An Open Letter to The Urantia Book Readers.
All I ask in my letter, is that you offer me the same open-mindedness that you had to have, to have read, and at some stage accepted the contents of the Urantia Book. It is indeed an amazing book, and I can well understand that at some point you have decided that you are now “spiritually home”. After all, is it not the FER? (For those who don’t know that is the Fifth Epochal Revelation!) So it must be the bee’s knees, and surely contains all the known spiritual truth up to this time? Well I forgive you for holding that opinion, its an amazing book. So can you now cut me some slack with my next statement, because its going to be hard for you to believe?
What if I were to tell you that one of the most important spiritual Truths ever has been largely ignored in the UB? Impossible? Ok, let me first have a very short tour of some things that are in the Ubook that cover the Truth I am talking about.
3:4.6 (50.4) Mortal man cannot possibly know the infinitude of the heavenly Father. Finite mind cannot think through such an absolute truth or fact. But this same finite human being can actually feel - literally experience - the full and undiminished impact of such an infinite Father’s LOVE. Such a love can be truly experienced, albeit while quality of experience is unlimited, quantity of such an experience is strictly limited by the human capacity for spiritual receptivity and by the associated capacity to love the Father in return.
Right what does this say in plain English? It says it is possible for YOU to actually feel God’s Love. It does not say why you should, sadly. Nor what happens if you don’t. So as it stands it’s a teaser, but remember, its THERE in your FER.
This passage is pure gold:
1:7.2 (31.2) Man does not achieve union with God as a drop of water might find unity with the ocean. Man attains divine union by progressive reciprocal spiritual communion, by personality intercourse with the personal God, by increasingly attaining the divine nature through wholehearted and intelligent conformity to the divine will. Such a sublime relationship can exist only between personalities.
In plain English this is clearly encouraging the reaching out of the human to Father. Again it does not exaplain how to do this, but clearly indicates the necessity to do so, if you want to attain “Divine Unity”.
Then there is this:
188:5.2 (2018.1) Divine love does not merely forgive wrongs; it absorbs and actually destroys them. The forgiveness of love utterly transcends the forgiveness of mercy. Mercy sets the guilt of evil-doing to one side; but love destroys forever the sin and all weakness resulting therefrom.
Ok what does that say in plain English? Its pretty impressive actually, but you may still have trouble with it, because there are a few concepts in here that are a bit thin in the Ubook. And one of those is the issue of paying for sin. As best I know, this is not well covered, but someone may put me straight on that, I am certainly not an expert on the book. So I will tell you what I know from other sources. We all have to pay for our sins, and “pay to the last farthing,” as the N.T. says, unless you take this option set out here, of having the Divine Love destroy the sin. Now you would have to be pretty smart to link these two quoted passages which are nearly 2000 pages apart, but you should do exactly that. And if you do, it says that to the extent you imbibe of Father’s Love you will destroy sin. It does not say when, but I can tell you its immediate. What I mean by that is if you receive some of Father’s Love NOW, some sin is destroyed NOW. There is a big snag however, and that is that in my and many other people’s experience of this process, its very SLOW. I have been doing this for 16 years, and I certainly have seen the difference in myself and others who have been at it even more years. It would be different if we could trigger a Pentecostal inflowing, but that was a one off, I suspect. But to put it in perspective, our sources – The Padgett Messages – tell us Jesus started this process in the womb, as he was born without any sin or taint, (I am not referring to any Christian dogma here, but you should be able to understand why this had to happen) and it still took him 33 years to reach the point at which he could have fused, had that been his path. Now lets add some perspective here, this last sentence is confusing to those who follow the Padgett Messages. You see they don’t really know who Jesus is and was, as you would, having absorbed the Ubook. So its not as if I am trying to foist a “better spiritual source” on you, I am trying to show you something that’s not clear in the Ubook. I am trying to expand your perspective, because its critically important.
Then there are these two paragraphs:
117:6.9 (1289.2) Men all too often forget that God is the greatest experience in human existence. Other experiences are limited in their nature and content, but the experience of God has no limits save those of the creature’s comprehension capacity, and this very experience is in itself capacity enlarging. When men search for God, they are searching for everything. When they find God, they have found everything. The search for God is the unstinted bestowal of love attended by amazing discoveries of new and greater love to be bestowed.
117:6.10 (1289.3) All true love is from God, and man receives the divine affection as he himself bestows this love upon his fellows. Love is dynamic. It can never be captured; it is alive, free, thrilling, and always moving. Man can never take the love of the Father and imprison it within his heart. 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. The great circuit of love is from the Father, through sons to brothers, and hence to the Supreme. The love of the Father appears in the mortal personality by the ministry of the indwelling Adjuster. Such a God-knowing son reveals this love to his universe brethren, and this fraternal affection is the essence of the love of the Supreme.
This is talking about receiving the Love and letting it pass through you - literally living in Divine Love, a fabulous state to experience and which I have only experienced a few times - the living in the flow of the Love, as we would term it, and which is different to physically feeling the Love when in prayerful silent meditation. This phrase: this very experience is in itself capacity enlarging clearly explains how the soul is grown in spiritual capacity such that it can eventually fuse.
Now what if you are simply going to ignore me and what I say? Well because you know about the T.A., and you also know about there being various grades of T.A., depending on how many mortals that it guided failed to fuse, you should have realised by now that there must be something that one has to do to arrive at the fusion point? Do you want to be another adjuster abandoned mortal? And there must be some reason why some mortals never got there? And what happens to these adjuster abandoned mortals? These are things that the Ubook does not spend time on, but the Padgett Messages do. The Padgett Messages may not be as big a source as the Urantia Book, but its still a very large source of spiritual information but the last two volumes (of four) were published 20 years after the Ubook, although probably received before the U.B. However, because the Padgett Messages are lacking concepts like Thought Adjusters, it can be rather hard to understand how “the heavens can close.” But if you have already realised that fusion is the path to reaching the eternal realms, called Celestial Spheres in Padgett, then you can see that an adjuster abandoned mortal is not going to get there unless and until it gets the gift of another TA. And until that happens, the Heavens have closed to that spirit. Which in the Padgett Messages is described as being in the Sixth Spirit Sphere. (Mansion World to you.)
Now, rather than go on page after page, let me get to the point. I recommend you read some of the Padgett Messages in order to learn how you need to pray to receive Divine Love on a daily basis, so that you can accelerate your spiritual growth, and most of all, ensure you will in time fuse. I sadly do not know of a single follower of the Padgett Messages who has fused on this earth in the last 70 years. However I think it is only a matter of time and it will happen. The issue up to now has been that most of us found these Messages far too late in life, and have a whole pile of sins to erase before we can really get going on accelerated spiritual growth. Yes you have to get rid of your sins before you can make much progress, that’s just the way it is.
Which sections do I recommend you read?
1. What is Divine Love and how do you receive it?
2. You may like to read of my own curious experience of having my “soul mind” predominate for 24 hours. Because that is where we need to be permanently.
If at this point you are wondering WHY the Ubook does not have this truth highlighted, there are some reasons that you might be unaware of. But I won’t go into them here. If a number of people keep asking me, I will perhaps create a section explaining why this happened.