"Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: [And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain]. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 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. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (1 Corinthians 15:12-19)
I will be focusing on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith [in] Him; the [express image] (Grk. charakter tes hupostaseos; i.e., "The Word of God sustains all things in existence" see Col. 1:17) of the Invisible God, Incarnate in human flesh (Jn. 1:14,18; 10:30; 14:9; 2 Cor. 4:4,6; Col. 1:15; 2:9; Heb. 1:3). Sadly, those who deny the Lordship of Jesus Christ will always take issue with His Deity, even though there is conclusive evidence that proves that He is. He is the "EXACT" [representation] of God; so in other words, He is EVERYTHING that the Invisible God is in bodily form, and yet He is still NOT Deity according to these doubters. This sort of nonsense is a perfect example of how Satan blinds the minds of apostates and false teachers. Jesus was the most humble man who had ever walked the Earth as God in human flesh, and He also claimed equality with God Himself (cf. Matt. 11:29; Mk. 10:45; Jn. 5:18,19; 10:30; 13:3-7; Phil. 2:5-11).