You want to know what I think about the Urantia Book? I think the world is crying out for this book and they don’t even know it.
I think people in this world are lost and hopeless, and the ones who have great comforts are not bothered by it so much because they are distracted by things, but the overall trajectory of humanity, based on current events, does not look good, and it has nothing to do with climate change or political corruption, or illicit moral decadence. These are symptoms of a greater disease, which is global nihilism.
The Urantia Book is telling us, “hey, don’t you realize you are part of a much larger universe, an ecosystem, if you will, than you even realize?”
And here we are, sitting in darkness.
Evil really does rule the day, and there is rampant evil increasing, but not only evil, but an almost cultish embrace of selfish and exalted humanism that stands to strip every single soul from the bodies in whom they are possessed.
There is less harmony among us. It is even more dire when you consider the rise in the tyranny of oppressive governments and regimes who enslave people, either by ideology or by restrictions of liberty, where we have hundreds of millions of people dying or being deprived right now of basic human needs every single day
“The complete secularization of science, education, industry, and society can lead only to disaster. … And this is only the beginning of the dire harvest of materialism and secularism; still more terrible destruction is yet to come.” (UB 195:8:13)
On the one hand we have excelled in science, The arts, technology and communications, but on the other hand, people are lonely and sick, hungry, for food, and for truth, and here you have this wonderful book that contains the entire picture of reality—truth in beautiful form.
The Urantia Book puts forth thousands of spiritual concepts that provide real human insight into the cause and purpose of our existence.
Many have said the Urantia Book is arguably one of the best constructed documents on the planet, replete with scientific, philosophical and religious truths that stir the soul and imagination, but yet, owing to its unique nature and mysterious origins, remains unknown while life on earth continues to be a living hell for so many.
This book, the Urantia revelation, offers not only a much wider view of reality which gives relief to the complexity of life, but it also presents a living revelation of Jesus, the exhaustive and complete narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus that is destined to resurrect a resurgence in our curiosity of his actual, unabridged teachings.
“What a transcendent service if, through this revelation, the Son of Man should be recovered from the tomb of traditional theology and be presented as the living Jesus to the church that bears his name, and to all other religions! “ (UB 196:1:2)
I challenge you.
Pick it up, read it online.
Spend a half hour reading just one section of a paper in the Jesus section.
Put your preconceived notions aside. Be open to the idea of having something in your hands that has substance and value, and it will touch with its authenticity, as so many others have experienced when perusing the words.
The Urantia Book is a revelation no less important than Adam and Eve, Melchizedek and Jesus, in the sense of this fact: It comes from above.
Now, many of us modern humans scoff at that idea completely. We have accepted the fact that there is no “above.”
300 years of secularism has convinced most of us that belief in heaven and God, or eternal life is not rooted in science, so then you have to kind of ‘sort of believe,’ just because it might give you some comfort. This is how most of us approach religion, almost like a custom. It has become unimportant.
Many say that because we have lost faith we have lost hope.
What if the question of the afterlife and of life in the universe could be satisfactorily answered?
Would that merit some interest?
So hete is the challenge.
You say the world deserves an answer from God, a new message, a new and clear idea of what is going on here, what is the meaning of our life – both here in the flesh and afterwards?
Then if you are sincerely looking for that answer, I strongly urge you to read the Urantia Book.
Not from the beginning, but from a part that interests you.
There are 196 papers, pick one.
It’s not fiction. Consider it God’s history book, the history of God and the future of God’s creation; our world and also a road map to the future.
If the world adopted this book, seriously, we would end wars because we would see the futility of them; we would end the sickness of modernity and the loneliness that comes with it, the moral ambiguity of it all, the feeling that no matter how hard we try, we fail.
We would begin to serve each other.
The Urantia Book reconnects you with a living God, and a living path that inspires you to get up in the morning because you know you are part of something eternal and meaningful.
This new spiritual infusion would provide new grace with accepting the creature-Creator kinship, and people would have hope again.
It would also go along way in preparing us for the next visit of great spiritual importance, whether it be the Son of Man or some other Divine being.
The Urantia Book says to expect this, even multiple times. It has been 20 centuries since people have heard this message.
Will it fall on deaf ears?
We are not alone, we never were.
The universe is filled with angels and ascended beings of all shapes and sizes. Right now there are at least 600 planets within 30- to 50 light years from us that have spawned life, and they too, have a spiritual yearning, and they too, have emerged from savagery, just like us, and we all ascend to be a part of God’s creation which is the expanding universe.
Read about all of this, and your life will be changed because you will know the truth about God’s plan, a real plan that makes sense and doesn’t ask you to give up your intellectual integrity in order to believe it. Faith will make sense, instead of making you feel apprehensive.
There is our challenge. Humanity wants a revelation? We got it.
Now what are we going to do?
James Watkins is the editor and creator of UrantiaRadio.net and the Urantia Radio Podcast