Q: When, or after we go to the mansion worlds, do we require food, or do we need to work or have a job to buy food? is there anything like computer or internet in the mansion worlds?
Thanks for your note to us about the Mansion worlds…
These are interesting questions, and ones that we can’t help but wonder about, since all the things you mention are things that we all face in this earthly life, day after day…
The Urantia Book does answer some of these questions. For example, here’s a passage about food:
47:4.6 Though you have morontia bodies, you continue, through all seven of these worlds, to eat, drink, and rest. You partake of the morontia order of food, a kingdom of living energy unknown on the material worlds. Both food and water are fully utilized in the morontia body; there is no residual waste. Pause to consider: Mansonia number one is a very material sphere, presenting the early beginnings of the morontia regime. You are still a near human and not far removed from the limited viewpoints of mortal life, but each world discloses definite progress. From sphere to sphere you grow less material, more intellectual, and slightly more spiritual. The spiritual progress is greatest on the last three of these seven progressive worlds.
Nowhere are we told that we have to find a job in order to pay for our food. We will have to work and go to school, but the economics of the spiritual life are not founded on money and profit, as are the economies of earthly governments and societies…instead they seem to based on giving and receiving only, which can seem very strange to us who are so accustomed to the need for money…here is an example from the text:
28:6.18 The universal economy is based on intake and output; throughout the eternal career you will never encounter monotony of inaction or stagnation of personality. Progress is made possible by inherent motion, advancement grows out of the divine capacity for action, and achievement is the child of imaginative adventure. But inherent in this capacity for achievement is the responsibility of ethics, the necessity for recognizing that the world and the universe are filled with a multitude of differing types of beings. All of this magnificent creation, including yourself, was not made just for you. This is not an egocentric universe. The Gods have decreed, “It is more blessed to give than to receive, ” and said your Master Son, “He who would be greatest among you let him be server of all.”
Finally, about computers or internet:
47:10.2 John the Revelator saw a vision of the arrival of a class of advancing mortals from the seventh mansion world to their first heaven, the glories of Jerusem. He recorded: “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and those who had gained the victory over the beast that was originally in them and over the image that persisted through the mansion worlds and finally over the last mark and trace, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God, and singing the song of deliverance from mortal fear and death.” (Perfected space communication is to be had on all these worlds; and your anywhere reception of such communications is made possible by carrying the “harp of God, ” a morontia contrivance compensating for the inability to directly adjust the immature morontia sensory mechanism to the reception of space communications.)
So, that sounds like a pretty great device—far better than any earthly idea of a radio, a television, or computer! From my understanding of this passage, these “harps of God” are something we can expect to use on all the Mansion Worlds.
I asked an associate of mine what he thought about computers on the Mansions, and he said:
“I think computers and the internet are material reflections of what we will have in a non-material way once we leave here – -there are angels and others who can provide answers to anything we can think of. Maybe we’ll write our question on a piece of paper and the answer will appear, or if we want to chat with someone we just do it – -angels handle the details so the internet will never go down.” Sounds good to me!!!
And thanks so much for your question to us here at TruthBook. I hope that this reply has been helpful…
Date published: 2013-05-23 13:35:30
Author: Truthbook Staff