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The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume I - Foreword and Part I The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume I - Foreword and Part I

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume I - Foreword and Part I The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume I - Foreword and Part I

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler and Alvin Kulieke to serve as texts to train teachers and students of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. The first of the 2003 re-printings of these texts, used by some of the founding members of the Urantia movement, will be available in May of 2003, with three more volumes to follow in early Fall. These new 6" x 9" paperback books, printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and are thematically organized with discussions on Part I of The Urantia Book, comparisons between the New Testament and The Urantia Book, discussions of the science of The Urantia Book, and many other subjects. These volumes will certainly be a great help to students seeking a greater understanding of this profound gift to mankind.

Series: Urantia Book Workbooks
Paperback: 444 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation (May 1, 2003)

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume II - Science The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume II - Science

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume II - Science The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume II - Science

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler and Alvin Kulieke to serve as texts to train teachers and students of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. The first of the 2003 re-printings of these texts, used by some of the founding members of the Urantia movement, will be available in May of 2003, with three more volumes to follow in early Fall. These new 6" x 9" paperback books, printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and are thematically organized with discussions on Part I of The Urantia Book, comparisons between the New Testament and The Urantia Book, discussions of the science of The Urantia Book, and many other subjects. These volumes will certainly be a great help to students seeking a greater understanding of this profound gift to mankind.

Series: Urantia Book Workbooks
Paperback: 412 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation (May 1, 2003)

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume III - Topical and Doctrinal Study The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume III - Topical and Doctrinal Study

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume III - Topical and Doctrinal Study The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume III - Topical Study

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler and Alvin Kulieke to serve as texts to train teachers and students of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. The first of the 2003 re-printings of these texts, used by some of the founding members of the Urantia movement, will be available in May of 2003, with three more volumes to follow in early Fall. These new 6" x 9" paperback books, printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and are thematically organized with discussions on Part I of The Urantia Book, comparisons between the New Testament and The Urantia Book, discussions of the science of The Urantia Book, and many other subjects. These volumes will certainly be a great help to students seeking a greater understanding of this profound gift to mankind.

Series: Urantia Book Workbooks
Paperback: 620 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation (May 1, 2003)

The Urantia Book The Urantia Book
The Urantia Book The Urantia Book

Love

Love is truly contagious and eternally creative. (p. 2018) “Devote your life to proving that love is the greatest thing in the world.” (p. 2047) “Love is the ancestor of all spiritual goodness, the essence of the true and the beautiful.” (p. 2047) The Father’s love can become real to mortal man only by passing through that man’s personality as he in turn bestows this love upon his fellows. (p. 1289) The secret of a better civilization is bound up in the Master’s teachings of the brotherhood of man, the good will of love and mutual trust. (p. 2065)

Prayer

Prayer is not a technique of escape from conflict but rather a stimulus to growth in the very face of conflict. (p. 1002) The sincerity of any prayer is the assurance of its being heard. … (p. 1639) God answers man’s prayer by giving him an increased revelation of truth, an enhanced appreciation of beauty, and an augmented concept of goodness. (p. 1002) …Never forget that the sincere prayer of faith is a mighty force for the promotion of personal happiness, individual self-control, social harmony, moral progress, and spiritual attainment. (p. 999)

Suffering

There is a great and glorious purpose in the march of the universes through space. All of your mortal struggling is not in vain. (p. 364) Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation. (p. 556)

Angels

The angels of all orders are distinct personalities and are highly individualized. (p. 285) Angels....are fully cognizant of your moral struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love human beings, and only good can result from your efforts to understand and love them. (p. 419)

Our Divine Destiny

If you are a willing learner, if you want to attain spirit levels and reach divine heights, if you sincerely desire to reach the eternal goal, then the divine Spirit will gently and lovingly lead you along the pathway of sonship and spiritual progress. (p. 381) …They who know that God is enthroned in the human heart are destined to become like him—immortal. (p. 1449) God is not only the determiner of destiny; he is man’s eternal destination. (p. 67)

