The Abduction Phenomenon
This document was originally written as a letter to Doretta Wildes.
It has been edited for publication.
Late June, 1997
For purposes of this discussion I refer you to the following works:
1. The Interrupted Journey, John G. Fuller, The Dial Press, 1967.
2. The Andreasson Affair, Raymond E. Fowler, Prentioe Hall, 1979.
3. Missing Time, Budd Hopkins, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1981.
4. Intruders, Budd Hopkins, Random House, 1987.
5. Secret Life, David M. Jacobs, Simon & Schuster, 1992.
6. Abduction, John E. Mack, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
I believe all are obtainable in paper back, and are still in print, since there is a heavy demand for them, except perhaps the first,. (I found the first in used book stores.) All contain descriptive details of human experiences, except for the last.
All depended upon hypnosis to elicit buried memories; therefore all are subject to healthy skepticism. The Hill couple were the only pair examined by a competent psychiatrist, Benjamin Simon, who had no personal interest in UFOs. Therefore, that report is the most valuable. (He kept all recall buried in their memories until he was satisfied he had wrung out every aspect of their experience worthy of observation. He then permitted conscious recall.)
John Mack is an MD psychotherapist at Harvard, steeped in classical medical reporting methods. Therefore, his reports are clinical, and do not contain descriptive details. While Mack has the professional abilities, he became so converted to the possibility of abductions he lost his objectivity. He was duped by a graduate student who conspired with others to bring discredit upon him.
All other reports came through the hands of hypnotists who were unaware of the ease with which they could influence details, and who generally used sloppy methods. The report from Betty Luca (Andreasson) was particularly corrupted by repeated conscious recall in order for her to draw pictures of scenes. (She is an amateur sketch artist, who saw dollar signs.) As her sessions continued, her details became more and more adulterated by her imagination.
David Jacobs is a history professor at Temple University; he did his own hypnosis, but apparently was aware of pitfalls.
Budd Hopkins did his own hypnosis, and is subject to reservations of reliability. He also lost objectivity by his conversion to abductions.
There are reports from England, Germany, Spain and other countries. You will find them in New Age book stores. They suffer the same failures of objectivity and of sloppy techniques.
There is much trash out there. If you intend to pursue your own study I strongly suggest you stick to these more reliable reports. After a dozen books, how much more can one learn? (Whitely Strieber, author of Communion and Transformation, is a fraud.) Of course, the possibility always exists that new information may come to our attention, but at this point in time it is highly doubtful that we will gain additional important knowledge. The activity is under great restraint in the amount of revelation our planetary supervisors will provide.
I have another word of caution. Many individuals are claiming abduction who never had experiences. They fully believe they did, and the converted investigators, with their sloppy techniques, give them credit. I have had letters from several individuals, (all women), who described to me in gory detail their sexual fantasies. I met one of those personally. While they are bright people, function in society, and carry on ordinary lives, they have found a route for expression of deeply buried libido that apparently was previously frustrated. This is one of the most distracting elements to the abduction phenomenon.
First a list of some conclusions from my studies.
1. Simply stated, the evidence indicates that a program is underway to accelerate recovery from Adam's genetic default.
2. This program is being conducted beyond the control of, or explanation to, the human residents of this world. However, revelation provides considerable information.
3. Concentration at this time in world history is because of the coming nuclear devastations. Our planetary supervisors are preserving human genetic stock to provide a hedge against genetic alterations through atomic radiation that may affect survivors.
4. Over the past fifty years our celestial visitors have also engaged in the general preservation of other species. Our planetary supervisors will biologically rebuild the planet through such measures.
As justification for such extraordinary conclusions I illustrate with
the following quote:
Page 582: "While there is this dematerializing technique for preparing the Adams for transit from Jerusem to the evolutionary worlds, there is no equivalent method for taking them away from such worlds unless the entire planet is to be emptied, in which event emergency installation of the dematerialization technique is made for the entire salvable population. If some physical catastrophe should doom the planetary residence of an evolving race, the Melchizedeks and the Life Carriers would install the technique of dematerialization for all survivors, and by seraphic transport these beings would be carried away to the new world prepared for their continuing existence. The evolution of a human race, once initiated on a world of space, must proceed quite independently of the physical survival of that planet, but during the evolutionary ages it is not otherwise intended that a Planetary Adam or Eve shall leave their chosen world."
