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For many years I speculated as to what circumstances led to the revelators deciding to deliver to us the fifth epochal revelation in the 1930’s.

Was it the fact that we had a pending global war? Was there a singular event that predicated the revelation, or was it perhaps because the right people were in the right place to receive and prepare the Urantia Book for subsequent generations?

I think I have found a startling clue as to why the Urantia Book might have appeared when it did, and you can find it in Paper 195:2.

In the Life and Teachings of Jesus we are told that Michael, when choosing where and when to have his seventh and final bestowal, thought that Jerusalem was ideal because it would give Jesus the best opportunity to learn about men of that age, as the location was socially centered in the crossroads of humanity, and further, that because of the Roman Empire’s influence in bringing some sense of order to civilization back then, this would also allow the message of Jesus to have its greatest potential for influence and dissemination.

Taking these two things into account, one begins to see a similar situation in America (and Western Civilization, et al) today where a new revelation might be best suited for our times and for many of the same reasons the revelation of Jesus appeared during Roman times.

Here is the quote (note I underline the specific passages that most apply to today’s world conditions).

“…the rest of the Roman Empire was found to be receptive to the evolving Christian teachings. Western civilization was at this time intellectual, war weary, and thoroughly skeptical of all existing religions and universe philosophies. The peoples of the Western world, the beneficiaries of Greek culture, had a revered tradition of a great past. They could contemplate the inheritance of great accomplishments in philosophy, art, literature, and political progress. But with all these achievements they had no soul-satisfying religion. Their spiritual longings remained unsatisfied.

"Upon such a stage of human society the teachings of Jesus, embraced in the Christian message, were suddenly thrust. A new order of living was thus presented to the hungry hearts of these Western peoples.”

Do you see a strong resemblance to the same social conditions that existed then, as they do today, one that prompted the revelators to act now because the conditions are ripe for a new revelation of spiritual truth to be embraced during an age when people are "skeptical" of religion?

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Another interesting comparison is that the how the older, mostly evolutionary religions were loosening their hold upon the imagination of mankind during the times before the birth of Jesus, and this allowed the religion of Jesus, modified and deformed to fit the needs of a specific group of followers (western civilization), to fill the void for more than 2000 years. Today, that same religion, now so evolutionized as to be in many ways unrecognizable as the teachings of the Master, is again loosing its grip upon the imagination of man, and the time is ripening for a new chapter in the struggle.


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I agree Al. But of those who are seeking most are numb through and through. There's so much crystallization of the negative variety. So much consternation towards the UB too while it holds the key to what they're looking for.

Of course, this is all the same as it was 2000 years ago. So that means we must represent personally, be the ambassadors of the kingdom, and be what's necessary to set the example that will be the means for our friends to calm down and see what the truth is. And that ain't easy.


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I think you are correct about the war prospect. With the modern war, there is less of a test of "survival of the fittest", but the chemistry of weaponry/ballistics implies that people may die indiscriminately. This was one part of it, certainly. Because modern war can make the world uninhabitable; modern war may leave no survivors, and usually has no decisive victor.

I think that technology, i.e. in the context of "technocracy", spurs the survival of mankind and puts the issue of "Land/Person" ratio into our minds. That is the time when we as humans have to evaluate the individuality of our planet, and allow facts to determine or suggest our actions. Technology systems within the beaurocracy gives us such power that material ends can obscure the meaning and insight found via sentient communion with the divine.

We might also give consideration to evolution and our spiritual receptivity, in the context that we (1934) have become intellectually capable of recognising the facts that stem from the Trinity, and of cosmology.

We can tend to make a mountain out of 1934, as an crux of human society. Of course, we know that Jesus wanted to reveal his original form/true nature to all persons in Nebadon who want to know God. We are wondering, what it was in the maturation of mankind society on urantia.

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well planning the content of the papers was begun in the middle ages and it was published to be in place for a future time when the world is ready for it...

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The Publication Mandate

COMPILED BY: Certain members of the General Council of Urantia Brotherhood

FOR: The files of the Executive Committee of Urantia Brotherhood

PRESENTED: 4 April, 1955

It seems appropriate, a second time, to bring to the attention of the Executive Committee certain wise comments and advices which have been gathered over a period of years and which pertain to the future problems of The Urantia Book. These advices could well be presented under the general caption:
The Timing of The Urantia Book

(Generally designated as “The Publication Mandate”*)

“We regard The Urantia Book as a feature of the progressive evolution of human society. It is not germane to the spectacular episodes of epochal revolution, even though it may apparently be timed to appear in the wake of one such revolution in human society. The book belongs to the era immediately to follow the conclusion of the present ideological struggle. That will be the day when men will be willing to seek truth and righteousness. When the chaos of the present confusion has passed, it will be more readily possible to formulate the cosmos of a new and improved era of human relationships. And it is for this better order of affairs on earth that the book has been made ready.