Family

Almost everything of lasting value in civilization has its roots in the family. (p. 765) The family is man’s greatest purely human achievement. ... (p. 939)

Faith

…Faith will expand the mind, ennoble the soul, reinforce the personality, augment the happiness, deepen the spirit perception, and enhance the power to love and be loved. (p. 1766) “Now, mistake not, my Father will ever respond to the faintest flicker of faith.” (p. 1733)

History/Science

The story of man’s ascent from seaweed to the lordship of earthly creation is indeed a romance of biologic struggle and mind survival. (p. 731) 2,500,000,000 years ago… Urantia was a well developed sphere about one tenth its present mass. … (p. 658) 1,000,000,000 years ago is the date of the actual beginning of Urantia [Earth] history. (p. 660) 450,000,000 years ago the transition from vegetable to animal life occurred. (p. 669) From the year A.D. 1934 back to the birth of the first two human beings is just 993,419 years. (p. 707) About five hundred thousand years ago…there were almost one-half billion primitive human beings on earth. … (p. 741) Adam and Eve arrived on Urantia, from the year A.D. 1934, 37,848 years ago. (p. 828)

From the Inside Flap

What’s Inside?

Parts I and II

God, the inhabited universes, life after death, angels and other beings, the war in heaven.

Part III

The history of the world, science and evolution, Adam and Eve, development of civilization, marriage and family, personal spiritual growth.

Part IV

The life and teachings of Jesus including the missing years. AND MUCH MORE…

Excerpts

God, …God is the source and destiny of all that is good and beautiful and true. (p. 1431) If you truly want to find God, that desire is in itself evidence that you have already found him. (p. 1440) When man goes in partnership with God, great things may, and do, happen. (p. 1467)

The Origin of Human Life, The universe is not an accident... (p. 53) The universe of universes is the work of God and the dwelling place of his diverse creatures. (p. 21) The evolutionary planets are the spheres of human origin…Urantia [Earth] is your starting point. … (p. 1225) In God, man lives, moves, and has his being. (p. 22)

The Purpose of Life, There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress, and endless life. (p. 365) This new gospel of the kingdom… presents a new and exalted goal of destiny, a supreme life purpose. (p. 1778)

Jesus, The religion of Jesus is the most dynamic influence ever to activate the human race. (p. 1091) What an awakening the world would experience if it could only see Jesus as he really lived on earth and know, firsthand, his life-giving teachings! (p. 2083)

Science, Science, guided by wisdom, may become man’s great social liberator. (p. 909) Mortal man is not an evolutionary accident. There is a precise system, a universal law, which determines the unfolding of the planetary life plan on the spheres of space. (p. 560)

Life after Death, God’s love is universal… He is “not willing that any should perish.” (p. 39) Your short sojourn on Urantia [Earth]…is only a single link, the very first in the long chain that is to stretch across universes and through the eternal ages. (p. 435) …Death is only the beginning of an endless career of adventure, an everlasting life of anticipation, an eternal voyage of discovery. (p. 159)

About the Author

The text of The Urantia Book was provided by one or more anonymous contributors working with a small staff which provided editorial and administrative support during the book's creation. The book bears no particular credentials (from a human viewpoint), relying instead on the power and beauty of the writing itself to persuade the reader of its authenticity.

Leather Bound: 2097 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation; Box Lea edition (August 25, 2015)

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume IV - Jesus The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume IV - Jesus

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume IV - Jesus The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume IV - Jesus

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler and Alvin Kulieke to serve as texts to train teachers and students of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. The first of the 2003 re-printings of these texts, used by some of the founding members of the Urantia movement, will be available in May of 2003, with three more volumes to follow in early Fall. These new 6" x 9" paperback books, printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and are thematically organized with discussions on Part I of The Urantia Book, comparisons between the New Testament and The Urantia Book, discussions of the science of The Urantia Book, and many other subjects. These volumes will certainly be a great help to students seeking a greater understanding of this profound gift to mankind.

