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The Story of Everything: A Synopsis of The Urantia Book

Paper 108: Mission and Ministry of Thought Adjusters

When Thought Adjusters are sent out from Divinington to indwell mortals, they are identical in divinity endowment but may vary in experience. An Adjuster volunteers for assignments after reviewing data concerning the mortal candidate's heredity, intellect, and spiritual capacity.

Adjusters volunteer for service as soon as personality forecasts are received, but are not dispatched until the first time a mortal subject makes a moral decision-usually just prior to the sixth birthday on our world. Mortal minds are not ready for Adjuster bestowal until they have been prepared by the ministry of the adjutant mind-spirits and the Holy Spirit. On Urantia, Adjusters have been universally bestowed on all normal minds since the day of Pentecost.

It is not fully understood how the Adjusters live and work within the human mind. They appear to come and go independently of other spiritual presences, yet they function in perfect coordination with all spirit ministries, including adjutant mind-spirits, the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit of Truth. Adjusters never lose anything entrusted to their care; they are absolutely dependable. They are chiefly concerned with a mortal's future life rather than life on earth. Thought Adjusters are not interested in making life easier; a reasonably difficult life creates many decision-making opportunities, and growth is stimulated by daily choices and decisions. It is the business of Thought Adjusters to ensure human survival and to prepare humans for the eternal adventure.

Adjusters truly become "the kingdom of Heaven" within us; they are wellsprings of spiritual attainment and the hope of divine character. Because they exist within our minds, they are distressed when subjected to sordid thoughts, selfishness, or irreverence for that which is beautiful and good. Human fears and anxieties delay their work. An Adjuster is the divine parent, as we are the mortal parent, of our own evolving immortal souls.

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