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I copy/pasted a site below that has a story on the signs of these times in relation to the biblical revelations. It talks about the plagues that we are seeing. It makes me very nervous and don't know what to make of all of it; the unprecedented hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, weather changed, dead fish/animals, etc.... not to mention the turmoil in the cradle of our origins of civilization.

It would be nice to hear urantia readers perspectives on all of this. Does anyone have any comforting thoughts? Thanks.

Here's the site that I mentioned, pasted below:

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress. ... -on-earth/


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2012 is a Mayan Belief. Mayan's are not outlined in the U.B most likely because the u.b explain's the nature of primitive man, primitive religion and primitive society which this culture would definitely fit under according to U.B. There is nothing to indicate in U.B that humanity face's extinction from anything other than man-made warfare.

The only climatic event that (IMO) has caused alot of death's would be the Ice Age. I haven't found anywhere in the U.B that indicate's a catostrophic loss of life do to nature either than some floods that occured in the Med.

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Dear tosca,

After looking at that site you linked, I am not surprised you feel uneasy...that is really scary stuff. I would not spend a lot of time there - in fact, I think I've seen enough after five minutes. Fear is our enemy right now. These folks seem to have an attitude of "See? I told you!" but what good does that do? Do they have solutions?

I thought this was interesting...this is from their blurb about the "extinction protocol" book:

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Civilization is poised on the precipice of the most stupendous crisis in Earth’s history and we are running out of time to save what remains left of the human race.


I like this better:

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195:9.2 Urantia is now quivering on the very brink of one of its most amazing and enthralling epochs of social readjustment, moral quickening, and spiritual enlightenment.


The planet is nowhere near being settled...we'll have weather changes and other planetary changes for a long time - maybe even another ice-age, but so what? Human beings are very adaptable...We can't allow ourselves to clutter our minds with things that cause us fear - especially when there is nothing to be done about those things - like earth changes. Better we should be concerned with things we CAN change.

Personally, I look at all of this turmoil as a beginning and not an ending of the world. The beginning of a new era of enlightenment, true religion, culture and peace. But it might be a stormy labor, which might be what we are seeing now...I think that's what The Urantia Book is here for - at least one of the reasons.

The revelation of The Urantia Book is an antidote for fear. When we know who we are, where we cam from, and where we're going, what Jesus says makes perfect sense: "What does it matter...?"

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176:3.2 " 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.


That's a good thing to remember, and pass along whenever we can, to those who find themselves worried about what might happen next...I am a worrier about a number of things, but usually not about what's going to happen weather-wise. It just is what it is. I think we all just have to get used to it, and move forward with God, and in faith.

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I've often wondered if the Mayan Calendar ends in 2012 because they just got tired of calendar making. What I've learned from experience is every morning the sun rises. Regardless of what transpires today tomorrow the sun rises. Every day I am able to acknowledge the sun rising is a good day because about the only thing that is guaranteed is that some day the sun will rise on earth and you and I and everyone else won't be here when it does.

Aye, the warning signs are real. Every year that passes without a major earthquake on the New Madrid fault brings us one year closer to Tenskwata's revenge. Global warming or not the hurricanes have been massive and the tornadoes awesome in their destruction. When we hear the trumpet blasts of the Middle Ages we draw the sword or grab for the shield. And sooner or later you have to pay your debt or declare default. Did I mention taxes?

Put the wet spaghetti noodles away Larry and Gremlin. No lashes for politics, I'm getting to my point...

Pick your poison or your gravy. Serve. Its preparation for worlds to come and lives to live. I do think we're supposed face the challenges with our service. Serve with good cheer! Serve the Brotherhood of Mankind. Serve the Fatherhood of God. Answer the call to serve. That builds faith and overcomes all obstacles.

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In TUB we are taught about "fetishes."
Beware of making supposed "doctrine" as true authority.


