I think this Bible contradiction is easy to resolve. But I don’t want to resolve it just because it’s easy. I think this alleged Bible contradiction is a great opportunity to share the Gospel!
Today’s post will tackle the question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Can thieves go to heaven?”
Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:
They *crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. (Mark 15:27) Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise. (Luke 23:32, 43)
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Let’s take a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction: