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We are told by the Celestials if a person rejects survival, the indwelling Adjuster withdraws from the mind and personality loses the opportunity enjoy a state of permanence (112:3.2). However, it appears, the authors are silent on the issue of the immortal soul in the face of personality extinction --what happens to the soul when personality commits suicide?

maryjo606 and I were building on a related subject here: link. It got me to review the idea of mortality. In the afterlife, there emerges an immortal soul in the surviving personality. But even in the afterlife, especially in the preliminary stages of fusion, there is not an absolute guarantee of personality survival. The personality can yet reject survival on the mansion world.

What if the personality, as a morontial, rejects survival, what happens to the immortal soul? Also, is the soul mindal?

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1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, when he has been pronounced spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt, in the conjoint opinion of the Adjuster and the surviving seraphim, when such co-ordinate advice has been recorded on Uversa, and after the Censors and their reflective associates have verified these findings, thereupon do the rulers of Orvonton order the immediate release of the indwelling Monitor. But this release of the Adjuster in no way affects the duties of the personal or group seraphim concerned with that Adjuster-abandoned individual. This kind of death is final in its significance irrespective of the temporary continuation of the living energies of the physical and mind mechanisms. From the cosmic standpoint the mortal is already dead; the continuing life merely indicates the persistence of the material momentum of cosmic energies.


With regard to 'is the soul mindal'? My interpretation is no. The reason is because above, it describes the potential for soul death to occur even while the mind is still functioning. Also, the second form of death in the next paragraph in paper 112 is 'mind death'. So I take that to mean these are separate.

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2. Intellectual (mind) death. When the vital circuits of higher adjutant ministry are disrupted through the aberrations of intellect or because of the partial destruction of the mechanism of the brain, and if these conditions pass a certain critical point of irreparability, the indwelling Adjuster is immediately released to depart for Divinington. On the universe records a mortal personality is considered to have met with death whenever the essential mind circuits of human will-action have been destroyed. And again, this is death, irrespective of the continuing function of the living mechanism of the physical body. The body minus the volitional mind is no longer human, but according to the prior choosing of the human will, the soul of such an individual may survive.


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The soul dies.

112.3.2
1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, when he has been pronounced spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt, in the conjoint opinion of the Adjuster and the surviving seraphim, when such co-ordinate advice has been recorded on Uversa, and after the Censors and their reflective associates have verified these findings, thereupon do the rulers of Orvonton order the immediate release of the indwelling Monitor. But this release of the Adjuster in no way affects the duties of the personal or group seraphim concerned with that Adjuster-abandoned individual. This kind of death is final in its significance irrespective of the temporary continuation of the living energies of the physical and mind mechanisms. From the cosmic standpoint the mortal is already dead; the continuing life merely indicates the persistence of the material momentum of cosmic energies.


The above, aside from including the word soul in parentheses in the title of the paragraph, does not describe a soul death. I had considered that reference and concluded it is not stating the death of the soul or personality per se, but rather divorce between soul and Adjuster. It appears in this candidate, the mind has 'disadjustered.' Further, what is there a need for a Seraphim guardian if the soul and personality have indeed expired? The above is referring to someone who has rejected the eternal career while in mortality; the personality and soul still exist in mortality.

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With regard to 'is the soul mindal'? My interpretation is no. The reason is because above, it describes the potential for soul death to occur even while the mind is still functioning. Also, the second form of death in the next paragraph in paper 112 is 'mind death'. So I take that to mean these are separate.

2. Intellectual (mind) death. When the vital circuits of higher adjutant ministry are disrupted through the aberrations of intellect or because of the partial destruction of the mechanism of the brain, and if these conditions pass a certain critical point of irreparability, the indwelling Adjuster is immediately released to depart for Divinington. On the universe records a mortal personality is considered to have met with death whenever the essential mind circuits of human will-action have been destroyed. And again, this is death, irrespective of the continuing function of the living mechanism of the physical body. The body minus the volitional mind is no longer human, but according to the prior choosing of the human will, the soul of such an individual may survive.


I believe the above refers to someone with brain damage so severe that the normal intellectual function is lost.