The implications of this revelation are dramatic.
Obviously, if human mortals are removed from a planet without their consent they are abducted. This is a plain and simple deduction from this revelation.
Universe administration can take the entire salvable population away from a planet if they feel it necessary. By seraphic transports. And this maintains the physical attributes, mind qualities, and genetic integrity of those people; otherwise, the operation becomes pointless.
As I shall discuss below, these must be extraordinary measures. Few planets would undergo such extreme conditions.
Salvable population must mean there are portions of the population that are not "salvable," or not worth salvaging.
"All survivors" again implies "non-survivors."
Imagine some numbers. Suppose a planet has a population one-tenth the size of ours. That would be 500 million people. Suppose again that only one-tenth of that population is "salvable." That would be 50 million people. How many seraphic transports would be required to move that many people?
Betty Andreasson reported eight seats on her cylindrical space vehicle. If her report is an indication of the number of persons to be carried on one transport, more than 6 million transports would be required, if all were moved at the same time. Consider the opposite extreme. The population might be transported with one transport in shifts with six million rounds trips. If we assume relativity limitation to space velocity they never would get moved by round trips. (How long would it take to make 6 million round trips?) Consider other numbers. If there were only one transport and all were to be carried away at the same time, 50 million persons would be carried on that one transport, an unimaginable number. 50 transports would have one million persons each. If the transports carry 100 persons at the same time 500,000 transports would be required. I offer these numbers for you to grasp what it would mean to rescue the "salvable" population.
By the way, I found a reference in Celtic mythology to space transport.
Among the old scribes "was a diversity of opinion as to whether the
Tuatha [Irish ancestral gods] came in ships on in clouds through the air."
See Celtic Heritage, by Alwyn and Brinley Rees. The Rig Veda
also speaks of the eight supreme Hindu gods known as Adityas as "crossing
over the [space] waters in an amphibious chariot 'with seats where eight
may sit.'" The coincidence between the eight seats described by Betty,
and the same number in the ancient Rig Veda record,
Other important deduction comes out of this revelation.
Biological compatibility must exist between the two worlds. But consider the complexity of a biosphere, where untold millions of species, from the lowest microbes, to human kind, are part of one vast ecology, a biologically interactive system. If a catastrophe were to take place would space administrators prepare the other planet a few short years before the cataclysm by hauling untold millions of species of plant and animal life to that world, (with enough time to make it ecologically stable), or would the planet be prepared for billions of years through slow evolutionary growth in anticipation of a far-off cataclysm? Either way I see profound difficulties. Such measures would not be taken lightly by a universe administration, and would require vast resources to achieve.
Why give us this revelation? It is of no interest unless it we can find a use for it. Otherwise, it is just a curiosity item. If it had been left unrevealed the world would not be any poorer. Furthermore, if it had been left unrevealed it would not have detracted from the remainder of The Urantia Papers. Therefore, it has some important significance. It must be related in some way with the transactions now unfolding upon our world.
Look at what it implies. If an entire planet can be evacuated, there is nothing in the revelation which would preclude a partial evacuation. It is altogether possible that portions of the salvable population might be taken away, (redeemed from the earth), and not the entire salvable population.
I introduce this possibility because of statements in John's Apocalypse which shows that, indeed, a small portion of the current population will be removed. If John's Revelation provides other information on this important subject, then the two revelations must be related in some way. They are two pieces of a larger vision of God's program which can now be brought into perspective. This means, further, that both pieces are important, and that they were given in such a way that they would require us putting two-and-two together. John's historic revelation, by itself, did not bring sufficient information to understand what was intended. How would those people be redeemed from the earth? We have wild Christian speculation concerning such event, mixed with other, related and unrelated, statements in the New Testament, but grossly confused to yield such wild theories as a "Rapture."
