without the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You want to rant and rave about religious freedom laws, go ahead. You want to rail against "intolerant" christians, have at it. Make sure you check your own intolerance level.
Makes no difference to me. The Person and work of Jesus Christ is what matters.
"Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."
Therein lies the only real hope. No government, no social movement, no twitter hashtag trend, no election results. Hope lies in the obedience of faith to the command of God for all men everywhere to repent.