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Rick Lyon to Urantia book readers:Speak up for the Urantia book.

 
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Nothing to do with the Jesus of biblical revelation. Beware of this pseudognostic tome channeled by occultist conjuring spirits.
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May i know who you are and who do you think i am?
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That sounded a little mental Orange. Are you one of those mental UB people?
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After being a bible believer for more than 30 years i found the Urantia book and checked it with an objective hart.

Yes it's a genuine revelation of Truth.

The same Jesus, the same Adam and Eve, the same Melchizedek,
the same heavenly Father etc.
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Urantia Book Forum, conversations with other readers
→ Urantia Book Study

[link to urantia.invisionzone.com]

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Pato Banton interview:



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The Living Religion of Jesus

by Dr. Meredith J. Sprunger

"One of the most important things in human living, is to find out what Jesus believed, to discover his ideals, and to strive for the achievement of his exalted life purpose. Of all human knowledge, that which is of the greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it." (2092)

"Jesus founded the religion of personal experience in doing the will of God and serving the human brotherhood." (2092)

The living religion of Jesus is the most powerful force for shaping human destiny on our world. In less than two-thousand years, which is only a moment in anthropological time, it has influenced life on our planet more than all of the kings who have ever reigned; the armies who have ever marched; the navies who have ever sailed; and, yes, more than the advent of the atom bomb and atomic power! What was the key to this marvelous life which he lived among us?

Jesus’ entire life centered around a consciousness of God, and all of the beliefs by which he lived, stem out of this relationship with the heavenly Father. His dynamic, living faith was the source of all of his teachings. Let us look at this transforming faith of Jesus. First of all, Jesus believed and taught that God is in sure and ultimate control of the universe and that God loves man as a father loves his children. Jesus assures us that God is our heavenly Father; and, therefore, we have nothing to fear. He told the fearful young man who fled to the hills with a crippling sense of inferiority, that he could free himself from this false self-image by realizing that he was a son of God. Living in this reborn image of the spirit, Jesus told him, "Trouble will invigorate you; disappointment will spur you on; difficulties will challenge you; and obstacles will stimulate you. Arise, young man! Say farewell to the life of cringing fear and fleeing cowardice. Hasten back to duty and live your life in the flesh as a son of God; a mortal dedicated to the ennobling service of man on earth; and destined to the superb and eternal service of God in eternity." (1438)

We have the resources of the universe on our side. Jesus was always aware of the power of spiritual leverage in solving the material problems of life. He said to the young man working with him in the Caesarean shipyard, who was grumbling about his cruel and unjust foreman, "Since you know the ways of kindness and value justice, perhaps the Gods have brought this erring man near, that you may lead him into this better way. Maybe you are the salt which is to make this brother more agreeable to all other men…Why not assert your mastery of evil by virtue of the power of goodness; and thus become the master of all relations between the two of you? I predict that the good in you could overcome the evil in him, if you gave it a fair and living chance." (1430)

Jesus never tired of reminding his fellow men that they were sons and daughters of God, and that the spiritual resources at their disposal were more than adequate to cope with their human and material problems. Indeed, he had a very high regard for human nature, and understood its great potentials. He saw in Mary Magdalene, not the harlot of the streets, but the strong spiritual leader which she became. He perceived in Peter, not the impetuous man who spoke before he thought, or the coward who denied his Lord, but the spiritual rock and great evangelist, which he became. The confidence which Jesus has inspired in countless men and women over the centuries, has inspired them to actualize their potentialities, as has no person in the history of man.

Unfortunately, vast numbers of struggling people do not hear this life-giving message of Jesus. Dr. James Dobson, in a survey of young married women, found that their most difficult problem was low self-respect. The religion of Jesus is tailored to the needs of such people. Jesus declared that even the most lowly human being, is a son or daughter of God; and that when they recognize and accept this fact, they will develop a superb self-respect. Most of the debilitating problems in our lives are the result of a negative self-image, and its consequent negative view on life.