This method of revelation, with two separate parts, one historic and one new, means that a program is being used by our planetary supervisors as part of an integrated process, leading to increased understanding at important junctures in world destiny. The many events of revelation were not meant to be taken in isolation from one another. They were intended to develop an integrated picture. The Urantia Papers were not designed to be taken in isolation from the historic revelations. Neither were the historic revelations intended to be taken in isolation from The Urantia Papers.
The Urantia Papers tells us that
"Page 1555: When in temporary exile on Patmos, John wrote the Book of Revelation, which you now have in greatly abridged and distorted form. This Book of Revelation contains the surviving fragments of a great revelation, large portions of which were lost, other portions of which were removed, subsequent to John's writing. It is preserved in only fragmentary and adulterated form."
I emphasize that the Book of Revelation contains surviving fragments of a great revelation. The Urantia Papers do not tell us that this book is trash, or worthless, or that we should not waste our time in perusing it. I, for one, want to know the important surviving fragments. In keeping with the principles of Jesus, and his study of corrupt apocalyptic materials, (such as the ancient Book of Enoch), I searched this John's Revelation to determine if I could discover those "surviving fragments," in spite of its greatly abridged, fragmentary, distorted, and adulterated form. While the surviving fragments are buried in much first-century mythical adulteration it contains breath-taking revelation.
Two of those surviving fragments, even though distorted by the hand of some early Christian editor, are in Chapters 7 and 14. They relate to this revelation from The Urantia Papers. These chapters have created untold wide-eyed entertainment and mystic excitement for Christian fundamentalists who believe they will be taken away in one massive lift-off. Some of them may, indeed, become part of the lift-off operation, but they may be psychologically blown away by real angelic (seraphic) transports unless they first get themselves educated.
I shall briefly summarize the important points from those two chapters, in order that we may integrate the two revelations.
1. A great physical tribulation will endanger the entire earth. As Jesus said, if those days had not been shortened, no human being would survive, Matt 24:22. He obviously was taking measures to ensure survival of the human race.
(You may note that the infamous white, red, black and pale horses may well be an insertion in Chapter 6 by an early Christian editor. However, verse 9 through 11 state exactly the fate of many who will go forth today in witness for Jesus. Then verses 12 through 17 explicitly describe the great nuclear events about to unfold on our planet. But not before the witnessing takes place. I discussed those elements in other documents.)
2. The angels supervising this judgment are told not to permit any harm until a group of people are sealed for salvation. (Physical salvation [salvage], not spiritual salvation [salvage].) This probably means they have been selected for protection against severe dangers, and death, until they are taken away. This does not imply that those human mortals will not act, leaving all their decisions in the hands of God, but they receive assistance after the demonstrate their devotion to him.
3. The number of sealed would be 144,000, twelve thousand from each of the tribes of Israel.
At this point I must digress to discuss the meaning of this number.
Who are the 144,000?
You will note that Chapter 7 provides a specific naming of the twelve tribes. Since identification of individual tribes was lost centuries before Jesus this cannot be a literal description. We do not know how the hand of the Christian editor(s) may have influenced the tribal listing. The important deduction from the passage is that the twelve tribes represent descent from Abraham, and that they cover all lines of descent. This is where my book on The Legacy of Adam and Eve becomes so important. I showed at least three identifiable routes of migration of tribes from the ancient land of Israel spreading through all parts of Europe. They were remembered down into modern times by their names, the Kumri, Galli, and Iberi. All are Hebrew words.
The word "Hebrew" in Hebrew today is pronounced "Ivri" but two thousand years ago it was pronounced "Ibri." The Romans knew them as the Iberi, a slight inflection on the root word. They were first deported to the "cities of the Medes," by Assyrian military forces, in a region extending to the edges of the Caspian Sea and north into the Caucasian mountains. See II Kings 17 and 18 and related passages. Historical records show "Iberi" living in those regions in Roman times. Historical records also exist which show them migrating to the Iberian peninsula, (which still carries their name), and from there to "Hibernia," an inflected form of the same name, which today we call Ireland. ("Ire" linguistically evolved from "Erie" from "Euria" from "Everia" from "Iberia." You will find this evolution in the Oxford English Dictionary.) This path shows that people of Europe in Spain and Portugal, and their descendants on the American continents, as well as the people of Ireland, were seeded with Abraham's blood.
