The Living Eternal Truths Podcast
True Religion Revealed, Part 1

True Religion Revealed, Part 1

January 8, 2020

True Religion Revealed, Part 1

57 minutes, 52 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

PAPER 1. The Universal Father

5. Personality of the Universal Father

1:5.10 The idea of the personality of the Universal Father is an enlarged and truer concept of God which has come to mankind chiefly through revelation. Reason, wisdom, and religious experience all infer and imply the personality of God, but they do not altogether validate it. Even the indwelling Thought Adjuster [the will of God within; the future Spirit-perfected you !] is prepersonal. The truth and maturity of any religion is directly proportional to its concept of the infinite personality of God and to its grasp of the absolute unity of Deity. The idea of a personal Deity becomes, then, the measure of religious maturity after religion has first formulated the concept of the unity of God.

PAPER 2. The Nature of God

6. The Goodness Of God

2:6.1 In the physical universe we may see the divine beauty, in the intellectual world we may discern eternal truth, but the goodness of God is found only in the spiritual world of personal religious experience. In its true essence, religion is a faith-trust in the goodness of God. God could be great and absolute, somehow even intelligent and personal, in philosophy, but in religion God must also be moral; he must be good. Man might fear a great God, but he trusts and loves only a good God. This goodness of God is a part of the personality of God, and its full revelation appears only in the personal religious experience of the believing sons of God.

PAPER 5. God's Relation to the Individual

4. God In Religion

5:4.6 The Hebrews based their religion on goodness; the Greeks on beauty; both religions sought truth. Jesus revealed a God of love, and love is all-embracing of truth, beauty, and goodness.

PAPER 92. The Later Evolution of Religion

4. The Gift of Revelation

92:4.3 Evolutionary religion is sentimental, not logical. It is man's reaction to belief in a hypothetical ghost-spirit world -- the human belief-reflex, excited by the realization and fear of the unknown. Revelatory religion is propounded by the real spiritual world; it is the response of the superintellectual cosmos to the mortal hunger to believe in, and depend upon, the universal Deities. [The Paradise Trinity] Evolutionary religion pictures the circuitous [roundabout, indirect] gropings of humanity in quest of truth; revelatory religion is that very truth.

PAPER 99. The Social Problems of Religion

4. Transition Difficulties

99:4.3 True religion is a meaningful way of living dynamically face to face with the commonplace realities of everyday life. But if religion is to stimulate individual development of character and augment integration of personality, it must not be standardized. If it is to stimulate evaluation of experience and serve as a value-lure, it must not be stereotyped. If religion is to promote supreme loyalties, it must not be formalized. [The good goal is each reflective human living in personal God-consciousness at all times and at all places worldwide !]

99:4.4 No matter what upheavals may attend the social and economic growth of civilization, religion is genuine and worth while if it fosters in the individual an experience in which the sovereignty of truth, beauty, and goodness prevails, for such is the true spiritual concept of supreme reality. And through love and worship this becomes meaningful as fellowship with man and sonship with God.

5. Social Aspects Of Religion

99:5.2 [very important !] Always keep in mind: True religion is to know God as your Father and man as your brother. Religion is not a slavish belief in threats of punishment or magical promises of future mystical rewards.

99:5.3 The religion of Jesus is the most dynamic influence ever to activate the human race. Jesus shattered tradition, destroyed dogma, and called mankind to the achievement of its highest ideals in time and eternity -- to be perfect, even as the Father in heaven is perfect.

99:5.7 Just as certainly as men share their religious beliefs, they create a religious group of some sort which eventually creates common goals. Someday religionists will get together and actually effect co-operation on the basis of unity of ideals and purposes rather than attempting to do so on the basis of psychological opinions and theological beliefs. Goals rather than creeds should unify religionists. Since true religion is a matter of personal spiritual experience, it is inevitable that each individual religionist must have his own and personal interpretation of the realization of that spiritual experience. Let the term "faith" stand for the individual's relation to God rather than for the creedal formulation of what some group of mortals have been able to agree upon as a common religious attitude. "Have you faith? Then have it to yourself."

