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"Experimental gene altering jab"?????

Do you claim life saving vaccines are gene altering experiments?? More conspiracy. Holy Moly.

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The Covid jab is NOT a traditional vaccine. It's a modifying gene therapy. They don't give vaccines like they used to..
Watch https://vaxxedthemovie.com/ and get back to me.


Please read and "get back to me":

https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/ ... t-over-it/

From 25 years ago:

https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~mcclean/pl ... brandi.htm

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_therapy

Yes. The violet infusion was likewise a species genetic bio upliftment. Lots of medical science will result in such gene therapies and modification to reduce diseases and cancer and other morbidity factors and many forms of human suffering and to increase longevity... just as the UB says we will...and must.

This is not a bad thing. Such fear mongering against progress, including globalization itself, is part of a conspiracy based political propaganda package that uses code words to create anxieties and promote an agenda of fear based resistance to progress - medical, social, and political. This resistance to and fear of progress here appears to have no basis or support, so far, in the UB.


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Both appear to be code phrases


They're not code phrases. At least not how I'm using them. I'm just trying to emphasize that in my opinion, the level of deception going on in the world right now, as well as the level of a simultaneous awakening, is at a very high level. That's all.

I wonder if one just might be a natural reaction to the other.


So the so called great deception is not specific then and is not from any particular source? Perhaps it is really then the inherent nature of political rhetoric and marketing manipulation that always attends propaganda and rhetoric and marketing... neither new or unusual but merely symptomatic of materialsim and the pursuit of power?

So then, the so called great awakening is simply the continued evolutionary progress of social maturity in response to the ministry of the Son's Spirit and the slow spiritualization of our world??

We are far from Light and Life... but sometimes progress does happen suddenly. As we quiver on this brink, are we about to accelerate in our planetary progress?? Perhaps so. I agree that the 5th Epochal Revelation was delivered at a specific time based on a certain intersection of evolutionary progress and opportunity for a new phase in this planetary epoch.

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Certainly is change accelerating and causing new stresses to people and society and our institutions.

99:1.3 (1086.6) Urantia society can never hope to settle down as in past ages. The social ship has steamed out of the sheltered bays of established tradition and has begun its cruise upon the high seas of evolutionary destiny; and the soul of man, as never before in the world’s history, needs carefully to scrutinize its charts of morality and painstakingly to observe the compass of religious guidance. The paramount mission of religion as a social influence is to stabilize the ideals of mankind during these dangerous times of transition from one phase of civilization to another, from one level of culture to another.

99:1.4 (1087.1) Religion has no new duties to perform, but it is urgently called upon to function as a wise guide and experienced counselor in all of these new and rapidly changing human situations. Society is becoming more mechanical, more compact, more complex, and more critically interdependent. Religion must function to prevent these new and intimate interassociations from becoming mutually retrogressive or even destructive. Religion must act as the cosmic salt which prevents the ferments of progression from destroying the cultural savor of civilization. These new social relations and economic upheavals can result in lasting brotherhood only by the ministry of religion.


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The so called "Great Awakening" is part and parcel, and in total, by and from the QAnonon crowd and is a code word/phrase used to describe a conservative backlash and suppression effort of the so called religious right to resist progressive and liberal social change by a small group of like minded conspiracy theorists who have a long list of enemies to blame for the current affairs in the USA specifically. It includes every conspiracy theory listed so far in this topic since its origin. This propaganda predicts great changes very rapidly and suddenly are about to occur.

There are some very scary agendas related to racial inequalities and internationalism associated with this movement and this particular code phrase.

The great deception and great awakening should not be promoted here and defy the teachings of the Revelation we study here in my opinion. Dangerous political rhetoric designed to create fear and target blame for human suffering on a select group of people especially who support globalization and equal rights.

Male white privilege (I am both and know its comforts) is being challenged and is reacting with force and skill to deny its historical and tragic results and maintain its grip on power and authority. Such raw propaganda imposed upon us here is most unfortunate and alarming!!!