The "Kumri," variously called "Kymri," "Cymbri," "Cimmerians," and other related names (Cambrian mountains, etc.) can be traced historically and archeologically through central Europe, into Germany, and from there into the British Isles where today they are called the Welsh. We know them as Keltic people. (Modern scholars have difficulty distinguishing the demarcation line between Teutonic and Keltic peoples in the ancient past.) These Keltic "Cymbri" were connected with the Galli, the third line I mentioned, because interbreeding among the various groups led to smearing of the lines. The word "kumri" (from "kamar") in Hebrew means "to boil up," or "to ferment." In Arabic it means "to leaven." However, the same word in Hebrew means "to be red," "reddish," and "reddish brown," where it is thought to mean a skin color.
This curious connection to skin color could fill another book. In the Bible "adam" is the word for "red." The name Edom, the son of Isaac and brother to Jacob (Israel), means "red." Issachar had two sons named Tola and Pua, both of which names carry the meaning of "red." From The Urantia Papers we have some insight into Adam's skin color. I do not wish to overburden this communique but merely to mention that one of the reasons for Abraham's choice was his close descent from Adam. On page 514 we are told that Moses was "the emancipator of a remnant of the submerged violet race." (Abraham married his half-sister, a practice also observed among Macedonian and Egyptian royalty, inherited from brother-sister marriages among the children of Adam and Eve.)
The word Galli (Gaulli) also has a most curious meaning. We know those people today as the "Kelts," which we borrowed from Greek "Keltoi." Numerous names still exist in the southern regions of Europe with this form, and were prominent in Roman times, from provinces, to cities, to people. (Like Charles de Gaul.) The Apostle Paul addressed one of his letters to the "Galatae," another inflectional variant, a Keltic people living in Asia Minor. They so interbred that their descendants are scattered throughout northern Italy, France, north Spain, and into the British Isles. France is still identified as "Gaul" by many people. In Hebrew "ga'al" means "to be redeemed." God was redeeming his people.
Other linguistic connections exist with the people of Europe to ancient Hebrew. The word "Goth," for the Ostrogoths and Visigoths, early Teutonic tribes, is also found in Hebrew. It was part of a name for a city in the tribe of Dan, Josh 19:45, in Benjamin, Neh 11:33, and a city of the Philistines. It meant a wine-press, or the vat in which wines were trod. Was God treading out his grapes of wrath? Many words in the Teutonic languages are related to Hebrew.
Given these brief mentions you can come to some notion of the significance of the "twelve tribes." The term is symbolic, not literal, for all those people living today who have the blood of Abraham in their veins. They include all the people of Europe, and their descendants scattered throughout the world. (Another curiosity is how the "white" people of Europe were scattered throughout the world in the last four centuries. Furthermore, the whole world borrowed "white" man's culture, not vice-versa.)
Technically, the purpose was to get the blood from the "remnant of the submerged violet race" into as many other groups as possible. I shall not discuss here the biblical record about these matters, and how the people of Israel were warned they would be scattered among the nations if they did not obey God's commandments. See Lev 26:33, Deut 28:64, Neh 1:8, Jer 9:16, and so on. (I am not talking about the Jewish Diaspora.) The scattering into the "blue blood" stock of Europe was also intentional because of that genetic background. Refer to several discussions in The Urantia Papers.
Now back to Revelation 7 and 14. Verses 7:9 through 7:14 describe a great multitude of people who "have come out of the great tribulation." The implication is that they were killed during the great tribulation. Verses 16 and 17 again may be an insertion by a Christian editor. They are quotes from Isa 49:10 and Ps 121:6. The phrase in verse 15 "shelter them with his presence" literally is "spread his tabernacle over them."