Regarding the soul, how do you read the following:

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6:8.6 (80.3) Never can the concept of the Eternal Son shine brightly in your material or subsequent morontial mind...

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When the decision is made to not survive, the soul dies and the personality is absorbed into the Supreme.

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117:4.2 (1283.4) Throughout the grand universe the Supreme struggles for expression. His divine evolution is in measure predicated on the wisdom-action of every personality in existence. When a human being chooses eternal survival, he is cocreating destiny; and in the life of this ascending mortal the finite God finds an increased measure of personality self-realization and an enlargement of experiential sovereignty. But if a creature rejects the eternal career, that part of the Supreme which was dependent on this creature’s choice experiences inescapable delay, a deprivation which must be compensated by substitutional or collateral experience; as for the personality of the nonsurvivor, it is absorbed into the oversoul of creation, becoming a part of the Deity of the Supreme.


Our soul is born when an adjuster indwells our mortal mind. So, in that sense, soul and mind are linked. The "morontial mind" is the same mind we've always had, and becomes reality at a stage of our spiritual evolution when we become increasingly in contact with the mind of the Eternal Son and our mind becomes more 'spiritualized'.


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This quote is directly relevant to the discussion.

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The soul of man is an experiential acquirement. As a mortal creature chooses to "do the will of the Father in heaven," so the indwelling spirit becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortal and material mind is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this new reality is neither material nor spiritual--it is morontial. This is the emerging and immortal soul which is destined to survive mortal death and begin the Paradise ascension. (8.10) 0:5.10


So the material mind is the mother of the soul, which increasingly spiritualizes as a mortal being chooses to do God's will. The Adjuster is the father of the soul.


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The soul dies.

112.3.2
1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, when he has been pronounced spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt, in the conjoint opinion of the Adjuster and the surviving seraphim, when such co-ordinate advice has been recorded on Uversa, and after the Censors and their reflective associates have verified these findings, thereupon do the rulers of Orvonton order the immediate release of the indwelling Monitor. But this release of the Adjuster in no way affects the duties of the personal or group seraphim concerned with that Adjuster-abandoned individual. This kind of death is final in its significance irrespective of the temporary continuation of the living energies of the physical and mind mechanisms. From the cosmic standpoint the mortal is already dead; the continuing life merely indicates the persistence of the material momentum of cosmic energies.


The above, aside from including the word soul in parentheses in the title of the paragraph, does not describe a soul death. I had considered that reference and concluded it is not stating the death of the soul or personality per se, but rather divorce between soul and Adjuster. ' It appears in this candidate, the mind has 'disadjustered. Further, what is there a need for a Seraphim guardian if the soul and personality have indeed expired? The above is referring to someone who has rejected the eternal career while in mortality; the personality and soul still exist in mortality.


BB, what you write above is incorrect. Paper 112, section 3, quote 2 is not talking about a specific individual or specific condition. It is speaking generally.

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3. The Phenomenon of Death

112:3.1 (1229. 8 ) Urantians generally recognize only one kind of death, the physical cessation of life energies; but concerning personality survival there are really three kinds:

112:3.2 (1229.9) 1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, ....


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When the decision is made to not survive, the soul dies and the personality is absorbed into the Supreme.

117:4.2 (1283.4) Throughout the grand universe the Supreme struggles for expression. His divine evolution is in measure predicated on the wisdom-action of every personality in existence. When a human being chooses eternal survival, he is cocreating destiny; and in the life of this ascending mortal the finite God finds an increased measure of personality self-realization and an enlargement of experiential sovereignty. But if a creature rejects the eternal career, that part of the Supreme which was dependent on this creature’s choice experiences inescapable delay, a deprivation which must be compensated by substitutional or collateral experience; as for the personality of the nonsurvivor, it is absorbed into the oversoul of creation, becoming a part of the Deity of the Supreme.

Our soul is born when an adjuster indwells our mortal mind. So, in that sense, soul and mind are linked. The "morontial mind" is the same mind we've always had, and becomes reality at a stage of our spiritual evolution when we become increasingly in contact with the mind of the Eternal Son and our mind becomes more 'spiritualized'.