The unconquerable faith which Jesus had in the loving rule of God in the heart of man, along with his confidence in the high potentialities of men and women, caused him to proclaim the existence of the most basic relationship of the universe: The Kingdom of God. The fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man are the basic foundations of this spiritual kingdom. This loving relationship is established within the heart and mind of each person, and brings the greatest freedom and joy which finite man can experience. The two indispensable requisites for entering this spiritual kingdom, are the sincerity of faith, and the hunger for truth. Jesus taught that truth perception is the heart of spiritual experience. "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." (1796) Over six-hundred rules dominated the religious life of the Jewish people of Jesus’ day, and controlled every aspect of their lives. The kingdom of God establishes true spiritual freedom. Followers of the religion of Jesus, live by the timeless spiritual principles of the universe, rather than custom-conditioned religious rules. Or, as St. Augustine phrased it, "Love God and do as you like."

As we place the spiritual priorities of the kingdom first in our lives, other things follow creatively. The inner leading of the spirit enables us to discover and actualize abilities and activities which make us effective sons and daughters of God. ..

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Urantia Book Reader Survey - 2012

Welcome to the 2012 survey for readers of The Urantia Book! This survey is co-sponsored by Urantia Association International, The Urantia Book Fellowship, Urantia Foundation, and Truthbook.com.

The purpose of this survey is to learn more about you as well as how Urantia-based organizations can better serve the readership. We also would like to receive new ideas on how we can better support the seeding of The Urantia Book throughout the world. We especially need the participation of those of you living outside the United States so that the information reflects the needs of the global community.

The survey is being conducted by an independent company. This ensures that there is total anonymity. None of the participating organizations will receive any personal information or email addresses. However, each participating organization will receive the results.

You may complete the survey by clicking on the following link:
[link to yourperceptions.com]

Since you may have more than one opportunity to complete this survey, we ask that you only complete it once.

The questions should take five to ten minutes to answer. Please complete the survey by NOVEMBER 23, 2012. Thank you for your participation!

In fellowship,

Mr. Gaétan Charland, President, Urantia Association International
Dr. Lila Dogim, President, The Urantia Book Fellowship
Mr. Mo Siegel, President, Urantia Foundation

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Doctrines of demons
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Doctrines of demons
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(1125.2) 102:6.7 Belief may not be able to resist doubt and withstand fear, but faith is always triumphant over doubting, for faith is both positive and living. The positive always has the advantage over the negative, truth over error, experience over theory, spiritual realities over the isolated facts of time and space. The convincing evidence of this spiritual certainty consists in the social fruits of the spirit which such believers, faithers, yield as a result of this genuine spiritual experience. Said Jesus: “If you love your fellows as I have loved you, then shall all men know that you are my disciples.”

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~ A Course In Love ~
Started by Rick Warren, Nov 29 2009 04:05 AM


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The traduction of the Urantia Book in farsi (language of Iran)

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I see that you Urantia-tards are still promoting your insipid bullshit....

Whatever happened to that batshit piece of unpleasantness named Candace that used to pull this crap?
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Everyone has a religion, some of you have your own religion founded on your lusts, and make yourself your god in your own image to grant your own desires regardless of others.
Some look to others with similar traits seeking confirmation and authority for selfishness through charisma and perverse fellowship.
Some look to those which speak of higher forms of existence which connects us all through a common source to reform a connection with the source and the goal of higher purpose.

THOSE WHO CLAIM THERE IS NO GOD ARE HIDING THE FACT THAT THEY SECRETLY FEEL THEY ARE THEIR OWN GOD.

If a god is the perfected maximum and humans are corruptable by nature, the declaration of yourself as a god can only result in maximal perfected corruption.
Since god by every legitimate definition is the ultimate. you either are, or you arent, there is no middle zone.
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Jesus's real message,the body neither lives nor dies
To All, Death, what seems to be unfair is just your finite understanding of the infinite.The one known to you as Jesus told us to seek the truth and the truth will set you free,by seeking you earn salvation.Here are some truths I have found by my seeking.

Will which is the ability to choose to do a thing is the most important force in the Universe of Universes.When The First Source and center,The Father,The Thought and The Second Source and center,The Son,The Word have an individual collaboration and actualization of WILL,There Freewill,a co-creative creation comes into being.Will alone creates Spirit Sons, Paradise Creator Sons of the order of Michael,our Local Universe Son is Michael of Nebadon who Incarnated as Esu Immanuel known to most as Jesus

