References to: Luke 17-24

The Comma of Luke 23:43

Did Jesus Christ tell the thief on the cross that they would be together in Paradise that very day, or did he say on that day, that they would be together in Paradise? It has been argued that the Greek text is ambiguous on this point, and that the position of the comma (before or after the word "today") determines the sense of Christ's statement.

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Unlimited Mercy

Joseph Tkach

Unlimited Mercy

In Jesus’ day, Pharisees were devoted religious people who were standing against the growing tide of liberalism and compromise.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Jesus once told a parable about two kinds of people who went to the temple to pray. One of them was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. Most Christians are familiar with the parable, but without re-reading it, very few would likely remember the reason Luke gave for Jesus telling it. We find the story in Luke 18:9-14:

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