You asked: Does UB teaching exclude the idea that Urantia is the
future capital of the completed Grand Universe, not just one in 10
million, but 1 in megabillions? Location, condition, choice by Michael,
7th Superuniverse Father-Son-Spirit finality?
Thanks so much for this question to us here at TruthBook. It is an
interesting one, and something that I have never thought about before.
Urantia certainly has a lot of cache, owing to the choice of it as
Christ Michael's bestowal planet for the entire local universe of
Nebadon, but I wonder if that is enough to qualify it for the eventual
capital of the Grand Universe? Remember, Orvonton is only one of seven
superuniverses, and all have local universes, each with a Creator Son.
I don't think we are told all that much about any of these other
Sons and their missions; of course, ours is of great importance to us,
but I suspect the other six are just as important to their inhabitants.
I looked around in the search, and did not find a lot concerning these
other Creator Sons; maybe you have some specific passage that makes you
think about this issue? I did find a passage about a speculative
capital of "such a tremendous material universe..." but not really any
information other than that.
11:2.1 Since you are beginning to
glimpse the enormousness of the material universe discernible even from
your astronomical location, your space position in the starry systems,
it should become evident to you that such a tremendous material
universe must have an adequate and worthy capital, a headquarters
commensurate with the dignity and infinitude of the universal Ruler of
all this vast and far-flung creation of material realms and living
You also mentioned the Seventh Master Spirit in this regard, and I
found this passage about that:
16:3.14 Master Spirit Number Seven.
The presiding Spirit of the seventh superuniverse is a uniquely equal
portrayal of the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, and the Infinite
Spirit. The Seventh Spirit, the fostering adviser of all triune-origin
beings, is also the adviser and director of all the ascending pilgrims
of Havona, those lowly beings who have attained the courts of glory
through the combined ministry of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.
That is a pretty significant passage, as it definitely places our
superuniverse into a more complete connection with all other six
superuniverses whose inhabitants will eventually pass into the central
Universe of Havona.
Further, we see a special connection of this Seventh Master Spirit
with the evolving God the Supreme:
16:3.15 The Seventh Master Spirit is
not organically representative of the Paradise Trinity; but it is a
known fact that his personal and spiritual nature is the Conjoint
Actor's portraiture in equal proportions of the three infinite persons
whose Deity union is the Paradise Trinity, and whose function as such
is the source of the personal and spiritual nature of God the Supreme.
Hence the Seventh Master Spirit discloses a personal and organic
relationship to the spirit person of the evolving Supreme. Therefore in
the Master Spirit councils on high, when it becomes necessary to cast
the ballot for the combined personal attitude of the Father, Son, and
Spirit or to depict the spiritual attitude of the Supreme Being, it is
Master Spirit Number Seven who functions. He thus inherently becomes
the presiding head of the Paradise council of the Seven Master Spirits.
Information about rebellion on other universes is lacking in The
Urantia Book. Maybe, owing to the process of recovery from such a
terrible event, our superuniverse, and Nebadon in particular, may
become some sort of example in future. And our lowly little planet may
at some time become an example of the least becoming the greatest.
In addition, Michael has become a Master Son, a special designation
earned by those Creator Sons who have completed the full bestowal
process into their respective creations, although I suspect that this
is not a particularly rare designation as far as Creator Sons go...at
the same time, probably other Master Sons are not murdered on the
worlds of their bestowal, as Jesus was. This alone likely marks Christ
Michael as quite remarkable.
As far as I know, this is all pure speculation. Nothing wrong with
that; The Urantia Book opens our minds to possibilities that
we may never have entertained without it. In any event, I was not able
to find anything that would "exclude the idea that Urantia is the
future capital of the completed Grand Universe..."
Thanks so much for this question...it's a good and thoughtful one! I
hope my reply is helpful.