(969.4) 88:2.6 Words eventually became fetishes, more especially those which were regarded as God’s words; in this way the sacred books of many religions have become fetishistic prisons incarcerating the spiritual imagination of man. Moses’ very effort against fetishes became a supreme fetish; his commandment was later used to stultify art and to retard the enjoyment and adoration of the beautiful.

(969.5) 88:2.7 In olden times the fetish word of authority was a fear-inspiring doctrine, the most terrible of all tyrants which enslave men. A doctrinal fetish will lead mortal man to betray himself into the clutches of bigotry, fanaticism, superstition, intolerance, and the most atrocious of barbarous cruelties. Modern respect for wisdom and truth is but the recent escape from the fetish-making tendency up to the higher levels of thinking and reasoning. Concerning the accumulated fetish writings which various religionists hold as sacred books, it is not only believed that what is in the book is true, but also that every truth is contained in the book. If one of these sacred books happens to speak of the earth as being flat, then, for long generations, otherwise sane men and women will refuse to accept positive evidence that the planet is round.

(969.6) 88:2.8 The practice of opening one of these sacred books to let the eye chance upon a passage, the following of which may determine important life decisions or projects, is nothing more nor less than arrant fetishism. To take an oath on a “holy book” or to swear by some object of supreme veneration is a form of refined fetishism.

(969.7) 88:2.9 But it does represent real evolutionary progress to advance from the fetish fear of a savage chief’s fingernail trimmings to the adoration of a superb collection of letters, laws, legends, allegories, myths, poems, and chronicles which, after all, reflect the winnowed moral wisdom of many centuries, at least up to the time and event of their being assembled as a “sacred book.”

(970.1) 88:2.10 To become fetishes, words had to be considered inspired, and the invocation of supposed divinely inspired writings led directly to the establishment of the authority of the church, while the evolution of civil forms led to the fruition of the authority of the state.

It would not be wise to make TUB a fetish either.

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Just because the Mayan's built a pyramid everyone think's they were some advanced culture, when if you actually study what they were all about there is nothing advanced about them. They were not advanced astronomer's, they didnt have telescope's. I don't understand why everyone is so convinced the mayan's new jack. If you watch Apocalypto you will see that the mayan's are no different from any other primitive culture. U.B state's that primitive man is afraid of so much of the natural world. Heck at one point he was even afraid of his own breathe, listening to the fear mongering of fearfull primitive's is just pure silliness :).


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The U.B is the only book in the entire human history to be written by cellestial's, you can give it special attention because it is the 5th epochal revelation. You don't have to worship it though, I don't know why any logical man would.

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The Gods Have a Future Plan for US ALL
We Simply Have to Work an DO Our Part to fulfill an make it
Happen , Threw Teamwork And When all are willing to believe and enter into their glorious inheritance of sonship with God.

''The Future +4 - Wars and rumors of wars will fade away as the teachings of Jesus, the Gospel of the Kingdom, permeate the hearts of mankind. "...peace on earth will not come until all are willing to believe and enter into their glorious inheritance of sonship with God." (The Urantia Book, 165:6.3) ''


The Future - Before the inception of life, Urantia was designated a decimal, life-experiment world. (See 900,000,000 B.C. - The Urantia Book, 36:2.8, 40:5.5, 57:8.8, 58:0.1, 62:7.1, 119:8.8)
Although its ultimate destiny is secure, Urantia is a "wild card world." The path to that future destiny will provide many unforseen turns and branches, similar to the circuitous path in the spiritual evolution of the planet that has resulted in the world we know today. Urantia has already been the stage for unanticipated events conforming it to the unique niche in the cosmos that it will forever occupy:
• the loss of a spiritual steward through rebellion, (See 200,000 B.C.),
• the default and loss of the planetary mother and father, (See 35,797 B.C.),
• the emergency Melchizedek revelation (See 1,980 - 1,886 B.C.) to reinforce the concept of monotheism and to pave the way for the incarnation of the Creator Son, (See 7 B.C.), and
• culminating with the reception of the Urantia revelation (See 1934).
What we can predict of the future, along with the usual evolutionary course of events, is that it will continue to provide surprises.

