URANTIA READERS INTERNATIONAL Quarterly Report—July August September (2014)

                              
  THE NATURE AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD (Random Selections)
                                THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH--God, Religion and Social Values

One has to Search for the highest Truths to be considered
“A Truth Seeker”—higher truths do not come automatically. (URI)

   In our last report we mentioned that people often accept a family “hand me down” religion. If one
is born with Catholic parents, or of Muslim parentage they more than likely will adhere to the belief
system of their parents. It is unlikely that they have gone out of their way to search out other
religions, but instead rather accept the religion handed down by their parents. Jews remain Jews—
Catholic remain Catholics, and Christian Fundamentalist remain ignorant of anything new,
especially if it is not in the Bible. If Jesus were to return to earth today half the Christian movement,
in all probability, would reject him if he propounded ideas foreign, or conflicting to those presented
in the Scriptures. Our theme in our last issue was “Different Strokes for Different Folks”—some
people just don’t bother to seek out the truth and therefore accept what is handed down to them,
not aware that this acceptance could actually determine their fate as regards eternal survival; take
Satanism for example—this is the stroke these folks have chosen.
   Today we will provide a few quotes from a being purported to be the highest source of such
information in the entire universe; a being who has his origin in the Trinity—a “Divine Counselor”
who resides at the Paradise center of all things.
    Those readers of the Urantia revelation that have stayed with the “Book” have come to accept
the astounding information presented to our planet as a reality. Nothing in the book has ever been
invalidated, and on this website we have recorded over twenty facts unknown to mankind over the
centuries as newly discovered truths. Some of these revelations are absolutely astounding. One in
particular is related to the discipline of astronomy whereby the statement presented in 1934 could
not have been known by any human being at the time. It sates the following information, recently
substantiated by the Hubble telescope about five years ago:        
   “In the not-distant future, new telescopes will reveal to the wondering gaze of Urantian
astronomers no less than 375 million new galaxies in the remote stretches of outer space. At the
same time these more powerful telescopes will disclose that many island universes formerly
believed to be in outer space are really a part of the galactic system of Orvonton. The seven
superuniverses are still growing; the periphery of each is gradually expanding; new nebulae are
constantly being stabilized and organized; and some of the nebulae which Urantian astronomers
regard as extragalactic are actually on the fringe of Orvonton and are traveling along with us.”
(Page 130) (Orvonton for non-readers is the name of our super-universe in the language of the
superuniverse and Urantia is the name of our planet in that same language.)
   There are many other discoveries mention on our site on the home page under “New
Perspectives”. One prediction that has yet to be discovered is the “Ultimaton”, a sub-atomic particle
that exists in the electron, which is presumed by physicists to be empty. The revelation states that
there are exactly 100 ultimatons in each electron, but presently they are too small and move too
fast for our present technology to capture them. Once this is proven in science, more and more
scientists will enter the Urantia fold and they will be unable to invalidate any of the other information
as a myth or fabrication on the part of over-imaginary minds. I have recently sent the “Book” to a
prominent physicist friend of mine who is just starting to read after learning about another
prediction that has recently been revealed to science—the discovery of the mesotron, or the Higgs-
Boson as science calls it. This has been under investigation by scientists for over 50 years and
was just discovered 2 years ago by the 17 mile long under-ground particle collider in Switzerland.
The mesotron is a gravitational field that holds the atomic particles together, long suspected by
scientists, but never proven until recently. This was also mentioned in the revelation in 1934. (URI)
   The Urantia revelation is not a religion, but delves into the most advanced material and spiritual
realities ever set forth on our world. It is a history book as much as anything presenting life on
earth since the inception of the planet, as well as life throughout the universe. Many of the
concepts are entirely new to humanity, and in some places somewhat mind-boggling, since they
are foreign to anything one has ever heard before. It has boggled my mind as well as many
readers of the revelation as to how someone could read the following declaration, believe it, and
not recognize the ramifications of its truth—the truth that the foregoing information constitutes the
most valuable information on the planet to date. We will present this Being’s credentials prior to
presenting his narrative which everyone on the planet should want to know, but somehow,
unfortunately, would rather hear the Pope, a Neanderthal, by comparison to this entity who is just
one of the many celestial personalities who have contributed to these epistles:

