How Do We Spread the Revelation?

Screen Shot 2019-02-22 at 7.58.06 PMHard work. Patience. These are the two most important elements in spreading any new teaching or idea.

 

Some ideas come too soon, others come too late or no longer have appeal. Some ideas, like the Urantia Book, come too early for the masses, but came at the right time to make sure enough people saw it to allow it to endure, take root, and hopefully, spread.

 

In my first book A New Revelation, it was important for me to explore the origins of the Urantia Book and to explore its potential future. I still hold that it may take decades before The Urantia Book ever becomes mainstream. It is a religious document first and foremost, it is a revelation, not just a new theory of how reality works. It was given to us just as Jesus was given to us, just as Adam and Eve, Melchizedek and Caligastia were given to us, as revelations of new truth to help nudge us along humanity’s evolution of progress.

 

In each revelation things started small and it took eons of time for these new truths to take root. In Caligastia’s case, he betrayed his trust and all was lost to early man; in Adam and Eve’s case, partial truth was revealed – and held, long enough to make it onto the pages of the Bible, but only in fragmented form.

Melchizedek changed the whole direction of mankind; he prepared the way for the coming of the Son of Man. Most of the major religions sprang from the early teachings of the schools he founded in Ur and at Salem. Many of the older faiths like Hinduism and Buddhism, and of course Judaism, received enough of Machiventas’ teachings that they preserved much in the way of truth and spiritual flavor.

Think about that the next time you see the Ten Commandments on a wall or carved into stone. Though the Commandments didn’t come from Machiventa, he carried the light from the Garden and handed it to Abraham, and then Moses made it a number one hit record, so to speak.

And then, of course, there is Jesus.

Jesus still lives brightly on the planet. He continues to change lives and bring souls into the kingdom. It is a blessing that, despite the failings of the church that bears his name, his message and revelation still shines on in the hearts of mankind.

But with regard to the Urantia book, we are the scatterings of a hundred thousand searchers, the early adapters who have been lucky enough to find and study the new revelation, but we are still in the embryonic stage of spreading this new revelation because the world is not ready just yet. Just as many in Jesus’ time were not ready for such a simple message; just as people in Abrahams time were not ready to believe that ‘you faith alone can save you.’

I believe the revelators knew our propensity to worship ancient books. Somewhere in one or more of my writings I am sure I have mentioned this before, that I believe it will be a thousand years before people begin to take note of the Urantia Book. Its antiquity will provide for its authenticity, as religious books often do.

In the meantime, effort must be made to make sure it doesn’t get buried in the theological mud that is today’s religion, the morass of evolutionary religions becoming irrelevant during these time of Science and Reason.

 

My first book was supposed to be titled “You Say You Want a Revelation,” but instead, I went with Exploring a New Revelation. Now it’s time to go back to my original premise, which as to explore how a reader of the Urantia Book, knowing full well the scope if this revelation, is supposed to apply these ideas while living in the modern age.

I hope to have my new book published by January 2020. It will be my second attempt at explaining why the Urantia Book is the most important book of all time.

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The Spiritual Crisis

   While there is much concern by many that the planet is being destroyed by man-made climate change (of which I do not believe is true), I would draw attention to a more serious crisis that has to do with the inner climate, the climate of the soul, of the human heart and the spiritual darkness that currently hovers over humanity.

   It isn’t even a matter of statistical evidence showing the world is becoming less religious, because I do not believe that is true either. What concerns this author is the behavior of humanity.        Simply put, we are lost. There is no consensus about direction. I have spoken about this in my video-casts on how the term progress applies to humanity.  What you determine to be progress is not happening on a spiritual level. God is a hazy concept. Our ability to conceptualize an eternal spiritual creator is almost completely lost in todays’ society,  getting hazier by the way.

   Chief behind this spiritual decadence is two-fold, a glut of materialism, and poor leadership that is void of spiritual direction on all levels. No one is looking at the long-term spiritual direction or even conceiving of what value spirituality brings to mankind.  Without a keen sense of spiritual purpose we are wandering in the forest without a compass. We are not outraged by the fact, for example, that millions of people are being tortured every single day because of religious oppression. We are not outraged by the fact that abortions worldwide are embraced as human right when the death of a human is involved – and yet this strikes no one as strange because there is no moral clarity on what truly is right, instead of what are just our “rights.”

   There is far too much to unpack here, but needless to say, mankind is in a spiritual crisis much more serious than the supposed climate crisis. This more personal crisis, a world without a clearer understanding of the presence of, and a desire to do the will of a spiritual creator is, in my humble opinion, a real existential crisis of eternal proportions.

   God is under no mandate to keep us going if we do not make the right choices about human destiny. It is not by fiat that this world is ours and we are free to behave as we please.

   The Urantia Book is a revelation, so with this subject in mind, and as it pertains to our societal evolution, it behooves us to go back to the beginning in the Urantia Book and start fresh, from the beginning, the first real presentation of spiritual truth to hit this world since Andon and Fonta first walked this earth over 997,000 years ago.

   Now playing are the first 12 papers of the Urantia Book. Enjoy it now on the streaming page or visit here to listen on any media device. For good measure, we also are featuring our exclusive interview with Urantia Book historian Larry Mullins, following a brief musical introduction by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestras performance of  Adante in D Minor.

 

Thank you for joining us on Urantia Radio.

 

Progress, Part II

   As we started off this brief overview of what “progress” really means in terms of endgame societal evolution, in this short dissertation, we look at the two predominant forces that seek to exert themselves, two driving forces that insure equilibrium.

JR Watkins is an author and host of Candidly Speaking on Urantia Radio.com

 

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What is Progress?

   So often these days we about the Progressives, or how the world is divided between the Nationalists, and the Globalists, each seeking to dominate society. But what is true progress? Where is the mother ship of humanity headed, and are we to assume that true progress is the end-game, but who’s endgame? The Progressive globalist or the conservative, traditional nationalist?

   In this brief video we introduce the subject of Progress and what it means for humanity as we look to that future age of Light and Life as described in the Urantia Book.

James R. Watkins is the producer of Urantia Radio and host of the podcast Candidly Speaking heard exclusively on UrantiaRadio.com

 

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