The revelation you cite speaks to the death of personality:

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"But if a creature rejects the eternal career, that part of the Supreme which was dependent on this creature’s choice experiences inescapable delay, a deprivation which must be compensated by substitutional or collateral experience; as for the personality of the nonsurvivor, it is absorbed into the oversoul of creation, becoming a part of the Deity of the Supreme.


We know personality is an aggregate of factors that make up selfhood, the reassembly of TA and soul. Personality is not a soul, nor is it an Adjuster. It is the sum of those parts. The fact of survival of personality is recounted here:

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112:3.5 (1230.3) After death the material body returns to the elemental world from which it was derived, but two nonmaterial factors of surviving personality persist: The pre-existent Thought Adjuster, with the memory transcription of the mortal career, proceeds to Divinington; and there also remains, in the custody of the destiny guardian, the immortal morontia soul of the deceased human. These phases and forms of soul, these once kinetic but now static formulas of identity, are essential to repersonalization on the morontia worlds; and it is the reunion of the Adjuster and the soul that reassembles the surviving personality, that reconsciousizes you at the time of the morontia awakening.


TA is a part of personality, and we know TA is eternal in nature. We also know the soul, an aspect of personality, is immortal in nature, told to us throughout TUB. When these factors unite is resurrection of the personality. But when personality is annihilated TA is not destroyed. Instead it is divorced from the immortal soul; the sum total is removed. And since we know the fact TA survives personality death, then death of personality is not death of its parts, at least death does not extend to TA. With that in mind, why assume death of personality is death of soul?

Perhaps we can use numbers to express this relationship.

1 = soul
2 = Adjuster
3 = Personality

1 + 2 = 3

Personality (3) is destroyed so the relationship (+) between 1 and 2 is removed. What remains is 1, 2.



My position, as I understand the revelation, is death of personality is, in fact, death of the relationship between TA and the soul.

What evidence in revelation which directly tells us the immortal soul is destroyed, which to me is a self-contradiction. I do not know of any and the one you provided is subject to interpretation.

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I do not dispute that mind and adjuster are parents to the soul.

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This quote is directly relevant to the discussion.

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The soul of man is an experiential acquirement. As a mortal creature chooses to "do the will of the Father in heaven," so the indwelling spirit becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortal and material mind is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this new reality is neither material nor spiritual--it is morontial. This is the emerging and immortal soul which is destined to survive mortal death and begin the Paradise ascension. (8.10) 0:5.10


So the material mind is the mother of the soul, which increasingly spiritualizes as a mortal being chooses to do God's will. The Adjuster is the father of the soul.

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It is possible the revelation is not drawn from a case study but rather the author speaks of the effect based on the laws that govern death. However, I could rightfully assume there are historical cases in Satania where personalities have died in that manner.

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The soul dies.

112.3.2
1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, when he has been pronounced spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt, in the conjoint opinion of the Adjuster and the surviving seraphim, when such co-ordinate advice has been recorded on Uversa, and after the Censors and their reflective associates have verified these findings, thereupon do the rulers of Orvonton order the immediate release of the indwelling Monitor. But this release of the Adjuster in no way affects the duties of the personal or group seraphim concerned with that Adjuster-abandoned individual. This kind of death is final in its significance irrespective of the temporary continuation of the living energies of the physical and mind mechanisms. From the cosmic standpoint the mortal is already dead; the continuing life merely indicates the persistence of the material momentum of cosmic energies.


The above, aside from including the word soul in parentheses in the title of the paragraph, does not describe a soul death. I had considered that reference and concluded it is not stating the death of the soul or personality per se, but rather divorce between soul and Adjuster. ' It appears in this candidate, the mind has 'disadjustered. Further, what is there a need for a Seraphim guardian if the soul and personality have indeed expired? The above is referring to someone who has rejected the eternal career while in mortality; the personality and soul still exist in mortality.


BB, what you write above is incorrect. Paper 112, section 3, quote 2 is not talking about a specific individual or specific condition. It is speaking generally.

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3. The Phenomenon of Death

112:3.1 (1229. 8 ) Urantians generally recognize only one kind of death, the physical cessation of life energies; but concerning personality survival there are really three kinds:

112:3.2 (1229.9) 1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, ....

