What have you placed your faith in?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (Matthew 22:29 KJV)
Jesus was speaking to a sect of Sadducees. They did not believe in a literal resurrection or in the reality of the supernatural power of God; therefore they did not believe the gospel message plainly presented in scripture of God’s Living Word.
Without believing in the resurrection of Jesus or the supernatural power of God the Sadducees built their lives upon a faulty belief system placing faith in an object or person by refusing to place their faith in the thing of God. Therefore, by their own rejection ultimately they placed their faith in something other which is inanimate and powerless.
There are many today who have set false hope in dead gods and objects of this world rather than believing in the Truth and power of God. Only God has supernatural power over all things including both death and life.