.In order allow us to use our soul/mind (HUE MAN =LIGHT MAN)being to overcome the adversary,which is our ego entity of material self-hood,and achieve a Spiritual birthing without the benefit of physical evidence.This being able to have the wholehearted faith and trust of "a little child"in your unseen Spiritual Father.Until AT ONE MENT of Will of the ascending HUE MAN the soul is a seed that needs to be planted in the soil of desire to know your Heavenly Father,when the individual's soul/mind overcomes ego of self and attains AT ONE MENT of WILL and becomes one with the indwelling Father Fragment that being realizes its IMMORTALITY.Esu Immanuel(JESUS) left nothing behind of Himself to allow us the privilege of becoming "AGONDONTERS"( ones who can attain without proof of seeing),to be an agondonter is a most cherished and wonderful achievement!Esu Immanul(JESUS)left nothing behind (no writings,no art,no relic of any kind)for another reason,He did not want there to be anything left to start a religion or cult around His Person rather than His teachings. Saul of Tarsus A.K.A. Paul a pharisee composed the new testament ( hijacking the early followers of Esu's teachings)and turned the movement right back into the blood cult of the HEBREW RABBIS using the MURDERED Esu Immanuel(JESUS)as the SACRIFICE!

I do however now have proof!I know by personal experience that paragraph 4 on page 1229 of "THE URANTIA BOOK" is the absolute, undeniable TRUTH and if that is TRUTH then the whole book is the TRUTH!

Here is what I experienced. On June 28,1984 while working in my small plant nursery pulling weeds,I was attacked by a swarm of very tiny mosquitoes. They were the size of gnats and did not cause itchy bites,so I kept working.Went to bed and woke up the next morning so sick I could not move I was immobilized.I did not leave my bed for seven days and nights,did not eat or drink or go to toilet.Fever so bad covers on one minute off the next for seven days.Then on July 5, 1984 a few minutes before midnight I mustered up enough strength to get to the bathroom and take my temperature.I saw myself in mirror for first time in a week.I looked like DEATH WARMED OVER!My temperature was 104.5,I looked in the mirror then I looked at the thermometer then back in the mirror and then realized I was close to death.I said to myself well I guess this is it I am heading into the UNKNOWN!I laughed at the face of death!I got back into bed and thought what if my next breath is my last.It was, I had this thought,this prayer if you will that It is my WILL that THY WILL be done MY FATHER(a positive affirmation of WILL)^This is the "AT ONE MENT OF WILL wholehearted faith and trust in the unseen,the trust of a little child. At this moment time stood still,I turned to my right and said to my wife Laurie I am dieing I love you good bye.I then turned to my left and saw my clock tick to midnight,at this moment of non-time I felt myself vacate my body,it started at the tips of my toes and whooshed up my body when it reached my heart and brain I departed through the top of my head. Now all matter has faded away and I find myself as a little tiny light all alone in the darkness until I saw coming up from my right and from what seemed to be BELOW another light and it approached me and came to my side. I looked up and I saw another light a much much more brilliant and powerful light being on the other side of the portal,I knew that was my CREATOR FATHER and as I tried to reach for His helping hand the other being of light put up this barrier between us it was everything I ever did that hurt someone my sins if you will.I looked and saw my CREATOR FATHER still reaching for me even with all the error and s.i.n.(stuck in negativity)I committed.I turned to the being who came up from below and said be gone I go with my Heavenly Father and with that the EVIL PRINCE OF DARKNESS departed back to the pit of DARKNESS he left screaming in defeat !

I then took part in a seven hour debate with my CREATOR over going directly to heaven with Him. He said what of your wife and children,I said they will be all right because they have You.He said what of your business and all your projects and art,I said they mean nothing now that I am in your presence.Then My CREATOR said because you were able to have the faith and trust of a little child and achieve AT ONE MENT OF WILL and give birth to your seed soul I want you to go back into the Firmament back to the density of matter and tell them ALL,so I had to relent.It was His plan that I come back and tell you all!I awoke with my head still looking at the clock as it turned to seven.

The Creator Son,Paradise Son The MICHAEL OF NEBADON and His bestowal personification in incarnation ESU IMMANUEL are REAL and always here for all who so choose of your own FREEWILL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fear is the opposite of Faith HAVE NO FEAR LEARN THE TRUTH BY SEEKING AND HELP YOUR FELLOWS BY PASSING IT ON FREELY [link to www.urantia.org] THE BODY NEITHER LIVES NOR DIES THE SOUL/MIND HUE MAN LIGHT MAN LIVES AND IS IMMORTAL,THE LIGHT BODY OF THE DENSITY SIMULATES LIFE!!! the white rose
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I see that you Urantia-tards are still promoting your insipid bullshit....