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I had first given you a quote that illustrates the death of the soul, which I thought you were asking about. In response to that, you wrote " I had considered that reference and concluded it is not stating the death of the soul or personality .." So then I provided a quote about what happens to the personality of a non survivor.

In any case, the soul is immortal in the sense that nothing of truth, beauty or goodness ever dies. So the good experiences of the non-survivors are carreid forward as part of the Supreme's evolution. And the personality is absorbed in the Supreme.


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It is possible the revelation is not drawn from a case study but rather the author speaks of the effect based on the laws that govern death. However, I could rightfully assume there are historical cases in Satania where personalities have died in that manner.



Sure, of course. But I took your post to be limiting in that sense; meaning, it was ONLY about that particular type of case.


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But the soul is a tangible item. It is morontial in substance. Are you saying the Supreme Being absorbs the morontial substance?


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I had first given you a quote that illustrates the death of the soul, which I thought you were asking about. In response to that, you wrote " I had considered that reference and concluded it is not stating the death of the soul or personality .." So then I provided a quote about what happens to the personality of a non survivor.

In any case, the soul is immortal in the sense that nothing of truth, beauty or goodness ever dies. So the good experiences of the non-survivors are carreid forward as part of the Supreme's evolution. And the personality is absorbed in the Supreme.

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When the decision is made to not survive, the soul dies and the personality is absorbed into the Supreme.

117:4.2 (1283.4) Throughout the grand universe the Supreme struggles for expression. His divine evolution is in measure predicated on the wisdom-action of every personality in existence. When a human being chooses eternal survival, he is cocreating destiny; and in the life of this ascending mortal the finite God finds an increased measure of personality self-realization and an enlargement of experiential sovereignty. But if a creature rejects the eternal career, that part of the Supreme which was dependent on this creature’s choice experiences inescapable delay, a deprivation which must be compensated by substitutional or collateral experience; as for the personality of the nonsurvivor, it is absorbed into the oversoul of creation, becoming a part of the Deity of the Supreme.

Our soul is born when an adjuster indwells our mortal mind. So, in that sense, soul and mind are linked. The "morontial mind" is the same mind we've always had, and becomes reality at a stage of our spiritual evolution when we become increasingly in contact with the mind of the Eternal Son and our mind becomes more 'spiritualized'.



The revelation you cite speaks to the death of personality:

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"But if a creature rejects the eternal career, that part of the Supreme which was dependent on this creature’s choice experiences inescapable delay, a deprivation which must be compensated by substitutional or collateral experience; as for the personality of the nonsurvivor, it is absorbed into the oversoul of creation, becoming a part of the Deity of the Supreme.


We know personality is an aggregate of factors that make up selfhood, the reassembly of TA and soul. Personality is not a soul, nor is it an Adjuster. It is the sum of those parts. The fact of survival of personality is recounted here:

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112:3.5 (1230.3) After death the material body returns to the elemental world from which it was derived, but two nonmaterial factors of surviving personality persist: The pre-existent Thought Adjuster, with the memory transcription of the mortal career, proceeds to Divinington; and there also remains, in the custody of the destiny guardian, the immortal morontia soul of the deceased human. These phases and forms of soul, these once kinetic but now static formulas of identity, are essential to repersonalization on the morontia worlds; and it is the reunion of the Adjuster and the soul that reassembles the surviving personality, that reconsciousizes you at the time of the morontia awakening.


TA is a part of personality, and we know TA is eternal in nature. We also know the soul, an aspect of personality, is immortal in nature, told to us throughout TUB. When these factors unite is resurrection of the personality. But when personality is annihilated TA is not destroyed. Instead it is divorced from the immortal soul; the sum total is removed. And since we know the fact TA survives personality death, then death of personality is not death of its parts, at least death does not extend to TA. With that in mind, why assume death of personality is death of soul?

Perhaps we can use numbers to express this relationship.

1 = soul
2 = Adjuster
3 = Personality

1 + 2 = 3

Personality (3) is destroyed so the relationship (+) between 1 and 2 is removed. What remains is 1, 2.



My position, as I understand the revelation, is death of personality is, in fact, death of the relationship between TA and the soul.

