Pharisees and Sadducees

Pharisees and Sadducees are two groups of "baddies" presented in the New Testament, as two opposing Jewish groups teamed up plotting against Jesus. But are they really villians? Or just like one of us?

Pharisees are like today's Evangelical Preachers. Zealous. Up right. Familiar with God's law, follow them ernestly to the nth degree, and demand everybody to do the same. They give speeches at church gatherings, teach at Sunday schools, and constantly remind people about the requirement of God's law. But just like many of today's evangelicals, they look down on others, become self-righteous, and at the end spread nothing but hypocricy...

Sadducees are like today's Liberal Politicians. They are held in high places, responsible for important duties and are prospered in wealth because of their positions. They are less demanding, more tolerant, careless about whatever will happen on the day of Judgement - as long as their prosperity in this life is secured. But just like many of today's liberals, they don't believe in bodily resurrection, don't believe in this omnipotent God, don't believe in the absolute truth...

And both need salvation from Jesus Christ.