You asked if The Urantia Book is a bible for those who read it, as
Scripture is for Christians. I will do my best to answer your
Many Urantia Book readers come from the Christian traditions. When
they find The Urantia Book, they are oftentimes relieved to have found
volume of information that comes from God and his government, but that
does not have the same sort of caveats that come with Holy Scripture,
e.g., that it is inerrant or that it must be believed without
would suspect that most readers do not treat The Urantia Book as a
book. The Urantia Book teaches that the only "sacred" thing about our
religious life is the relationship that we develop with the personal
that is revealed in its pages.
I feel sure that among Bible- and Urantia Book readers there may be
a similarity in that each of us see our text as being a source of
comfort, wisdom, guidance, and information.
Following are some similarities and some differences between the
and The Urantia Book:
The Urantia Book is like the Bible in that it is arranged in
"chapters," or Papers.
Unlike the Bible, all Urantia Book papers' authors are listed, and all are non-human personalities.
Like the Bible, The Urantia Book begins with the study of God and
Unlike the Bible, The Urantia Book reveals God's true nature and
personality in depth and detail - and this is a newer revelation of
truths that upsteps our understanding of God to include his loving
that was revealed by Jesus.
Like certain parts of the Bible, The Urantia Book is replete with
history of our world; Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, Noah's
flood, the Lucifer rebellion, the evolution of tribes and peoples, e.g.,. All of the
Biblical stories are covered, and yet, they are, again, greatly
All the gaps in our knowlege of these events are filled, so that we
a true and complete picture of earth's history, and God's constant
involvement with it.
Like the New Testament, The Urantia Book chronicles the life and teachings of Jesus; however, it is quite unlike
Bible in many respects, primary being that in The Urantia Book we
the life of Jesus from his pre-existence, through infancy, childhood,
adolescence, young manhood, ministry, and all the way up to his death,
resurrection, ascension, and his post-existence status. His life is
narrated in a week-by-week, and oftentimes day-by-day series of events.
All of the Bible stories of Jesus' life are parallelled in The Urantia
Book, yet greatly expanded and presented as a complete story, and in
superb context. His true mission is thoroughly explored and outlined,
in his life story, we see this mission-to establish the kingdom of God
and to reveal his loving nature to the world-beautifully fulfilled.
The main themes of The Urantia Book are:
Part I - God and his reality, nature, personality;
God's immense creation, its organization and administration and the
personalities who inhabit it.
Part II - The "local" universe in which we live, its
organization and purpose, and the resident personalities; events that
affect the normal progression of worlds like ours, and how our world
unlike those normal worlds.
Part III: The exhaustive and complete history of our
astronomical, geological, evolutionary, civilizational, spiritual.
Part IV: The complete life and teachings of
Jesus, restated in detail by celestial eyewitnesses, and for the
enlightenment of all who want to know more about Jesus - who he really
is, what his life really was like and what his teachings actually were.
Those who read and study The Urantia Book soon learn that the
information contained is just that - information. It is not thought to
inerrant, nor is it meant to take the place of any other spiritual
The information is vital information, however, and very useful for
who wishes to expand their knowledge of God, of the world, and of
In addition, the information within the Urantia Book can be adopted by
the individual and actually used to create a world-view - a universe
of reality that can assist the student in navigating the sometimes
turbulent waters of modern life.
The Urantia Book can actually clarify and enhance many of the vague
and difficult concepts of the Bible as well as
sacred texts. The Bible, like all literature, is subject to
interpretation and The Urantia Book can help tremendously with this
because it fills in many of the gaps.
For example: The Bible does not explain the one-time existence of
many different types of dinosaurs, nor the long geophysical evolution of this
planet. It does not explain the long evolution of the human species nor
the many civilizations that have existed on this world. It does not
explain how Cain, if he were a child of the first humans on earth,
find a wife in "The Land of Nod." It never mentions what happened to
of Jesus, nor
it give any detail regarding the diversity of material and spiritual
that exists in the cosmos.
Although The Bible is a wonderful repository of spiritual truths
recorded over the ages, it is by no means an end of God's instruction
humankind, and neither, for that matter, is The Urantia Book. The
Book is, however, the newest and most significant revelation of God to
mankind since the times when Jesus of Nazareth walked the earth.
"The [Urantia] papers, of which this is one, constitute
most recent presentation of truth to the mortals of Urantia. These
differ from all previous revelations, for they are not the work of a
single universe personality but a composite presentation by many
But no revelation
short of the attainment of the Universal Father can ever be complete." (The Urantia
Page 1008, 92:4.9)
Thanks for this question. I hope my reply has been useful