The Future +1 - The midwayers relate that "the worst of the materialistic age is over; the day of a better understanding is already beginning to dawn." (The Urantia Book, 195:6.4) and Jesus stated that "when the world has passed through the long winter of material-mindedness and you discern the coming of the spiritual springtime of a new dispensation, should you know that the summertime of a new visitation draws near." (The Urantia Book, 176:2.6) The visitation of a Magisterial Son and the inauguration of a new dispensation is approaching.

The Future +2 - The revelators indicate that Machiventa Melchizedek will return to assume the position of Planetary Prince at the beginning of the next dispensation; but others think that he could come even sooner--"any day or hour." (The Urantia Book, 114:1.3)

The Future +3 - Michael will return sometime (as he promised) to finish his bestowal Son tasks as the spiritual uplifter, a job that he couldn't complete because he came before the mindal uplift of the Magisterial Son (or Sons). Michael may also wait for further biologic uplift, which some of the revelators speculate may be fostered by Machiventa in the additional role as Material Son. (The Urantia Book, 93:10.6-7)

The Future +4 - Wars and rumors of wars will fade away as the teachings of Jesus, the Gospel of the Kingdom, permeate the hearts of mankind. "...peace on earth will not come until all are willing to believe and enter into their glorious inheritance of sonship with God." (The Urantia Book, 165:6.3)

The Future +5 - The races will have blended, resulting in a skin tone of an olive hue. (The Urantia Book, 52:3.7)

The Future +6 - The first stage of light and life will manifest. The world is administered by three celestial beings: the Planetary Sovereign, the chief of the planetary corps of finaliters, and Adam and Eve. (The Urantia Book, 55:4.4)

The Future +7 - The beginning of the second stage of light and life. A Life Carrier becomes the adviser of the planetary rulers regarding the further efforts to purify and stabilize the mortal race. (The Urantia Book, 55:4.8)

The Future +8 - The beginning of the third stage of light and life. Representatives of the superuniverses enter into new relationships with the planetary administration. (The Urantia Book, 55:4.10)

The Future +9 - The fourth stage of light and life. Trinity Teacher Sons become advisors to the world administration. (The Urantia Book, 55:4.14)

The Future +10 - The fifth stage of light and life pertains almost entirely on stabilizing the planetary environment. (The Urantia Book, 55:4.17)

The Future +11 - The sixth stage of light and life produces enhanced mindal function among the people of the world. (The Urantia Book, 55:4.18)

The Future +12 - The world is settled in the seventh stage of light and life. The physical forces of the planet and the sun are stabilized so that they can continue on into eternity. (The Urantia Book, 32:3.2, 55:4.18)

The Future +13 - The local universe of Nebadon becomes settled in light and life. (The Urantia Book,

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The Gods Have a Future Plan for US ALL
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Happen , Threw Teamwork And When all are willing to believe and enter into their glorious inheritance of sonship with God.


Good one, coop!

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Tramp Swan wrote:
I've often wondered if the Mayan Calendar ends in 2012 because they just got tired of calendar making.


See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_calendar

Misinterpretation of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is the basis for a New Age belief that a cataclysm will take place on December 21, 2012. December 21, 2012 is simply the day that the calendar will go to the next b'ak'tun.

Even when the long count (pictun) ends (in year 4776), it simply means that a new cycle starts. Just like when a milennia ends in our calendar, a new one starts. Their cycle just happens to be a bit longer (7890 years).
(Source: E.G. Richards: Mapping Time - The Calendar and Its History)


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No offence to Mayan's but they were your average bushmen, hardly advanced in any way really.

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anytime i'm with maryjoe and coop in this.

and concur with boomshuka about the Mayan and their pyramids..
..or the Mayan had been credited for things which they never did?


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The Mayans Were Only Semi civilized

Mankind Today IS Still Only Semi civilized .

http://public.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAMRCA/MAYAS.HTM

http://www.history.com/topics/maya


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