The world is progressing and breaking down institutional and cultural barriers to eventually serve the greatest good for the greatest number. This is a good thing. We will suffer from the errors of immaturity and inexperience and by the false liberty that some will continue to impose... but to attempt to stop progress and oppose evolutionary forces toward our destiny of one race and one philosophy and reality perspective is a foolish enterprise doomed to failure according to the UB. May wisdom attend our progress, but wisdom itself demands progress.

:-& :? :shock: :(

81:6.39 (911.4) 14. Social changes. Society is not a divine institution; it is a phenomenon of progressive evolution; and advancing civilization is always delayed when its leaders are slow in making those changes in the social organization which are essential to keeping pace with the scientific developments of the age. For all that, things must not be despised just because they are old, neither should an idea be unconditionally embraced just because it is novel and new.

81:6.40 (911.5) Man should be unafraid to experiment with the mechanisms of society. But always should these adventures in cultural adjustment be controlled by those who are fully conversant with the history of social evolution; and always should these innovators be counseled by the wisdom of those who have had practical experience in the domains of contemplated social or economic experiment. No great social or economic change should be attempted suddenly. Time is essential to all types of human adjustment—physical, social, or economic. Only moral and spiritual adjustments can be made on the spur of the moment, and even these require the passing of time for the full outworking of their material and social repercussions. The ideals of the race are the chief support and assurance during the critical times when civilization is in transit from one level to another.

81:6.41 (911.6) 15. The prevention of transitional breakdown. Society is the offspring of age upon age of trial and error; it is what survived the selective adjustments and readjustments in the successive stages of mankind’s agelong rise from animal to human levels of planetary status. The great danger to any civilization—at any one moment—is the threat of breakdown during the time of transition from the established methods of the past to those new and better, but untried, procedures of the future.

81:6.42 (911.7) Leadership is vital to progress. Wisdom, insight, and foresight are indispensable to the endurance of nations. Civilization is never really jeopardized until able leadership begins to vanish. And the quantity of such wise leadership has never exceeded one per cent of the population.

81:6.43 (911.8) And it was by these rungs on the evolutionary ladder that civilization climbed to that place where those mighty influences could be initiated which have culminated in the rapidly expanding culture of the twentieth century. And only by adherence to these essentials can man hope to maintain his present-day civilizations while providing for their continued development and certain survival.

81:6.44 (912.1) This is the gist of the long, long struggle of the peoples of earth to establish civilization since the age of Adam. Present-day culture is the net result of this strenuous evolution. Before the discovery of printing, progress was relatively slow since one generation could not so rapidly benefit from the achievements of its predecessors. But now human society is plunging forward under the force of the accumulated momentum of all the ages through which civilization has struggled.


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The so called "Great Awakening" is part and parcel, and in total, by and from the QAnonon crowd and is a code word/phrase used to describe a conservative backlash and suppression effort of the so called religious right to resist progressive and liberal social change by a small group of like minded conspiracy theorists who have a long list of enemies to blame for the current affairs in the USA specifically. It includes every conspiracy theory listed so far in this topic since its origin. This propaganda predicts great changes very rapidly and suddenly are about to occur.

There are some very scary agendas related to racial inequalities and internationalism associated with this movement and this particular code phrase.

The great deception and great awakening should not be promoted here and defy the teachings of the Revelation we study here in my opinion. Dangerous political rhetoric designed to create fear and target blame for human suffering on a select group of people especially who support globalization and equal rights.

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So now who is spreading fear? Planetary govt is a great and wonderful thing, if done right and is respectful of the religious liberty of all people and founded on loyalty to God the Father and Christ Michael. Unfortunately the mega-corporations and billionaires that are pushing the "great Reset" are doing so to maintain their monopolies on all means of production and resources. The world govt as now proposed demands loyalties to the state not God. Make them demonstrate explicitly and wholeheartedly to a world govt founded upon the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man. Accept nothing less. Do not put on that yoke unless you are certain they see you and respect as a child of God.