In between Chapters 7 and 14 are intertwined other fragments of the actual revelation with human corruption. This makes the text very difficult to follow. It may be helpful for you to pause at 10:7. This verse describes events of revelation which are now unfolding before your eyes. I shall give it to you as the Greek text has it:
>"Even was finished the mystery of God, as he announced to his servants the prophets."<
The brief remark shows that God's mystery was contained within the Old Testament prophecies, those given by Melchizedek, but now the cloak surrounding the mystery is being removed. A crucial element in that removal was the revelation of The Urantia Papers. Without the Papers we would not have had the proper context to understand the prophecies.
We then go to the remainder of the revelation on the 144,000, 14:1-3.
They will be redeemed from the earth. This describes the partial evacuation.
(Verse 4 again probably is an insertion by that early Christian editor.)
We can now put some sense into the partial evacuation mentions in John's
If the earth should reach a state which would threaten the future integrity
and survival of its best human genetic stock, measures would be employed
to guard against loss of that stock. It is these measures which are now
unfolding in the abduction phenomenon and the soon-to-come partial evacuation.
Now I would ask you to pause here once again to consider the elements of this discussion. Without The Urantia Papers it would have been impossible to make sense of the passages in John's Apocalypse. But now we can make sense of them. We can find a rationale which casts a clear light upon them. But we do more. We can now find a rationale to explain the abductions. These activities are all part of a great enterprise to guard against genetic loss on this planet.
If this planet is the Sentimental Shrine of All Nebadon, Michael's home world, it certainly will not be totally destroyed. The information given us by Melchizedek shows that human mortals who remain on this planet will survive and repopulate. The partial evacuation is a contingency to reestablish the integrity of the future biosphere.
The continuation of human life on this world is indicated time and again. One brief mention is in Isa 66:22.
Now consider what it would mean to planetary residents if some of the salvable
population were taken away, and they were not. Oh, boy! Now I know exactly
what the historic revelation means when it says:
"Matt 24:30-31: Then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory; and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
Angels, of course, meaning seraphic transports. I don't know about the loud trumpet call; I don't think it would be necessary. Maybe Isador stuck it in there. But I sure know about the sign of the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
If 144,000 is a symbolic number, representative of a gene pool, maybe a 100,000, maybe 150,000, I can imagine how many seraphic transports would be necessary. (Would some geneticist out there tell me what sufficient sample of "white" population would be required to get a representative genetic cross-section, descended from the remnant of the submerged violet race. Note I say "white" because of the specified descent from Abraham via Isaac and Jacob.) If there are eight seats on each transport more than 10,000 transports would be required (in contrast to the number required to salvage the population of an entire planet). You can imagine what 10,000 seraphic transports would look like in the sky to those who will remain, not only in mournful regret, but in sheer numbers. Awesome.
The remainder of this revelation occurs a few verses later:
"Matt 24:40-42: Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming."
Now I know what that means also, exactly. Unfolded out of The Urantia Papers. I am certain no Christian editor placed it there, nor did he suck it out of his thumb. I also recognize why it would not be included in The Urantia Papers. It is too "apocalyptic" for modern secular minds to accept.
Consider also how this may relate to the passage in our Revelation which says that the Son of Man may return to adjudge the age.
p.1915 "But the times of the reappearing of the Son of Man are known only in the councils of Paradise; not even the angels of heaven know when this will occur. However, you should understand that, when this gospel of the kingdom shall have been proclaimed to all the world for the salvation of all peoples, and when the fullness of the age has come to pass, the Father will send you another dispensational bestowal, or else the Son of Man will return to adjudge the age."
Perhaps everything transpiring on our world today is under the direct command and supervision of Jesus.
What is meant by "the dematerialization technique?" Very curious. If you read Betty Andreasson's account of her eight seats you will find that they had transparent shells in which passengers were placed. After she was seated, and the transparent cover placed over her, the shell was filled with a viscous "oily " fluid. She then became unconscious. In her drawings you will see a breathing tube fastened to the outside of the shell, to permit her to breathe. But this detail is one of her adulterations. The purpose behind the shell and the fluid was to shield her from high intensity energy fields associated with space flight. Keeping her on air would have violated the shield function. As she breathed, her lungs filled with this strange viscous fluid to maintain her body oxygen requirements.
