1 Corinthians 15:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Corinthians 15:1, NIV: Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.

1 Corinthians 15:1, ESV: Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,

1 Corinthians 15:1, KJV: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

1 Corinthians 15:1, NASB: Now I make known to you, brothers and sisters, the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, in which you also stand,

1 Corinthians 15:1, NLT: Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.

1 Corinthians 15:1, CSB: Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel I preached to you, which you received, on which you have taken your stand

What does 1 Corinthians 15:1 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Will Christians really be raised from the dead as Christ was? It seems that central Christian truth was being challenged or misunderstood on some level among the believers in Corinth. Paul seems to have saved addressing this for the end of the letter in order to give his response as much weight as possible.

He begins by setting out to remind the Christians in Corinth of what exactly they believed when he preached the gospel to them. They received the gospel: the message of God's grace and forgiveness of sin through faith in Christ.

Paul writes that they still stand in their belief in that gospel. By this, he means that their position as God's children remains because of their faith in Christ and by God's grace. Nothing else they have said or done since then has become the reason for God's approval of them in Christ.

Paul will show in the following verses that their belief in the gospel included belief in both the death of Christ on the cross and His resurrection from the dead.