So far that is not the case and there are many examples of the abuse of power and suppression of truth by, "the powers that be". And here is another one for you viewing pleasure: the recent film, "Percy vs Goliath" https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8976696/ where a farmer is sued by Monsanto because a few GMO seeds from his neighbors farm blew on his property and sprouted and Monsanto laid claim to ALL is crops and seed. The movie shows Monsanto's abusive claims happening all over the world. They spray canola with roundup (glyphosate) which breaks down the tight junctions in the gut and brain.

Enjoy the show..


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Read you links, not impressed. Did you view "Vaxxed"? I'm guessing not. It is about real human suffering and its not pretty. I know personally of 3 very bad reactions to the covid jab. One friend almost died and would have if his wife didn't find him and drive him to the hospital.

It makes no sense to get vaxxed for a malady that has low risk in healthy people and can be treated with KNOWN therapeutics that have been around for 80+ years.

If you want to donate your body to the drug cartel go for it. Be sure to keep your medical bracelet nearby.

My body my choice....


And I've buried family from Covid....let me know when the vaccine kills 500,000+ Americans!! :roll:


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The so called "Great Awakening" is part and parcel, and in total, by and from the QAnonon crowd and is a code word/phrase used to describe a conservative backlash and suppression effort of the so called religious right to resist progressive and liberal social change by a small group of like minded conspiracy theorists who have a long list of enemies to blame for the current affairs in the USA specifically. It includes every conspiracy theory listed so far in this topic since its origin. This propaganda predicts great changes very rapidly and suddenly are about to occur.

There are some very scary agendas related to racial inequalities and internationalism associated with this movement and this particular code phrase.

The great deception and great awakening should not be promoted here and defy the teachings of the Revelation we study here in my opinion. Dangerous political rhetoric designed to create fear and target blame for human suffering on a select group of people especially who support globalization and equal rights.

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So now who is spreading fear? Planetary govt is a great and wonderful thing, if done right and is respectful of the religious liberty of all people and founded on loyalty to God the Father and Christ Michael. Unfortunately the mega-corporations and billionaires that are pushing the "great Reset" are doing so to maintain their monopolies on all means of production and resources. The world govt as now proposed demands loyalties to the state not God. Make them demonstrate explicitly and wholeheartedly to a world govt founded upon the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man. Accept nothing less. Do not put on that yoke unless you are certain they see you and respect as a child of God.

So far that is not the case and there are many examples of the abuse of power and suppression of truth by, "the powers that be". And here is another one for you viewing pleasure: the recent film, "Percy vs Goliath" https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8976696/ where a farmer is sued by Monsanto because a few GMO seeds from his neighbors farm blew on his property and sprouted and Monsanto laid claim to ALL is crops and seed. The movie shows Monsanto's abusive claims happening all over the world. They spray canola with roundup (glyphosate) which breaks down the tight junctions in the gut and brain.

Enjoy the show..


Who has or is now proposing any world government?????? We slowly evolve incrementally toward that eventuation. I know of no formal proposal or specific or articulated initiative today seeking any worldwide government. You fear that which does not even exist...a nonexistent cabal pushing a nonexistent world government initiative. Rather, is the Q's who resent and resist even the United Nations and World Health Organization and world trade and immigration and any and every effort toward globalization and internationalization!!!

"The powers that be" are multiple, diverse, independent and working at cross purposes for their own priorities and best interests!!! What has Monsanto to do with globalization and the end of nationalism???? They are a capitalist corporation seeking monopoly!! Naturally. Not surprising. Nothing conspiratorial or secret about it!! This is how capitalists behave.

