Part 3 The Biblical Term ‘Paradise’
And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you today, you will be with Me in Paradise.”
And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
John 20:16 – 17
Why didn't JESUS after HE rose from the being dead three days and three nights straight away (i.e. immediately) ascend to the FATHER but instead waited to show HIMSELF to Mary Magdalene. And only after showing HIMSELF as risen (resurrected to immortal life and not gone to Heaven and returned again) from death to Mary, did HE ascend to the FATHER? Was the reason for HIM doing this because Mary Magdalene being HIS so called ultra top super secret wife (as has been advocated by the most ultra mega super supremely ingenious lateral thinkers of this current age of knowledge and communication technology, supreme enlightenment, and of thinking out the box) therefore she is so much more supremely ultra mega more important than GOD HIS FATHER who must take second place before Mary Magdalene?
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
In the New Testament Scriptures any reference to the term ‘Paradise’ is either symbolic or its about how the Promise Land will become a true Paradise after the Second Advent when the returning CHRIST as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords will have destroyed all the wicked who persecuted the Elect during the period leading up to the Tribulation and during the Tribulation. And when finally GOD completed and made perfect the creation after the Great Judgment which is the actual Judgment Day (Revelation 20:11 – 15) of which the Day of the LORD is a type, the whole earth, a totally new earth, will be a Paradise (Revelation 21:1, 22:1 – 5).
Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”
But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”
And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
Luke 23:39 – 43
Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’
Revelation 2:4 – 7
2 Corinthians 12:2 – 4
Let all the readers understand: we are human beings (i.e. creatures created of physical matter aka ‘dust or earth’ (Genesis 2:7, 3:19; 1 Corinthians 15:47) and unless we are changed into HOLY SPIRIT composed Sons of GOD at the Second Advent of JESUS, exactly as the SON of man, JESUS CHRIST, was changed into SPIRIT (John 3:6, 5, 13) when HE was resurrected after being three days and three nights death and buried in HIS grave; or unless we are literally Spirit composed Angelic personages (who were directly created by GOD), we cannot be taken up (i.e. ascend to) the ‘third heaven’ ‘whether in the body’ or ‘whether out of the body’, because we do not have an ‘out of body’ immortal soul contrary to the lies deliberately hatched and explicitly invented here (in 2 Corinthians 12:2 – 4) by the very explicitly evil ego supergorging Apostle Paul. In inventing the terms ‘in the body’ and ‘out of the body’ the Apostle Paul because of his ego supergorging lust of wanting to be ultra mega super supreme, actually and literally embraced and promoted (i.e. became complicit to) the evil doctrines of the immortal soul of evil pagan religions. This he did while all along he was fully cognizant and knew this pagan doctrine for an evil lie. The Apostle Paul throughout all of his writings in all his epistles (except for his one single instance and additionally implied in another instance which we will discussed at the another time) taught of the dead being dead and not of being ‘out of body’ in Heaven or any other place, and of a resurrection (i.e. of coming back to life from being dead) at the Second Advent of those who died in believing faith believing in CHRIST and sincerely committed to the New Covenant they have all entered into with the FATHER and JESUS.
Just contrast the very detail vision and revelation that JESUS gave to the Apostle John against the claims of the ego gorging self advancing liar, the Apostle Paul. At no time did John proclaimed or even implied to anything (Revelation 1:9, 12, 17) about him, the Apostle John, being taken up ‘paradise’ and hearing ‘inexpressible words which is not lawful for a man to utter’, other than to truthfully and faithfully (without adding in or taking out anything, or redefining anything) record everything that the LORD JESUS revealed (i.e. showed to him in vision of events from then leading to the Day of the LORD just as the Prophet Daniel received vision and revelation of events from his time leading to JESUS CHRIST First Advent) to him.
During HIS three and half years ministry, JESUS showed a vision to (Matthew 17:1 – 9; Mark 9:1 – 10; Luke 9:27 – 36) three of HIS Apostles (i.e. Peter, James and John) after earlier telling all his disciples with HIM then (Luke 9:18) that ‘there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God’ (Luke 9:27; Matthew 16:28). In that vision these three Apostles actually literally, plainly and clearly saw Moses and Elijah talking to a ‘transfigured’ JESUS (i.e. the vision of a glorified HOLY SPIRIT JESUS as opposed to a fresh and blood SON of man) in HIS glory. But that vision was not of some real events whether there and then or sometime into the distant future when JESUS would have returned as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords, but just a symbolic message (i.e. an illustrative analogy) to fulfill (i.e. bring to pass) JESUS CHIRST's prophecy to HIS disciples that ‘some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power’ (Mark 9:1). So that vision has nothing to do with any real event occurrence but just a vision to convey a message. They (those three Apostles) were not transported (aka caught up) ‘whether in the body’ or ‘whether out of the body’ to the future or to the ‘third heaven’.