Whatever happened to that batshit piece of unpleasantness named Candace that used to pull this crap?
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The Urantia Book is a book- aspecial book-a must read IMHO.
Candace is a woman and knows the Urantia Book and other things.

She is not the Urantia Book.

God is our Father who loves us (every one) We are all brothers and sisters. Michael of Nebadon (was Jesus) is our Creator Son and our souverain.

Peace and love.
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What makes UB special over the Bible?
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thats just it...

if any one ever suggests any thing other than the b i b l e

then you might as well be the devil...

can all of God's wisdom and instruction be contained in one book?

the bible serves as a blueprint but it is not the be all end all...

i was raised on the good book...in church lots!

just discovered the UB almost 3 yrs ago...

it blew my mind! no way that it could have been made up by man...no way.

read the part about Jesus' life and ministry while here...
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Doctrines of demons
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(1125.2) 102:6.7 Belief may not be able to resist doubt and withstand fear, but faith is always triumphant over doubting, for faith is both positive and living. The positive always has the advantage over the negative, truth over error, experience over theory, spiritual realities over the isolated facts of time and space. The convincing evidence of this spiritual certainty consists in the social fruits of the spirit which such believers, faithers, yield as a result of this genuine spiritual experience. Said Jesus: “If you love your fellows as I have loved you, then shall all men know that you are my disciples.”

[link to www.urantia.org]
hf
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that's awesome! you can't argue with that.
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I fail to find any discrepancies from the spoken words of Jesus in the NT and the intent of the Urantia book, there are some interesting yet not consequential explanations for terrestrial phenomena that are now accepted yet previously not.

With any such work, the question always comes down to what specific purpose all the secrecy and reliance of imperfect messengers?
If even one sinner is qualified for an uninvited audience and explicit directives, why not do the same for those who want to learn the proper game, when asked?

You cant really learn the proper rules if you get no instructions or guidance from the source.
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Religious texts, also known as scripture, scriptures, holy writ, or holy books, are the texts which various religious traditions consider to be sacred, or of central importance to their religious tradition. Many religions and spiritual movements believe that their sacred texts are divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired.

New Age religions

Various New Age religions may regard any of the following texts as inspired:

A Course in Miracles
Conversations with God
Oahspe
The Urantia Book
Isis Unveiled

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

The New Age movement is a Western spiritual movement that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Its central precepts have been described as "drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology, holistic health, parapsychology, consciousness research and quantum physics".[2] The term New Age refers to the coming astrological Age of Aquarius.[1]

The New Age movement includes elements of older spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Monotheism through Pantheism, Pandeism, Panentheism, and Polytheism combined with Science and Gaia philosophy; particularly Archaeoastronomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Environmentalism, the Gaia hypothesis, UFO religions, Psychology, and Physics.

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I see that you Urantia-tards are still promoting your insipid bullshit....

Whatever happened to that batshit piece of unpleasantness named Candace that used to pull this crap?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 192998


Candace and Abundant Hope's MO is to discredit the Urantia Book by promotion of the Urantia Book. If you read UB and then study Candace and her follwers, it is very easy to see. She instructs the weaker-mided people to read the UB, then fills their heads with fantasy and role-play. People of a more sceptical nature are immedately turned off to the UB because of this and chalk it up as horseshit without giving it a glance, thus dicredit through promotion. Dishonest and tricky, though not exactly complex. Unfortunately, the simple nature of even the smartest people on this site have a hard time seeing through the charade.
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Furthermore, you'll never, EVER, find Candace and her brood anywhere near an official, or even non-official, UB forum. She hangs out on the fringe because she knows where to fish, so to speak.
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For anyone that is interested, here is a very detailed history of the Urantia Papers. Unfortunately, most people that are skeptical of the book never find this website. It is a very interesting read.

[link to www.freeurantia.org]
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Some Urantia book readers should reread this Urantia book teaching:

The true church — the Jesus brotherhood — is invisible, spiritual, and is characterized by unity, not necessarily by uniformity.

Uniformity is the earmark of the physical world of mechanistic nature. Spiritual unity is the fruit of faith union with the living Jesus.

The visible church should refuse longer to handicap the progress of the invisible and spiritual brotherhood of the kingdom of God.

