“Why were the Sadducees and the apostles unable to find a way to reconcile their rival opinions?”
Both Sadducees and apostles just don’t agree with the same things. The Sadducees were a Jewish party, they didn’t believe in resurrection, spirits, and they didn’t believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah. They were, in fact, the ones responsible for the death of Christ.
The apostles, of course, disagreed and were furious, because they saw and experienced what Christ can do. They’ve seen Christ perform many amazing miracles, and saw that people had faith and followed him. And these unbelievable works proved to them that Christ was the son of God.
The Sadducees loathed everybody that believed that Christ was God. They even threatened those who followed Christ and his apostles. The Sadducees were a Jewish group, they maintained their temple, and held a couple government offices, were disliked by some Jews and the Pharisees.
So in conclusion, both sides just had very different views on Jesus, the apostles thought of him as the Son of God, but the Sadducees thought otherwise. The apostles believed in Jesus and carried on his work, and the Sadducees tried to stop them, but the apostles never really broke any laws. So to end this essay, the Sadducees and apostles just had different opinions and were at each other’s necks.
I hope you liked this essay, thanks for reading.