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May 10, 2017

From the Abraham’s Bosom Study – Paradise in the bible is very interesting. It appears 3 times in the New Testament.

Luke 23:43And He said to him[the thief], “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.

From NetBible Lk 23:43

  • In the NT, paradise is mentioned three times. Here it refers to the abode of the righteous dead. In Rev 2:7 it refers to the restoration of Edenic paradise predicted in Isa 51:3 and Ezek 36:35. In 2 Cor 12:4 it probably refers to the “third heaven” (2 Cor 12:2) as the place where God dwells.

The thief on the cross before Jesus is risen is among the righteous dead in Paradise

2 Corinthians 12:2-4I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows— 4 was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.

Paradise is in the third heaven where God dwells

Revelation 2:7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.

To eat of the tree of life means eternal life.
=> To be in Paradise is to have eternal life
=> In the restored Eden
=> In the New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem(Rev 21)

John 17:3This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

To be in Paradise = Eternal Life in the New Restored Eden means being in relationship with the Father, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom the Father sent.


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