And this brotherhood is destined to become a living organism in contrast to an institutionalized social organization.

It may well utilize such social organizations, but it must not be supplanted by them.

Page 2,085.
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[link to www.christmichaelsglobalspiritualnetwork.com]

THE STATEMENT OF INTENT


The global plan for the expansion of the 'Teaching Mission' of this Fifth (5th) Revelatory Epoch into the new Sixth (6th) Magisterial Epochal Revelation, is to streamline and co-ordinate various planetary spiritual groups and organizations through the Christ Michael's Global Spiritual Network (CMGSN) focusing the global efforts of the celestial ‘Teaching Mission' through the teaching interactions between the super-planetary teacher-hosts and their planetary Transmitter/Receiver (T/R) groups.

"The 'Correcting Time' is conducted through the efforts of mortal beings and the 'Teaching Mission' is conducted by the celestials". (Eregon)

The CMGSN's initial intent in this planetary ‘Correcting Time' is to provide a Directory of the various participating celestial-host:human-T/R guided planetary activation organizations (PAO's) and groups (PAG's), and to begin coordinating their activities within the twelve sectors of the super-planetary government of the Urantia's Governor General.

Twelve sectors of the seraphic-planetary reserve corps are discussed in the Urantia Book and they are- epochal, progress, religious, nation life, races, future, enlightenment, health, home/family, industry, diversion, and superhuman ministry.

The advisory and teaching activities of the CMGSN will be governed through the super-planetary administrative cabinet of twelve master-seraphs of the planetary Governor General.

By and through the increasing numbers of the spiritually guided T/R (Transmitter/ Receiver) groups and the flexible, fluid group coordinated dynamics between them, the humanity should be able to sufficiently prepare itself for the future planetary changes and transformations on the Urantia's ascension to its higher dimensions of Light and Life.
Through the Christ Michael's Global Spiritual Network various planetary groups will have the opportunity to expand and strengthen the understandings of their planetary function on their ascension path to the morontia realms of the eternal life.

The final intent of the CMGSN website is to achieve the flexible cooperation and expansion in activities between its Directory listed PAO's and PAG's within the twelve sectors of their planetary destiny based on the principles of "as above so below".
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(What is an Epoch Revelation?)

Michael: My dear, I must admit that the Urantia Book is like an intellectual Mt. Everest. (Student: It is!) There are literally thousands of concepts in there that are unique in all of the world’s literature. And as you say, it is very up front about this. You look in the table of contents and ask, “Well, who wrote this thing?” and they’re all extra-human authors of all the different papers. So right there is what you call a literary pretention, not in the same sense of a pretentious person but in the sense when you pick up a historical novel and it pretends to be a story of what ready happened, or you pick up some science fiction fantasy and that is what it pretends to be.
The Urantia Book declares right up front that it’s an epoch revelation, and the very understanding--as you’ve experienced yourself as the realization of how it has changed your life by your just taking it in: this revelation would create a whole New Epoch on the earth if it were even partially understood. It takes a while to take this big mountain into you and live with it. You find that, in one way, it also separates--as all profound knowledge does. You find yourself living in two worlds; the world of the Urantia Book and the very kind of being it helps you fell you are, we spoke of tonight; and all those others who haven’t read it and to whom it is some kind of weird science fiction in parts, or pure theology, or geology, or--on and on: the enormity within those two thousand pages!
But this too, my daughter, you are finding out does help in the area of worship, of appreciation--all those thousands of orders of different personal beings throughout the creation--just to feel them. They’re all there, even as I’m speaking now they’re all scattered throughout the galaxies. They’re all living now and having their lives, just like all the human beings on your planet here are. So it stretches you, and it gets you used to being stretched. (Michael laughs)) It’s just beginning. You’ve got that whole creation out there to go out and meet.
Student: And because we are gathered here today, and each of those of the myriad of your created brothers and sisters of ours in the Local Universe are in also in you, and we are so much a part of every one of your sons and daughters, we thank your use of the Urantia Book to be in our hearts and expand our minds to our place in the cosmos.
Michael: Well, I thank you, my daughter, for the appreciation that you share with all of us of just what an amazing thing that revelation is. It too is one of those things that, in and around and before the words even, after you’ve read them and let them soak in, you have all that feeling, that understanding, that appreciation of those parts that make you break out laughing. While with other parts, like that declaration that the endowment of immature, imperfect beings—such as you all start out—with free will, leads inevitably to tragedy: you could shed a tear or two letting that soak in.
But this is our Father’s creation, and he is literally a part of you, experiencing your life with you. So rest in my peace, daughter, and keep reading. The Urantia book is also one of those things that, after you’ve read it and set it aside for a few years, you can go back and just be amazed you’ve even read it before. It’s awful big in there, and we are happy to acknowledge that. So be in my peace.
Student: Thank you, Michael.
(The essence of existence)
Michael: My children, the hour grows late—as you say. Although, again, as we share this wonderful stillness and quiet together, moment by moment, in this very living power: we feel in our hearts and these marvelous bodies you have this constant beginning, this constant endless and unfathomable potential. And that too is a little scary--that it doesn’t end anywhere, anyhow, any when. So you have a deep feeling of humility in your heart knowing you can trust in our Father in the very essence of things from the taste of strawberries to a friend’s smile—all this essence—is God. We thank our Father for his…(Michael laughs) unfathomable imagination and creativity. We find our trust in him because our heart is still beating, and another moment that never happened before is upon us, and we live in it.
So thank you, my dears, for spending some time with me this way, this evening. I bid you a good evening. Be in my peace.