As I have stated long ago and earlier in this topic, the only conspiracy that is valid in this discussion and topic is the conspiracy of power. It is not centralized or personalized or organized. It is, rather, the very nature and function and effects of money and materialistic priorities reflecting the false liberty of self interest. Power corrupts. This truth is well known and well documented and the UB has lots to say and teach about its origins, causes, results, effects, and its evolutionary demise and cure.

Wow!! :shock:

The UB claims that the worst of the materialist age is behind us. And has been for nearly a century. We are evolving toward a service based economy rather than a for profit one. The signs of that evolution are everywhere, and yet so many are so blind to this progress. Economic transformation by globalization gives us a glimpse of the world's future. Tyranny requires borders and walls to hide behind and nationalism to defend itself from progressive transformation.

134:6.9 (1491.3) World peace cannot be maintained by treaties, diplomacy, foreign policies, alliances, balances of power, or any other type of makeshift juggling with the sovereignties of nationalism. World law must come into being and must be enforced by world government—the sovereignty of all mankind.

134:6.10 (1491.4) The individual will enjoy far more liberty under world government. Today, the citizens of the great powers are taxed, regulated, and controlled almost oppressively, and much of this present interference with individual liberties will vanish when the national governments are willing to trustee their sovereignty as regards international affairs into the hands of global government.

134:6.11 (1491.5) Under global government the national groups will be afforded a real opportunity to realize and enjoy the personal liberties of genuine democracy. The fallacy of self-determination will be ended. With global regulation of money and trade will come the new era of world-wide peace. Soon may a global language evolve, and there will be at least some hope of sometime having a global religion—or religions with a global viewpoint.

134:6.12 (1491.6) Collective security will never afford peace until the collectivity includes all mankind.

134:6.13 (1491.7) The political sovereignty of representative mankind government will bring lasting peace on earth, and the spiritual brotherhood of man will forever insure good will among all men. And there is no other way whereby peace on earth and good will among men can be realized.

195:6.4 (2076.9) At the time of this writing the worst of the materialistic age is over; the day of a better understanding is already beginning to dawn. The higher minds of the scientific world are no longer wholly materialistic in their philosophy, but the rank and file of the people still lean in that direction as a result of former teachings. But this age of physical realism is only a passing episode in man’s life on earth. Modern science has left true religion—the teachings of Jesus as translated in the lives of his believers—untouched. All science has done is to destroy the childlike illusions of the misinterpretations of life.

8) FEAR NOT!! BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING!!! Love one another!!


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Mr. Lucky,
Care to explain your advice here, in UB terms? Please provide the quote from UB that advises us to be passive spectators to others' suffering and misfortune. The Q folks use this phrase to indicate that what is happening on the global stage is all fake, a massive LARP (Live action role play), complete with actors, body doubles, even clones! (The clones is my favorite. As if clones emerge as full grown humans (the same age as those they replicate, who are actually in jail, natch) who are able to credibly pass as politicians or software executives with extensive knowledge and experience! :biggrin: )

Ahem. The LARP thing is in direct contradiction to the UB, which says very clearly that our experiences in this life are essential learning opportunities that enable our progress on our eternal ascension career.

But anyway, please do explain more about how you'd like us to "enjoy the show".


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"Experimental gene altering jab"?????

Do you claim life saving vaccines are gene altering experiments?? More conspiracy. Holy Moly.

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The Covid jab is NOT a traditional vaccine. It's a modifying gene therapy. They don't give vaccines like they used to..
Watch https://vaxxedthemovie.com/ and get back to me.


Holy Moly!! What a crew of crackpots revealed as fraudsters!! You cite Hooker and Wakefield as authorities????? Please. Lordy. Have mercy.


https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/andrew ... ernicious/

https://www.skepticalraptor.com/skeptic ... lent-film/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaxxed


It is so unfortunate that TruthBook has been hijacked by someone who comes here with a political agenda of fear mongering conspiracies to convince readers of the UB that QAnon, somehow or in anyway whatsoever, is in alignment with the teachings of the Papers. It is in fact just the opposite. The opposition to science and fact and truth and progress is astounding frankly. The denials of real catastrophe and real victims is unbelievable.

