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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Essenes and the Pentecost issue

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:37 am +0000 

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This topic is reminding me of the book Jesus and the Essenes by Delores Cannon. Has anyone read it? No but I think the bit in the UB where it says: 137:7.12 All of these parties and sects, including the smaller Nazarite brotherhood, believed in the sometime coming of the Messiah. They all looked fo...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Essenes and the Pentecost issue

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:20 am +0000 

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Hi Bart - really appreciate your input. TUB also doesn’t support Kiwi’s theory that Essene Passover would be at wednesday April 5. Even if true, it would still be 6 or 7 days short of a period of fifty or forty-nine days (seven weeks) between Passover and Pentecost. The idea (I think) is that the Es...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Is God with us despite our sins?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:39 pm +0000 

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Hi Yoder, I'm really sorry for your situation. You've been on my mind a lot, and I've been thinking about what to post. I think it's really important to always remember that God has the loving attitude of a father towards us - like in the parable of the lost son which was one of Jesus' favourites. H...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Essenes and the Pentecost issue

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:24 am +0000 

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Ok, so the thread topic has stalled a little, which is fine. Happy to carry on talking about Chris Halvorson's idea as presented by boom. Or could hear from anyone who knows much about 1st century history, politics and religion, who could comment on how likely it is that the Pentecost as mentioned i...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Essenes and the Pentecost issue

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:33 am +0000 

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I know Chris explains the Pentecost issue in this broadcast. He also explains why the beginning of 194 is not the same day as what is happening on paper 193 he explains this at about the 1:19:00 mark and it continues on from there to about 1:28:00 or so I believe. I just did a quick look so it may ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Essenes and the Pentecost issue

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:09 pm +0000 

Replies: 47
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Kiwi Chris Halvorson did a topical study on this subject and clears it up nicely. I will get you a link. It's on his site perfectinghorizons.org Edit here it is: http://www.perfectinghorizons.org/QandA/pentpuzl.pdf Thanks for the link, boom. Chris is saying that the apostles were only in hiding fro...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Essenes and the Pentecost issue

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:02 am +0000 

Replies: 47
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Hi all, For a long time I've been wrestling with the Pentecost dating issue in the UB. It is dated in the UB at 40 days after Passover, on the same day as the Ascension of Jesus. This is in conflict with the traditional Jewish observance of Pentecost 50 days after Passover (and 10 days after the Asc...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What gives salvation? Faith/Actions/Beliefs?

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:48 pm +0000 

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Hi all, The Urantia Book says that co-operation with the Thought Adjuster is not a particularly conscious process (110:3.6). More than beliefs, what is important is our decisions, determinations, and steadfast faith (110:3.2). And what interferes with the Adjuster's work is fear, anger, envy, jealou...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Errors on the face

 Post subject: Re: Errors on the face
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:15 pm +0000 

Replies: 4
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Thank you very much fanofVan and boom for your responses. What you say makes a lot of sense and has helped my thinking on it.

kiwi

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Errors on the face

 Post subject: Errors on the face
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:07 am +0000 

Replies: 4
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101:4.1 Accordingly, future students of such a revelation are tempted to discard any element of genuine religious truth it may contain because they discover errors on the face of the associated cosmologies therein presented. Hi all, I'm not wanting to get into the issue of whether there are scienti...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Conviction of truth

 Post subject: Re: Conviction of truth
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:59 am +0000 

Replies: 28
Views: 10957


J. Barry wrote:
Some where in the book it warns not to supplant our view onto our children.

Hi - you might be thinking of this one:

Quote:
100:1.3 Give every developing child a chance to grow his own religious experience; do not force a ready-made adult experience upon him.

kiwi

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: The celestials used human sources. So what?

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:23 pm +0000 

Replies: 8
Views: 4130


It would be historically inaccurate to take information on Sikhism and Islam and use it to describe the teachings of Cynicism. Hi Yoder, I can see your point, but I don't think it's that cut and dry. If the material was also applicable to Cynicism, then it's not historically inaccurate - it would j...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: The celestials used human sources. So what?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:54 am +0000 

Replies: 8
Views: 4130


Matthew Block has brought to my attention that the Urantia Book's information on Cynicism was originally taken from a source on Islam and Sikhism, not Cynicism. How do we explain this apparent discrepancy? Hi Yoder. How is that a discrepancy? The authors said that they looked for and used existing ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Is the 5th Revelation also a Philosophical Revelation?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:26 pm +0000 

Replies: 5
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Hi Boom and kicoverz, Interesting topic. And I agree - I think it is philosophical rather than religious. I guess it's a philosophy that deals with religion, among many other things. I came across this recently, and I thought it was a fairly good description of what the book itself does, or will do:...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Repeating Sevens in the Period Table of Elements

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:12 am +0000 

Replies: 19
Views: 14718


lol :smile: In that case, I'll respectfully retire from the thread. I initiated it with a particular issue, which I then found a resolution for, and I posted the resolution. If others don't think there is an issue there at all, then let's just agree to disagree.

kiwi
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