Judgment and Salvation

Message: 70888
From: Ernest Moyer
Subject: Judgment and Salvation
Date: Mon, May 23, 2005, 12:51 AM
Topic: Study
Reply to Message 70845
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Sharon:

Considering the Psalms in the Old Testament.

I wish, Oh! how I wish, these wonderful and wise Urantians, who speak with such great knowledge and understanding, would heed the words of our Great Revelation.

Page 1060:

The Psalms are the work of a score or more of authors; many were written by Egyptian and Mesopotamian teachers. During these times when the Levant worshiped nature gods, there were still a goodly number who believed in the supremacy of El Elyon, the Most High.

No collection of religious writings gives expression to such a wealth of devotion and inspirational ideas of God as the Book of Psalms. And it would be very helpful if, in the perusal of this wonderful collection of worshipful literature, consideration could be given to the source and chronology of each separate hymn of praise and adoration, bearing in mind that no other single collection covers such a great range of time. This Book of Psalms is the record of the varying concepts of God entertained by the believers of the Salem religion throughout the Levant and embraces the entire period from Amenemope to Isaiah. In the Psalms God is depicted in all phases of conception, from the crude idea of a tribal deity to the vastly expanded ideal of the later Hebrews, wherein Yahweh is pictured as a loving ruler and merciful Father.

And when thus regarded, this group of Psalms constitutes the most valuable and helpful assortment of devotional sentiments ever assembled by man up to the times of the twentieth century. The worshipful spirit of this collection of hymns transcends that of all other sacred books of the world.


I wonder if these wise Urantians ever think how they reject such great truths when they reject the books of the Bible, en masse.

I remember how several recent messages rejected the Bible. One man said to me: The Bible is just a compendium of ancient human history with beauty, warts and all. Its predictions are no different than Nostradamus who inevitably has predicted everything that comes along. That man just does not recognize the nature of the individual books of the Bible, and cannot have seriously studied them.

I cannot but help regard the words we are given:

  • No collection of religious writings gives expression to such a wealth of devotion and inspirational ideas of God as the Book of Psalms.
  • And it would be very helpful if, in the perusal of this wonderful collection of worshipful literature, consideration could be given to the source . . .
  • The most valuable and helpful assortment of devotional sentiments ever assembled by man up to the times of the twentieth century.
  • The worshipful spirit of this collection of hymns transcends that of all other sacred books of the world.
  • That man did not understand that the predictions found in the book of Psalms, as in Psalm 72 I gave you, far transcends the predictions he compares with Nostradamus, whom he regards with disdain.

    Perhaps we could exchange some of the Psalms, to show these wise and intelligent Urantians, the nature of the material they reject with such disdain.

    Ernest

    ------ On 5/22/05, Sharon Drake wrote ------

    Ernest,

    I love that Psalms. It sure sounds like it is referring to Messiah Melchizedek in those verses. (Psalm72) If you remember in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the name Melchizedek was taken out for some strange reason to change the writings of old they used to construct the Bible. That Psalms you sent gives us such hope such a wonderful future to look forward to. I do expect the Messiah, not soon enough for my liking, to turn this upside down world, right side up. The world crisis of the Urantia book is in the near future yet to come, I would figure.

    Sincerely,