Series: Urantia Book Workbooks
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation (May 1, 2003)

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 5 - Theology The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 5 - Theology

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 5 - Theology The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 5 - Theology

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler to serve as texts to train teachers and students of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. These new 6" x 9" paperback books, printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and are thematically organized. These volumes will certainly be a great help to students seeking a greater understanding of this profound gift to mankind.

Series: Urantia Book Workbooks
Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation (May 1, 2003)

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 6 - Bible Study The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 6 - Bible Study

The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 6 - Bible Study The Urantia Book Workbooks: Volume 6 - Bible Study

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler to serve as texts to train teachers and students of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. These new 6" x 9" paperback books, printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and are thematically organized. These volumes will certainly be a great help to students seeking a greater understanding of this profound gift to mankind.

Series: Urantia Book Workbooks
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Urantia Foundation (May 1, 2003)


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64 Original Urantia Book Concepts

by Dr. William S. Sadler

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  1. The Eternal Son of Paradise: For the first time in human records clearly designated and personally identified. Papers 6, 7
  2. The Unique Conjoint Actor: The concept of the Third Person of Deity is both unique and original in the Urantia Papers. Papers 8, 9
  3. The Paradise Trinity: In The Urantia Book the Paradise Trinity finds its only present day identification and recognition. Paper 10
  4. The Central Geographic Residence of Deity: For the first time the world knows exactly where God lives. Papers 11, 12
  5. The Absolute Isle of Paradise: The original concept of Paradise as the absolute of non-deity reality. Paper 11
  6. Multiple Creator Sons: Recognition of more than 700,000 Creator Paradise Sons. Papers 20, 21
  7. Concept of the Absolutes: The concept of the Unqualified, Universal, and Deity Absolutes is original with the Urantia Book. Foreword
  8. Doctrine of Evolutionary Deity: While I saw an intimation of finite Deity in one of Pratt's books about the time of the coming of the Urantia Papers, I am sure that the concepts of the Supreme Being and God the Ultimate are original. Papers 115, 116, 117, 118
  9. Concept of the Triunities: The Triunities are an original Urantia concept. Paper 104
  10. Havona Universe and Natives: The billion world picture of Havona and its inhabitants is a wholly new and original concept. Papers 12, 14
  11. The Concept of Space: Not withstanding the theory of an "exploding cosmos," the space concept of The Urantia Book is new and original. Paper 15
  12. The Grand and Master Universes: The overall concept of the Master cosmos is not only original, but it far transcends all previous ideas. Papers 11, 15
  13. The Seven Orders of Trinity-Created Days: While one of these seven orders, the "Ancient of Days," is mentioned in the Bible, the whole presentation is both new and original. Paper 18
  14. The Paradise Sons of God: The story of Magisterial and Trinity Teacher Sons in addition to Creator Sons is entirely original with The Urantia Book. Paper 20
  15. Trinitized Sons of God: The story and technique of the trinitization of divine Sons is unique and original in the Urantia papers. Paper 22
  16. The Seven Master Spirits: While the Bible makes mention of even Spirits of God, it is only in The Urantia Book that these Spirits are identified and their work fully described. Paper 16
  17. The Vast Family of the Conjoint Actor: The vast and farflung Family of the Infinite Spirit - supernaphim, seconaphim, Solitary Messengers are but briefly foreshadowed by the Biblical narrative of seraphim and cherubim. Papers 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
  18. The Universal Circuits: The gravity, personality, spirit, and mind circuits are original teachings of The Urantia Book. Papers 3, 7, 9
  19. Universal Reflectivity - Majeston: The amazing story of universal reflectivity is a wholly new and original presentation of the Urantia revelation. Paper 17