What an example of fearmongering and audience seeking at its very worst. The radical right wing of American politics has created a web of lies and deceit to scare people into beliefs and acts of complete irrationality, manipulated into serving those they are led to believe they oppose. For it is an existing political establishment of fascism and power and wealth that are the spin doctors of this epicenter of misinformation in the USA who themselves benefit from the status quo while pretending to oppose it. An incredible web of deception and fraud really whose primary mission is simply anti-liberalism - an oppositional and adversarial politics of "if you lose then we win" that has paralyzed governance in the USA and led to the storming of the Capital and public insurrection by those who adhere to these beliefs.

What a moment in history!!! The clash of those who fear to lose their privilege and power against the tides of time and evolutionary progress. Fascism at its core.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-is-th ... cy-theory/


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Hold up there!!!

I said up above that the vaccine was not an appropriate topic for this forum. I actually said that that topic was off the table for me, but I now insist that is is off the table, period. Stop right now.

Personal medical decisions are nobody's business.


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Thank you, FanofVan, for your clear and strong opposition to these Qanon conspiracy theories being allowed to infiltrate our UB study group here. I find it incredibly dismaying that, increasingly, no corner of the online community is safe from this Qanon poison.

The fact that Mr. Lucky lied was disingenuous about his affiliation with Qanon in one of his earliest posts here should be reason enough to no longer welcome him to study with us. Such deception and insincerity is unbecoming of any legitimate UB study group.

Lest he cry "censorship!" let me assure Mr. Lucky he will find no lack of online forums that will welcome his views and propaganda. In addition, if he chooses to discuss topics germane to the UB without spouting Q nonsense, he can yet redeem himself and be welcomed here.


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Hold up there!!!

I said up above that the vaccine was not an appropriate topic for this forum. I actually said that that topic was off the table for me, but I now insist that is is off the table, period. Stop right now.

Personal medical decisions are nobody's business.


Apologies. My bad. Enough said.....regarding vaccines!

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Thank you, FanofVan, for your clear and strong opposition to these Qanon conspiracy theories being allowed to infiltrate our UB study group here. I find it incredibly dismaying that, increasingly, no corner of the online community is safe from this Qanon poison.

The fact that Mr. Lucky lied was disingenuous about his affiliation with Qanon in one of his earliest posts here should be reason enough to no longer welcome him to study with us. Such deception and insincerity is unbecoming of any legitimate UB study group.

Lest he cry "censorship!" let me assure Mr. Lucky he will find no lack of online forums that will welcome his views and propaganda. In addition, if he chooses to discuss topics germane to the UB without spouting Q nonsense, he can yet redeem himself and be welcomed here.


Thank you for objecting in the first place. I pondered that initial post for days and agree...the denial of the obvious and self defensive response to your objection was illuminating and revealing. Code talkers refuse to speak plainly and stick to their agenda and feign injury and sensitivity while insulting those who object to either their agenda or its content.

In any study group, the sincere student seeks to learn and to share discovery of meanings within and by that which we share here together (the UB), while those motivated by agenda have their own message and sermons to preach, seeking audience, converts, and congregation I have found.

Mr. Lucky is welcome to explore the Revelation here and discuss all issues related to planetary progress and evolutionary epochs and related conditions and obstacles to that progress. But no one is welcome here to impose personal politics and rhetoric and transparent propaganda and pollute this student body and classroom with such an obvious agenda and objective.

I really appreciate Maryjo's efforts to keep us focused here and keep the discussion on the actual topic as titled. Many of our fellow readers do have legitimate concerns about our world and wonder about what the UB teaches us about how we got to this evolutionary state and the current trajectory of our progress and the obstacles and dangers we collectively face. What an important topic!!

I hope we can get back to the study of that.

