6 But perceiving that one group were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, Paul began crying out in the Council, “Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!” 7 As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. 9 And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, “We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
The major debate between the Sadducee & Pharisees was resurrection or a permanent dirt nap. The Sadducee were very liberal about scripture & the priest of Sadducee have trusted & experience. The Pharisees were more conservative & believe there was a resurrection. Many people, as long as creation, had want life, rather then death, do you know why, because scripture says the living have hope;
The trial may about Paul’s guiltiness, but the two big religious leaders (Sadducee & Pharisees) wanna prove who the big dog in Jerusalem. The two groups believe they put Jesus to death , but there remains a open tomb & Jesus body was gone. There are numerous scripture about resurrection in the New Testament, but what about scripture in the Old Testament, let’s ask scripture;
Job knew he was gonna die, it’s a given wage to disobedience & sin. So Is there resurrection, & God’s saints will rise up out of your their graves, let’s ask scripture & not religious leaders & preachers.
God didn’t not design death, at creation, but before Adam & Eve sin & bought death into the world , the Lord God, had already way out permanent death , when God’s children accept Jesus. King David, wrote, the Lord will not let his soul in the Sheol (grave) . My friends, accepting Jesus as God’s Son, is the only way to resurrection, & resurrection means a physical body, not something invisible, if you need to know how to contact me; (704-300-3377) & ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks & God bless, devotional sent by Sam H.