Tagged: universal brotherhood
Jesus offered no rules for social advancement. The ideal of all social attainment can be realized only in the coming of the outworking of personal invisible and spiritual ideals in cooperation with one’s fellows. Society’s most advanced achievement can never hope to transcend Jesus’ brotherhood of men based on the recognition of the fatherhood of God. (196:2:11) While Jesus has shown the way to the immediate attainment of spiritual brotherhood, the realization of social brotherhood on our world depends much on the achievement of personal transformations and planetary adjustments, as revealed to us in the UB. (52:6:2) Here is the fifth of the five specific areas of needed transformations and adjustments to the achievement of social brotherhood. This is the “quickest” way to realize social brotherhood.(52:6:7) 5. Spiritual insight. The brotherhood of man is, after all, predicated on the recognition of the fatherhood of God. The quickest way to realize the brotherhood of man on Urantia is to effect the spiritual transformation of present-day humanity. The only technique for accelerating the natural trend of social evolution is that of applying spiritual pressure from above, thus augmenting moral insight while enhancing the soul capacity of every mortal to understand and love every other mortal. Mutual understanding and fraternal love are transcendent civilizers and mighty factors in the world-wide realization of the brotherhood of man.
It would also help if there was one Rule of Law – FAIRNESS is innate in human nature.
Currently there is one set of rules for “them”, and another for the “others” here in the USA, of all places! I find that shocking.
Anarchy parading around as “technology” is truly cosmic insanity.
132:1.4 (1457.3) The materialistic scientist and the extreme idealist are destined always to be at loggerheads. This is not true of those scientists and idealists who are in possession of a common standard of high moral values and spiritual test levels. In every age scientists and religionists must recognize that they are on trial before the bar of human need. They must eschew all warfare between themselves while they strive valiantly to justify their continued survival by enhanced devotion to the service of human progress. If the so-called science or religion of any age is false, then must it either purify its activities or pass away before the emergence of a material science or spiritual religion of a truer and more worthy order.
They “crashed” the economy – why are they still in charge? Because we HAVE to “forgive them”?Sabinatu wrote: In every age scientists and religionists must recognize that they are on trial before the bar of human need. They must eschew all warfare between themselves…Both are motivated by high standards of fact finding……….mutual respect is a means of preventing antagonism………by being brotherly.If after much honest enquiry, “so-called science or religion of any age is false, then must it either purify its activities or pass away…”Eventually society must identify “thieves” and “villains” and apply the mechanisms of Justice whatever is deemed appropriate. In South Africa after Apartheid there was a “Reconciliation Commission” where both victim and assailant were reconciled in a non-vindictive way through forgiveness and a mutual understanding of how the acts of one adversely affected the lives of the other. Years of anger were washed away with tears of grief……….open sorrow gave way to relief.
They “crashed” the economy – why are they still in charge?
According to the book “Build Yourself Paradise”
1 – Men in power just want to perpetuate their power.
2 – The people just want to be ruled.
3 – Anyone can start building paradise at any momment.
They “crashed” the economy – why are they still in charge?
According to the book “Build Yourself Paradise”
1 – Men in power just want to perpetuate their power.
2 – The people just want to be ruled.
3 – Anyone can start building paradise at any momment.
There’s just one little detail you might have forgotten from your reading of TUB, there are no personalities living in THE Paradise – at the center of the ultimaton – haha –
that have any SELFISHNESS left in them. So your ‘urth “paradise” is sure as heck not going to be my “paradise” here on a planet that is actually so “cosmically insane” that us residents are quarantined from all other intelligent life form personalities out there in the Milky Way.
