Is Paradise and Heaven…the same place?

The Apostle Paul called Paradise…the third Heaven.

2 Cor 12:1-4… It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

There are three heavens taught in the Bible…
1. The physical universe…the sun…the moon…the stars…the planets…etc.
2. The atmospheric conditions..the sky…the firmaments, oxygen, stratosphere, etc.
3. Literal Heaven or the Third Heaven…where the souls of just men made perfect go when they die…

Heb 12:23…To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Scriptures teach “Paradise” is the third Heaven…a place where “just men go when they die”. Just men are men pardoned by God… from sin and unrighteousness. The soul’s of “just men” go to Paradise in Heaven and receive eternal life. The soul’s of “unjust men” go to Hell… and receive eternal damnation.

Christ was God in the flesh. When He preached during His earthly ministry He still had power to forgive sin. Christ pardoned one thief that hung on the cross beside him and told that thief,

Luke 23:43… Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

That thief was no longer a convict… he was a “convert”. He was converted enough to be with Christ in Paradise. I look forward to meeting both Christ and the converted thief that hung on the cross when I get to the other side.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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3 Responses to Is Paradise and Heaven…the same place?

  1. zhandy11 says:

    PARADISE and HEAVEN are NOT the same.
    Paradise does not exist anymore. It was the temporary place of the souls until Jesus came. Meaning, Moses, Abraham and other people who lived ahead of Jesus were in the paradise.

    Paradise is just next to hell down there at the core of this earth. The story of Jesus about Lazarus and the rich man is exactly true about paradise. Remember, when they both died, the rich man was in hell and saw Lazarus across with Abraham in his bosom. So literally, paradise is just next to hell but with a barrier in a distance.
    Before Jesus died, he promised the thief that he will be with him in the paradise. And that was true also, because at that time, all who dies on or before the time of Jesus will either go to the paradise or in hell. Because he promised that he is the only way to heaven.

    So when he died, the bible said that he descended down to earth. and I believe that he went to the paradise and preached the good news for three days to Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David and all those who lived righteously before him. When he rose again and stayed in Israel for forty days. This is Matthew 27:52-53 “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”

    It is now clear that Jesus is the way to heaven and after he preached, all those saints ascended to heaven from the paradise. Before they ascended, they even showed to some people. Just imagine abraham and moses showed to people but people did not recognize them because they lived hundreds of years before them.
    Right after the souls ascended, the paradise and hell became one so it is now entirely hell. There is no more paradise at this time. Because when we die, its either heaven or hell.
    Those souls waited for years in paradise before they were ascended to heaven. But in paradise, it is not hot like hell next to them.

  2. rickroehm says:

    God Blessed has only blessed this writer with a ministry and knowledge of the Bible to scatter around the world for the cause of Christ. He knows how many men and women need to partake of His vast Truth that changes hearts and gives people better lives on this side of Heaven. He has shown this writer in the last few years that its no good to keep this stuff bottled up or stowed away on a shelf somewhere. Thanks be to the Internet and all the technology it offers to scatter this material around the globe. Much to do for the Lord but the job is very easy when working with good Christian people and Blogs like Christian Blessings. The Christ of our Salvation is behind this Blog. May His truth and holy presence continue to bless hearts and lives in every continent upon the Earth. This writer looks forward to the day that Christ calls out His redeemed from the Earth to meet with in the air.

    In His service,

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Brother Rick, we may not meet on this earth.. but I am sure looking forward to meeting you over there with all the wonderful redeemed of the Lord who are contributors and readers of ChristianBlessings.
    In the meantime, is it not our joy and privilege to meet at the throne of grace every day as we intercede for each other. No better privilege than to serve Him and one another as long as we are in time and He gives us breath for our sojourn here. !

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