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Michael Lightline September 15, 2011

Transmitted – JL
Transcribed – Sharron Deason
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Progress Demands Change

Mar 13, 2013 by Teuvo Orjala

tevMy name is Teuvo Orjala and I am an evangelist among other things. As an evangelist for the Urantia Book’s Teachings and an active member of the Fellowship, I’m very present to the fact that the next generation of Urantia Book readers sincerely believes in the future of the Fellowship. However, the path is often unclear.

As the demographic that represents the future of the organization, I (and we) experience lacking awareness of our community involvement, our projects, and our vision for the future. We brave the potentially discouraging reality of waning participation in the community of a reader base jaded by a history of infighting and line-drawing. We feel and see the regressive tendency to cling to the ways of the past.

I’ve been trying to understand why this is. How can we move forward quickly and effectively? How can we see progress that is at pace with the rapidly changing world? How do we reach the next level of collaboration to bring the organizations and individuals who comprise it back together? Should we not be the first to create a true brotherhood of men? Is this not possible?

Then it dawned on me, a vision of what we need to do! As stewards of this Revelation, students of its teachings, or members of the Fellowship, we need to create NEW, clear goals for the future. We need to unite around these goals as a community.

Part of this process will involve getting the community back invested in the community. What can we offer them?

First and foremost is that we strive to offer support. The Fellowship now has a youth committee willing to interact with committees, groups, anyone, to engage in discussions of progress. (If you don’t believe me just shoot us an email and see where it goes!). We also have expanded the Fellowship’s outreach efforts. Another fantastic benefit is that there is now $5000 a year available for grants to societies.

Some of you might say “no organization matters in the spiritual progress of the planet” or “the teachings spread one way or the other”. These are fair assertions but let me tell you, as someone who has spent the last two years of my life living out these teachings to the best of my ability, organizations matter! Without the support of the Fellowship I (and we) would not have been able to accomplish half of what we did. Hundreds of people would not have been introduced to the book, we would not be in contact with dozens of young people who at this very moment are working and planning for the future of this community, there would not be an “Introduction to The Urantia Book” video, and more.

To move the Fellowship into the 21st century there must be efficient and wise change. This might seem to some like the next generation is moving too fast or being forceful but we would argue that it is simply the times we find ourselves living in. We have always had computers. We have always had cell phones. We communicate and coordinate in unprecedented ways and speeds which are changing and shaping the world everyday. This is not a better way to do it, it just simply is our way. For example, imagine living in Alaska and keeping your winter parka on as the seasons change. At what point do we realize the weather is changing and it’s time to take off those constricting layers?

There are no limits anymore. We have the network. We have the resources. We have the Revelation. And we have each other.

There has never been a better time since Jesus visited us to foster and celebrate the spiritual unity that unites us as a human family.

Many will continue to commit their entire life to devoutly serving our Father, to courageously embodying the teachings of the Urantia Book, and to BEING positive missionary evangelists of the religion of the spirit . The health of our community, its ability to adapt to changing times, and clear and unifying goals will determine how effectively we utilize these efforts for the realization of the kingdom of God on Urantia.


