My purpose in the preceding chapters has been
to provide you with information by which you can arrive at a better assessment
of the difference between the sordid performances and mental possessions
of the "Devil," and the work of loyal spirit beings. We cannot make proper
judgments through ignorance. My purpose also was to illustrate why William
Sadler, in spite of his great reputation as a psychiatrist, did not fully
grasp the phenomena with which he was dealing. He was unwilling to acknowledge,
especially to himself.
Thus he dabbled with the puzzle of SS for nearly
As far as we are able to determine, within
the limits of our knowledge and understanding, the Devil has only one method
by which he can accomplish his objectives. We have no evidence that he
is able to manipulate the physical world. We have evidence only of him
working through the human mind.
The gamut of his abilities through human mind
thus far have not been definitively established. Our ability to precisely
detail his power is so limited because of our mythological views out of
Christianity, because of denial by modern minds, and because of our fears
in dealing with him. He truly has been a ghost, lurking around the fringes
of our social order, and around the edges of our belief structure.
Therefore, we have not rigorously or intelligently
dealt with his reality. Because of this shameful failure in dealing with
spiritual realities we all must now pay a horrendous price. We will have
ample reason for examining him, his purpose, and his methods in the depth
of our souls.
In order to draw out the reasons why The
Urantia Papers could not have come from the Devil I shall now summarize
those items of revelation which elucidate his present spiritual condition
and methods of operation. You should have just basis for your decisions
about this Revelation.
Some persons have regarded it as a major fault
in the Revelation that these matters are not more explicitly revealed to
us. Harold Sherman, in a ferocious attack upon William Sadler, was deeply
frustrated by the lack of instruction about spiritualism in The Urantia
Papers. He felt Sadler was badly at fault for not including such facts
in the Revelation. Little did he realize that Sadler had no control over
the content of the Revelation. Furthermore, and the key element in this
lack, was the absolute need for the decisions now facing all of us. If
the Revelation had openly explained these matters it would have removed
from us the freedom and privilege of coming to our own conclusions. The
decisions on our world today are momentous spiritual ones; too much revelation
would have denied us the precious gift of those pivotal judgments.
Following is a summary of statements made within
Urantia Papers which show the degree of revelation offered to us, and
which demonstrate a level of concept beyond ordinary human understanding.
The word "prosecute" means to execute, to follow
up and carry forward something that has been undertaken. He does not sit
idly by, thinking, planning, or hoping about some remote possible course
of action. He has a plan in mind, and he is actively bringing it to fruition.
This plan, this design, is nefarious. It is
extremely wicked, iniquitous, and abominable.
This fallen rebel has been given the freedom
by God to proceed with the execution of this plan. He is free to do so.
Why does our Creator permit him to proceed?
One possible reason is to demonstrate to the entire universe the depravity
of this fallen being. No longer will there be any other being in creation
who will give him sympathetic regard. Another reason may be a final act
of mercy, an opportunity to retrieve himself from the shame which he brought
upon himself and upon this world. A third, and highly important reason
for the future of this world, is a method to remove procrastination and
neglect from the human race. No longer will we be able to put off decisions,
hoping for a brighter tomorrow. Every person will be forced to deal with
cosmic realities at a level never before perceived by the human race. God
may be using him to accomplish a far superior objective.
We now must ask the question: Would the Devil
have provided a "revelation" about himself with such provocative and deep
implications? Would he have provided "revelation" which would motivate
us to such extremity of thought and question?
The Devil could not afford such "revelation."
He would not have brought about such deep searching of the soul. His technique
is to be mystical, and avoid provoking thought and deep soul probing.
Our examination of the sordid performances
of spiritualism has amply demonstrated his loss of mental equilibrium.
He is truly insane. He has not lost his intellect, or his memory banks,
but he has so debased himself he no longer can weigh the depravity of his
On Page 840 The Urantia Papers go into
a detailed description of the events which unfolded into Eve's great sin.
A careful perusal of those passages show that Caligastia can, indeed, influence
all human mortals other than through the context of giving over our minds
freely to him. But he can do so only where we maintain unrighteousness
in our hearts. If we remain loyal in our devotions to our Creator he does
not have the power to influence us.
When these various passages are collected and
assembled into a more comprehensive overview we begin to observe more compelling
reasons why they could not have come from the Devil. They are totally devastating
to his status. They explain much of how he operates. They clarify our thinking
about him and about his diabolical methods.
On these grounds alone we have ample reason
why The Urantia Papers derive from divine sources.
Furthermore, no human mortal would have had
the capacity to reveal the multifaceted mechanisms and parameters of that
deadly Prince. We have been buried so deeply within the mythologies of
our traditions that none of us have been able to clarify our minds to the
perspectives offered in revelation.
From a survey of Sadler's many books and statements,
throughout his life, we can see why he could not have been the author of
such material. The perspectives and conceptual range offered in The
Urantia Papers far exceed his limited "psychological" views.
I shall now go on to other reasons why The Urantia Papers did not originate from the Devil through the mind of some anonymous human subject. William Sadler had other words about it. This may be a good place to show his thoughts, since his statements about the Revelation bear directly on the question of origins.
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