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Resurrections, Angels and Spirits

The Sadducees were a sect of the Jews who were regarded as religious leaders, along with the Pharisees and others (see The Origin Of The Essenes, Sadducees And Pharisees). But the "leadership" was hardly in agreement in belief and understanding.

"23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both" (Acts 23:8 KJV)

When the Sadducees confronted Jesus Christ with their deliberate lack of knowledge (they arrogantly chose not to actually read and study the Holy Scriptures of which they claimed to be teachers), He rebuked them with "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (the primary reason that the Sadducees conspired to assassinate the Messiah thereafter; see also The Messiah's Synagogue).

"22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 22:27 And last of all the woman died also. 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage [see Neither Marry, Nor Are Given In Marriage], but are as the angels of God in heaven." (Matthew 22:23-30 KJV)

"Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God"

It's incredible that people who claimed to be the leaders of the Jewish religion could ignore so much of their own Hebrew Scriptures (that they claim to be "experts" of) that plainly describe the "resurrection, angels and spirit" (many Christian-professing people today unwisely look to those same Christ-rejecting "experts" for ways to be more "Christian").

The Word Of God The resurrections (physical and to spirit - see the Fact Finder question below):

"19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth [see God On Earth]: 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God" (Job 19:25-26 KJV)

"37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel [see David, Future King Of Israel]. 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves [see Sheol and Hades], O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD." (Ezekiel 37:12-14 KJV)

"12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life [see 'To Meet The Lord In The Air'], and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel 12:2-3 KJV)

"49:15 But God will redeem my soul [see Where Is Your Soul?] from the power of the grave [see Through The Gates Of Hell]: for he shall receive me" (Psalm 49:15 KJV)

"26:19 Thy dead [see What Happens When You Die?] men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." (Isaiah 26:19 KJV)

Angels:

"28:10 And Jacob [see The Origin Of 'Israel'] went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it" (Genesis 28:10-12 KJV)

"19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom [see Sodomites] at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground" (Genesis 19:1 KJV)

"19:5 And as he [i.e. Elijah] lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat." (1 Kings 19:5 KJV)

"91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways" (Psalm 91:11 KJV)

Spirit (did the Sadducees ignore that God Himself is Spirit as well?):

"1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [see Christ The Creator] moved upon the face of the waters." (Genesis 1:2 KJV)

"31:3 And I have filled him with The Spirit Of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship" (Exodus 31:3 KJV)

"104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire" (Psalm 104:4 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why is there coming a resurrection to spirit, for some, and a resurrection back to physical life, for everyone else?
See When Will You Be Judged?; also Could Christ Return Tonight?


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