Why were the Sadducees and the apostles unable to find a way to reconcile their rival opinions? According to Wikipedia “The Sadducees were a socio-religious sect of Jewish people who were active in Judea during the Second Temple period, from the second century BCE through the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. The Sadducees are often compared to other contemporaneous sects, including the Pharisees and the Essenes.”
Throughout the book of Acts the Sadducees and the apostles were having a conflict against each other. The book of Acts can be located in the New Testament of the Bible. The Sadducees were practicing the mosaic law and the apostles were preaching the new law of Christianity. The Sadducees were really mad at the apostles because they saw them as a threat and because of their teachings. The were willing to do anything to stop the apostles from preaching their belief, even kill them. They captured, imprisoned, and killed the apostles so they would stop, but they didn’t. Some of them were even happy they were being arrested because that meant that people knew who they were, because they would die for their faith, and they would go to be with the Lord. In 1 Corinthians 16:13 Paul tells the other apostles to “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” Another verse that tells us to stand firm is 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
The Sadducees were angry at Paul for sending these letters to others so they did everything they could to scare the apostles and to stop them from preaching, but they wouldn’t. The apostles knew that what they were preaching was right so they did anything that they could to let others know. The Sadducees would not give up their Mosaic law for Christianity. They wouldn’t accept it so they killed the one’s who preached it. This proves how much the apostles loved God, that they were willing to die for Him.