But go ahead and sell me your idea anyway, what could go wrong there?Sabinatu wrote: …residents are quarantined from all other intelligent life…I agree with this bit Sab, the other stuff not so readily………patience is a virtue in considering things. A lot of good is going on too. Life is dynamic, turbulent and unsettling it’s true, however, I would encourage you to consider there are millions who are making spiritual progress. How about a cheer for them?We have been informed of the Seraphic Planetary Government and the role the United Midwayers of Urantia, who we have to thank for their part in preparation and delivery of The Urantia Book and who now are actively involved with all the seraphic hosts in work to bring this benighted world back in harmony with the designated administration of inhabited worlds. There’s a lot going on with the important work they are doing with the Reserve Corps of Destiny which we should gain comfort in being informed about. They identify problems and work to solve them, see trouble looming, and take steps to mitigate the consequences of unwise human choices, as are possible by the actions taken by pivotal mortal individuals within the group. Then of course, there is the productive contribution each of us can make.There is work to be done in unleashing “spiritual force” sufficient to break through the material resistance inhibiting growth.Even the apostles were unable fully to comprehend his teaching as to the necessity for using spiritual force for the purpose of breaking through all material resistance and for surmounting every earthly obstacle which might chance to stand in the way of grasping the all-important spiritual values of the new life in the spirit as the liberated sons of God. [Paper 166:3.8, page 1829.5]
@Vern – if all this work has been going on of spiritual uplift then I must be getting my “religion” news from only the human channels.
Who is doing all this “raising” of God’s children? And where?
Should have been Mom and Dad in the home, according to you…and I even agree with that…but where is the Spiritual Force to take on the UNEARNED FINANCIAL POWER of the War, Drug and Slave Lords and their NWO being established at nanosecond speed through the 24/7 channeling of their “greed is good” philosophies of Nihilism, Hedonism, and Anarchy?
I want a divorce from the Predators. Trying that one more time – 15 years is enough patience in tadpole years…it’s just a source of glee for them that they got away with it:Sabinatu wrote: …where is the Spiritual Force…Well you ask Sab.We live in a society not an economy. Economics is not science, it’s voodo practiced by the bone rattlers of wall street and pride comes before the fall. Those who place reliance on material things only are destined to be disappointed.The real power is spiritual, that requires living faith and going about doing good as evident fruits of the spirit. The fact it is not visibly manifest to the degree you personally would like to see, does not mean it’s not happening. As long as you do the best with what you have, and you take comfort knowing spirit is moving your fellows in accordance with their own willingness to do the Father’s will, by increments, forward toward social brotherhood, there is encouragement.To apply “spiritual force” you need “spiritual power.”I did a quick scan of references of “spiritual power” here is a selection to consider:“Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Only those who feel poor in spirit will ever hunger for righteousness. Only the humble seek for divine strength and crave spiritual power. [Paper140:5.8, page 1574:1]Perhaps the proud materialist needs to be humbled before turning thoughts towards righteousness. How else can someone who already thinks they know it all, learn anything new?“How long will it take you to learn that you cannot time-shorten the course of established natural phenomena except when such things are in accordance with the Father’s will? nor can you do spiritual work in the absence of spiritual power.…” [Paper 158:6.4, page 1758:5]Just because we cannot see outward results, it does not invalidate the reality of significant spiritual gains being made.Always respect the personality of man. Never should a righteous cause be promoted by force; spiritual victories can be won only by spiritual power.… [Paper 159:3.2, page 1765:4]This passage goes on to encourage fair dealings in human relationships ever respectful of the person:“While emotion as a factor in human decisions cannot be wholly eliminated, it should not be directly appealed to in the teachings of those who would advance the cause of the kingdom. Make your appeals directly to the divine spirit that dwells within the minds of men. Do not appeal to fear, pity, or mere sentiment. In appealing to men, be fair; exercise self-control and exhibit due restraint; show proper respect for the personalities of your pupils.”There is “spiritual power” in the enthusiasm of living strengthened by human association—friendship. There is great “spiritual power” in the sense of knowing you are wholeheartedly devoted to a common cause.The enthusiasm for living. Isolation tends to exhaust the energy charge of the soul. Association with one’s fellows is essential to the renewal of the zest for life and is indispensable to the maintenance of the courage to fight those battles consequent upon the ascent to the higher levels of human living. Friendship enhances the joys and glorifies the triumphs of life. Loving and intimate human associations tend to rob suffering of its sorrow and hardship of much of its bitterness. The presence of a friend enhances all beauty and exalts every goodness. By intelligent symbols man is able to quicken and enlarge the appreciative capacities of his friends. One of the crowning glories of human friendship is this power and possibility of the mutual stimulation of the imagination. Great spiritual power is inherent in the consciousness of wholehearted devotion to a common cause, mutual loyalty to a cosmic Deity. [Paper160:2.8, page 1776:2]Then there is this statement by Jesus on his new interpretation of the the old and familiar proverb of the straight and narrow way.
