“And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
1 Corinthians 15:14
Notice that it doesn’t say, “If Christ has not been crucified but, “If Jesus has not raised from the dead . . .”
Don’t go crazy. I’m not saying the crucifixion wasn’t important, “I determined to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified.”
I know all that. I’m just saying . . . maybe it’s easier or more dramatic to fashion a cross than an empty tomb.