We just lost our 21 year old son. He was a good
person but had not yet made a decision for God.
Will he be a sleeping survivor?
So sorry to hear of your loss -- the loss of a
child must be
even more poignant than the loss of a spouse.
May I offer an interpretation of Urantia Book
teachings? Although not
so specifically stated, it can be interpreted that
inescapably linked to the mind currents of both
parents from the moment
of conception until they reach an age of self-
determination, which is
about 16, and from that point on they become true
also receive their Thought Adjuster, their contact
with the Holy
Spirit, connection with the Spirit of Truth, and the birth of
soul at about age 6. Outward
appearances don't indicate what is going
on within the mind and soul of any individual
whether child or adult.
It's also my interpretation that it requires
extraordinary effort here
to make sure that one doesn't arrive at the
mansion worlds -- I believe
the major sorting occurs there after the
deficiencies we live with here
have been corrected and only then an informed
decision about personal
survival can be made.
As for myself, I have no concern or worry whether
I will arrive on
Mansion World One three days after I die here or
whether it happens at
the next dispensation, however long that takes.
We're not in a race,
it's a process where time is no longer of any
consequence. So I'd be
just as happy being a sleeping survivor as I would
to be resurrected on
the third day -- the time lapse will seem to be
the same in either case
to my perceptions.
So, my answer for you would be that there is no
way for us here to determine who survives or
doesn't -- the decision is wholly between God and
the individual despite our own wishes and
But I also think it is safe to say that you will
one day be able to reunite with your son for a
time in the worlds beyond this one. Remember -
nothing of value is ever lost - and relationships
are the thing of highest value that we do here.
So, that scaffolding has been established, and I
feel sure that you will be able to build upon it