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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 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)


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)


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)


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 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)


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)

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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…


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

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This group of papers was sponsored by a commission of twelve
Urantia Midwayers acting under the supervision of
a Melchizedek revelatory director.
The basis of this narrative was supplied by a secondary
midwayer who was onetime assigned to the superhuman
watchcare of the Apostle Andrew.

(1) The Epicurean
(2) The Stoic
(3) The Cynic
(4) The Skeptic
The mystery religions
(1) The Gospel by Mark
(2) The Gospel of Matthew
(3) The Gospel by Luke
(4) The Gospel of John
The "house of David"
The legend of the shepherds
The three priests from Ur
The "Star of Bethlehem"
The flight to Egypt
The Sojourn in Egypt
Jesus' fourth year
Child rearing
Material accidents
The picture on the floor
Climate in Galilee
Jacob the stone mason's son
The Scythopolis episode
Personal morality and group loyalty
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
Origin of "The Lord's Prayer"
The "Son of Man"
Who is the Messiah?
The Zealot episode
With James at the Passover
Visit of Elizabeth and John
Death of Amos
Rearing the children
Passover visit to Jerusalem
Growing awareness of divinity
With Joseph at the Passover
As a smith at Sepphoris
With Simon at the Passover
Jesus meets Stephen
The Alexandrian proposal
With Jude at the Passover
"Uncle Joshua tell us a story."
James' marriage
Miriam's marriage
James head of the family of Joseph
Zebedee of Capernaum
Jesus the boatbuilder
Jesus visits Jerusalem
Meeting Gonod and Ganid
Purpose of the trip to Rome
Discussion of good and evil
The merchant from Mongolia
The Greek worker and the Roman foreman
God's will and man's will
Ezra, the backslidden Jew
Influence on thirty-two religious leaders
To the Roman senator
To the Roman soldier
To the speaker at the forum
To the poor man, falsely accused
The thoughtless pagan
"Let's you and I make a new religion."
India's caste system
The man mistreating his wife
Crispus, chief ruler of the synagogue
Justus, the merchant
The two public women
To the miller
To the Roman centurion
To the Mithraic leader
To the Epicurean teacher
To the Greek contractor
To the Roman judge
To the mistress of the Greek inn
To the Chinese merchant
To the traveler from Britain
To the runaway lad
To the condemned criminal
Return to Nazareth
Marriage of Simon; marriage of Jude
Caravan Trip to the Caspian
Solitary wanderings
End of the Lucifer Rebellion
The sovereignty of Nebadon
Visit with John at Jerusalem
Working in Zebedee's boatshop
Baptism of Jesus
Conference with Gabriel
Completion of universe sovereignty
The Father's way
Personalized Adjuster in command
Insensitivity of Adjuster to time
The path of normal earthly existence
Obedience to natural law
Refusal to compromise with evil
Rejection of David's throne
"I will be subject to the will of my Father."
Andrew and Peter
James and John
Not the righteous but sinners
The "Sermon on the Mount"
Happy are the poor in spirit--the humble . . .
Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness . . .
Happy are the meek . . .
Happy are the pure in heart . .
Happy are they who mourn . . .
Happy are the merciful . . .
Happy are the peacemakers . . .
Happy are they who are persecuted . . .
"I look beyond the act . . . "
Concerning divorcement
Justice and mercy
"They do well-trouble them not."
(1) Doing the Father's Will
(2) Political attitude
(3) Social attitude
(4) Economic attitude
(5) Personal religion
Jesus' personality
Jesus' appearance
Minister to the sick
Teherma the Persian
Teaching about the kingdom
Salvation by faith; liberty through truth
Visit to Annas
Jacob of Crete
Six Hebrew concepts of God
The earlier ten commandments
The camp in Gethsemane Park
"They made light of our message."
"Do you resemble weaklings?"
Three days on Mount Sartaba
In camp on Mount Gerizim
Seven prayers from other worlds
". . . tell John that he is not forgotten."
Visit with Ruth
Religion is a personal experience
The young epileptic
Peter's wife's mother
Prayer, thanksgiving, and worship
Justice and mercy
Prayer and personal effort
Ethical prayer
Religion, science, and philosophy
The assurance of truth
The visit at Zebulun
Work in the mines
Healing the leprous man
Titus the nobleman
Separation from John's apostles
Nathaniel's question about the golden rule
Parable of the moneylender
Status and progress
The six spies
"The Sabbath was made for man . . ."
Kirmeth of Bagdad
Baptism of three of the spies
David's intelligence organization
The healing phenomena
Two mistakes of early Christianity
Jesus' fame as a healer
His recognition of the equality of women
Charm of his personality
Comments on anger
Concerning well-balanced characters
Discourse on "Magic and Superstition"
The storm on the lake
Veronica of Caesarea-Philippi
More about the parable of the sower
"I am the bread of life."
The boy possessed by the evil spirit
"How can Satan cast out Satan?"
Desertion of the halfhearted followers
Closing of the synagogues
"What shall we do with Jesus ...?
