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Do we need a guardian angel to get to heaven?

Q: If someone does not have an angel does that mean they will never make it to the Father?

A:  Thanks so much for writing to us with your question about angels. This is a topic that everyone wants to know more about. We are happy to help as we can, using the matchless teachings of The Urantia Book

You surmise that not everyone has an angel; this is not really accurate. It is true that not all people have personal guardian angels, but everyone has the benefit of angel ministry of some sort.

Here is a Urantia Book passage that will help you to understand:

(113:1.6) "In the ministry to so-called normal beings, seraphic assignments are made in accordance with the human attainment of the circles of intellectuality and spirituality. You start out in your mind of mortal investment in the seventh circle and journey inward in the task of self-understanding, self-conquest, and self-mastery; and circle by circle you advance until (if natural death does not terminate your career and transfer your struggles to the mansion worlds) you reach the first or inner circle of relative contact and communion with the indwelling Adjuster.

"Human beings in the initial or seventh circle have one guardian angel with one company of assisting cherubim assigned to the watchcare and custody of one thousand mortals. In the sixth circle, a seraphic pair with one company of cherubim is assigned to guide these ascending mortals in groups of five hundred. When the fifth circle is attained, human beings are grouped in companies of approximately one hundred, and a pair of guardian seraphim with a group of cherubim is placed in charge. Upon attainment of the fourth circle, mortal beings are assembled in groups of ten, and again charge is given to a pair of seraphim, assisted by one company of cherubim.

"When a mortal mind breaks through the inertia of animal legacy and attains the third circle of human intellectuality and acquired spirituality, a personal angel (in reality two) will henceforth be wholly and exclusively devoted to this ascending mortal. And thus these human souls. in addition to the ever-present and increasingly efficient indwelling Thought Adjusters, receive the undivided assistance of these personal guardians of destiny in all their efforts to finish the third circle, traverse the second, and attain the first."

So, we can see that even those who are in the first circle of attainment still are graced with group guardian angels...as we progress through circle attainment , we may be fortunate enough to merit a personal angel (or two).

Success in making it to the Father on Paradise is not dependent upon our having angels—only on our faith and our persistent spiritual progress throughout this life and the next.

The angels are our spirit-helpers in this life. At death, they are the caretakers of our soul, mind and memory until we are reunited with our Adjuster at our resurrection. No one is denied this service. The Urantia Book teaches that even "The subnormal beings of Urantia have a corps of seraphim, one company, with one battalion of cherubim, assigned to minister to them and to witness that justice and mercy are extended to them in the life struggles of the sphere.

So, you can rest assured that you have an angel—only God knows whether you have a personal angel, but it is an ideal to strive for. In any event,

"They 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." (38:2.1)

I hope you might enjoy having a look at our superb Angel Gallery which is full of beautiful images and Urantia Book quotes regarding these loving and always-present spiritual helpers.

Again, thanks for this important question. Please write back anytime..."

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:: Author: Staff