This article presents a viewpoint that needs to be heard. The title is: The revelation of Jesus to other faiths By Sharon Rosell. Urantia Book readers will not find it surprising, but in the world of partisanship, polarization, and religious elitism, the idea that Jesus is the savior for people of ALL religions might not sit so well. It is a good article, full of compassion for the faithful of many religions - religions that, while they may not recognize Jesus as the Son of God - still revere and respect him and his teachings. The author states:
"Even those who do not see Jesus as their Lord and Savior, who do not have a personal fulfilling relationship with him, can be guided by his teachings, his love and compassion for everyone and his character. He came to Earth for all people to lead us the way to the Father."
We couldn't agree more...
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Urantia Book readers are well-aware of Jesus' primary mission - that of portraying to this world - and this universe - the accurate nature of God. And this is indeed how he meant to lead all of us on the way to the Father - by showing the invisible Father to the eyes of material people
Jesus - the Savior for ALL
Even though Christianity may claim him, his incarnation was meant to inform and inspire ALL peoples ... those of his times, and every generation that followed, whether Christian or not. Jesus did not create the Christian church - he was not a Christian. His incarnation transcends all earthly religions...
140:8.29 The teaching of Jesus is a religion for everybody ... [Jesus'] religion never became crystallized (during his day) into creeds and theological laws; he left not a line of writing behind him. His life and teachings were bequeathed the universe as an inspirational and idealistic inheritance suitable for the spiritual guidance and moral instruction of all ages on all worlds. And even today, Jesus' teaching stands apart from all religions, as such, albeit it is the living hope of every one of them.
Jesus' religion, Jesus' gospel
Over the centuries since Jesus walked this earth, the meaning of his mission has been dominated by the facts of his death and resurrection; his original mission, the religion he practiced, the gospel he preached, and the primary purposes of his incarnation have been eclipsed by the dramatic and overwhelming events during the last weeks of his life.
Jesus' life was spent living as a mortal of the earth, realizing his divinity, and then proclaiming the very good news that mankind can realize, by faith, the Fatherhood of God and the very real fact that they are the spirit children of that good God.
Not only that, but Jesus actually LIVED a dynamic, purposeful and effective religion that gives anyone who wishes to try it, valuable PROOF ... EXPERIENCE that will remove all doubt as to the Father's love for them. And this religion of Jesus - the religion of personal spiritual experience - is effective for people of ANY faith
94:12.7 All Urantia is waiting for the proclamation of the ennobling message of Michael, unencumbered by the accumulated doctrines and dogmas of nineteen centuries of contact with the religions of evolutionary origin. The hour is striking for presenting to Buddhism, to Christianity, to Hinduism, even to the peoples of all faiths, not the gospel about Jesus, but the living, spiritual reality of the gospel of Jesus.
What did Jesus say about his mission?
While Jesus was here, he made many statements concerning his God-revealing mission to this world-and to this universe of his making. Here are a few:
142:2.2 "…I come in the flesh to reveal the Father in new glory and to show forth his love and mercy to all men on all worlds. As the gospel of this kingdom shall spread over the world with its message of good cheer and good will to all men, there will grow up improved and better relations among the families of all nations. As time passes, fathers and their children will love each other more, and thus will be brought about a better understanding of the love of the Father in heaven for his children on earth. Remember…that a good and true father not only loves his family as a whole—as a family—but he also truly loves and affectionately cares for each individual member."
143:1.4 "I have come into this world to do the will of my Father and to reveal his loving character to all mankind. That, my brethren, is my mission. And this one thing I will do, regardless of the misunderstanding of my teachings by Jews or gentiles of this day or of another generation.
165:3.8 "…I came into this world to reveal the Father to you and to lead you to the Father. The first I have done, but the last I may not do without your consent; the Father never compels any man to enter the kingdom. The invitation ever has been and always will be: Whosoever will, let him come and freely partake of the water of life."
149:6.2 "…I have come to reveal the Father's love so that you will be attracted to the worship of the Eternal by the drawing of a son's affectionate recognition and reciprocation of the Father's profound and perfect love. I would deliver you from the bondage of driving yourselves through slavish fear to the irksome service of a jealous and wrathful King-God. I would instruct you in the Father-son relationship of God and man so that you may be joyfully led into that sublime and supernal free worship of a loving, just, and merciful Father-God.
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