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Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:44 pm +0000
I have the conviction that world scriptures, each to their culture, are not replete by themselves, but when woven or harmonised properly, there is compatibility. What was lacking in the Hebrew Scriptures is the ability to logically prove God as our father. There is experience, evidence, and anecdotes to prove God as our master there, and an edification as towards the identity and reality of God. But how do we really accept that God is our father?
There is some mystery which the Urantia Papers clarifies, through the elaboration of Joshua's experiences. His travels through the Roman Empire could not have been documented because of the care that he took in shrowding his own name, his former identities from those he met. We are told that Joshua had direct experience with the Roman philosophers, the centurians builders and foodmakers, while living with the Indian prince-merchant Gonod and his son Ganid. During this time, Joshua was known by his role "tutor", "tentmaker", human professions rather than names. John 20:10 "Many good deeds that have impacted this world have been performed by the same Jesus and could not have been written down here."
Where can it be found, the logical link, that brings our understanding of God as LORD into an actual understanding/relationship with God as father? It is found in the Vedas, in the enumeration of the obligations that the teacher must have towards his pupil. The very first rule from the Vedas, is that the teacher must instruct the pupil with the same consideration and care that any parent would provide.
Therefore, although it is not explicitly written in the Vulgate, there is some recourse, historically and religiously for the progressive transition we observe from the fourth epoch into the fifth of Urantia. People who have not been acquainted with the Urantia Papers may still argue that Joshua had no formal study of the Vedas, but if we accept the story we know it is not just study but personal experience of Vedic proof that Joshua had during his missing years.