One of them was created by God Almighty and the other by people.
Paradise was a place on earth called the garden of Eden and and it was to be enlarged until the whole earth would have become a Paradise.
Genesis 2: 8 And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads. American Standard Version Bible
Fear of death and people’s imagination and here in Europe, Dante in Divine Comedy created hell as they know it today.
Both by God. He created Hell to punish Satan and his angels initially. It at one time was in the bowels of the earth, in side by side compartments. Read Matthew 25 : 41 as it says :
Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels.
Since at one time they were in the same place I would presumed they were created together. Jesus when he was crucified went in the Spirit and took all the inhabitants out of the Paradise section and opened a new section in the Heavens.
Read Ephesians 4 : 8 – 10 where he “decended “ and removed the righteous people from hell and ascended with them to the “ New” place called Paradise /3rd Heaven. Read II Corinthians 12 : 1 – 10.
The Hell section is still in the bowels of the earth receiving unsaved victims.
God created paradise (heaven) for his holy throne where angels and saints are welcomed. Hell was created by God for Satan and the fallen angels (demons). God never created hell for humans and does not mean for them to go there.
No one knows how God created both heaven and hell, but they are real locations
A: That’s a big if.
What if there isn’t a heaven?
What if the Buddhists are right, and there is no paradise, only the non-being of breaking the rebirth cycle?
What if you’re not allowed to enter, because you let your life end needlessly and selfishly?
What if you’re completely wrong about the entry conditions, and you have to be slain courageously in battle to be selected by the Valkyries?
And what about your relatives, friends and loved ones, whom will grieve your death and live a drearier life in your absence?
What about those that you may have helped in the future, but will never get the aid they need and deserve because your life ended too early?
Oh, and if I was God, I would consider it very selfish to die early just to go to paradise. I think I would have sent you down to Purgatory to reflect on your selfishness for an eternity or two.
Today, many people use paradise and heaven interchangeably. But originally they referred to two completely different places.
In the original languages of the Bible, heaven referred to the sky and everything above it, including the upper heavens where God was understood to dwell.
Paradise, on the other hand, originally referred to an earthly garden, the Garden of Eden (which in the ancient Greek version of the Bible was translated “Paradise of Eden”).
By New Testament times, “Garden of Eden” (Gan Eden, Paradise) came to be used in Judaism to refer to the place where the souls of the righteous went after death. This is still the understanding in Judaism today.
And it’s still often described as a garden-like environment, as it also is in Islam. But this is a different place than the presence of God in heaven.
This difference can also be seen in the Christian New Testament. When Jesus was on the cross, he said to one of the thieves that were being crucified with him, “Amen I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).
But three days later, after he arose from the dead, he said to Mary Magdalene, “I am not yet ascended to the Father” (John 20:17).
And he didn’t ascend until forty days later (Acts 1:9). This shows that Paradise, where Jesus’ soul went immediately after death, was a different place than the presence of the Father God in heaven
Originally, Paradise was understood to be the “good” side of Hades (or Sheol), where all souls went after death.
This was understood to be down in the underworld somewhere, an idea shared with many different ancient cultures, including ancient Rome and Greece, which also put the place of the dead in the underworld.
That Paradise and Hades were very close to each other can be seen in Jesus’ parable about Lazarus and the Rich Man.
The soul of the rich man, suffering in the bad part of Hades, calls out to Lazarus, who is on the other, good side (the bosom of Abraham, another common name for Paradise, Luke 16:23,24).
Despite being in these two different places, they are close enough to have a conversation.
But in the time of the New Testament, the recognition that Sheol was a spiritual and not a physical place led to some uncertainty about where exactly it was located.
Some began to put it at the distant extremities of the earth. Others felt it was more appropriate, as a spiritual place, to locate it in one of the lower heavens.
This last view was the understanding of the apostle Paul, when he had his vision of Paradise, which he placed in the third heaven
(“I know a man in Messiah more than fourteen years ago, whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows, such a one was snatched up to the third heaven…
He was snatched up into Paradise and he heard inexpressible words which it is not permitted for a man to speak,” 2 Cor. 12:2,4).
Though many assume that he’s talking about the highest heaven here, it’s important to note that he does not claim to have been in the presence of the Father God.
To reconcile these different ideas about the location of Paradise, the Church developed a teaching called the Harrowing of Hades.
The idea of this teaching is that when Jesus’ soul was in the underworldly Paradise (in Hades under the earth) after his death and before his resurrection, he preached the gospel to the righteous dead in Paradise.
These then went with him up to heaven when he ascended. So according to this teaching, Jesus moved Paradise from earth to heaven.
But even so, this heavenly Paradise was understood to be different than the direct presence of God in heaven. It was also a temporary place, which would be emptied at the time of the “resurrection of the righteous
Do people really die and go to heaven, hell or paradise?
Let’s take that apart. Do people really die? Of course they do. Their bodies stop and they die. Fact of life.
Do their personas die? Apparently not. From the research I’ve been doing about the flipside, people under deep hypnosis claim (I’ve filmed 45 cases) that we don’t die – we just transform into a different frequency.
They claim we’ve only brought about a third of our conscious energy to our lifetime, and after we’re done here, we return to connect with the other two thirds.
Where is the other two thirds residing? What people consistently say is “back home.” As in “not here.” “Not on this planet.” That when we do cease our existence here, they return “home.”
That’s been consistently reported in thousands of cases of people under deep hypnosis. (Dr. Helen Wambach had 2k, Michael Newton had 7k). But none of them claim they return to “heaven” or that there is a place called “hell” that exists.
They’re consistent about that. They claim that people call the place “back home”heaven because they experience feelings of joy, or of “unconditional love” when they are “back home.” But by and large, people under deep hypnosis don’t call it heaven.
People who’ve had near death experiences call it heaven – but I think that’s because they didn’t get a tour by a therapist on the way there – they find themselves there and have no other word for it.
There are some NDEs that describe a hellacious place (very few) but in both instances no one has ever reported the same place.
No two accounts of a hell experience are identical, and no two descriptions of heaven are either. You’d think with all the folks talking about it, claiming to know it, understand it – they’d have at least the same descriptions. But they do not. Does that mean it doesn’t exist?
Well it means that it exists relatively – relative to the person doing the experiencing.
They do consistently say the same things about being back home – they speak of a soul group, guides, councils, classrooms, libraries, etc – but no two descriptions of these have matched. So what does that mean?
I think it means that we experience the afterlife like we experience this realm – uniquely, not the same as everyone else.
Yet as human beings, we can observe how being human affects who we are as souls or conscious beings – but nothing about human is permanent – when we step out of the fishtank we return home
This is not my theory, opinion or belief. I’m just reporting what thousands say about the journey. I’ve filmed 45 sessions and taken 5 trips myself with different therapists