PAPER 100. Religion in Human Experience

3. Concepts Of Supreme Value

100:3.1 Religion is not a technique for attaining a static and blissful peace of mind; it is an impulse for organizing the soul for dynamic service. It is the enlistment of the totality of selfhood in the loyal service of loving God and serving man. Religion pays any price essential to the attainment of the supreme goal, the eternal prize. There is a consecrated completeness in religious loyalty which is superbly sublime. And these loyalties are socially effective and spiritually progressive.

 

Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.

Please visit my large website http://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) http://www.LedByJesus.org/

There, scroll about 30% down that page and you may read, download and share my ALWAYS FREE 100 page .pdf of spiritual highlights in my books on the nature, life and teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ ! Profound Theology and spirituality to share !

Love, peace and sure progress in Spirit and in Truth ! 

The Spirits of God Within You

The Spirits of God Within You

December 14, 2019

The Spirits of God Within You

19 minutes, 50 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

Paper 34 THE LOCAL UNIVERSE MOTHER SPIRIT

5. THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT

Page 379A (34:5.1) The Divine Minister [our Holy Creative Spirit] co-operates with the Creator Son [our Christ Michael] in the formulation of life and the creation of new orders of beings up to the time of his Seventh Bestowal [as Jesus, Son of Man and Son of God] and, subsequently, after his elevation to the full Sovereignty of the universe, continues to collaborate with the Son and the Son's bestowed Spirit [of Truth] in the further work of world ministry and planetary progression.

380A (34:5.6) The presence of the Holy Spirit of the Universe Daughter of the Infinite Spirit, of the Spirit of Truth of the Universe Son of the Eternal Son, and of the Adjuster-spirit of the Paradise Father in or with an evolutionary mortal, denotes symmetry of spiritual endowment and ministry and qualifies such a mortal consciously to realize the faith-fact of sonship with God. [In and with our Holy Father-Son-Spirit of Truth here ! Now, and just as and just where you are ! In the Universal Family of God in Jesus and in Spirit !]

6. THE SPIRIT IN MAN

380B (34:6.1) With the advancing evolution of an inhabited planet and the further spiritualization of its inhabitants, additional spiritual influences may be received by such mature personalities. As mortals progress in mind control and spirit perception, these multiple spirit ministries become more and more co-ordinate in function; they become increasingly blended with the overministry of the Paradise Trinity. [We have One Holy Father-Son-Spirit of Truth here, upon all and also within all human faith sons of God, in addition to the prepersonal pure spirit will of God within your mind now, called the Thought Adjuster or the Mystery Monitor or the Divine Pilot Light.]

380C (34:6.4) Spiritual forces unerringly seek and attain their own original levels. Having gone out from the Eternal, they are certain to return thereto, bringing with them all those children of time and space who have espoused the leading and teaching of the indwelling Adjuster, those who have been truly "born of the Spirit," the faith sons of God. [Our Adjusters within are a Sacred Gift directly from God the Father-Infinite I AM on Paradise; now you know more of our Glorious Final Destiny ! These Adjusters were only universally bestowed after A.D.30 when Jesus and the Father, as One, lovingly poured out the Spirit of Truth upon all flesh ! Read about He the Spirit of Truth in Paper 194 in the public domain "The Urantia Book" and in John chapters 16 and 17 in the Bible also. Especially note John 16:7-16 and the last 3 or 4 paragraphs in John chapter 17. The science genius Blaise Pascal was reading and deeply comprehending the last paragraphs in John 17 when he was suddenly granted the sacred Vision of God the Universal Father and God our Universe Creator Son Jesus Christ as One here in Their Combined Spirits our Creative Holy Mother Spirit. Reading Pascal's books is worthwhile, especially "Pensees" -- Thoughts in the French language. A powerful Christian Apology.]

