Re: Saved By His Life???
Christ's death is vital to our salvation since without it we would all still be dead in our sins. But as that verse is saying, his resurrection is also very important to our salvation. Paul brings up the resurrection a lot, and for good reason.
Romans 6:8 - Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
1 Cor 15:14 - And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
In resurrecting from the dead, Christ officially defeated death, which paves the way for believers to have new life in Him. Sure his death is technically what saves us, but ultimately it's kind of pointless if he hadn't risen from the dead. His resurrection defeated death and 'sealed the deal' for us so to speak.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.