we may not, in the end, fall into the deep pit of hell that we were all bound to be in because of our sins. Christ saved us so that we can reach the heavens and be with Him and The Father, Our Lord, eternally.