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Getting to know God and sharing your inner life with him will provide you with personal experience of his reality

Man very early becomes conscious that he is not alone in the world or the universe. There develops a natural spontaneous self-consciousness of other-mindness in the environment of selfhood. Faith translates this natural experience into religion, the recognition of God as the reality—source, nature, and destiny—of other-mindness. But such a knowledge of God is ever and always a reality of personal experience. If God were not a personality, he could not become a living part of the real religious experience of a human personality. ~ The Urantia Book, (102:4.3)

Faith transforms the philosophic God of probability into the saving God of certainty in the personal religious experience. Skepticism may challenge the theories of theology, but confidence in the dependability of personal experience affirms the truth of that belief which has grown into faith. ~ The Urantia Book, (102:6.4)

Those who would invent a religion without God are like those who would gather fruit without trees, have children without parents. You cannot have effects without causes; only the I AM is causeless. The fact of religious experience implies God, and such a God of personal experience must be a personal Deity. You cannot pray to a chemical formula, supplicate a mathematical equation, worship a hypothesis, confide in a postulate, commune with a process, serve an abstraction, or hold loving fellowship with a law. ~ The Urantia Book, (102:7.3)

Yielding to Spirit

If you yield to the leadings of the spiritual forces in you and around you, you cannot fail to attain the high destiny established by a loving God...

The Urantia Book, (5:1.12)

Proof of God's Existence

The existence of God can never be proved by scientific experiment or by the pure reason of logical deduction. God can be realized only in the realms of human experience...

The Urantia Book, (1:2.7)

Desire For God

"If you truly want to find God, that desire is in itself evidence that you have already found him." 

Jesus, The Urantia Book, (130:8.2)

Proof of God

Those who know God have experienced the fact of his presence; such God-knowing mortals hold in their personal experience the only positive proof of the existence of the living God which one human being can offer to another.

The Urantia Book, (1:2.8)

The Spiritual World

In the physical universe we may see the divine beauty, in the intellectual world we may discern eternal truth, but the goodness of God is found only in the spiritual world of personal religious experience. 

The Urantia Book, (2:6.1)

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