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Biblical Distortions in The Urantia Book

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Calvin Noble
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« on: February 18, 2008, 08:45:51 pm »

Human Potentiality as God

“The adventure of divinity attainment lies before you! The race for perfection is on! Whosoever will may enter, and certain victory will crown the efforts of every human being who will run the race of faith and trust, depending every step of the way on the leading of the indwelling Adjuster and on the guidance of the good spirit of the Universal Son, which so freely has been poured out upon all flesh.” [The Urantia Book, 365.4] This is not the faith delivered to the saints by the bible but then they do not take this position. As we can see they use biblical terms and phrases to make it a competitor for the truth.

“John asked Jesus, `Master, what is the kingdom of heaven?' And Jesus answered: `The kingdom of heaven consists in these three essentials: first, recognition of the fact of the sovereignty of God; second, belief in the truth of sonship with God; and third, faith in the effectiveness of the supreme human desire to do the will of God-to be like God. And this is the good news of the gospel: that by faith every mortal may- have all these essentials of salvation.”' (pp. 1585-86)

“ the living spirit relationship of all things and all beings as they are co-ordinated in the eternal ascent Godward.” This teaching according to the bible is the very same that had Lucifer rebel, wanting to be like God, a dream throughout all ages for mankind.(p.646:4,56:10.3)

“God...who dwells, by his spirit, in every sincere human soul”(p. 1453.)

“God is our Father because part of his divine spirit dwells within each one of US.”

“There dwells within you a fragment of the Universal Father, and you are thus directly related to the divine Father and all the Sons of God,” (p. 448). This is pantheism and is the pagan belief that they so readily reject in the book. Having a fragment of God's spirit dwells within each person is called a Thought Adjuster. That is to guide the individual towards greater spiritual understanding through many lives as they evolve on other worlds.

“To finite man truth, beauty, and goodness embrace the full revelation of divinity reality. As this love-comprehension of Deity finds spiritual expression in the lives of God-knowing mortals, there are yielded the fruits of divinity: intellectual peace, social progress, moral satisfaction, spiritual joy, and cosmic wisdom. The advanced mortals on a world in the seventh stage of light and life have learned that love is the greatest thing in the universe -- and they know that God is love.”(p.648:3,56:10.20)God is love is right out of the bible. Love is not the greatest thing in the universe, God is.

The human potential according to Urantia revelations: “The supreme beauty, the height of finite art, is the drama of the unification of the vastness of the cosmic extremes of Creator and creature. Man finding God and God finding man -- the creature becoming perfect as is the Creator -- that is the supernal achievement of the supremely beautiful, the attainment of the apex of cosmic art.”

God created some of these beings in an exalted state, while others he created in the lowest possible stage of existence, from which they evolved to the human stage, which is “evolved to the point when- it can be indwelt by a spark of eternal divinity “ (Basic Concepts, p. 2) Urantia Theology resembles the Hindu concept of transmigration where the soul is seen to pass from the lowest stages to humanity, then to godhood, it is the spiritual evolution of the New Age. After this life we pass on through millions of other spheres of training. The next one is the mansion worlds of Satania. All this life experience of both ascenders (mortals) and descenders is gradually bring synthesized and coordinated into an evolving, universal consciousness. a growing oversoul of all creation. Eventually to be personalized as the Supreme Bring.” (Basic Concepts)

In other words, as humanity- evolves, the first person of the Ultimate Trinity is actualized. Attaining the presence of the Universal Father and helping to actualize the Ultimate Trinity is the goal and the end of a person's spiritual journey. Hr/she has completed “the age-long process from animal to angel and from angel to spirit anti from spirit to God” (p.558 Basic Concepts). The early form of Gnosticism posited that a system of spirit beings emanate from God and exert authority over people's lives. Paul referred to those spirit brings as “powers and authorities” (Col. 1:16; 2:15)

