Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Urantia Revisited I

The Urantia Book was first published by The Urantia Foundation in 1955. It was authored by celestial beings as a special revelation to our planet, Urantia.

‘The Urantia Foundation was established in 1950 to be the custodian of the inviolate text of The Urantia Book and to ensure that the book’s teachings are spread, with the help of readers and fraternal organizations, to all people. Its ultimate mission is to increase and enhance the comfort, happiness and well being of man, as an individual and a member of society, through the fostering of a religion, a philosophy, and a cosmology which is in line with man’s current intellectual and cultural development.

The books message is that all human beings are one family, the sons and daughters of one God, the Universal Father.

The Urantia Book tells us: “The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness” (p. 43.3)

“The part profits or suffers in measure with the whole. The good effort of each man benefits all men; the error or evil of each man augments the tribulation of all men.

As moves the part, so moves the whole. As the progress of the whole, so the progress of the part.

The relative velocities of part and whole determine whether the part is retarded by the inertia of the whole or is carried forward by the momentum of the cosmic brotherhood.

It is a mystery that God is a highly personal self-conscious being with residential headquarters, and at the same time personally present in such a vast universe and personally in contact with such a well-nigh infinite number of beings.

That such a phenomenon is a mystery beyond human comprehension should not in the least lessen your faith.

Do not allow the magnitude of the infinity, the immensity of the eternity, and the grandeur and glory of the matchless character of God to overawe, stagger, or discourage you;

for the Father is not very far from any one of you; he dwells within you,
and in him do we all literally move, actually live, and veritably have our being.”

The Urantia Book 138:6 – 139:1

See also May 8 post on Urantia.

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