How do I know this? David Jacobs described what he called "breathing
". . . the aliens bring the abductee into a room with a large tank. . . . The aliens tell her to get into the tank. The liquid is clear and at first glance looks like water, but it is not water. The abductee is told to submerge herself in the liquid and stay there. She may be scared that she will drown, but the aliens reassure her that she will be all right. She gets in over her head and then is told to breathe. She finds that she is able to breathe normally even though her head is under "water." After a short time she is told to get out. Sometimes the aliens dry her off, but most of the time they do not. The purpose of the pool procedure is unknown."
The use of large "tanks" suggests masses of people will be placed in one transport. However, it seems to me there should be some form of physical restraint. Would they all be rattling around in this "pool" as the transport takes off on its interplanetary journey?
A very difficult issue is the common sense that must be employed to understand these reports and their connection to divine revelation. We have no proof of anything. But God did give us brains; we should try to use them. I believe these reports were part of a revelation process to help us understand the transactions taking place around our planet. I believe the "viscous fluid" is part of the dematerialization process. Seraphic transports cannot modify biological functions; otherwise there would be no purpose for planetary mortals to be carried to other worlds. By whatever method the body may be "dematerialized," full functional integrity must be preserved. This means that when the mortal awakes at the end of his space journey he will be exactly as he was when he began. The reports from the author of the ancient Book of Enoch demonstrate this, as does Betty Andreasson's report, plus others I have discovered. If the body were completely broken down into disorganized atoms and then reassembled somewhere else it seems there would be no need for the "viscous fluid." We could "beam up" directly without resorting to space transport. Therefore, dematerialization must mean something other than total breakdown of physical structure.
After many abduction reports over the years it became painfully evident that our space visitors want us to know that they are engaging in these activities. They certainly would have the power to totally obscure all memory. On the contrary, the wealth of reports, the partial conscious memory of some individuals, and the open door to hypnotic recall -- all suggest that details were provided for our benefit -- if we wish to make use of them. This also is part of a revelation process, but only if we are sensitive to the information. Equally important, it is revelation with no "proof." We are stuck with making up our individual minds as to the significance, and how we will use it. Can revelatory information, from different sources, be assimilated and correlated to yield a picture of our present planetary conditions, the activities going on, and the decisions we must make for contribution to the future of this world?
To understand those activities, we are forced to put two and two together and read between the lines. From my research I believe a sufficient amount of information has been given to come to sensible comprehension. But this is a very important point. The methodology of our planetary supervisors was to provide information, but not explicitly, about their purpose. They left us with the integration of that information, and the deductions we might make from it. We have been given an opportunity to come to conclusions, ON OUR OWN, about the events transpiring around our planet today. In other words, we have become partners in a remarkable and unique exercise. From those conclusions we will make major life and death decisions toward planetary survival. The exercise is to determine how planetary residents will respond under conditions of isolation, and scattered revelations with no visible celestial guidance. We are an experimental world. This experiment is one of the most remarkable exercises in this universe, ON A PLANET THAT BELONGS EXCLUSIVELY TO THE CREATOR.
Another thought may be pertinent at this point. Right now, in the consideration of these ideas, you are making decisions of your acceptance or rejection of them. Does the presentation bring sense to scattered elements of information which were nonsense before? Are these possibilities beyond the range of human acceptance? Do they raise horizons of vision which go to vaster stretches of God's programs? How much of your consideration is conditioned by how you were raised, or taught in our cultural environment? Do the elements of attraction or rejection depend on your comprehension and spiritual understanding? Can you see God going to such extremes to salvage his creation? Are you so comfortable in your present life, with a settled and sure universe frame, such possibilities are not acceptable?