What evidence in revelation which directly tells us the immortal soul is destroyed, which to me is a self-contradiction. I do not know of any and the one you provided is subject to interpretation.



The personality is NOT the TA and neither is the personality 1 + 2 or the sum of anything. Text please. Neither the personality or the soul survives without the other. Only the TA and the experiential expressions of TB&G survive..those go to the Supreme. Morontia mind is different from Adjutant mind but share the same source. The soul is also personal and requires person-ality for survival...it is not immortal until and unless there is fusion with the TA.


112:3.2 directly and specifically describes soul death. Clearly so. No such thing as "divorce" of soul. And no one may reject survival and still have a soul..so long as soul exists, the circle progression and the flicker continues.


The soul is mindal. I am happy to provide any text needed to help illustrate...but Agon D. Onter has certainly done so for most of the issues of question by BB.


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The soul is immortal and does not require fusion for immortality; soul is a product of the union of Adjuster and mind .

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0:5.10 (8.10) 4. Soul. The soul of man is an experiential acquirement. As a mortal creature chooses to “do the will of the Father in heaven,” so the indwelling spirit becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortal and material mind is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this new reality is neither material nor spiritual—it is morontial. This is the emerging and immortal soul which is destined to survive mortal death and begin the Paradise ascension.


Can a personality which rejects the eternal career undo the immortality of the soul? My position is no. Please provide reference to undoing the immortal nature of the soul.

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The soul is only potentially immortal until fusion. It has no other potential or destiny that I know of. The quote about soul death has already been posted. Not a difficult one to understand and there is no soul without personality so the death of one is the end of the other.

112:3.2 (1229.9) 1. Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, when he has been pronounced spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt, in the conjoint opinion of the Adjuster and the surviving seraphim, when such co-ordinate advice has been recorded on Uversa, and after the Censors and their reflective associates have verified these findings, thereupon do the rulers of Orvonton order the immediate release of the indwelling Monitor. But this release of the Adjuster in no way affects the duties of the personal or group seraphim concerned with that Adjuster-abandoned individual. This kind of death is final in its significance irrespective of the temporary continuation of the living energies of the physical and mind mechanisms. From the cosmic standpoint the mortal is already dead; the continuing life merely indicates the persistence of the material momentum of cosmic energies.


I happen to agree that once the soul is born, it is more likely than not that the soul survives material death and is resurrected on the Mansion Worlds where it should continue the Circle Progress to its destiny in fusion. However, there are UB students I admire who do not think so and are not so liberal as I in such perspective.

Around page 4 of the topic: the Human Individual as a model.... is a discussion, led especially by Jim and Makalu, which disputes my own perspective on this topic. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5444&start=45

I find the UB does not give specifics about who and how many survives death who gave birth to soul and also does not specify how many souls which survive material death fail to fuse. Your opinion that soul is immortal upon its birth and survives without personality is your own, unique, view. I find compelling evidence to the contrary. Remember soul is born early in life. How can the mind create its own self destruction by the free will choice to embrace sin and iniquity if it is inherently eternal? I find the use of the term "immortal soul" to differentiate it from the material self. I look forward to further study of the issue.

111:1.6 (1217.1) Mind is the cosmic instrument on which the human will can play the discords of destruction, or upon which this same human will can bring forth the exquisite melodies of God identification and consequent eternal survival. The Adjuster bestowed upon man is, in the last analysis, impervious to evil and incapable of sin, but mortal mind can actually be twisted, distorted, and rendered evil and ugly by the sinful machinations of a perverse and self-seeking human will. Likewise can this mind be made noble, beautiful, true, and good—actually great—in accordance with the spirit-illuminated will of a God-knowing human being.

111:1.9 (1217.4) Mind is your ship, the Adjuster is your pilot, the human will is captain. The master of the mortal vessel should have the wisdom to trust the divine pilot to guide the ascending soul into the morontia harbors of eternal survival. Only by selfishness, slothfulness, and sinfulness can the will of man reject the guidance of such a loving pilot and eventually wreck the mortal career upon the evil shoals of rejected mercy and upon the rocks of embraced sin. With your consent, this faithful pilot will safely carry you across the barriers of time and the handicaps of space to the very source of the divine mind and on beyond, even to the Paradise Father of Adjusters.

