The Sadducees were rationalists; that is, they relied only on their minds, not understanding that in Holy Scripture God has opened to us as much as we can understand and as much as we need for salvation—that is, truth which exceeds the capacity of our limited minds.
You know, there were kings, and bishops, and other people who believed that icons were not befitting of the Orthodox Church. Perhaps these bishops and kings wanted to remove the icons from the Church to easily attract Muslims, who had no icons, and Jews to Christianity. Meanwhile, brothers and sisters, there were icons in the Church from the very beginning.
And finally, the Lord instructs us to do more, to begin to resist evil. The Lord says: do not resist evil with violence. It’s not to absolutely never resist evil—that would be passivity, the destruction of the distinction between good and evil, but to not resist with violence, not to return evil with evil.