381A (34:6.7) Those who have received and recognized the indwelling of God have been born of the Spirit. "You are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you." It is not enough that this Spirit be poured out upon you; the divine Spirit must dominate and control every phase of human experience.

381D (34:6.13) The consciousness of the Spirit domination of a human life is presently attended by an increasing exhibition of the characteristics of the Spirit in the life reactions of such a Spirit-led mortal, "for the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance." Such Spirit-guided and divinely illuminated mortals, while they yet tread the lowly paths of toil and in human faithfulness perform the duties of their earthly assignments, have already begun to discern the Lights of eternal life as they glimmer on the faraway shores of another world; already have they begun to comprehend the reality of that inspiring and comforting truth, "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit." And throughout every trial and in the presence of every hardship, Spirit-Born souls are sustained by that hope which transcends all fear because the love of God is shed abroad in all hearts by the presence of the divine Spirit. [! Our Holy Father-Son-Spirit's Glorious and Transforming Presence to us !]

7. THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH

383B (34:7.8) [Powerful spiritual encouragement !!] Having started out on the way of life everlasting, having accepted the assignment and received your orders to advance, do not fear the dangers of human forgetfulness and mortal inconstancy, do not be troubled with doubts of failure or by perplexing confusion, do not falter and question your status and standing, for in every dark hour, at every crossroad in the forward struggle, the Spirit of Truth [Jesus here with us !!] will always speak, saying, "This is the way." [Thank You, our Good Master Jesus here with us in Spirit !!]

Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.

Please visit my large website http://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) http://www.LedByJesus.org/

There, scroll about 30% down that page and you may read, download and share my ALWAYS FREE 100 page .pdf of spiritual highlights in my books on the nature, life and teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ ! Profound Theology and spirituality to share !

Love, peace and sure progress in Spirit and in Truth ! 

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 11 of 11

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 11 of 11

December 3, 2019

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 11 of 11

47 minutes, 23 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

 

 

PAPER 156. The Sojourn at Tyre and Sidon

5. Jesus' Teaching at Tyre

156:5.12 (1739.7) [a restatement of Jesus' teaching] Kingdom believers should possess an implicit faith, a whole-souled belief, in the certain triumph of righteousness. Kingdom builders must be undoubting of the truth of the gospel of eternal salvation. Believers must increasingly learn how to step aside from the rush of life — escape the harassments of material existence — while they refresh the soul, inspire the mind, and renew the spirit by worshipful communion.

PAPER 169. Last Teaching at Pella

4. The Father and His Kingdom

169:4.13 (1857.4) [Powerful Spirit Truths !] Jesus is the spiritual lens in human likeness which makes visible to the material creature Him who is invisible. He is your elder brother who, in the flesh, makes known to you a Being of infinite attributes whom not even the celestial hosts can presume fully to understand. But all of this must consist in the personal experience of the individual believer. God who is spirit can be known only as a spiritual experience. God can be revealed to the finite sons of the material worlds, by the divine Son of the spiritual realms, only as a Father. You can know the Eternal as a Father; you can worship him as the God of universes, the infinite Creator of all existences. [And Jesus is our local universe Creator Father who creates all humans in our universe, in Spirit Partnership with our Holy Creative Mother Spirit.]

PAPER 180. The Farewell Discourse

5. The Spirit of Truth

[Jesus Christ is always here in his universe and on earth as The Spirit of Truth !]

180:5.12 (1951.1) And all this clearly indicates the difference between the old religion and the new. The old religion taught self-sacrifice; the new religion teaches only self-forgetfulness, enhanced self-realization in conjoined social service and universe comprehension. The old religion was motivated by fear-consciousness; the new gospel of the kingdom is dominated by truth-conviction, the spirit of eternal and universal truth. And no amount of piety or creedal loyalty can compensate for the absence in the life experience of kingdom believers of that spontaneous, generous, and sincere friendliness which characterizes the spirit-born sons of the living God. Neither tradition nor a ceremonial system of formal worship can atone for the lack of genuine compassion for one’s fellows.