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Interesting comments.... whether Q nonsense or not I cannot say, because I don't even know what Q is, except as the bandwidth of an audio frequency filter.

We have no way of knowing what is going on, but we do have the assurance from the Papers that there is a structure in place that may intervene if and when necessary.

As an old poem says "If in all of life my friend, you would be a happy soul, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole." We each have a personal and individual goal based on our relationship with the Thought Adjuster, and the contortions of the body politic cannot alter that. The present state of civilization is a product of the collective growth of evolving mortals and will continue to change and transform as we slowly develop our collective spiritual maturity.

Science will soon confirm the possibility and probability of other dimensional life forms and once that happens it will facilitate the awakening of many mortals to the reality of the eternal God as taught by Jesus.

So as mentioned at the beginning of this post, Urantia is what it always was, continual political upheaval, power transfer from one ideology to another, from one ruler to another, deceiving and being deceived, all in the futile lust for momentary power. But those who embrace the Eternal care little for those things, having already focused on the eternal career.

But I am convinced of and comforted by the fact that in the temporal future Urantia will become settled in Light and Life; and its past, present and future inhabitants all given ample opportunity to continue on to other worlds and universes as they are drawn to the Source of all. Just and transparent government and local administration will prevail in spite of the present seething pot of religions and ideologies.


Great post!! The hole Indeed! Hahaha. :D

To peer so intently upon the hole in the donut we miss the point and even the presence of the donut itself. Well said.

Perspective is everything. The Papers present us with a new and expanded reality perspective designed specifically to help us keep our "eye upon the donut"! Our personal connection to Deity and grand adventure of personal spiritization and transformation and destiny is the prize for the mortal tadpole.

How anyone can read the UB and remain so anxious and disappointed is incomprehensible. Evolutionary progress is obvious and thrilling to behold if one has the right reality perspective and time unit view.

And our personal experiential progress and wisdom thusly gained is the best and most meaningful effect possible for our own proper reality perspective and contributions to planetary progress both.

The donut hole does not form the donut after all but, rather, is it the other way a-round!! (pun intended!)

195:5.12 (2076.3) As you view the world, remember that the black patches of evil which you see are shown against a white background of ultimate good. You do not view merely white patches of good which show up miserably against a black background of evil.

195:5.13 (2076.4) When there is so much good truth to publish and proclaim, why should men dwell so much upon the evil in the world just because it appears to be a fact? The beauties of the spiritual values of truth are more pleasurable and uplifting than is the phenomenon of evil.


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All media sources for accurate or truthful information regarding current events are highly questionable at the moment. Maybe they always have been. Who do you believe? What can you believe?

Are the powers of darkness feeling their doom?

Is Caligastia behind the situation manipulating everything and everybody he can?

Is Islam evil?

Are those in positions of power in politics, media, business and organized religion influencing the masses to stand against the truth?

Are we at that point where "Sin was bewitching and adventurous in the committing, but now must the harvest of the naked and unromantic facts be faced."?

Or are these times just another page in the story of how truth ultimately prevails?

(4:1.4) There is no limitation of the forces and personalities which the Father may use to uphold his purpose and sustain his creatures. "The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." "Behold, he who keeps us shall neither slumber nor sleep." "We know that all things work together for good to those who love God," "for the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers."


I'd like to consider Enno's original post. I am hoping for some clarity related to "the powers of darkness". Who or what is meant by that phrase? How is the media related to these "powers of darkness "? Has there ever been any journalism or media that was not subjective and limited and biased in some way or another, either deliberately or inherently?

Do you think Caligastia is somehow responsible for mortal evolution or immaturity or inexperience or self importance and the natural consequences and repercussions of sowing and reaping? If Caligastia wasn't here the past 2000 years how would our history be different I wonder?

And what has Islam to do with any of this????!!!! :roll:

What has been the effects of the Spirit of Truth on evolutionary progress compared to these so called and unspecified "powers of darkness"?

