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The spirit and the flesh

Q: I am not spirit experiencing being human - not human experiencing being spirit...

A:  The statement you make here is obviously a statement of your opinion, and all I can say is, thank you for sharing. The Urantia Book does have a passage regarding the spirit and the body, and it was recently featured in the Quote of the Day ; I suspect this statement is your answer to it. The quote is:

"On a material world you think of a body as having a spirit, but we regard the spirit as having a body." (42:12.1)

The remainder of the quote is:

"The material eyes are truly the windows of the spirit-born soul. The spirit is the architect, the mind is the builder, the body is the material building."

They are not saying that we are wrong to think as we do. They are simply instructing us that the Spirit is the influence that creates the soul , which is a spiritual counterpart of the material body. "The spirit is the architect..." The soul evolves over a lifetime, every time we make a choice for truth, beauty and goodness. When we die, it is that immortal soul which survives death and goes on to eternal life. So, indeed the spirit does create and HAVE that body for eternity—that soul-body which also contains our personality, and memory, and which lives forever. The material body, having served its purpose, and incapable of eternal existence, returns to the earth.

I hope that this helps you to see this quote in a different light. For me, and many others, it is a joyful truth...

I am not sure what your question is, if any. If you have a question in the future, please don't hesitate to write back to us. We are always glad to discuss spiritual matters. Our answers come from long expeience with the life-changing teachings of The Urantia Book"

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