You asked: Is this incredible work of fiction supposed to be a lost part of
the Bible no one knows about or something? I don't understand how I've never
heard anything about all these extra Bible readings.
Thanks so much for writing to us here at TruthBook with your question about
The Urantia Book.
The Urantia Book is not a lost part of the Bible, although when someone who
is familiar with the Bible reads it, they'll find a lot of similarities with
the Bible. Especially in Part IV: The Life and Teachings of Jesus, one will
find many, many similarities with the New Testament.
Urantia Book is an epochal revelation of God to our world, mandated by
universe government. It is the fifth of such revelations that have been
steadily - but sparsely - delivered to us over a span of hundreds of thousands
of years. Each revelation builds on the previous revelation; the incarnation of
the Son of God as Jesus of Nazareth was the fourth revelation of God to us, and
the fifth epochal revelation - The Urantia Book - builds on and fills in all
the missing parts of that revelation - and much more.
Among those missing or distorted elements that The Urantia Book corrects for
us are the truth about God, the true mission of Jesus, and the restatement of
his life with amazing detail, context, and clarity that is missing from the
Bible, which is all we have had of his visit to our world up to now. This
restatement is a record that has been preserved by the angels for centuries -
eyewitnesses to his time here - and presented in the book, using human sources
as well, to flesh out and further explain his original teachings and his
The Bible was not compiled as an accepted Christian document until three or
more centuries after Jesus was here, and has only been in wide circulation for
a few hundred years. Nevertheless, it is the one source of information about
the Master's incarnation that has come down to us from those times; The Urantia
Book uses Scripture throughout its pages, just as Jesus used Scripture in his
public ministry: to further the truth about God and the good news of the Gospel
of the Kingdom of Heaven. But it adds an amazing amount of revealed information
that we have not previously had that further illuminates and explains four main
topics: the nature of God and his creation, the nature and
makeup of our universe and the personalities that dwell there, the
history of our planet earth (Urantia), and the true and unadulterated life and teachings of Jesus.
The unique feature of The Urantia Book as a revelation is that it is in the
form of a book; all previous revelations have been in human, or semi-human
forms, including Adam and Eve (the second epochal revelation), and Melchizedek (the third revelation). At no other time in
history could such a book have been possible until the invention of the
printing press about 600 years ago. Previous to this fifth epochal revelation,
nearly all of the revelations ended in relative failure. You can read about all
of the epochal revelations HERE.
You have never heard of this revelation because it has only been available
to us since 1955 - just over 60 years. It has had no publicity, no mass-
marketing; there is no human person or author associated with it, no profit
being made by any individual because of it. It has been quietly being spread
one person to another for all these years, although since the internet it has
become far more widely available on a global scale. It has a growing following
in Latin America, Africa, and Russia, among many other countries and has been
translated into 16 languages. You don't mention it, but perhaps you yourself
have found it online, like many others.
You may think of The Urantia Book as a work of fiction; I suppose that many
do. However, if you take the time to read it, you may change your mind. Those
of us who accept it for what it claims to be - a revelation of God - think of
it as the most important, the most valuable book they have ever read.
Thanks again for your question. I hope you'll follow the links in this reply
to find out even more about The Urantia Book.