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Outcome Of Crucified Criminals

Matthew 27:44 - The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
Luke 23:40 - But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

At first, I thought there was a contradiction between Matthew and Mark's writings of the 2 criminals compared with Lukes writing.

In Matthew and Mark it is said that both the men ridicule Jesus. But in Luke, one man turns to Christ for forgiveness.

Is there a contradiction here?

I don't think so! Is it possible that the man who turned to Christ, at first ridiculed Jesus, then later repented. So Matthew and Mark give the account that they both ridiculed, then Luke gives the account that one man turns to Christ.

Please leave comments or questions.

God bless you.


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Yes, you answered it youself, I was gonna say the same thing:) Well done

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Remember that the four Gospels, should be looked at as being "complementary" historical records, and therefore, you will often get the truth by putting two or more accounts together. An example is the details of the resurrection in the four Gospels. There are no alleged contradictions. So you have answered your own question. The one "malefactor" obviously repented and later recognized the Lord Jesus Christ as his Messiah.

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