“But fear not; every one who sincerely desires to find eternal life by entrance into the kingdom of God shall certainly find such everlasting salvation. But you who refuse this salvation will some day see the prophets of the seed of Abraham sit down with the believers of the gentile nations in this glorified kingdom to partake of the bread of life and to refresh themselves with the water thereof. And they who shall thus take the kingdom in spiritual power and by the persistent assaults of living faith will come from the north and the south and from the east and the west. And, behold, many who are first will be last, and those who are last will many times be first.” [Paper 166:3.5, page 1829:2]
The teachings of Jesus have “spiritual power” to transform the world.
The Master made it clear that the kingdom of heaven must begin with, and be centered in, the dual concept of the truth of the fatherhood of God and the correlated fact of the brotherhood of man. The acceptance of such a teaching, Jesus declared, would liberate man from the age-long bondage of animal fear and at the same time enrich human living with the following endowments of the new life of spiritual liberty:
1. The possession of new courage and augmented spiritual power. The gospel of the kingdom was to set man free and inspire him to dare to hope for eternal life. [Paper 170:2.1–3, page 1859:11–12]
Jesus clearly states, this gospel must show increasing vitality and exhibit greater depth of “spiritual power.”
…The revelation I have made to you is a living revelation, and I desire that it shall bear appropriate fruits in each individual and in each generation in accordance with the laws of spiritual growth, increase, and adaptative development. From generation to generation this gospel must show increasing vitality and exhibit greater depth of spiritual power. It must not be permitted to become merely a sacred memory, a mere tradition about me and the times in which we now live. [Paper 178:1.15, page 1931:6]
The instruction is to love one another.
…“Simon, you still cling to your old ideas about the Jewish Messiah and the material kingdom. But you will receive spiritual power after the spirit has descended upon you, and you will presently go into all the world preaching this gospel of the kingdom. As the Father sent me into the world, so do I send you. And I wish that you would love and trust one another.” [Paper 193:3.2, page 2055:2]
The Father rules a universe of universes by the compelling power of his love.
…The fruits of the spirit, your sincere and loving service, are the mighty social lever to uplift the races of darkness, and this Spirit of Truth will become your power-multiplying fulcrum. [Paper 178:1.6, page 1930:3]
By ceasing to resist the Thought Adjuster—give expression to living love through loving service, The Spirit of Truth is your power-multiplying fulcrum.
Who of you thinks social brotherhood is easy of accomplishment?
( 3:2:10 ) Thus it is that your detached, sectional, finite, gross, and highly materialistic viewpoint and the limitations inherent in the nature of your being constitute such a handicap that you are unable to see, comprehend, or know the wisdom and kindness of many of the divine acts which to you seem fraught with such crushing cruelty, and which seem to be characterized by such utter indifference to the comfort and welfare, to the planetary happiness and personal prosperity, of your fellow creatures. It is because of the limits of human vision, it is because of your circumscribed understanding and finite comprehension, that you misunderstand the motives, and pervert the purposes, of God. But many things occur on the evolutionary worlds which are not the personal doings of the Universal Father.
How does an individual advance in spirit status? By decisions, decisions and more decisions.
( 39:4:14) The keys of the kingdom of heaven are: sincerity, more sincerity, and more sincerity. All men have these keys. Men use them–advance in spirit status–by decisions, by more decisions, and by more decisions. The highest moral choice is the choice of the highest possible value, and always–in any sphere, in all of them–this is to choose to do the will of God. If man thus chooses, he is great, though he be the humblest citizen of Jerusem or even the least of mortals on Urantia.
( 110:6:6 ) Every decision you make either impedes or facilitates the function of the Adjuster; likewise do these very decisions determine your advancement in the circles of human achievement. It is true that the supremacy of a decision, its crisis relationship, has a great deal to do with its circle-making influence; nevertheless, numbers of decisions, frequent repetitions, persistent repetitions, are also essential to the habit-forming certainty of such reactions.
(110:2:1) When Thought Adjusters indwell human minds, they bring with them the model careers, the ideal lives, as determined and foreordained by themselves and the Personalized Adjusters of Divinington, which have been certified by the Personalized Adjuster of Urantia. Thus they begin work with a definite and predetermined plan for the intellectual and spiritual development of their human subjects, but it is not incumbent upon any human being to accept this plan. You are all subjects of predestination, but it is not foreordained that you must accept this divine predestination; you are at full liberty to reject any part or all of the Thought Adjusters’ program. It is their mission to effect such mind changes and to make such spiritual adjustments as you may willingly and intelligently authorize, to the end that they may gain more influence over the personality directionization; but under no circumstances do these divine Monitors ever take advantage of you or in any way arbitrarily influence you in your choices and decisions. The Adjusters respect your sovereignty of personality; they are always subservient to your will.
