by James R. Watkins
No one can argue that Billy Graham was a person who not only had tremendous faith in Jesus and the Heavenly Father, but also exuded a faith in a way that is rarely seen in modern times. It would be fair to say, taking into account the backwardness of our world as it is stated in the Urantia Book, that Billy was one special person. One could say Billy exemplified perfectly what faith can do to a man who truly seeks the Father’s will.
Days after his passing, I ran across a section in the Urantia Book where they disclose the nature of a particular order of ascendant beings who comprise a very special group of “Trinitized Sons,” called Those Without Name and Number, as described in 22:4, 1, bearing in mind Billy when reading the following statement:
Those without Name and Number constitute the third and last group of the Trinitized Sons of Attainment; they are the ascendant souls who have developed the ability to worship beyond the skill of all the sons and daughters of the evolutionary races from the worlds of time and space. They have acquired a spiritual concept of the eternal purpose of the Universal Father which comparatively transcends the comprehension of the evolutionary creatures of name or number; therefore are they denominated Those without Name and Number. More strictly translated, their name would be “Those above Name and Number.”
Billy was an exceptional believer. One need only listen or watch his sermon for a few minutes to gain complete confidence that this man knew God on a much higher and more profound level than most others, that Mr. Graham did in fact develop “the ability to worship beyond the skill” of most of us.
The Trinity (The Father, Son and the Spirit), embrace these special class of ascenders to the work of being able to enlarge the revelation of God to other ascenders, as stated here in 22:4, 7:
“You mortals who read this message may yourselves ascend to Paradise, attain the Trinity embrace, and in remote future ages be attached to the service of the Ancients of Days…and sometime be assigned to enlarge the revelation of truth to some evolving inhabited planet, even as I am now functioning on Urantia.” (authored by a Mighty Messenger, a onetime evolutionary being from a world much like our own).
We were fortunate to have witnessed a rare case when a man such as Mr. Graham could achieve such a closeness with his Creator, and who so profoundly changed so many lives.
If one has difficulty believing in a personal Creator, Billy would quickly dispel such doubts. And it is equally assuring that people like Billy have a special place in Heaven where they can continue to serve on high as special messengers of God.