Romans 5:10 ESV
" For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."
Through His death we are reconciled. This is the first part of the good news. It did not end there. He was resurrected and lives. Life happens after death.
To not accept the resurrection is to remain in the tomb.
Jesus said, "Come forth!"