We are to make progress toward our Father’s ideals.
(147:5:7) “My children, if there exists a true and living connection between the child and the Father, the child is certain to progress continuously toward the Father’s ideals. True, the child may at first make slow progress, but the progress is none the less sure. The important thing is not the rapidity of your progress but rather its certainty. Your actual achievement is not so important as the fact that the direction of your progress is Godward. What you are becoming day by day is of infinitely more importance than what you are today.”
I am not Jesus, will never be Jesus, won’t ever be again the Jesus follower iniquitors can hide behind as if they are followers with me
all that matters is that his PERFECT HUMAN LIFE still serves as an inspiration in the new context of REALITY that is the FER (Part I, II, III and IV)
And I am getting that divorce on THIS planet from the Predators. Just watch me.Sabinatu wrote: …serves as an inspiration…Yes, it does.For good reason we now have the first hand account of his life even to the manner and motivation of his thinking.Sabinatu wrote: …follower iniquitors can hide behind…Believers are strengthened sufficiently to be immune from sophistry for they are well aware cleverness is no substitute for character. Also there is the valid caution to be gentle as doves yet wise as serpents.When Jesus commanded Satan to get behind him, he said that in confidence of having once and for all triumphed over rebellious sin and iniquity. The evil one was exposed with nowhere to hide any more and was duly apprehended and is now on trial.The Son of Man was confident of success, and he knew that his triumph on your world would forever settle the status of his agelong enemies, not only in Satania but also in the other two systems where sin had entered. There was survival for mortals and security for angels when your Master, in reply to the Lucifer proposals, calmly and with divine assurance replied, “Get you behind me, Satan.” That was, in principle, the real end of the Lucifer rebellion. True, the Uversa tribunals have not yet rendered the executive decision regarding the appeal of Gabriel praying for the destruction of the rebels, but such a decree will, no doubt, be forthcoming in the fullness of time since the first step in the hearing of this case has already been taken. [Paper53:8.4, page 609:7]That was the real end of the Lucifer rebellion.What we are witnessing are the last thrashings of a defeated and deposed former planetary prince Caligastia and his lieutenant Daligastia.Faith is an effective armor against sin and iniquity. It is true: “He who is born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one touches him not.”…Subsequent to their effort to corrupt Michael when in the bestowal flesh, all sympathy for Lucifer and Satan has perished throughout all Satania, that is, outside the isolated worlds of sin. [Paper 53:8.2, page 609:5]
For our mutual edification and to neutralize the Sabinatu sour grapes.
(171:7:1) Jesus spread good cheer everywhere he went. He was full of grace and truth. His associates never ceased to wonder at the gracious words that proceeded out of his mouth. You can cultivate gracefulness, but graciousness is the aroma of friendliness which emanates from a love-saturated soul.
.( (147:5:7) ) The highest moral choice is the choice of the highest possible value, and always–in any sphere, in all of them–this is to choose to do the will of God. If man thus chooses, he is great, though he be the humblest citizen of Jerusem or even the least of mortals on Urantia.