Right here, in this brief discussion, you can recognize how revelation is related to the puzzle of events taking place in our skies. There is a specific application, and direct association, of revelation to the real world. The Bible alone could not help. It did nothing but confuse us, until we received a vehicle to sort and censor the contents. But one thing is certain: it requires all of us to put our thinking caps on to tackle this extraordinary information. Of course, the more knowledge we have, the more advantage we have in understanding. Certainly, we cannot be negligent as citizens of this world if we are to understand what God is doing. And here is the great Christian fault. They do not want to know. They are secure in their myths and superstitions. Jesus will do everything. God had to build a body of people who could help others understand.
But there is still another thought connected with the Matthew revelations. If the chronology is reliable, it says that the rescue will not take place until after the great holocaust. This means that individuals must make decisions to avoid destruction if they are to become part of the 144,000. This is not a rescue except to the most sincere and dedicated people. Again, the logic infers decisions based upon "belief" and spiritual sensitivity.
By such means God is screening the human race. The many who cannot accept will not be part of the new world order, nor will they leave children to inherit that new world order. They will not make the proper decisions. Thus there is a mechanism unfolding in the transactions of this world today to select more "righteous" genetic stock. Now when you read the old Bible passages about the wicked being removed from the earth you know what that means. You have a technical explanation for the mechanisms by which God will achieve his ends. But again, I reiterate, this depends upon human contribution to a partnership in a most extraordinary and most unique planetary experiment.
I shall now consider some of the difficulties in making such decisions. We are told that we have severe genetic problems. I offer a collection of statements illustrating this assertion.
"Page 793: But these measures (for genetic improvement) can bear their true fruits only in the distant millenniums of the future, although much social improvement will immediately result from the intelligent, wise, and patient manipulation of these acceleration factors of cultural progress. Religion is the mighty lever that lifts civilization from chaos, but it is powerless apart from the fulcrum of sound and normal mind resting securely on sound and normal heredity."
Anyone who has experience in the world has observed that intelligence is related in some way with genetic endowment. If two individuals with mental handicap breed, the likelihood is that they will have retarded children. My wife works at the local United Cerebral Palsy center. Many days she comes home expressing her concern about propagation of genetic defects, with no social method to control breeding. On the contrary, current "liberal" attitudes promote increase in defective and degenerate human stock. (After all, we are "free" to do as we wish.) Such attitudes certainly are not conducive to healthier, more intelligent, future populations. "Liberal" attitudes are detrimental to the future welfare of this planet.
"Page 585: These six evolutionary races are destined to be blended and exalted by amalgamation with the progeny of the Adamic uplifters. But before these peoples are blended, the inferior and unfit are largely eliminated. The Planetary Prince and the Material Son, with other suitable planetary authorities, pass upon the fitness of the reproducing strains. The difficulty of executing such a radical program on Urantia consists in the absence of competent judges to pass upon the biologic fitness or unfitness of the individuals of your world races. Notwithstanding this obstacle, it seems that you ought to be able to agree upon the biologic disfellowshiping of your more markedly unfit, defective, degenerate, and antisocial stocks."
There, in simple black and white, is an exhortation from our planetary supervisors to become more responsible in our breeding practices. But the expression is one of hopelessness in our ability to marshal social forces necessary to execute such programs. Therefore, I would expect that any program currently being prosecuted around our planet would concentrate on the better genetic qualities of the human races. Abductees are not human "trash." They carry more important genetic qualities. Even more, the genetic pool of 144,000 would also be selected for their better genetic qualities. The shiftless, lazy, unorganized, disfunctional elements of our society would not be candidates. That includes a great majority of "welfare" people.
"Page 803: No society has progressed very far when it permits idleness or tolerates poverty. But poverty and dependence can never be eliminated if the defective and degenerate stocks are freely supported and permitted to reproduce without restraint."
