EXCERPT

The Urantia Book — Part I. The Central and Superuniverses
PAPER 4: Section 4.
The Realization Of God


 


P58:6, 4:4.1
God is the only stationary, self-contained, and changeless being in the whole universe of universes, having no outside, no beyond, no past, and no future. God is purposive energy (creative spirit) and absolute will, and these are self-existent and universal.

P58:7, 4:4.2
Since God is self-existent, he is absolutely independent. The very identity of God is inimical to change. “I, the Lord, change not.” God is immutable; but not until you achieve Paradise status can you even begin to understand how God can pass from simplicity to complexity, from identity to variation, from quiescence to motion, from infinity to finitude, from the divine to the human, and from unity to duality and triunity. And God can thus modify the manifestations of his absoluteness because divine immutability does not imply immobility; God has will — he is will.

P58:8, 4:4.3
God is the being of absolute self-determination; there are no limits to his universe reactions save those which are self-imposed, and his freewill acts are conditioned only by those divine qualities and perfect attributes which inherently characterize his eternal nature. Therefore is God related to the universe as the being of final goodness plus a free will of creative infinity.

P58:9, 4:4.4
The Father-Absolute is the creator of the central and perfect universe and the Father of all other Creators. Personality, goodness, and numerous other characteristics, God shares with man and other beings, but infinity of will is his alone. God is limited in his creative acts only by the sentiments of his eternal nature and by the dictates of his infinite wisdom. God personally chooses only that which is infinitely perfect, hence the supernal perfection of the central universe; and while the Creator Sons fully share his divinity, even phases of his absoluteness, they are not altogether limited by that finality of wisdom which directs the Father’s infinity of will. Hence, in the Michael order of sonship, creative free will becomes even more active, wholly divine and well-nigh ultimate, if not absolute. The Father is infinite and eternal, but to deny the possibility of his volitional self-limitation amounts to a denial of this very concept of his volitional absoluteness.


P59:1, 4:4.5
God’s absoluteness pervades all seven levels of universe reality. And the whole of this absolute nature is subject to the relationship of the Creator to his universe creature family. Precision may characterize trinitarian justice in the universe of universes, but in all his vast family relationship with the creatures of time the God of universes is governed by divine sentiment. First and last — eternally — the infinite God is a Father. Of all the possible titles by which he might appropriately be known, I have been instructed to portray the God of all creation as the Universal Father.

P59:2, 4:4.6
In God the Father freewill performances are not ruled by power, nor are they guided by intellect alone; the divine personality is defined as consisting in spirit and manifesting himself to the universes as love. Therefore, in all his personal relations with the creature personalities of the universes, the First Source and Center is always and consistently a loving Father. God is a Father in the highest sense of the term. He is eternally motivated by the perfect idealism of divine love, and that tender nature finds its strongest expression and greatest satisfaction in loving and being loved.


P59:3, 4:4.7
In science, God is the First Cause; in religion, the universal and loving Father; in philosophy, the one being who exists by himself, not dependent on any other being for existence but beneficently conferring reality of existence on all things and upon all other beings. But it requires revelation to show that the First Cause of science and the self-existent Unity of philosophy are the God of religion, full of mercy and goodness and pledged to effect the eternal survival of his children on earth.

P59:4, 4:4.8
We crave the concept of the Infinite, but we worship the experience-idea of God, our anywhere and any-time capacity to grasp the personality and divinity factors of our highest concept of Deity.

P59:5, 4:4.9
The consciousness of a victorious human life on earth is born of that creature faith which dares to challenge each recurring episode of existence when confronted with the awful spectacle of human limitations, by the unfailing declaration: Even if I cannot do this, there lives in me one who can and will do it, a part of the Father-Absolute of the universe of universes. And that is “the victory which overcomes the world, even your faith.”

 

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10 Responses to EXCERPT

  1. Blake says:

    kimchee is sort of like a not sour sourkraut spiced (in the most common napa cabbage style) with medium heat pepper and some umami(richness of flavor)from fermented sardine juice. it is its own flavor. also there are many different kimchees, different flavoring agents , different vegetables…
    thanks kibo

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  2. kimsubin123 says:

    너는 계란과 우유를 먹니?

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    • kibodabi says:

      yes……and bacon and sausage….though I really don’t like milk unless it is with cereal or coffee….I liked chocolate milk when I was young…I am still a big meat eater……I will pay for that at some point…for now it serves its purpose……so I am told…..I still have what are considered bad habits by many….I am no saint…I smoke and drink…I did drugs for a long time when I was younger…I did the party thing….I’ve thrown myself into many a dark and dangerous place trying to experience and understand this world and humanity…what it is to be human…and it has all led me to where I am now…..I learned the good by experiencing the bad…now I want only the good that GOD has for me….I’ve seen the pain and misery of human will without any thought of GOD…I never wanted that nor have I done it….but I have seen it…witnessed it…to some extent….I have seen the hurt and pain we put upon ourselves and each other because we have put material and physical pleasure in the place of spiritual love and joy in GOD….now….I want only the love of GOD and GODS WILL for me……I am much happier now….and only want more of it….I love GOD and have proven my love to GOD and so GOD has proved ITS LOVE for me….now I beg for wisdom…..that one day, I may not be stupid anymore…..I’m getting there…..very slowly……I just keep on going until GOD tells me I’m there….and then on to the next thing….[SMILE]…always something to do….what experiences I have!

      I pray the best of GODS LOVE AND LIGHT for you
      kibo
      I am…curious…about the taste of kimchee……..what’s it like?

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      • kimsubin123 says:

        i do not know english, too uncomfortable. interpretation is fine. but the writing is difficult.
        the drug has a lot of impact on me. it’s a huge crime in korea…
        i ate the meat. but now i do not eat. i will behave conscientiously… i have my bad behavior, habits. i trying for change it

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        • kibodabi says:

          do your best
          GOD IS WITH AND WITHIN YOU
          ACT IN LOVE
          ACT IN AWARENESS
          GOD HELPS AS YOU LET GOD HELP
          GOD WANTS YOU TO BE FULFILLED
          IT’S OKAY TO BE YOU
          IT’S WONDERFUL TO BE YOU
          GOD SAYS SO….
          IT’S OKAY TO BE OKAY
          IT’S OKAY TO BE NOT OKAY
          JUST BE YOU
          EXPLORE THE BEST OF YOU
          AND BE THAT……..SMILE

          LOVE YOU
          GOD BLESS YOU
          KIBO

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          • kimsubin123 says:

            God said this?
            thank you..

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            • kibodabi says:

              yes……and GOD also asks that you practice feeling wonderful, accept that you are wonderful and to be the wonderful personality that you are…no matter what those around you do…be who and what you are…..and that IT/GOD loves you very much and is always happy to help….if you can accept it/IT…….and also: THANK YOU FOR TAKING A STEP CLOSER TO GOD! IT ALLOWS GOD TO TAKE A STEP CLOSER TO YOU!
              that is all…through me….for now……..you may just get more on your own…..listen to your heart…smile….
              Bless you always
              kibo

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      • kimsubin123 says:

        i am tired in the dark. i hate the darkess. i hate going down there again.. I IIKE THE LIGHT.
        THANKS TO YOUR HELP, SO THANKS VERY MUCH.
        kimchi is very delicious! but foreigners will feel spicy… when we eat rice, kimchi is an essential. soon my family will make kimchi.
        I BLESS YOU.

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  3. brian says:

    and that last paragraph, expresses so perfectly..so completely the sentiment of sentiments…even you your faith…mm…

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