“But the publication of the book has not been postponed to that (possibly) somewhat remote date. An early publication of the book has been provided so that it may be in hand for the training of leaders and teachers. Its presence is also required to engage the attention of persons of means who may be thus led to provide funds for translations into other languages.

“(You) who have dedicated (your) lives to the service of the Book and the Brotherhood can little realize the import of (your) doings. (You) will doubtless live and die without fully realizing that (you) are participating in the birth of a new age of religion on this world.

“The future is not open to (your) mortal comprehension, but (you) will do well to diligently study the order, plan, and methods of progression as they were enacted in the earth life of Michael when the Word was made flesh. You are becoming actors in an ensuing episode when the Word is made Book. Great is the difference in these dispensations of religion, but many are the lessons which can be learned from a study of the former age.

“(You) must again study the times of Jesus on earth. (You) must carefully take note of how the kingdom of heaven was inaugurated in the world. Did it evolve slowly and unfold naturally? or did it come with sudden show of force and with spectacular exhibition of power? Was it evolutionary or revolutionary?

“(You) must learn to possess (your) souls in patience. (You) are in association with a revelation of truth which is a part of the natural evolution of religion on this world. Over-rapid growth would be suicidal. The book is being given to those who are ready for it long before the day of its world-wide mission. Thousands of study groups must be brought into existence and the book must be translated into many tongues. Thus will the book be in readiness when the battle for man’s liberty is finally won and the world is once more made safe for the religion of Jesus and the freedom of mankind.”

* In A History of the Urantia Movement, by Dr. William S. Sadler, this message is titled, The Publication Mandate.

[This paper was presented by William S. Sadler, Jr. to the Forum on the above date. For public consumption, the pronouns were modified, e.g., “we” instead of “you.” For this purpose we have changed them back to the original. Copies of this paper were inserted into the secretary’s notebook.]


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Perhaps the fact that the book isn't even a hundred years old has something to do, if not a lot of things to do with it not having too much traction. It ain't ancient enough right now, so by the time people begin to be "willing to seek truth and righteousness" for real, the book will be old enough to have more clout than it does now. It took Christianity 300 years to get rolling.


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Super awesome insights everyone!!! Very enjoyable reading.

One of my favorite concepts in the UB is the concept of "suddenly". Like when the proto-fishes were "suddenly" driven from existence by their vertebrate cousins from the north (west? I can't remember). But the Authors do specify that evolution is driven by "suddenly" events just as much as it is driven by gradual progression. Personally, as a rather unperceptive person, I can't tell if we are due for a "suddenly" event or not. I liken those who (continually) predict these events to the Shaman in the UB who, after getting one chance event right conveniently forgets the 1000 or so mis-attempts. But it may be that a "suddenly" will happen in our life time. I kind of doubt it, we had a BIG suddenly happen less than 100 years ago (the transmission and publication of our favorite book), so to me, it seems like having another suddenly would be kind of self defeating from a universe perspective.

Definitely on board with Se-La an the war expectation. sadly we appear a bit overdue for some useless slaughter. But wars in my mind are not "suddenly" events. War is more a sad repetition of the same crap we have been subjugating our selves to since day one.

At least that is how I see it...


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alwilliams767 wrote:
... we had a BIG suddenly happen less than 100 years ago (the transmission and publication of our favorite book), so to me, it seems like having another suddenly would be kind of self defeating from a universe perspective.


The sudden appearance of the Urantia Papers nearly 100 years ago was timed to avoid the unfortunate adoption of the big bang theory of creation. Whoever it was that received the Papers dropped the ball. The science of the Papers should have immediately been brought to the attention of the physics community, Einstein in particular, who was struggling at the time to understand why the cosmos was expanding and not collapsing. He thought that there must be a cosmological constant that was counteracting gravity. If the science of the Papers had come to Einstein he would have been able to see the true nature of linear gravity and the fossil fuel economy that we suffer from today could have been avoided along with all of it's wars and pollution. It's not to late to wake up, but the evil big bang theory has such a strong hold on physics that it will not easily let go. When linear gravity is finally understood, the sudden revelation of the true nature of creation will be the fulfillment of the sudden appearance of the Urantia Papers.