Could it be that seeking to blame someone for the reality we perceive reveals two facts about such one's - their perception of reality is itself inaccurate and incomplete and subjectively skewed; and they are attempting to to ignore the real causes of effects and avoid responsibility for future choices and outcomes?

Some believe blaming others absolves their own responsibilities: the devil made me do it ...I can't be blamed for my choices or the results of my choices ...I'm a victim of fate and the choices of others ...the gods must intervene and punish the guilty and save me from others ...

A little zen: Things are not as they appear and neither are they different. Things will only be different when we change our perspective and the same things then appear differently. The appearance of our world does not depend upon media or journalistic integrity or the fictional "powers of darkness" but, rather, upon the wisdom and maturity of the viewer!!

Do we view the world with the eye of the Spirit or the material nature? Is our perspective of the moment sandwiched between the past and the future for context of origin and direction and motion and momentum and trajectory and destiny?

Our perspective of reality does not reflect reality, it reveals our own lack of perspective I think.

To be blunt: I think the UB is clear that immaturity and lack of trust in God and the Most Highs leads to the 'need' to blame and measure guilt and be anxious about the planetary condition and progress. Spiritual progress delivers the fruits of the Spirit.... but also delivers a sublime confidence and trust, a poise of perspective that 'sees' and 'hears' reality - both fact and truth - that changes the "appearance" of reality to more objectively reflect the truth, beauty, and goodness that surrounds us, each and all, if only we have the eyes and the ears.

The more anxious we are, the more progress still to come!!


118:1.3 (1295.3) There is a direct relationship between maturity and the unit of time consciousness in any given intellect. The time unit may be a day, a year, or a longer period, but inevitably it is the criterion by which the conscious self evaluates the circumstances of life, and by which the conceiving intellect measures and evaluates the facts of temporal existence.

118:1.4 (1295.4) Experience, wisdom, and judgment are the concomitants of the lengthening of the time unit in mortal experience. As the human mind reckons backward into the past, it is evaluating past experience for the purpose of bringing it to bear on a present situation. As mind reaches out into the future, it is attempting to evaluate the future significance of possible action. And having thus reckoned with both experience and wisdom, the human will exercises judgment-decision in the present, and the plan of action thus born of the past and the future becomes existent.

118:1.5 (1295.5) In the maturity of the developing self, the past and future are brought together to illuminate the true meaning of the present. As the self matures, it reaches further and further back into the past for experience, while its wisdom forecasts seek to penetrate deeper and deeper into the unknown future. And as the conceiving self extends this reach ever further into both past and future, so does judgment become less and less dependent on the momentary present. In this way does decision-action begin to escape from the fetters of the moving present, while it begins to take on the aspects of past-future significance.

118:1.6 (1295.6) Patience is exercised by those mortals whose time units are short; true maturity transcends patience by a forbearance born of real understanding.

118:1.7 (1295.7) To become mature is to live more intensely in the present, at the same time escaping from the limitations of the present. The plans of maturity, founded on past experience, are coming into being in the present in such manner as to enhance the values of the future.

118:1.8 (1295.8) The time unit of immaturity concentrates meaning-value into the present moment in such a way as to divorce the present of its true relationship to the not-present—the past-future. The time unit of maturity is proportioned so to reveal the co-ordinate relationship of past-present-future that the self begins to gain insight into the wholeness of events, begins to view the landscape of time from the panoramic perspective of broadened horizons, begins perhaps to suspect the nonbeginning, nonending eternal continuum, the fragments of which are called time.

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53:8.7 (610.3) Before the bestowal of Michael these rulers of darkness sought to maintain their authority on Urantia, and they persistently withstood the minor and subordinate celestial personalities. But since the day of Pentecost this traitorous Caligastia and his equally contemptible associate, Daligastia, are servile before the divine majesty of the Paradise Thought Adjusters and the protective Spirit of Truth, the spirit of Michael, which has been poured out upon all flesh.

