Looking at James 1:13-17 we see the nature and character of man as it relates to sin/death and are left hopeless. However, in verse 17 James tells of the Father of Lights, who has provided a way through Jesus.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian orthodoxy. If it wasn’t for His being raised from the dead, our faith is futile and we are still in our sins. Because of Jesus being raised, our sin is put to death and we have new life in Him.