.Mara wrote (52:6:7) 5. Spiritual insight. […] The only technique for accelerating the natural trend of social evolution is that of applying spiritual pressure from above, thus augmenting moral insight while enhancing the soul capacity of every mortal to understand and love every other mortal. Mutual understanding and fraternal love are transcendent civilizers and mighty factors in the world-wide realization of the brotherhood of man..The world-wide realization of the brotherhood of man, social brotherhood, depends on every mortal to understand and love every other mortal. Reminds me man cannot cause growth. Our sole contribution to growth is the mobilization of the total powers of one’s personality–living faith..( 100:3:7) Love thus grows; it cannot be created, manufactured, or purchased; it must grow. Evolution is a cosmic technique of growth. Social growth cannot be secured by legislation, and moral growth is not had by improved administration. Man may manufacture a machine, but its real value must be derived from human culture and personal appreciation. Man’s sole contribution to growth is the mobilization of the total powers of his personality–living faith..(106:9:12) Religious living is devoted living, and devoted living is creative living, original and spontaneous. New religious insights arise out of conflicts which initiate the choosing of new and better reaction habits in the place of older and inferior reaction patterns. New meanings only emerge amid conflict; and conflict persists only in the face of refusal to espouse the higher values connoted in superior meanings..And doomy-gloomy talk about the world we live in is nothing more than someone’s personal mental screenshot. Such screenshots lack the appreciation of the fact that old religious loyalties are transitioning to emerging new meanings and values. No one can stop this emergence.Social leadership is transformed by spiritual insight; religion prevents all collective movements from losing sight of their true objectives. Together with children, religion is the great unifier of family life, provided it is a living and growing faith. Family life cannot be had without children; it can be lived without religion, but such a handicap enormously multiplies the difficulties of this intimate human association. During the early decades of the twentieth century, family life, next to personal religious experience, suffers most from the decadence consequent upon the transition from old religious loyalties to the emerging new meanings and values.
Oh, now I get it, Mara. Your “love” for me is conditioned on the quality of the “grapes” I provide you – who cares that there was a drought, a fire, an earthquake, pestilence, and a plaque that wiped out the workers that wrought the sour grapes…Mara wrote: (52:6:2) While Jesus has shown the way to the immediate attainment of spiritual brotherhood, the realization of social brotherhood on our world depends much on the achievement of personal transformations and planetary adjustments, as revealed to us in the UB..We have 10,000 to 100,000 years of progress ahead of us in achieving increments of planetary adjustments of ethical and spiritual growth resulting in social brotherhood..(52:5:8) The postbestowal Son age may extend from ten thousand to a hundred thousand years. There is no arbitrary time allotted to any of these dispensational eras. This is a time of great ethical and spiritual progress. Under the spiritual influence of these ages, human character undergoes tremendous transformations and experiences phenomenal development. It becomes possible to put the golden rule into practical operation. The teachings of Jesus are really applicable to a mortal world which has had the preliminary training of the prebestowal Sons with their dispensations of character ennoblement and culture augmentation.(140:10:3) It was not apparent to the apostles that their Master was engaged in living a life of spiritual inspiration for every person of every age on every world of a far-flung universe. Notwithstanding what Jesus told them from time to time, the apostles did not grasp the idea that he was doing a work on this world but for all other worlds in his vast creation. Jesus lived his earth life on Urantia, not to set a personal example of mortal living for the men and women of this world, but rather to create a high spiritual and inspirational ideal for all mortal beings on all worlds..Social brotherhood on our world depends much on the achievement of personal transformations, character growth, not by wasting time to continually measure the beam or square the cornerstone of the material world. It is the spiritual nature that either helps achieve of helps impede the emergence of social brotherhood.( 156:5:2) It was during this same sermon that Jesus made use of his first and only parable having to do with his own trade–carpentry. In the course of his admonition to “Build well the foundations for the growth of a noble character of spiritual endowments,” he said: “In order to yield the fruits of the spirit, you must be born of the spirit. You must be taught by the spirit and be led by the spirit if you would live the spirit-filled life among your fellows. But do not make the mistake of the foolish carpenter who wastes valuable time squaring, measuring, and smoothing his worm-eaten and inwardly rotting timber and then, when he has thus bestowed all of his labor upon the unsound beam, must reject it as unfit to enter into the foundations of the building which he would construct to withstand the assaults of time and storm. Let every man make sure that the intellectual and moral foundations of character are such as will adequately support the superstructure of the enlarging and ennobling spiritual nature, which is thus to transform the mortal mind and then, in association with that re-created mind, is to achieve the evolvement of the soul of immortal destiny. Your spirit nature–the jointly created soul–is a living growth, but the mind and morals of the individual are the soil from which these higher manifestations of human development and divine destiny must spring. The soil of the evolving soul is human and material, but the destiny of this combined creature of mind and spirit is spiritual and divine.”.There is no hurry. The achievement of social brotherhood will take a long time. Bound to bump into sour grapes along the way. Bound to bump into a horse with the bit in its teeth along the way. Bound to run into cynically-minded people and naysayers. Bound to run into fanatics and zealots and eccentrics. A few people are addicted to themselves. Bound to run into finger-pointers and flaw-finders. The world is full of them.
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