"Christ and the Thief on the Cross"

THERE are several important points in connection with the passage concerning the thief on the cross, Luke 23:39-43, that are not usually taken into account. It is too often explained to harmonize with certain fixed notions of the teacher, and not with the general tenor of the Scriptures. A few of those points will be noticed, in hope that some may be led to a right understanding of this text.