“The only creation that is perfectly settled is Havona, the central universe, which was made directly by the thought of the Universal Father and the word of the Eternal Son. Havona is an existential, perfect, and replete universe, surrounding the home of the eternal Deities, the center of all things. The creations of the seven superuniverses are finite, evolutionary, and consistently progressive.” (p.360:3, 32:3.1)

PAPER 96 YAHWEH-GOD OF THE HEBREWS in conceiving of Deity, man first includes all gods, then subordinates all foreign gods to his tribal deity, and finally excludes all but the one God of final and supreme value. The Jews synthesized all gods into their more sublime concept of the Lord God of Israel.” The bible teaches the very opposite, that man began with the correct knowledge and left it for multiple gods(polytheism). (p.1052)

DIVININGTON. This world is, in a unique sense, the “bosom of the Father,” the personal-communion sphere of the Universal Father, and thereon is a special manifestation of his divinity. Divinington is the Paradise rendezvous of the Thought Adjusters, Many personalities besides the Eternal Son are of direct origin by the solitary acts of the Universal Father. Only the Father fragments and those personalities and other beings of direct and exclusive origin in the Universal Father fraternize and function on this abode.

Thought Adjusters are of the very essence and nature of God they are the “undiluted . . . parts of Deity” who guide humans on the path of spiritual progress through countless lifetimes on other planets, The Thought Adjusters are the bestowed spirit of the Universal Father. That indwelling spirit or fragment of God is called a Thought Adjuster. They are not created but proceed directly from the Father. Contact with the lowly creatures of the evolutionary worlds is a secret of this Paradise sphere.” “The Adjuster's would be if such a voice could be heard. Conscience.”

SONARINGTON. This sphere is the “bosom of the Son,” the personal receiving world of the Eternal Son. It is the Paradise headquarters of the descending and ascending Sons of God when, and after, they are fully accredited and finally approved. This world is the Paradise home for all Sons of the Eternal Son and of his co-ordinate and associate Sons.(p.145) This sounds like a spiritual school venture a classroom in space.

We need to ask how would God speak to humanity if he wanted to communicate with the average person on earth. Would it be beyond our means of understanding like the Urantia book is written or like the Bible is written.

The Urantia book is nothing less than new age gnostic enlightenment with a space age twist. It attracts the pride of man. It is deceptive in its approach by claiming to correct all religious books, as well as challenging God as the author and keeper of His truth found in the Bible. Paul preached the gospel “not with the wisdom of words, lest the cross be made of no effect.” (1Cor. 1:17) “The world through Wisdom did not come to know God.” (V.21) The Urantia’s revelation proposes in the place of the Bibles revelation extra-Biblical and contradictory information, opposing the core doctrines of Christianity.

Galatians 1:8, “but even though we, or an angel from heaven, would preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” This book and its authors are cursed according to the Bible. And those who follow its teachings are according to the apostle Paul. The real issue comes down to authority. One trusting a book whose authors are unknown who claim superior knowledge of past events changing the people and places to be what they want. Or do we trust the eyewitnesses and the authors of the accounts of Jesus with its accurate history kept by the Holy Spirit of God. Is it any wonder the Urantia book calls them holy spirit adjusters, since this other spirit wants to revision everything God has said. Reliability of Scripture is denied and challenged. (P. 838)

We know who was the challenger of the word God spoke in the beginning, the same one who has challenged God in this book. Time has not changed his ways.

Since the Urantia book presents a Jesus that is not the same as the Bible, it cannot be God inspired nor accurate on what it adds to the Bible.

 

 

Sources used: The Urantia Book and Basic Concepts of the Urantia Book; the Urantia Foundation's website is at: www.urantia.org   “The Urantia Book,” 1979, Christian Research Institute Inc., Elliot Miller, “S.P.C. Newsletter,” vol. 7, no. 3, 8/81. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, Vol. 2, J. Gordon Melton, p. 590.

 

 
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