53:8.8 (610.4) But even so, no fallen spirit ever did have the power to invade the minds or to harass the souls of the children of God. Neither Satan nor Caligastia could ever touch or approach the faith sons of God; faith is an effective armor against sin and iniquity. It is true: “He who is born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one touches him not.”

53:8.9 (610.5) In general, when weak and dissolute mortals are supposed to be under the influence of devils and demons, they are merely being dominated by their own inherent and debased tendencies, being led away by their own natural propensities. The devil has been given a great deal of credit for evil which does not belong to him. Caligastia has been comparatively impotent since the cross of Christ.


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176:3.2 (1916.2) “And even you, Thomas, fail to comprehend what I have been saying. Have I not all this time taught you that your connection with the kingdom is spiritual and individual, wholly a matter of personal experience in the spirit by the faith-realization that you are a son of God? What more shall I say? The downfall of nations, the crash of empires, the destruction of the unbelieving Jews, the end of an age, even the end of the world, what have these things to do with one who believes this gospel, and who has hid his life in the surety of the eternal kingdom? You who are God-knowing and gospel-believing have already received the assurances of eternal life. Since your lives have been lived in the spirit and for the Father, nothing can be of serious concern to you. Kingdom builders, the accredited citizens of the heavenly worlds, are not to be disturbed by temporal upheavals or perturbed by terrestrial cataclysms. What does it matter to you who believe this gospel of the kingdom if nations overturn, the age ends, or all things visible crash, since you know that your life is the gift of the Son, and that it is eternally secure in the Father? Having lived the temporal life by faith and having yielded the fruits of the spirit as the righteousness of loving service for your fellows, you can confidently look forward to the next step in the eternal career with the same survival faith that has carried you through your first and earthly adventure in sonship with God.

100:2.4 (1096.1) Spirituality becomes at once the indicator of one’s nearness to God and the measure of one’s usefulness to fellow beings. Spirituality enhances the ability to discover beauty in things, recognize truth in meanings, and discover goodness in values. Spiritual development is determined by capacity therefor and is directly proportional to the elimination of the selfish qualities of love.

100:2.5 (1096.2) Actual spiritual status is the measure of Deity attainment, Adjuster attunement. The achievement of finality of spirituality is equivalent to the attainment of the maximum of reality, the maximum of Godlikeness. Eternal life is the endless quest for infinite values.

100:2.6 (1096.3) The goal of human self-realization should be spiritual, not material. The only realities worth striving for are divine, spiritual, and eternal. Mortal man is entitled to the enjoyment of physical pleasures and to the satisfaction of human affections; he is benefited by loyalty to human associations and temporal institutions; but these are not the eternal foundations upon which to build the immortal personality which must transcend space, vanquish time, and achieve the eternal destiny of divine perfection and finaliter service.

100:2.7 (1096.4) Jesus portrayed the profound surety of the God-knowing mortal when he said: “To a God-knowing kingdom believer, what does it matter if all things earthly crash?” Temporal securities are vulnerable, but spiritual sureties are impregnable. When the flood tides of human adversity, selfishness, cruelty, hate, malice, and jealousy beat about the mortal soul, you may rest in the assurance that there is one inner bastion, the citadel of the spirit, which is absolutely unassailable; at least this is true of every human being who has dedicated the keeping of his soul to the indwelling spirit of the eternal God.

100:2.8 (1096.5) After such spiritual attainment, whether secured by gradual growth or specific crisis, there occurs a new orientation of personality as well as the development of a new standard of values. Such spirit-born individuals are so remotivated in life that they can calmly stand by while their fondest ambitions perish and their keenest hopes crash; they positively know that such catastrophes are but the redirecting cataclysms which wreck one’s temporal creations preliminary to the rearing of the more noble and enduring realities of a new and more sublime level of universe attainment.

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