The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 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: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
It hinders our lives to live in error. Basing our ideologies, our lives, and our decisions on untruths leads us down a slippery path. So it was for the Sadducees. Their erroneous beliefs hindered their lives. Unbelief of the Scriptures and what is truth and what is true about God caused them to live a certain way, contrary to the way God would have them live. What we believe about Scripture and our willingness or unwillingness to accept it affects many aspects of our lives and the life to come.
There would be no greater hindrance to belief in Christ than the Sadducees’ belief that there was no resurrection. That is the whole key of what Jesus did and the basis for faith in Him as Savior—that He rose from the dead. We do go on to a life after this one, and only Christ’s own will go to be with Him. Those who refuse to believe will find out it’s true only when it is too late to change their eternal destination.
Since what we believe about Scripture, and whether we actually believe what Scripture says, has such a profound impact on both this life and the next, we would be wise to examine ourselves and our own beliefs. Are there areas of Scripture where we are in error? Where we don’t know what the Bible says about something? Or where we’re not agreeing with the Word of God about something? God has stated His truth plainly. He has made it known and given it to us. But we either accept or reject it. We either believe or live in the confusion and misunderstanding of unbelief.