111:4.11 (1220.10) This is the problem: If freewill man is endowed with the powers of creativity in the inner man, then must we recognize that freewill creativity embraces the potential of freewill destructivity. And when creativity is turned to destructivity, you are face to face with the devastation of evil and sin—oppression, war, and destruction. Evil is a partiality of creativity which tends toward disintegration and eventual destruction. All conflict is evil in that it inhibits the creative function of the inner life—it is a species of civil war in the personality.

111:5.4 (1221.5) Peace in this life, survival in death, perfection in the next life, service in eternity—all these are achieved (in spirit) now when the creature personality consents—chooses—to subject the creature will to the Father’s will. And already has the Father chosen to make a fragment of himself subject to the will of the creature personality.

111:2.2 (1217.6) The material mind of mortal man is the cosmic loom that carries the morontia fabrics on which the indwelling Thought Adjuster threads the spirit patterns of a universe character of enduring values and divine meanings—a surviving soul of ultimate destiny and unending career, a potential finaliter.

111:2.3 (1218.1) The human personality is identified with mind and spirit held together in functional relationship by life in a material body. This functioning relationship of such mind and spirit does not result in some combination of the qualities or attributes of mind and spirit but rather in an entirely new, original, and unique universe value of potentially eternal endurance, the soul.

111:2.4 (1218.2) There are three and not two factors in the evolutionary creation of such an immortal soul. These three antecedents of the morontia human soul are:

111:2.5 (1218.3) 1. The human mind and all cosmic influences antecedent thereto and impinging thereon.

111:2.6 (1218.4) 2. The divine spirit indwelling this human mind and all potentials inherent in such a fragment of absolute spirituality together with all associated spiritual influences and factors in human life.

111:2.7 (1218.5) 3. The relationship between material mind and divine spirit, which connotes a value and carries a meaning not found in either of the contributing factors to such an association. The reality of this unique relationship is neither material nor spiritual but morontial. It is the soul.

111:2.8 (1218.6) The midway creatures have long denominated this evolving soul of man the mid-mind in contradistinction to the lower or material mind and the higher or cosmic mind. This mid-mind is really a morontia phenomenon since it exists in the realm between the material and the spiritual. The potential of such a morontia evolution is inherent in the two universal urges of mind: the impulse of the finite mind of the creature to know God and attain the divinity of the Creator, and the impulse of the infinite mind of the Creator to know man and attain the experience of the creature.

111:2.9 (1218.7) This supernal transaction of evolving the immortal soul is made possible because the mortal mind is first personal and second is in contact with superanimal realities; it possesses a supermaterial endowment of cosmic ministry which insures the evolution of a moral nature capable of making moral decisions, thereby effecting a bona fide creative contact with the associated spiritual ministries and with the indwelling Thought Adjuster.

111:2.10 (1218.8) The inevitable result of such a contactual spiritualization of the human mind is the gradual birth of a soul, the joint offspring of an adjutant mind dominated by a human will that craves to know God, working in liaison with the spiritual forces of the universe which are under the overcontrol of an actual fragment of the very God of all creation—the Mystery Monitor. And thus does the material and mortal reality of the self transcend the temporal limitations of the physical-life machine and attain a new expression and a new identification in the evolving vehicle for selfhood continuity, the morontia and immortal soul.

111:4.11 (1220.10) This is the problem: If freewill man is endowed with the powers of creativity in the inner man, then must we recognize that freewill creativity embraces the potential of freewill destructivity. And when creativity is turned to destructivity, you are face to face with the devastation of evil and sin—oppression, war, and destruction. Evil is a partiality of creativity which tends toward disintegration and eventual destruction. All conflict is evil in that it inhibits the creative function of the inner life—it is a species of civil war in the personality.

111:5.4 (1221.5) Peace in this life, survival in death, perfection in the next life, service in eternity—all these are achieved (in spirit) now when the creature personality consents—chooses—to subject the creature will to the Father’s will. And already has the Father chosen to make a fragment of himself subject to the will of the creature personality.

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