  20. Power Directors - Force Organizers: The whole concept of intelligent and purposive control of cosmic energy is original with The Urantia Book. Paper 29
  21. Evolution of Energy - Matter: While some phases of the Urantia story of the evolution of energy may have been foreshadowed by scientific discovery, nevertheless, the concept as a whole is new as presented in the Urantia Papers. Paper 139
  22. The Ultimaton: At the time of the suggestion of the uItimaton in the Urantia Papers, I had never heard of such a concept in scientific literature. During the past five or six years, I have noted several different intimations of the possible existence of some physical factor analogous to the ultimaton concept. Papers 41, 42
  23. Origin of the Solar System: While the Urantia narrative of the origin of the solar system includes some features of the Moulton-Chamberlain theory, the whole story is so complete and unique as to make it practically an original presentation. Paper 57
  24. The Architectural Worlds: Worlds made to order of specifications is original with The Urantia Book. Papers 15, 43, 46
  25. Universe Administration: From the inhabited world to the management of the grand universe the administrative scheme of The Urantia Book is entirely new. Paper 33
  26. The Life Carriers: Nothing like the concept of the Life Carriers has ever been suggested to humankind in all past history. Papers 20, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63
  27. Origin of the Human Race: While the Urantia story of the origin of the human race validates doctrine of evolution, nevertheless, it presents such a detailed and unique narrative as to constitute an all but original presentation of human origins. Paper 62, 63
  28. Origin of the Colored Races: The Urantia story of the origin of the Sangik races is the only such narrative in existence. Paper 64
  29. Source and Nature of Personality: While The Urantia Book, like science, fails to define personality, it does designate its origin and gratifyingly portrays its magnificent destiny. (Entire Book)
  30. The Concept of Thought Adjusters: While the Bible talks about the "true light which lighteth every man coming into the world" the story of Thought Adjusters as revealed in the Urantia Papers is so replete and unique as to constitute a new and original story. Papers 107, 108, 109, 110, 111
  31. Evolution of the Soul: The concept of the origin, nature, and evolution of the soul is original with The Urantia Book. Paper 110
  32. Identification of the Holy Spirit: Pointing out the Holy Spirit as the presence of the Local Universe Mother Spirit is altogether new and original in the Urantia Papers. Paper 34
  33. The Seven Adjutant Spirits: While the bible makes mention of seven spirits and in Isaiah partially identifies them, the Urantia narrative is so full and unique as to make it an original presentation. Paper 36:5
  34. Local Universe Sons of God: The whole story of Local Universe Sons is new and original. Paper 35
  35. The Ascension Plan to "Be You Perfect": While Jesus propounded the mandate "Be you perfect", etc., the unfoldment of the Paradise ascension plan in The Urantia Book is an all but new original concept. Papers 1, 7, 14, 26
  36. The Seven Mansion Worlds: While the Master alluded to the "mansion worlds," the replete story of their nature and province is both new and original. Paper 17
  37. The Morontia Concept: The whole morontia concept of the stage between the material and the spiritual is new and original. Paper 48
  38. Celestial Artisans and Reversion Directors: Both of these concepts are new in The Urantia Book. The concept of celestial play and spiritual humor is all but new. Papers 30:3, 48:4
  39. Concept of Permanent Citizenship: This is wholly original within The Urantia Book. Papers 30:2, 31:5, 37:9, 40:10
  40. The Urantia Midwayers: While the Old Testament does refer to the "Nephilim" the citation is so indefinite as to constitute the Urantia story of the midwayers as a new and original narrative. Papers , 66:4, 77:6
  41. The Superhuman Planetary Government: The story of the planetary functions of the Most Highs, the Reserve Corps, and the planetary seraphim is original, notwithstanding the allusion to the work of the Most Highs in the Bible. Paper 114
  42. The Billions of Inhabited Worlds: At the time of the arrival of The Urantia Papers, there was no literature dealing with inhabited worlds other than our world. The idea was new. In recent years we frequently run across speculations regarding other inhabited planets. Papers 12, 15
  43. Clarification of Sin and Rebellion: The unique clarification of sin and rebellion is original with The Urantia Book. Paper 2:2
  44. Identity of Adam & Eve: The narrative the legendary story of Adam and Eve is original. 37:9, 74