Truth and creed
Origin of religious traditions
"This world is only a bridge . . ."
Parable of the foolish carpenter
Temptation and human nature
The essentials of material success
Spiritual living and self-respect
Ideals and ideas
Tact, charm, and wisdom
Attitude of the Jewish leaders
Jesus attempts to see his family
"The fish with a shekel in his mouth."
"Who do men say that I am?"
The four stages of Jesus' life
New authoritative pronouncements
James of Safed
"Lord I believe . . . help my unbelief."
"How often shall my brother sin against me?"
Parable of the reckoning with the stewards
Dangers of personal judgment
"What is the truth about the Scriptures?"
". . . carry the pack a second mile."
The three drives of life
Problem solving and worshipful meditation
Prejudice and the recognition of truth
Socializing value of friendship
The great value of marriage
Essentials of temporal life
Factors of material success
The meaning of failure
What is religion?
The idea of God and the ideal of God
The Father is the final value
"But are we willing to pay the price . . . ?"
Nathaniel's five points
Discourse by Nathaniel and Thomas
The midwayers' views
"Master . . . bid fire come down from heaven . . ."
Eber the officer of the Sanhedrin
The harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few
Riches and the love of wealth
Parable of the laborers in the vineyard
Jesus' instructions
Peter's ordination sermon
"Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees . . ."
". . . the very hairs of your head are numbered"
Parable of the foolish rich man
"Where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
"What shall it profit if you gain the whole world . . ?"
"Consider the lilies, how they grow . . ."
Ceremonial hand washing
The straight and narrow way
Many who are first will be last
"I stand at the door and knock . . ."
The later ministry and death of Abner
Healing the believer
". . . sit not down in the chief seat . . ."
The Pharisee and the publican
Teaching about marriage
Beauty as an influence to worship
"I am the resurrection and the life . . ."
"It is better that one man die . . ."
The Sanhedrin's charges against Jesus
Jesus lived a revelation of God
Elohim and Yahweh
Sin and forgiveness
Social brotherhood and spiritual brotherhood
Another and greater John the Baptist
Christianity and the Jesus gospel
". . . promise me that these my sons shall have honor ."
David Zebedee's later life
Antioch and Philadelphia
Farewell to Abner
Peter and Simon and the ...100 swords
Warning of the friendly Pharisees
Nathaniel's interpretation of the parable
Mary anoints Jesus' feet
Jesus rebukes Judas
The widow's mite
"The baptism of John, whence was it?"
The stone which the builders rejected
"Destroy this temple and . . . I will raise it up."
Individual salutations to the twelve
Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar?
The Deliverer, whose son is he?
". . . except a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies . . . "
. . . if I be lifted up . . . in your lives . . ."
"Generation after generation have we sent our prophets . . . "
". . . he who would be greatest among you . . ."
"Woe upon you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!"
". . . you . . . cleanse the outside of the cup . . ."
"And now I take leave of you."
Judas' final decision
The account in the Matthew Gospel
Parable of the talents
"Carry on until I come."
Comments on the growth of living truth
John Mark and the lunch basket
Beware of the support of the multitude
Learn to be faithful even in prosperity
Tempt not the angels of your supervision . . .
David relieves Judas of the "bag"
Arrangements for the Last Supper
". . . love one another even as I have loved you."
"Let not your hearts be troubled. "
"Master, show us the Father . . ."
Comments on the golden rule
"I give each of you all you will receive."
"Let not your heart be troubled. "
Jesus' enlargement of the revelation of God's name
Dispatching the runner to Abner
David Zebedee's farewell
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
A new revelation of man to God
The written charges of the Sanhedrist tribunal
The scourging of Jesus
"Behold the man!"
Jesus' family at Bethany
The thirty pieces of silver
"Pilate on trial before Jesus."
"Behold God and man!"
"Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me . . ."
Simon from Cyrene
Jesus' charge to John
Joseph and Nicodemus before Pilate
What did Jesus commend to the Father's hands?
Status of the personality of Jesus
Departure of the Personalized Adjuster
The five women
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene
Second appearance--to Mary Magdalene
Appearance to his brother James
Appearance to his earthly family
Reactions of the individual apostles
Stages of morontia progression
"Blessed are those in the ages to come . . ."
"Lads, have you caught anything?"
The sixteenth appearance (courtyard of Nicodemus)
The new gospel about Jesus
The mission of the Spirit of Truth
Man's threefold spiritual endowment
The seven higher spiritual influences
Reasons for the triumph of Christianity in the Occident
Early Christian compromises
Jesus' living faith in God
"Seek first the kingdom of heaven."
"Why do you call me good?"
What prayer meant to Jesus
Jesus' childlike faith in God
The religion about Jesus
Religion as a personal experience
Fact, Idea, and Relation
Reason, Wisdom, and Faith
Thing, Meaning, and Value
Unless a divine lover lived in man . . .
Morality and Religion
The Father is living love . . .


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