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A Theological Overview of The Urantia Book

Part 1: Revelation

Contents

  • I. The Urantia Book view of revelation
    • 1. Epochal revelation is periodic, successive, and evolutionary. Insofar as the indwelling Spirit reveals truth to individuals, revelation is continuous. [101:2.10]
    • 2. Knowledge must be achieved by evolutionary discovery but it is integrated and given spiritual value orientation by revelation. This saves much time in eliminating the errors and distortions of evolution. [101:4.5]
    • 3. Revelation is never too far removed from the thought processes of the age in which it is given. It is rooted solidly in evolutionary foundations. [92:4][101:2.2]
    • 4. Revelation expands and upsteps the religions of evolution. [92:4]
    • 5. Revelation co-ordinates and integrates science, philosophy, and religion with the truths of reality. It bridges conceptual deficiencies.
    • [101:2.2], [103:7.8]
    • 6. Revelation can only be validated by experience. [101:2.4]
    • 7. Revelation is never complete until we meet the Universal Father. [92:4.9]
  • II. Summary
    • The Urantia Book should be evaluated by the quality of its truth content, not by its revelatory claims.
    • Great religious and spiritual transformations of society have always been the result of transformations at the grass roots level; common people, hungry for spiritual truth, receive liberating truth gladly. The Urantia Book presents a feast of spiritual truth to a hungry world which is becoming increasingly disillusioned with its religious institutions. 

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