OPAD EPILOGUE

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    Bonita
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    nelsong wrote:  Is this the God/man coexistance of a unified personality? Jesus the man from Urantia and Michael a creator Son of God? Or was the quote above talking about Jesus the creator Son of God with Urantia bestowal human experience and his adjuster as a unified personality?

    Sorry, I do not understand the question. Michael does not have an Adjuster and Jesus didn’t have an Adjuster after his baptism. Michael is a perfectly unified human and divine personality, a true revelation of the Supreme, a “fusion” of existential-experiential existence.  He did not need to fuse with an Adjuster, like we do, because he already had a pre-existent perfect and divine personality which he became conscious of at his baptism, thus allowing his Adjuster to leave his mind and attain its own personality and selfhood.

    137:4.2 Jesus was now thoroughly self-conscious regarding his human existence, his divine pre-existence, and the status of his combined, or fused, human and divine natures. With perfect poise he could at one moment enact the human role or immediately assume the personality prerogatives of the divine nature.

     

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    rickb
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    It should be noted several readers said privately they were following and appreciating the daily presentations even if they were not commenting. Still, I’m not certain why active participation fell off so. Maybe the OPAD premise is flawed, it is not practical to have an online text-only study group. More likely the fault is mine. Without intending to I may have over-presented, and somehow made discussion unappealing, not sure. You’re feedback on this or any other aspect of OPAD, positive and/or negative, would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Rick, I was one of these silent followers most of the time. My knowledge and appreciation of the UB was greatly enhanced by your well thought out presentations and added material as well as the responses by the more active participants. I would have to say most of the time either the reading was self-explanatory or that you or other participants addressed questions or issues that I had. I suspect that there were quite a few people like myself that made OPAD a welcome part of their daily routine but did not often actively participate. Like nelsong I intend to revisit OPAD from the beginning, like Mara I wondered what your next project will be and look forward to the TB & G book.  Certainly the contemplation of truth, beauty and goodness has been key in my spiritual life as I suspect it is in many others.  Thank you again for your great work in OPAD.

     

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    June
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    I am new to the Urantia Book, having started just a few short weeks ago. I very much like the “One page a day” study where each page can be discussed in depth. Is this still going on, or is everything from OPAD only in the archives?

    June

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    Nigel Nunn
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    As they say in the classics:  “Once again, with feeling!”   ?

    Nigel

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    June
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    What does your reply mean?

    Will you be starting OPAD from the beginning of the book? If so, I would like to be a part of this.

    June

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    Nigel Nunn
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    Hi June – Rick’s contribution, of exploring one page per day, was an effort beyond my pint-sized capacity  (file my reply under “whimsy” or “wishful thinking”)  :-)

    If someone wants to lead us through again, maybe we could start around Christmas?

    Welcome to the forum!

    Nigel

     

    #47469
    richsachs
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    this is of great density.

    41:5.1 (460.5) That the suns of space are not very dense is proved by the steady streams of escaping light-energies. Too great a density would retain light by opacity until the light-energy pressure reached the explosion point. There is a tremendous light or gas pressure within a sun to cause it to shoot forth such a stream of energy as to penetrate space for millions upon millions of miles to energize, light, and heat the distant planets. Fifteen feet of surface of the density of Urantia would effectually prevent the escape of all X rays and light-energies from a sun until the rising internal pressure of accumulating energies resulting from atomic dismemberment overcame gravity with a tremendous outward explosion.

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    Greetings All,

    OPAD began July 20, ’09, and ends today. Papers 175-196 appear on this Forum, but OPAD was started on UAI’s original Invision Forum. All 196 Papers appear there. The old Invision Forum remained open even after this new Forum began, so OPAD could be whole and finished where it began. Soon the Invision Forum will be archived and available to public view HERE.

    Everyday since OPAD’s inception, an examination of each paragraph was made, each sentence, occasionally even a single word from that day’s page was scrutinized. It is the way I always wished to study this revelation, slow, steady, and thorough. And you must be given the credit. Hosting OPAD would have been impractical and illogical without knowing it was serving another, that someone, somewhere on Urantia, was counting on finding a new page posted everyday. Thank you all!

    Even though I had read the book several times before OPAD, my understanding of it improved exponentially over the past five years. So often it improved because someone added their perspective and opened a new avenue for thinking about the item at hand. I do wish there had been more of those additions. OPAD became more a blog than a study group after the long initial period of interest and participation. Blogs have their place, but it was not the intention.

    It should be noted several readers said privately they were following and appreciating the daily presentations even if they were not commenting. Still, I’m not certain why active participation fell off so. Maybe the OPAD premise is flawed, it is not practical to have an online text-only study group. More likely the fault is mine. Without intending to I may have over-presented, and somehow made discussion unappealing, not sure. You’re feedback on this or any other aspect of OPAD, positive and/or negative, would be greatly appreciated.

    But I am certain of my basic knowledge of the UB now, and happily trying to live these supernal teachings, albeit quite imperfectly. And just as OPAD is ending, my next big project has already begun. After my daughter’s untimely death several weeks ago, I’ve become a caregiver for two bright and beautiful young ones, my grandchildren. Such a rich life indeed!

    Much love. Rick/OPAD host.

    PS. Urantia Foundation must be thanked for preserving and providing the Standardized Text, the Contents, the maps and topical studies. The synopses for each Paper are from Urantia Fellowship, as is the The Urantia Book Paramony. Thanks most of all to Urantia Association for providing the Forums and its staff of willing helpers, counselors, and friends.

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