The Will of God
Message: 70329
From: Ernest Moyer
Subject: The Will of God
Date: Wed, May 11, 2005, 3:32 AM
Topic: General
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I received several questions about my remark about the Will of God.

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From: Boris Goldshmit
Subject: The Bible and the Urantia Papers
Date: Tue, May 10, 2005, 2:31 PM

Ernest,

You were making perfect sense up until this phrase came up:

'I say this: The Urantia Papers are a stupendous revelation, but they do not tell us the Will of God. The Bible tells us the Will of God, for our day and generation.'

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From: Steve Powell
Subject: The Bible and the Urantia Papers
Date: Tue, May 10, 2005, 8:15 AM

Jesus taught the Love of God as our Father. The hellfire and damnation stuff was completely dispelled by the new "Gospel of the Kingdom".

Faith in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man coupled with loving service to our brothers in the flesh is the order of the day! That is the Will of God!

May God's will prevail in each and every one of our Hearts!!!

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From: Khaldun Maalik
Subject: The Bible and the Urantia Papers
Date: Tue, May 10, 2005, 5:31 AM

Greetings,

Ernest: I say this: The Urantia Papers are a stupendous revelation, but they do not tell us the Will of God. The Bible tells us the Will of God, for our day and generation.

Is the Will of God not "Be ye perfect, even as I am perfect." ?

What is the Will of God such that the Urantia Book does not tell it?

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When I do a search on the Will of God in the Urantia Papers I get 56 hits. For example:

3:5.15 Throughout the universe, every unit is regarded as a part of the whole. Survival of the part is dependent on co-operation with the plan and purpose of the whole, the wholehearted desire and perfect willingness to do the Father’s divine will.

3:6.2 The sovereignty of God is unlimited; it is the fundamental fact of all creation. The universe was not inevitable. The universe is not an accident, neither is it self-existent. The universe is a work of creation and is therefore wholly subject to the will of the Creator.

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.

You will note that

Survival of the part is dependent on co-operation with the plan and purpose of the whole, the wholehearted desire and perfect willingness to do the Father’s divine will.

The universe is a work of creation and is therefore wholly subject to the will of the Creator.

The Will of God is his plan and purpose of the whole. The Will of the Creator makes subject his work of creation.

If we are to follow the Will of God we must come to some understanding of his plan and purpose for our world, a part of the whole. We must come to grips with his work of creation.

But we do not have those plans and purposes clearly spelled out in the Urantia Papers. We don't know what next he will do with this planet.

The Will of God is not limited to "Be ye perfect, even as I am perfect." That is only a small part of the Will of God, a personal interpretation of that Will. (That is part of an altogether different theme.)

The Will of God is loving service to our brothers in the flesh, but only within the context of coming world events. How can we show that service?

But the larger Will of God, as it pertains to us, are his plans for this world.

I shall not quote from the Bible. I shall give a brief summary of some of God's Will as described in the Bible.

  1. We have a passage on the Trinity Teacher Sons.
  2. We have at least a half-dozen passages on Melchizedek as the future planetary ruler.
  3. We have a whole raft of material on the coming judgment of this world.
  4. We have a delineation of the role of the United States, under the guise of Great Babylon, and her destruction.
  5. We have a description of the coming destruction of the modern state of Israel.
  6. We have passages about the coming religious persecutions, from Caligastia and his minions.
  7. We have a portrayal of the work of the Reserve Corps of Destiny in this time of great religious persecution.
  8. We have descriptions of the coming worldwide geological upheavals.
  9. We have a portrayal of the future salvation of God's people.
  10. We have descriptions of the future return of Israel, not merely the Jews, to the promised land.

I could go on. But this will give you some idea of the Will of God as portrayed in the Bible, the only place you will come to an understanding of that Will.

Ernest