Some teach that Paradise is a separate place than heaven, or the Kingdom of God and or the Kingdom of Heaven. Some say that Paradise and Abraham's Bosom are the same and are in the earth filled with the saved from the Old Testament. There are many variations of this taught.
Hearing another version, or rather, reading another version presented today I did a word search in my King James Bible and came up with these several verses:
"There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out." - Luke 13:28
In Luke 13 we learn that Abraham is in the kingdom of God. We learn in Luke 16 that the rich man in hell looked up and saw Lazarus in Abraham's bosom. We learn in 2 Corinthians 12 that the third heaven is up, not down and that the third heaven is paradise. Therefore paradise is not hades or under the earth, it is synonymous with the kingdom of God. Abraham's bosom is not a place like heaven, it's just being drawn close or embraced by Abraham.
As an aside, we also learn that it's unlawful for a man to utter what he heard from heaven, save for what the Holy Ghost has written in the Bible. Such at the very least discredits those like the little boy who claim to have been in heaven and returned.
I was going to ask why they do this but we already know don't we?
What say you folks?