The Urantia Book: Revealing the Mysteries of God, the Universe, Jesus, and Ourselves

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Love Love is truly contagious and eternally creative. (p. 2018) "Devote your life to proving that love is the greatest thing in the world." (p. 2047) "Love is the ancestor of all spiritual goodness, the essence of the true and the beautiful." (p. 2047) The Father's love can become real to mortal man only by passing through that man's personality as he in turn bestows this love upon his fellows. (p. 1289) The secret of a better civilization is bound up in the Master's teachings of the brotherhood of man, the good will of love and mutual trust. (p. 2065) Prayer Prayer is not a technique of escape from conflict but rather a stimulus to growth in the very face of conflict. (p. 1002) The sincerity of any prayer is the assurance of its being heard. ... (p. 1639) God answers man's prayer by giving him an increased revelation of truth, an enhanced appreciation of beauty, and an augmented concept of goodness. (p. 1002) ...Never forget that the sincere prayer of faith is a mighty force for the promotion of personal happiness, individual self-control, social harmony, moral progress, and spiritual attainment. (p. 999) Suffering There is a great and glorious purpose in the march of the universes through space. All of your mortal struggling is not in vain. (p. 364) Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation. (p. 556) Angels The angels of all orders are distinct personalities and are highly individualized. (p. 285) Angels...are fully cognizant of your moral struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love human beings, and only good can result from your efforts to understand and love them. (p. 419) Our Divine Destiny If you are a willing learner, if you want to attain spirit levels and reach divine heights, if you sincerely desire to reach the eternal goal, then the divine Spirit will gently and lovingly lead you along the pathway of sonship and spiritual progress. (p. 381) ...They who know that God is enthroned in the human heart are destined to become like him-immortal. (p. 1449) God is not only the determiner of destiny; he is man's eternal destination. (p. 67) Family Almost everything of lasting value in civilization has its roots in the family. (p. 765) The family is man's greatest purely human achievement. ... (p. 939) Faith ...Faith will expand the mind, ennoble the soul, reinforce the personality, augment the happiness, deepen the spirit perception, and enhance the power to love and be loved. (p. 1766) "Now, mistake not, my Father will ever respond to the faintest flicker of faith." (p. 1733) History/Science The story of man's ascent from seaweed to the lordship of earthly creation is indeed a romance of biologic struggle and mind survival. (p. 731) 2,500,000,000 years ago... Urantia was a well developed sphere about one tenth its present mass. ... (p. 658) 1,000,000,000 years ago is the date of the actual beginning of Urantia [Earth] history. (p. 660) 450,000,000 years ago the transition from vegetable to animal life occurred. (p. 669) From the year A.D. 1934 back to the birth of the first two human beings is just 993,419 years. (p. 707) About five hundred thousand years ago...there were almost one-half billion primitive human beings on earth. ... (p. 741) Adam and Eve arrived on Urantia, from the year A.D. 1934, 37,848 years ago. (p. 828)

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The Urantia Book, first published by Urantia Foundation in 1955, was written in the form of a revelation by celestial beings. Many who have read it accept it as such -- and of course many do not. The facts about how it was reduced to written form are unknown. However, regardless of the reader's approach to the text, the contents of the book are of real interest to all who are exploring the realms of religion and philosophy, or who are working on their own personal spiritual growth. The book's material covers a broad spectrum of inquiry -- from the genesis, history, and destiny of the human race, to our collective and individual relationships with God the Father. It proposes a consistent and compelling integration of scientific, philosophic, and religious thought. It builds upon the world's religious heritage to describe a sublime destiny for humankind, encouraging a personal, living religious faith as the key to individual spiritual progress. The fourth part of the book presents a unique and compelling portrayal of the life and teachings of Jesus. The Jesus of The Urantia Book reaches out beyond the constraints of "mere Christianity" to touch the hearts of readers of all faiths.

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