Since Jesus died and broke loose from the grave, God will most certainly bring back to life those who die in Jesus. 1Th 4:14 MSG
For … any follower of Christ, the promise is simply this: The resurrection of Jesus is proof and preview of our own.
But can we trust the promise? Is the resurrection a reality? Are the claims of the empty tomb true? This is not only a good question. It is the question. For as Paul wrote, "If Christ has not been raised, then your faith has nothing to it; you are still guilty of your sins" (1Co 15:17). In other words, if Christ has been raised, then his followers will join him; but if not, then his followers are fools. The resurrection, then, is the keystone in the arch of the Christian faith.
When Christ Comes (Max Lucado