  45. Clarification of Melchizedek: The Melchizedek story as clarified in the Urantia narrative is really a new and original concept. Papers 45:4, 93
  46. Concept of the Ages of Light and Life: The fruition of mortal evolution as portrayed in the ages of light and life is altogether a new and original. Paper 55
  47. A Unified History of Urantia: Nowhere else in all the world can you find a consistent and unified history of our world. For the first time we have a chronology of human affairs. Part III of The Urantia Book
  48. Diseases: The Book presents a new and original explanation of microbic diseases. Papers 65:2, 76:5, 90:3
  49. Antigravity: The whole concept of antigravity is unique and original with the Urantia Papers. Only during the last year has any scientist promulgated a theory of antigravity. Papers 9:3, 11; 15:8, 42
  50. Jesus' Birthday: For the first time during the Christian era we know the real birthday of Jesus - August 21, 7 BC. Paper 122
  51. Experimental Planet: The fact that Urantia was a decimal planet and that the Life Carriers had permission to attempt new features of biologic evolution. This is information not heretofore known on the planet. Paper 49
  52. The Evolution of Religion: While you can read much about the evolution of religion on Urantia nevertheless the straight story told in the Urantia Papers is unique and original. Paper 86
  53. The Unique Reason for Jesus' Bestowal: The Urantia Book presents a new, unique, and original reason for Jesus' life and death on our world. Paper 120
  54. A Chronological Story of Jesus' Life: The Book presents the only complete story of Jesus' life on this world. Part IV of The Urantia Book
  55. Identification of the Twelve Apostles: The Urantia story is the first time the confusion of the 12 apostles has been straightened out. Papers 138; 139
  56. The Unique Story of Mary: The story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is unique and original. Paper 122
  57. The Water and the Wine: As far as I know The Urantia Book presents an original explanation of this supposed miracle. Paper 137
  58. Explanation of Unintended Miracles: The Book presents a possible explanation of numerous unintended miracles. Paper 136
  59. Jesus attitude toward Art and Athletics and Women: The Master's attitude toward art, athletics and women are nowhere else revealed. Art - Paper 142:4: Athletics - Paper 124:3; Women - Papers 133:2; 138:8; 143:5; 149:2
  60. The Sermon on the Mount: I am, of course. not familiar with all the literature on the Sermon on the Mount. But as far as I know, the interpretation of this address in The Urantia Book is new and original. Paper 140
  61. The Women's Evangelistic Corps: This story is new, notwithstanding the brief mention of this matter in the New Testament. Paper 150:1
  62. Rodan of Alexandria: This whole story is original with The Urantia Book. Paper 160
  63. The Story of Abner: The unique story of the head of John the Baptist's apostles is original with The Urantia Papers. Papers 144, 162, 166, 167
  64. David Zebedee's Intelligence Corps: This entire story is exclusively found in The Urantia Book. Papers 149; 154:5; 157:6; 186:3

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer:
Some material presented will contain links, quotes, ideologies, etc., the contents of which should be understood to first, in their whole, reflect the views or opinions of their editors, and second, are used in my personal research as "fair use" sources only, and not espousement one way or the other. Researching for 'truth' leads one all over the place...a piece here, a piece there. As a researcher, I hunt, gather and disassemble resources, trying to put all the pieces into a coherent and logical whole. I encourage you to do the same. And please remember, these pages are only my effort to collect all the pieces I can find and see if they properly fit into the 'reality aggregate'.

Personal Position

Personal Position:
I've come to realize that 'truth' boils down to what we 'believe' the facts we've gathered point to. We only 'know' what we've 'experienced' firsthand. Everything else - what we read, what we watch, what we hear - is what someone else's gathered facts point to and 'they' 'believe' is 'truth', so that 'truth' seems to change in direct proportion to newly gathered facts divided by applied plausibility. Though I believe there is 'truth', until someone celestial who 'knows' all the facts parts the heavens and throws us a scroll titled "Here Are ALL The Facts And Lies In The Order They Happened," I can't know for sure exactly what "the whole truth' on any given subject is, and what applies to me applies to everyone.
~Gail Bird Allen

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