Here I thought that I will just mention that one of the two primary reasons humankind go mad (i.e. become insane, from technical to totally) outside of physiological injury to the brain andor the effect of some chemicals introduce into the body, is extreme lust. The other reason being severe distress especially a prolong period of traumatic distress. In the former case lust seeded desires andor “needs” lead to desperately wanting fantasies to become reality which leads first to delusion, then ultimately (if unchecked) to varying degree of psychotic disorders and psychosis.
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
John 5:28 – 29
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.”
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Revelation 20:11 – 15
“Well, when Jesus Christ died on the day He (i.e. His immortal soul) immediately (i.e. in an instant by fiat) went to heaven together with that contrite and repentant criminal who (i.e. his immortal soul) was crucified beside Him. This is because that is what all those (i.e. of humankind) who died ‘very naturally’ do, their immortal souls very totally completely naturally either go straight to heaven or to hell with a possibility of also some intermediate temporary place for those who not very evil where these immortal souls will be tested and evaluated until it can be determined if these immortal souls will ultimately get sent to heaven or to the forever torment and torture of hell).
And only after Jesus Christ's immortal soul the immortal soul of the repentant criminal crucified with Him, together went up to heaven and then Jesus returned to earth two nights and one day later (i.e. counting from after midnight of Good Friday through until the midnight of Saturday — because Jesus despite being a Trinity God was very obviously ignorant and uneducated those had no idea how how to count from one to three and therefore just did not know that Friday night to Saturday after midnight into Sunday before dawn) can't add up to three days and three nights) returning after midnight Saturday so that He can show Himself to Mary Magdalene in order to deceive her that His had no yet ascended to His Father (i.e, to Heaven) because she being His ultra mega top secret wife, she will become very upset that He went and presented Himself to His Father first instead of to her. This Jesus deliberately did so that He can make all the things recorded in the Scripture of Truth of all the dead in CHRIST (i.e. the true Christians) resurrecting to (immortal SPIRIT) life only at HIS Second Advent, in order that He can nullify and invalidate the Scripture of Truth into a totally piece of meaningless communication that must be discarded so that the Council of Nicene or Nicaea in the Nicene Creed under the supreme absolute authority of the Great Catholic Popes, each, every and all the Popes in their succession lineages, can be the one and only infallible definitive definer of the Creator God and the Christian religion.”
Did JESUS CHRIST do that? Did HE die on that very day (claimed as Friday by the Great Catholic Church and all her Nicene Creed daughters including near all the rest of humankind through their recognition of this Great Catholic Church and all of her rebellious daughter Protestant churches as authentic Christian) then HE and that repentant criminal crucified beside HIM, immediately went up to third heaven to the so called Paradise in the third heaven? Did HE then came back down again just two nights and one day later (i.e. counting from after midnight of Good Friday through until the midnight of Saturday) because HE being a totally uneducated carpenter didn't know how to count three days and three nights, returning after midnight (because in the Gregorian and also Julian Calendar, a day ends and a new day starts at midnight while in the Scriptures of Truth the day ends and a new one starts at sunset) Saturday on Sunday morning so as to be able to show HIMSELF to Mary Magdalene just so HE could totally lie to her (being totally afraid that she being HIS wife might become very, very upset that HE went up to third heaven first rather show HIMSELF to her first because she being HIS top super secret wife HE must totally make her feel that she is HIS top most priority) pretending to ask her not to cleave to HIM because HE had yet to ascend to HIS FATHER? And was the reason JESUS did this because HE wanted to make the Scriptures of Truth into a meaningless utter nonsense through totally lying all the time in HIS testimonies in order that the “great infallible” Catholic Pope of the Great Catholic Church and all her Protestant churches can be the ultra mega supreme definitive authoritative Superlatives of “Christianity” so that they will have power derived from the support their social order to command the sadistic torture to the death of anyone and everyone they would desired to pronounce as heretics, as committing heresy?
We will also discuss another ‘putting two and two together’ issue on why people (including the Elect and even Apostles and Messengers heading GOD's Church and GOD's people, throughout the Church's journey through the centuries to today) could (or rather would) not understand things that were so clearly recorded in the Christian Holy Scriptures.
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