In the past, truth has grown rapidly and expanded freely when the cult has been elastic, the symbolism expansile. Abundant truth and an adjustable cult have favored rapidity of social progression.” 87:7.5



“Regardless of the drawbacks and handicaps, every new revelation of truth has given rise to a new cult, and even the restatement of the religion of Jesus must develop a new and appropriate symbolism. Modern man must find some adequate symbolism for his new and expanding ideas, ideals, and loyalties. This enhanced symbol must arise out of religious living, spiritual experience. And this higher symbolism of a higher civilization must be predicated on the concept of the Fatherhood of God and be pregnant with the mighty ideal of the brotherhood of man.” P966:1, 87:7.6

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The 2012 Survey of Readers of The Urantia Book


Date:
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By Tamara Strumfeld, Skokie, Illinois, USA

In November 2012, Urantia Association International, the Urantia Book Fellowship, Urantia Foundation, and Truthbook.com sponsored a survey for readers of The Urantia Book. To the more than 3,200 readers who participated, we say: Thank you!

Results of the survey were garnered from persons who chose to participate―indicating that the results came from readers of the book who have a strong interest in it. Therefore, although the survey is not scientific, one may assume that the information accurately reflects the readership community.

Some of the results are as follows.

Age: 44% are between 40 and 59 years old. 43% are older than 59.

Education: 32% have had some college. 38% have graduated from college. 22% have a post-graduate degree.

Language: 55% speak English as a native language. 57% speak English as a second language.

Religious affiliation: 48% were raised Catholic; 12% are still practicing. 38% were raised Christian (other than Catholic); 22% are still practicing. 7% were raised with no religious practice; 22% now have some religious practice. 2.6% were raised with a personal religion, including the Urantia Book teachings, and 40% now participate in an organized religion. It is interesting to note that the greatest percentage change in religious practice came from those individuals raised without a traditional religion.

How The Urantia Book was found: 52% from a friend, 19% through the Internet, 14% in a bookstore, 13% from family, and 3% from a library. Person to person dissemination is still the strongest method.

Amount of The Urantia Book read: 53% in its entirety, 19% more than half, and 18% less than half.

Study group attendance: 14% attend weekly. 12% attend monthly. 5% attend semi-annually. 4% attend yearly. 65% have never attended a study group.

Financial support: 8% give monthly. 2% give quarterly. 3% give semi-annually. 16% give yearly. 57% have never given. How many different persons have contributed to the Urantia Book project via Urantia Foundation since the first contributions were received in the early 1940s? One lady said, “A hundred thousand.” The correct answer is fewer than 3,000 of us have financially supported this project since the beginning. If about 2,500 of us contributed $365 a year, a dollar a day, the support of Urantia Foundation would be totally democratized, which would be almost unheard of for a charity. Most charities receive ninety percent of their support from ten percent of their contributors....


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Short introduction video about the Urantia Book made by Stichting Triniteit. This video is especially meant to be for the younger generation, new readers or for those who love to see new Urantia community videos using new design methods. Plz comment and share the video!





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An other one:

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OP, thanks for this thread. I bought the Urantia book many, many years ago. I have read the entire book a couple of times over the years, just as I have with the Bible.

Even if someone never reads the book, at least start with the story of Jesus. You have already explained so much about Urantia, so I won't go into more.

Godspeed!

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OP, thanks for this thread. I bought the Urantia book many, many years ago. I have read the entire book a couple of times over the years, just as I have with the Bible.

Even if someone never reads the book, at least start with the story of Jesus. You have already explained so much about Urantia, so I won't go into more.

Godspeed!
 Quoting: LADY ENIGMA


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"We regard the Urantia Book as a feature of the progressive evolution of human society. It is not germane to the spectacular episodes of epochal revolution, even though it may apparently be timed to appear in the wake of one such revolution in human society. The Book belongs to the era immediately to follow the conclusion of the present ideological struggle. That will be the day when men will be willing to seek truth and righteousness. When the chaos of the present confusion has passed, it will be more readily possible to formulate the cosmos of a new and improved era of human relationships. And it is for this better order of affairs on earth that the Book has been made ready.

"But the publication of the Book has not been postponed to that (possibly) somewhat remote date. An early publication of the Book has been provided so that it may be in hand for the training of leaders and teachers. Its presence is also required to engage the attention of persons of means who may be thus led to provide funds for translations into other languages...
April 1955.

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