PAPERS PRESENTED BY A TRINITY ORIGIN BEING (Page 32)
  
 “Presented by a Divine Counselor, a member of a group of celestial personalities assigned by
the Ancients of Days on Uversa, the headquarters of the seventh superuniverse, to supervise
those portions of this forthcoming revelation which have to do with the affairs beyond the borders
of the local universe of Nebadon. I am commissioned to sponsor those papers portraying the
nature and attributes of God because I represent the highest source of information available for
such a purpose on any inhabited world. I have served as a Divine counselor in all seven of the
superuniverses and have long resided at the Paradise center of all things. Many times have I
enjoyed the supreme pleasure of a sojourn in the immediate personal presence of the Universal
Father. I portray the reality and truth of the Father’s nature and attributes with unchallengeable
authority; I know whereof I speak.”
   Now, as it appears through logic, no one can prove or disprove the above statement by the
means of either reason or human experience, so the next obvious question becomes: Let’s
examine what he has to say—does it make any sense at all.  Readers of the book are astounded
by the originality of thought and the syntax in which the book is presented, but it remains up to one’
s own power of reasoning to make this determination. If, as in the case of Muslims, many of which
are baffled at the revelation, most still continue to believe in Mohammad and his arcane belief
system, as are those slaves to tradition in our own culture when it comes to scripture. They simply
will not believe anything that conflicts with Scripture and fails to come from the Bible. But, don’t ever
forget that when Michael came to the planet as Jesus he was believed by only those who mentally
examined his teachings in an objective, non biased manner, and then compared those teachings to
what they already believed. When Jesus determined the Temple rulers to be perverse in their
dealings during Passover, he released the sacrificial animals from their cages, while the multitude
shouted in favor of his actions, largely because the practice of people bringing their own personal
sacrificial animals were so often denounced as impure animals, therefore necessitating the
purchase of pure doves, sheep, etc. from the Temple examiners at an outrageous price. It was not
Jesus, but rather the visitors to the Temple during Passover that then turned over the money
tables whose workers were charging a fortune to convert foreign currencies to the coinage of the
Jews in Palestine—some 35 percent.
After performing a multitude of miracles of various manifestations, and when his acceptance as a
true healer possessed of a magnanimous character was at its highest, conditions began to
change. Shortly after feeding approximately 5,000 people on just a small basket of fish, the
multitudes clamored for more miracles—this was not enough miracles for his followers; and after
personally vowing not to perform any more miracles, Jesus as a result lost over 95% of his
following in one month in Galilee alone—from 50,000 down to 500. The average person was far
more concerned with his miracle making than his truths regarding anything and everything.
However, many accepted his teachings and some at a terrible personal misfortune, including all
kinds of tortuous deaths from being chewed up by animals at the people’s pleasure during the
Roman games, to those adversaries insisting that Jesus’ followers experience the same fate as
Jesus himself.
   Many of today’s populations are just as fickle as those in a bygone era. No matter what comes
about in society they are unable to scrutinize meaning, importance, or priority. However, it is not
just indolence but rather their personal intransigence in refusing to accept the new in place of the
“old and secure”. In the Western World they have come to enjoy the sermons, the music of the
choir, and recitations from the bible, and of course the socializations of their friends within the
same belief system.
   There is, however, ubiquitous evidence throughout our own country, which indicates that
generally, once established, people rarely change their beliefs regarding religion, with the same
holding true to their social beliefs. It is understandable that neither Christian nor Jews are likely to
accept any form of Islam, but Christian and Jews both should not dismiss the value of the Urantia
revelation which has been given to the entire planet.
   Those of you that have read our last report can readily determine just how far behind our planet
is as concerns both spiritual and social behavior, compared to what is average throughout our
local universe. We are at least a dispensation behind where we should be—that means thousands
of years. We are currently on a destructive path which has the potential to further our degenerative
move to the downside of our established culture—something that might not be retrievable in the
short term.
   The Urantia narratives were presented in the English language, so that at least, the Western
World may clearly understand what God is all about—that is, in those areas that are
comprehensible to humanity. We are presenting excerpts from these
narratives which can be read in over eighty languages by merely clicking on a language of choice
at the top of our site.  English is instantly converted to any one of 81 different languages, but only
on the site. (urantiareadersintl.com)
    It is reprehensible to me to realize that there are people who profess to be religious who simply
don’t want to know who God really is. Might they genuinely think that they are actually into religion?
If so, their religion is considered primitive, and arcane compared to the brilliant truths presented in
the Urantia book. (URI)