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The science of the Papers should have immediately been brought to the attention of the physics community, Einstein in particular, who was struggling at the time to understand why the cosmos was expanding and not collapsing.


0:6.11 Pattern may configure energy, but it does not control it. Gravity is the sole control of energy-matter. Neither space nor pattern are gravity responsive, but there is no relationship between space and pattern; space is neither pattern nor potential pattern. Pattern is a configuration of reality which has already paid all gravity debt; the reality of any pattern consists of its energies, its mind, spirit, or material components.

This in TUB in particular would have changed the course of physics.


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What Einstein needed to know was that there is a puissant emergent ultimatonic energy that fills the content of space, which slows down and condenses into the electronic organization of matter. This would have been the answer to his quandary over gravity. At that point he would not have been led astray by the Catholic church and it's primordial atom theory that led to the big bang debacle.

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You are right because "suddenly" events that may spark a conflict are as the precipitation that follows condensation. "Suddenly" events are transitional moments and certainly alter the potentiality factors of history (indellibly), but scholars will always analyse the condensing factors that allow them to happen.

So what is the balance? The Life Carriers have Testified that under ideal circumstances, the whole of evolution may be brought from the single-celled organisation into the primitive man organisation in a span of roughly 1,000,000 years. And that mammalian life organisation is more capable of the precipitous evolutionary jumps (in a single generation-progenation) than its former forms. As a measure of social change, 100 years is a long time. In potential Urantia Papers and teachings could have made more inroads in the auspices of human progress than we have now (from 1955-2017). I do not wish to speculate more. But I believe that the Idaeology of Urantia Papers is taking root, that it has influenced and helped to unite the existing religions, already more than we will realise on the surface of things.

Simply observe the personality of Jesus, that he did not seek to convert but to guide actuality (of mind) within human individuality to its proper vector, which in humility allows the person to gain wisdom. Do not look for the entire human population to harange the banner of the Paradise Trinity, but evaluate how prudence, as it is offered in the Urantia Papers is prospering within many existing institutions currently.

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Before you carry on too far in this topic, I just want to say that the Urantia Papers came during a time that would prepare humanity for the great growing pains we are now experiencing as one people. But its teachings are obscure, but helping to ensure mankind's survival. It is Michael Creator Son's promise that he is returning and we must prepare for him at all times. We are making progress. In a thousand years maybe, we will all call this planet Urantia and have real lasting peace. We will be happy because we learn to appreciate our neighbours and to live to see our children grow stronger than we. Human progress will occurr, and it is occurring in our generation. And we are truly connected to all other people through sharing in the cosmic adjutant spirit. We are truly empathetic and sentient life forms of Urantia.

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And remember the statement the Authors make on how, beneath the surface of outward social progress, it is the teachings of Michael which are slowly, invisibly working their way thru the beliefs of humanity.

And at this time, that is most likely for the best


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SEla_Kelly wrote:
... But its teachings are obscure, but helping to ensure mankind's survival. It is Michael Creator Son's promise that he is returning and we must prepare for him at all times. We are making progress. In a thousand years maybe, we will all call this planet Urantia and have real lasting peace.


Maybe obscure, but not really. It's only our lack of understanding that makes it seem so.

Jesus is trying to show us the true essence of creation. It is not for me to contemplate what may happen 1000 years from now, it is for me to help Jesus now by helping to understand how to create a containment vessel for a fusion reaction...a mesotron. 42:8.4

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graybear13 wrote:
it is for me to help Jesus now by helping to understand how to create a containment vessel for a fusion reaction...a mesotron. 42:8.4



The dark gravity bodies encircling Havona are neither triata nor gravita, and their drawing power discloses both forms of physical gravity, linear and absolute.11:8.4

Have you considered negative refractive-index metamaterials? The dark gravity bodies encircling Havona are an ideal containment vessel. And Paradise (Absolutum) is a perfect fusion reactor. TUB hints at this.

0:4.13 ...Paradise is not a creator; it is a unique controller of many universe activities, far more of a controller than a reactor. Throughout the material universes Paradise influences the reactions and conduct of all beings having to do with force, energy...


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