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Paul was surrounded by critics (Pharisees and Sadducees) who intended to fault him on the basis of his faith. However, Paul proved to be more intelligent than his opponents as he challenged them on an existing differences of opinion that relate to resurrection. The Pharisees believed in resurrection but Sadducees did not. Paul – a lawyer turned preacher – demonstrated his skills as the scripture reported, “When Paul perceived that one part (of the opposing sects) were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!” And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the assembly was divided. For Sadducees say that there is no resurrection—and no angel or spirit; but the Pharisees confess both. Then there…

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