THE UNIVERSAL FATHER (Page 21)
   “The Universal Father is the God of all creation, the First Source and Center of all things and
beings. First think of God as a Creator, then as a controller, and lastly as an infinite upholder.”
   “The myriads of planetary systems were all made to be eventually inhabited by different types of
intelligent creatures, beings who could know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in
return. The universe of universes is the work of God and the dwelling place of his diverse
creatures. God created the heavens and formed the earth; he established the universe and
created this world not in vain; he formed it to be inhabited.”
   “The enlightened worlds all recognize and worship the Universal Father, the eternal maker and
infinite upholder of all creation. The will creatures of universe upon universe have embarked upon
the long, long Paradise journey, the fascinating struggle of the eternal adventure of attaining God
the Father. The transcendent goal of the children of time is to find the eternal God, to comprehend
the divine nature, to recognize the Universal Father. God knowing creatures have only one
supreme ambition, just one consuming desire, and that is to become, as they are in their spheres,
like him as he is in Paradise perfection of personality and in his universal sphere of righteous
supremacy. From the Universal Father who inhabits eternity there has gone forth the supreme
mandate, “Be you perfect, even as I am perfect.” In love and mercy the messengers of Paradise
have carried this divine exhortation down through the ages and out through the universes, even to
such lowly animal-origin creatures as the human races of Urantia.”
   “This magnificent and universal injunction to strive for the attainment of the perfection of divinity
is the first duty, and should be the highest ambition, of the attainment of divine perfection in the
final and certain destiny of all man’s eternal spiritual progress.”

THE APROACH TO GOD (Page 62)
   “The inability of the finite creature to approach the infinite Father is inherent, not in the Fathers
aloofness, but in the finiteness and material limitations of created beings. The magnitude of the
spiritual difference between the highest personality of universe existence and the lower groups of
created intelligences in inconceivable. Were it possible for the lower orders of intelligence to be
transported instantly into the presence of the Father himself, they would not know they were there.
They would there be just as oblivious of the presence of the Universal Father as where they now
are. There is a long, long road ahead of mortal man before he can consistently and within the
realms of possibility ask for safe conduct into the Paradise presence of the Universal Father.
Spiritually, man must be translated many times before he can attain a plane that will yield spiritual
vision which will enable him to see any one of the Seven Master Spirits.”

A POINT OF INTEREST (URI)
   The reasoning for these extractions from various parts of the first two chapters is to provide
information that most should find interesting concerning God and our relation to God. Secondly, to
provide inspiration to the individual to realize that no matter how perverse and degenerative this
culture has become there are many over-seers on the planet that are aware of everything we do,
personally and collectively as a society, and that our personal legacy is largely dependent on
righteous choices we make from day to day. (Ethical and moral choices) Soul growth is the name of
the game.
   The society is fastly disintegrating before our very eyes with continuous violations of our
constitution by both the Executive and Judicial branches of the government; even with such
violations, while having a deleterious effect upon millions of citizens, the society still keeps moving
on, albeit in the wrong direction. The government is attacking religion wherever it can, with
changes in the over-all direction of the culture proceeding far to fast in what can be termed a free-
fall to the depths of a far greater despair and hopelessness than that which is currently being
experienced. There are constant violations of ethics and morals manifesting throughout Congress
and the society in general, as well as in institutions throughout the country. While individuals may
not be informed as to all that is going on, the planetary overseers know exactly the amount of
skullduggery manifesting throughout world societies. While us, as individuals may not know what
others intentions are; if for example we are being scammed or not, there is a connection directly to
God through the Thought Adjuster circuit, which may be shared with other beings of spiritual
status. Spiritual communication circuits are open to spiritual beings, often revealing devious and
nefarious plans of unscrupulous individuals in the mortal domains of one’s world. In other words,
the spiritual domain knows exactly the direction world societies are going at any given moment in
time, and how the society or culture is being manipulated and for what reasons.  

