Originally Posted by pyrotechnics
... paradise, also known as heaven....
This is a common misunderstanding, assuming this reference is about the Biblical reference to the thief on the cross that went with Jesus.
While outside of some Biblical reference, we understand the definition of paradise to be a good place. In fact, many people believe that when Jesus mentioned to the thief on the cross that he would be with Him in paradise, that is actually a place in hell. Paradise (not heaven/the kingdom of heaven) is also referred to as "Abraham's bosom" (parable of the rich man and Lazarus the beggar) in the New testament and used interchangeable in many ancient Jewish traditions.
The (understood) connotation (for them at the time) though, is that Abraham's Bosom was a temporary place in hell, and that many prophets and believers were there (prior to Christ fulfilling the Levitical Law). and the scripture then follows Jesus' resurrection with a description of them leaving paradise and walking and being seen on the earth before He *and the ones that were in Paradise) ascended to Heaven (to submit Himself to God as that sacrifice having paid the atonement necessary for mankind).
That ascension, not to be confused with the one that was witnessed by many after he came back and was seen with His disciples for over a month eating meals and being with them.
But yes, the general understanding is that Hell was made for the fallen angels, and mankind's disobedience and rebellion that we choose, thus sending ourselves, is correct.
God is uncreated. He is. that's it, there is no creator of God, just alwasy was and always will be. very difficult to comprrehend by some, but there is no neeed to make it harder to understand than it really is. God said (and Jesus reiterated), "I am". based on the Hebrew verb infinitive "to be" has a tense and understanding that it is eternal past and eternal future.