By Leonard Lauriault, chruch of Christ
Many characters, including us, had a role in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Some of those characters have been elevated to a greater level than God likely intended, including at least one of the thieves crucified with Christ (Luke 23: 32-43). Still, we can learn from their part in the Biblical accounts.
Often the question concerning Jesus’ promise about Paradise to that thief on the cross arises in conversations about what constitutes salvation with some who already have a faith in God.