GOD’S RELATION TO THE INDIVIDUAL (Page 62)
   “God resides within the intellect of every normal-minded and morally conscious Urantia mortal.
The indwelling Thought Adjusters are a part of the eternal Deity of the Paradise Father. Man does
not have to go farther than his own inner experience of the soul’s contemplation of this spiritual-
reality presence to find God and attempt communion with him.
   God Has distributed the infinity of his eternal nature throughout the existential realities of his six
absolute co-ordinates, but he may at any time, make direct personal contact with any part or phase
or kind of creation through the agency of his prepersonal fragments. And the eternal God has also
reserved to himself the prerogative of bestowing personality upon the divine Creators and the
living creatures of the universe of universes, while he has further reserved the prerogative of
maintaining direct and parental contact with these personal beings through the personality circuit.”
   There are many entities sharing the information of what takes place on a particular world. They
know exactly the motivations and directions of where the leaders of governments are taking their
people. We as humans can discern part of that which is happening within the structure of corporate
leadership. Many executives have destroy their companies by allowing greed to run rampant
through the leadership—Enron (the largest energy Corporation) is the perfect example; by allowing
its highest executives to skim off the profits through false financial reports and then telling the
thousands of employees to invest in the company’s stock while the executives were selling off their
stock, thus causing the company to eventually go broke and take the world’s largest accounting
firm down with them, for confirming the fraudulent accounting statements provided by Enron, which
caused thousands of employees, in two major corporations, to lose their savings and all rights to
future benefits, just so a few on the executive level could make a few billion more. (URI)
   There is a final accounting as to the soul development of each human being, and it is not too far
off, which is one of the reasons we write these reports. Many people seem to forget God until they
are approaching their final years of earth life—then it could well be too late to make amends for the
selfish and ego-centric lives they have lived, especially if they have taken advantage of others and
made that a way of life.

RELIGION AND SOCIAL RECONSTRUCTION (Page 1087)
  
 “Mechanical inventions and the dissemination of knowledge are imperative if cultural disaster is
to be avoided. This new and oncoming social order will not settle complacently for a millennium.
The human race must become reconciled to a procession of changes, adjustments, and
readjustments. Mankind is on the march toward a new and unrevealed planetary destiny.
   Religion must become a forceful influence for moral stability and spiritual progression functioning
dynamically in the midst of these ever-changing conditions and never-ending economic
adjustments.
   Urantia society can never hope to settle down as in past ages. The social ship has steamed out
of the sheltered bays of established tradition and has begun its cruise upon the high seas of
evolutionary destiny; and the soul of man, as never before in the world’s history, needs carefully to
scrutinize its charts of morality and painstakingly to observe the compass of religious guidance.
The paramount mission of religion as a social influence is to stabilize the ideals of mankind during
these dangerous times of transition from one phase of civilization to another, from one level of
culture to another.”

THE NATURE OF GOD (Page 33-34)
 
