FAITH - DECISIONGod is unfolding today ― on this planet and in this universe ― the most unique exercise in faith-decision ever to be witnessed on an inhabited world.
The purpose is the salvage of this world toward a future of righteousness and holiness.The method is the personal decisions of human mortals ― from their belief in God and in his revelations.
The goal is the selection of human mortals for physical survival toward a loftier and more noble relationship with God.This exercise is unique because it is unfolding strictly at the human level. Divine agencies ― angels, and planetary helpers ― do not visibly influence, assist, or aid in this choice by human mortals.
The tools are revelations from God. They were intended to help us understand our contribution to his plans for this world. Those revelations came through Melchizedek in collaboration with the prophets and seers of Israel. From the time of Moses, to the seers of the 6th century BC, on to the statements by Jesus, to a lesser degree through the writings of Paul, and finally to John's Apocalypse ― even though the last is heavily corrupted ― they provide information necessary to our understanding.In order to sort and censor the corruptions and human mistakes in our historic religious documents of the past four millennia we were now given The Urantia Papers.
The last are especially important because they provide a framework in which to understand this unique decision exercise. Without The Urantia Papers we would not be able to properly understand the Kingdom of Heaven, our place in God’s divine administration, or the importance of this world toward the establishment of that Kingdom. As Paul wrote:Eph 1:10 ― "as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth."
The Urantia Papers further tell us, page 435:"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."
Revelation offers understanding of the will of God ― on this world, in this universe, at this time and place. We can come to that understanding only if we are willing to examine God's revelation with devout commitment and with dedication to our Creator.The papers on this Web site are designed to help in that faith-decision process.
May God be with all of you.
January 2, 1998
Edited December 15, 2001
Minor editorial changes September 5, 2002