“The result of the gift of the Adamic life plasm to the mortal races is an immediate upstepping of intellectual capacity and an acceleration of spiritual progress.
There is usually some physical improvement also. On an average world the post-Adamic dispensation is an age of great invention, energy control, and mechanical development. This is the era of the appearance of multiform manufacture and the control of natural forces; it is the golden age of exploration and the final subduing of the planet. Much of the material progress of a world occurs during this time of the inauguration of the development of the physical sciences, just such an epoch as Urantia is now experiencing.”
The above quote from the Urantia revelation tells us our current scientific age is a direct result of the genetic contributions of Adam and Eve, of divine origin.
Where we lag behind is our spiritual knowledge.
We live in an age benefitting from the Adamic biologic upstep – minus the Adamic culture. The deficit is in our spiritual insight.
To this end we have a revelation now to compensate for the lack of culture that might have developed had Adam and Eve been successful over the longterm; we would have now a superior culture guiding humanity along more benevolent and prosperous times; we would experience less war and more cooperation among nations. Had the Adamic plan been successful Jesus would not have been crucified, his teachings would have been more well received; there would be much greater progress towards peace and fraternal international brotherhood.
But the Adamic plan, while beneficial in many ways, will be upstepped by this revelation by providing context to universal meaning; we will learn once and for all that our world is part of a much larger universal reality than we previously believed, or understood, and it literally is a spiritual reality of continouis joy.
Take for example the passage below where the revelation discloses an introdction of our Seraphic Planetary Government, from paper 114
“THE Most Highs rule in the kingdoms of men through many celestial forces and agencies but chiefly through the ministry of seraphim.
“At noon today the roll call of planetary angels, guardians, and others on Urantia was 501,234,619 pairs of seraphim. There were assigned to my command two hundred seraphic hosts—597,196,800 pairs of seraphim, or 1,194,393,600 individual angels. The registry, however, shows 1,002,469,238 individuals; it follows therefore that 191,924,362 angels were absent from this world on transport, messenger, and death duty. (On Urantia there are about the same number of cherubim as seraphim, and they are similarly organized.)”
For the first time, perhaps ever, there is a declaration there is life here other than our own, that we are not the only life forms.
There are spiritual communities, according to this revelation and now we have this information presented to us so that we will adapt, that we may adjust to this new paradigm, which is the real paradigm, the real kingdom of God, the universal family of living creatures and beings that surround and minister to us.
When describing the age ahead, the age to come in the fifth mortal epoch, of which we are now in the fourth, according to the revelation, is this wonderful passage from Paper 52 on Mortal Epochs:
“During the closing ages of this dispensation, society begins to return to more simplified forms of living. The complex nature of an advancing civilization is running its course, and mortals are learning to live more naturally and effectively. And this trend increases with each succeeding epoch. This is the age of the flowering of art, music, and higher learning. The physical sciences have already reached their height of development. The termination of this age, on an ideal world, witnesses the fullness of a great religious awakening, a world-wide spiritual enlightenment. And this extensive arousal of the spiritual natures of the races is the signal for the arrival of the bestowal Son and for the inauguration of the fifth mortal epoch.”
I believe the Urantia Book, the fifth epochal revelation, gets us from epoch 4 to epoch 5.
I leave you with this:
5. “The Urantia Papers. The papers, of which this is one, constitute the most recent presentation of truth to the mortals of Urantia. These papers differ from all previous revelations, for they are not the work of a single universe personality but a composite presentation by many beings.
But no revelation short of the attainment of the Universal Father can ever be complete. All other celestial ministrations are no more than partial, transient, and practically adapted to local conditions in time and space.
While such admissions as this may possibly detract from the immediate force and authority of all revelations, the time has arrived on Urantia when it is advisable to make such frank statements, even at the risk of weakening the future influence and authority of this, the most recent of the revelations of truth to the mortal races of Urantia.”
It’s a very humbling attempt to say it is time for us to cach up with reality. It will take time, and it won’t come quickly, but it will come, and this latst revelation is a wise attempt on behalf of the Most Highs to get us moving forward.