In Today’s World Who Would Oppose Jesus? February 26, 2020April 22, 2020 | Ted O'Donnell Pharasies and Sadducees were two religious parties in Jesus’ time. In 25 words or a little more, Pharasies strictly believed in the oral tradition of the Jewish law of the time, while Sadducees believed in the written one. These two groups constantly questioned Jesus and challenged his beliefs. I know what my answer is for this, I just want to see what anyone else would say.