  “Inasmuch as man’s highest possible concept of God is embraced within the human idea and
ideal of a primal and infinite personality, it is permissible, and may prove helpful to study certain
characteristics of the divine nature which constitute the character of Deity. The nature of God can
best be understood by the revelation of the Father which Michael of Nebadon unfolded in his
manifold teachings and in his superb mortal life in the flesh. The divine nature can also be better
understood by man if he regards himself as a child of God and looks up to the Paradise Creator as
a true spiritual Father.
   The nature of God can be studied in a revelation of supreme ideas, the divine character can be
envisaged  as a portrayal of supernal ideals, but the most enlightening and spiritually edifying of all
revelations of the divine nature is to be found in the comprehension of the religious life of Jesus of
Nazareth, both before and after his attainment of full consciousness of divinity. If the incarnated life
of Michael is taken as the background of the revelation of God to man, we may attempt to put in
human word symbols certain ideas and ideals concerning the divine nature which may possibly
contribute to a further illumination and unification of the human concept of the nature and the
character of the personality of the Universal Father.
   In all our efforts to enlarge and spiritualized the human concept of God, we are tremendously
handicapped by the limited capacity of the mortal mind. We are also seriously handicapped in the
execution of our assignment by limitations the of language and by the poverty of material which can
be utilized for purposes of illustration or comparison in our efforts to portray divine values and to
present spiritual meanings to the finite mind of man. All our efforts to enlarge the human concept of
God would be well-nigh futile except for the fact that the mortal mind is indwelt by the bestowed
Adjuster of the Universal Father and is pervaded by the Truth spirit of the Creator Son.”
   “The Creator Sovereign Sons who preside over the destinies of the local universes stand in the
place of both the Universal Father and the Eternal Son of Paradise. These Universe Sons receive,
in the name of the Father, the adoration of worship and give ear to the pleas of their petitioning
subjects throughout their respective creations. To the children of a local universe a Michael Son is,
to all practical intents and purposes, God. He is the local universe personification of the Universal
Father and the Eternal Son. The Infinite Spirit maintains personal contact with the children of these
realms through the Universe Spirits, the administrative and creative associates of the Paradise
Creator Sons.” (Page 66)
   “No thing is new to God, and no cosmic event ever comes as a surprise; he inhabits the circle of
eternity. He is without beginning or end of days. To God there is no past, present, or future; all time
is present at any given moment. He is the great and only I Am.” (Page 34)

GOD IN RELIGION (Page 66)
   “The morality of the religions of evolution drives men forward in the God quest by the motive
power of fear. The religions of revelation allure men to seek for a God of love because they crave
to become like him. But religion is not merely a passive feeling of “absolute dependence” and
“surety of survival”; it is a living and dynamic experience of divinity attainment predicated on
humanity service.
   The great and immediate service of true religion is the establishment of an enduring unity in
human experience, a lasting peace and a profound assurance.”

THE LOVE OF GOD (Page 40)
   “When man loses sight of the love of a personal God, the kingdom of God becomes merely the
kingdom of good. Notwithstanding the infinite unity of the divine nature, love is the dominant
characteristic of all God’s personal dealings with his creatures.”
   If we go all the way back to the beginning of the Urantia book we find some interesting definitions
and elaboration of subject matter, some of which is contained in the following paragraphs
concerning God and Deity. God is neither the entire Deity nor is he the First Source and Center of
all reality. He is the personality of the Deity, which is just about all humans can understand about
Deity—that is, that which is represented in the Father concept of Deity, denoted as God.
(URI)

DEITY AND DIVINITY (Page 2)
   “DEITY is personalizable as God, is prepersonal and superpersonal in ways not altogether
comprehensible by man. Deity is characterized by the quality of unity—actual or potential-–on all
supermaterial levels of reality; and this unifying quality is best comprehended by creatures as
divinity.
   
GOD (Page 3-4)
   “God is a word symbol designation all personalizations of Deity. The term requires a different
definition on each personal level of Deity function and must be still further redefined within each of
these levels, as this term may be used to designate the diverse co-ordinate and subordinate
personalizations of Deity; for example: the Paradise Creator Sons—the local universe fathers.”
   “The term GOD, as we make use of it, may be understood:
By designation—as God the Father
By context—as used in the discussion of some one deity level or association.
The term God always denotes personality. Deity may, or may not, refer to divinity personalities.
   The word GOD is used in these papers, with the following meanings:
1.   God the Father—Creator, Controller, and Upholder. The Universal Father, the First Person of
Deity.
2.   God the Son—Co-ordinate Creator, Spirit Controller, and Spiritual Administrator. The Eternal
Son, the Second Person of Deity.
3.    God the Spirit—Conjoint Actor, Universal Integrator, and Mind Bestower. The Infinite Spirit, the
Third Person of Deity.
4.  5. 6. & 7. (Refer to page four.)
 
   The above is merely a tiny primer of the total context of Deity and God presented in several
chapters of the Urantia book. We would like to present more to those who are just getting into the
book, but due to space constraints we will have to limit the report to the above material. Be sure to
read the Foreword, the first 17 pages.
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