Post 033

A CONTRADICTION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

I read a contradiction in the Bible a few days ago which I would like to
present to you for your comments.

This is with regards to the two thieves who were hanged with Jesus at
Calvary.  From the Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version, Matthew, Mark and
Luke gave similar accounts, i.e. that there were two thieves who were
crucified with Jesus, one on his right and one on his left.  This means that
Jesus was at the center.

    Matthew 27:38 - Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the
right and one on the left.
    Mark 15:27 - And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right
and one on his left.
    Luke 23:33 - And when they came to the place which is called The Skull,
there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the
left.

The contradiction is with regards to what these thieves said.  Matthew
and Mark gave similar accounts but Luke gave his differently.

    Matthew 27:44 - And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled
him in the same way.
    Mark 15:32 - Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
    Luke 23:39-43 - One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him,
saying, "Are you not the Christ?  Save yourself and us!"  But the other
rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same
sentence of condemnation?  And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the
due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."  And he said,
"Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power."  And he said to
him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
   
Which of these accounts is correct?  Is there really a contradiction?
Is there anything in the Old Testament which will allude to this incident?

I firmly believe that the account of Luke is correct based on two
reasons:
    1)  The Holy Spirit I communicate with since June 1983 said so.  He even
told us (me and several others) the names of those thieves.  Dimas was the
one on the right of Jesus who asked Jesus to remember him when He comes in
His kingly power.  Hestas was the one on the left of Jesus who reviled him.
    2)  God confirmed this crucifixion in post office boxes at Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia.  At the post office, there are three sets of
boxes.  The middle set has the number 888 which is the number of Jesus.  You
may read about this in http://www.geocities.com/peacecrusader888.jesus888.htm.  Box 888
is located at an intersection of a cross.  There are four boxes to the right
of box 888, four boxes to the left, four boxes below, and three boxes above.
On the right of the middle set is a set wherein a cross can also be formed.
This represents Dimas.  And on the left of the middle set is a set wherein a
cross cannot be formed.  This represents Hestas.  This configuration could
not just have happened without the hands of God making it happened.  This
must be a tangible manifestation and confirmation of the crucifixion of
Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. 

I hope I have shed some light on this apparent contradiction.  It is
just one that I encountered and in which I believe I have proofs of which is
correct.  If you know of others, please present them here.

God bless us always.


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