You asked: Isn't it important to know the name of the Father? Since
Satan may use his powers to pretend to be even the holiest, isn't it
important to know who you are calling and praying to? The bible keeps on
mentioning the importance of names.
Thanks so much for writing this note to us here at TruthBook.
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The Urantia Book; if you are a Bible student, you may find it
to be the perfect addition to your spiritual searching and spiritual
growth. The Urantia Book is not meant to replace the Bible; it is
a modern revelation that in some ways parallels the Bible, but it stands
alone as a beacon of truth for our 21st century world. It has been given
to us at this time so that we may know God, his creation, the history of
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It seems impossible to me for anyone who wishes to pray to God, to be
somehow deceived into praying for an evil being such as Satan. God knows
our thoughts and our desires; he knows our struggles and our aspirations;
and he knows when we pray. He actually lives WITHIN our minds as a Divine
guiding presence. So, if your one desire is to pray to God, that is where
your prayers will be directed. The forces of evil are in no way equal to
Just as we have to desire to pray to God, we likewise would have to
consciously desire to pray to Satan in order to call him to us. Our
prayers cannot somehow be directed to an evil force unless we deliberately
wish it. No spirit beings-good or evil-can override your free will. Even
God waits for our call; he never forces us to love him or pray to him. So,
I hope you can put those fears to rest. You are in control of your own
mind, and you can best use that God-given mind to learn more about how God
works with you all the time, keeping you safe.
Read more about this
amazing Divine gift from the Father that lives within you.
The Urantia Book is designed to expand our knowledge of God
and his creation; it reveals God as the Creator of not only our world
(Urantia), but also of all the heavens and all the worlds that are out in
the universe. It tells us how God is known and named on other planets, and
why we on earth often call God by the name "Father."
Knowing to whom we pray is of course, very important. Relationship
with God is very important. The Urantia Book tells us that what
we call God is not as important as our sincere desire to know him. But, if
you want to know more about the names of God, there is this specific
section titled The Father's Name. In it we read:
1:1.5 On those worlds where a Paradise Son
has lived a bestowal life, God is generally known by some name indicative
of personal relationship, tender affection, and fatherly devotion. On your
constellation headquarters God is referred to as the Universal Father, and
on different planets in your local system of inhabited worlds he is
variously known as the Father of Fathers, the Paradise Father, the Havona
Father, and the Spirit Father. Those who know God through the revelations
of the bestowals of the Paradise Sons [known to us as Jesus], eventually
yield to the sentimental appeal of the touching relationship of the
creature-Creator association and refer to God as "our Father."
On a planet of sex creatures, in a world where the impulses of
parental emotion are inherent in the hearts of its intelligent beings, the
term Father becomes a very expressive and appropriate name for the eternal
God. He is best known, most universally acknowledged, on your planet,
Urantia, by the name God. The name he is given is of little importance;
the significant thing is that you should know him and aspire to be like
him. Your prophets of old truly called him "the everlasting God" and
referred to him as the one who "inhabits eternity."
I would recommend reading all of this very first chapter in The
Urantia Book, titled The Universal Father. And from
there, I hope you'll be interested enough to read even further about God,
his nature, his attributes, his relationship to the universe, and his
relationship to human beings.
And if you are still worried about Satan, Lucifer, and other evil
beings, please be assured that when Jesus was here in the flesh, he
defeated these beings, and saved our world from their control that day on
Mt Hermon when he emerged victorious over the "great temptation."
All of the great stories are in The Urantia Book, and you
might find these revelations very interesting and comforting. This is our
real history. No more do we have to live in fear of demons and pretenders,
for they have been defeated by Jesus. One - the one The Urantia
Book calls "the devil" is still roaming the planet, but we
have to deliberately call on him in order for him to have any real
influence on our lives or our eternal destinies. He certainly cannot steal
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Knowledge is power, and armed with the knowledge in The Urantia
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and more complete context. We can discover ourselves as the liberated
children of the Universal Father and go forth without fear.
Thanks again for writing to us with your question. I hope that my reply
has been helpful. Please feel free to write back anytime!