Q: You wrote: The Bible says that Lucifer is the
adversary. Is Lucifer and Satan the same person? Because in the Bible
it says so. If the Urantia is real, send me proof that Satan is the
devil and not Caligastia.
A: Thanks for your note about Satan, Caligastia,
You ask for "proof" from us that the teachings of The Urantia Book
are accurate regarding these beings. I cannot give you any such proof.
Such proof is the result of one's inner certainty that the teachings of
the book are accurate and this proof cannot be given from one to
another. It is like asking for proof that God is real. Although belief
in God may be entirely reasonable to a truthseeker, there is no proof,
save that of the believer who has gained personal spiritual experience
In the case of The Urantia Book, that proof also can consist of an
inner certainty that the information that one is reading is true. Truth
has a distinctive "flavor" in the mind of a sincere truthseeker, while
to one who is seeking validation of previous belief, this information
may not resonate, or may even appear false.
The Urantia Book is over 2000 pages of significant revelatory
information about our world - about God and his creation,
about the history of our planet (including teachings about the Lucifer
rebellion, Satan, and Caligastia), and about Jesus and his teachings.
It is a revelation that stands apart from all previous records; it is
not a means of either validating or rejecting the Bible. Although its
teachings do honor the Bible as a valuable part of our spiritual
heritage, there is much in the Bible that stands in need of correction.
The teachings about these dark beings is one such area of correction.
The best I can do is to offer you our topical studies on these
beings that contain a condensation of The Urantia Book's teachings
regarding these topics. You can find out more regarding
Caligastia (who The Urantia Book calls the "devil)
by clicking on the links.
And here is a previous reply to a similar inquiry about Satan and Lucifer
Satan, Lucifer, and Caligastia are a real and significant part of our
history - they really exist and they all have contributed to the
darkness that we still encounter today in our world. The Urantia Book's
revelations about these beings (and one purpose of all revelation)
serves the purpose of correcting error and setting the previous records
straight. This is the great value of The Urantia Book for the
truthseeker. Knowing the truth about these personalities and the roles
they played and still play in our world can help any seeker to make
better sense of the condition of the world as it is today. But it does
not suit everyone.
In order to accept this revelation, one must be 1) seeking the
truth, 2) open to receive new information, and 3) fearless in the
examination of the information. These teachings may not appeal to you
if they do not reflect previously accepted views that you may not be
willing to examine. That is your choice, and you are entirely free to
believe what you will.
The most sweeping and significant of Urantia Book teachings have to
do with the revelations concerning the good news of the gospel of the kingdom that Jesus proclaimed: The Fatherhood
of God and the brotherhood of man. If nothing else, I hope we may agree
to accept and celebrate our connection as children of God and servers
of our fellows. In the end, it is these cornerstones of the gospel that
will make the greatest difference in our lives.
Thanks again for writing; I hope that my reply has been helpful.