"Page 592: It is neither tenderness nor altruism to bestow futile sympathy upon degenerate human beings, unsalvable abnormal and inferior mortals. There exist on even the most normal of the evolutionary worlds sufficient differences between individuals and between numerous social groups to provide for the full exercise of all those noble traits of altruistic sentiment and unselfish mortal ministry without perpetuating the socially unfit and the morally degenerate strains of evolving humanity. There is abundant opportunity for the exercise of tolerance and the function of altruism in behalf of those unfortunate and needy individuals who have not irretrievably lost their moral heritage and forever destroyed their spiritual birthright."
Further statements show support for my suggestion that the planetary program now underway is to recuperate thousands of years of unguided breeding among human stocks.
"Page 592: The races are purified and brought up to a high state of physical perfection and intellectual strength before the end of this era. The early development of a normal world is greatly helped by the plan of promoting the increase of the higher types of mortals with proportionate curtailment of the lower. And it is the failure of your early peoples to thus discriminate between these types that accounts for the presence of so many defective and degenerate individuals among the present-day Urantia races."
"Page 1207: For many thousands of years, so the records of Jerusem show, in each generation there have lived fewer and fewer beings who could function safely with self-acting Adjusters. This is an alarming picture, and the supervising personalities of Satania look with favor upon the proposals of some of your more immediate planetary supervisors who advocate the inauguration of measures designed to foster and conserve the higher spiritual types of the Urantia races."
It is here that I would expand upon these possibilities. What does it mean by "the inauguration of measures designed to foster and conserve the higher spiritual types of the Urantia races?"
Suppose that major survival decisions are based on religious revelations. Those revelations inform us of imminent planetary events. They also inform us of the measures we should take to survive the coming nuclear holocaust. What type of minds would respond to those possibilities? How many are capable of putting together an array of revelations that would assist in such decisions? What components of heredity would determine "spiritual" outlooks that would make them amenable to such possibilities?
Would uneducated "defectives" respond? Would godless minds respond? Would "unbelievers" respond?"
I would also like to suggest that those portions of the population who are tied to "mythical superstitions" also probably would not respond. This includes many Christians who reject new revelations, or who are unable to accept such teachings. However, I want to remind you that the coming struggle between truth and falsehood will cull many Christians out of their superstitions. The importance of "Christians" to the new world is clearly expressed in the following passage:
" Mistake not! there is in the teachings of Jesus an eternal nature which will not permit them forever to remain unfruitful in the hearts of thinking men. The kingdom as Jesus conceived it has to a large extent failed on earth; for the time being, an outward church has taken its place; but you should comprehend that this church is only the larval stage of the thwarted spiritual kingdom, which will carry it through this material age and over into a more spiritual dispensation where the Master's teachings may enjoy a fuller opportunity for development. Thus does the so-called Christian church become the cocoon in which the kingdom of Jesus' concept now slumbers. The kingdom of the divine brotherhood is still alive and will eventually and certainly come forth from this long submergence, just as surely as the butterfly eventually emerges as the beautiful unfolding of its less attractive creature of metamorphic development."
Thus we see that Christianity contains the seeds for the future of this world.
You should now be able to recognize that certain elements of our current culture would respond to revelation, but many others would not. But carefully note the elements of this decision process. They are religious. They are founded in religious belief. But they are also founded in revelations -- old revelations, new revelations, and exposition of revelations.
This is why we Urantians become so important. We "know" about things. We know about the kingdom of heaven in ways no Christian ever imagined. And most of us are astute enough and intelligent enough to put pieces together. We can be of service in ways the rest of the world could never imagine. Now. If we become key mortals in unfolding destiny decisions, then it is highly likely we are members in a select group designed to help bring the preservation of higher genetic excellence, founded in good minds, and "righteous" qualities.
These are the reasons I made the claim in my letter to Bobbie Dreier that more than 1,000 Urantians are members of the Cosmic Reserve Corps. (I wish I knew where they were!) They deal in cosmic matters of supreme planetary importance, at a time of the most severe crisis any planet may have ever seen.
Perhaps I am wrong about that exclusive group. Perhaps many Christians are also in it. We just do not know.
We can only work with what we have. We must place our trust in God that he provided sufficient information for our decisions. We must have faith in our ability to deduce from his revelations, and that our deductions will not be too far amiss.