When reading scripture it is essential to put them in context. What audience was the Apostle speaking too. What question was being asked. Because an Apostle emphasis "faith" in my sermon does not mean that is the only principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ that is important. The same could be said about "works". Christ's Atonement overcame two deaths both came because of the Fall; Spiritual Death---separation from God and Physical Death---separation of the body from the spirit. Without Christ's suffering in Gethsemane and on the Cross neither of those deaths could have been overcome. No unclean thing can enter the presence of God. Christ paid for our sins. There would be no hope with out Christ. He made resurrection possible.