PAPER 193. Final Appearances and Ascension

1. The Appearance at Sychar

193:1.2 (2053.4) [Jesus:] “Peace be upon you. You rejoice to know that I am the resurrection and the life, but this will avail you nothing unless you are first born of the eternal spirit, thereby coming to possess, by faith, the gift of eternal life. If you are the faith sons of my Father, you shall never die; you shall not perish. The gospel of the kingdom has taught you that all men are the sons of God. And this good news concerning the love of the heavenly Father for his children on earth must be carried to all the world. The time has come when you worship God neither on Gerizim nor at Jerusalem, but where you are, as you are, in spirit and in truth. It is your faith that saves your souls. Salvation is the gift of God to all who believe they are his sons. But be not deceived; while salvation is the free gift of God and is bestowed upon all who accept it by faith, there follows the experience of bearing the fruits of this spirit life as it is lived in the flesh. The acceptance of the doctrine of the fatherhood of God implies that you also freely accept the associated truth of the brotherhood of man. And if man is your brother, he is even more than your neighbor, whom the Father requires you to love as yourself. Your brother, being of your own family, you will not only love with a family affection, but you will also serve as you would serve yourself. And you will thus love and serve your brother because you, being my brethren, have been thus loved and served by me. Go, then, into all the world telling this good news to all creatures of every race, tribe, and nation. My spirit shall go before you, and I will be with you always.”

PAPER 196. The Faith of Jesus

3. The Supremacy of Religion

196:3.9 (2094.8) 3. Spiritual evaluation of life — worship. Only the spirit-indwelt man can realize the divine presence and seek to attain a fuller experience in and with this foretaste of divinity.

196:3.18 (2095.2) This profound experience of the reality of the divine indwelling forever transcends the crude materialistic technique of the physical sciences. You cannot put spiritual joy under a microscope; you cannot weigh love in a balance; you cannot measure moral values; neither can you estimate the quality of spiritual worship.

196:3.21 (2095.5) The exquisite and transcendent experience of loving and being loved is not just a psychic illusion because it is so purely subjective. The one truly divine and objective reality that is associated with mortal beings, the Thought Adjuster, [the pure Spirit will of God indwelling you] functions to human observation apparently as an exclusively subjective phenomenon. Man’s contact with the highest objective reality, God, is only through the purely subjective experience of knowing him, of worshiping him, of realizing sonship with him. [All humans are spiritually classified as sons of God; the many types of angels are the daughters of God.]

196:3.22 (2095.6) True religious worship is not a futile monologue of self-deception. Worship is a personal communion with that which is divinely real, with that which is the very source of reality. Man aspires by worship to be better and thereby eventually attains the best.

 

Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.

Please visit my large website http://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) http://www.LedByJesus.org/

There, scroll about 30% down that page and you may read, download and share my ALWAYS FREE 100 page .pdf of spiritual highlights in my books on the nature, life and teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ ! Profound Theology and spirituality to share !

Love, peace and sure progress in Spirit and in Truth ! 

Thanking our loving Creator Father and merciful Eternal Friend Jesus Christ

Thanking our loving Creator Father and merciful Eternal Friend Jesus Christ

November 22, 2019

 

 Thanking our loving Creator Father and
merciful Eternal Friend Jesus Christ 

14 minutes, 41 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

PAPER 146. First Preaching Tour of Galilee

2. At Jotapata

146:2.1 While the common people of Jotapata heard Jesus and his apostles gladly and many accepted the gospel of the kingdom, it was the discourse of Jesus to the twenty-four on the second evening of their sojourn in this small town that distinguishes the Jotapata mission. Nathaniel was confused in his mind about the Master’s teachings concerning prayer, thanksgiving, and worship, and in response to his question Jesus spoke at great length in further explanation of his teaching. Summarized in modern phraseology, this discourse may be presented as emphasizing the following points:

146:2.12 #11. Many resort to prayer only when in trouble. Such a practice is thoughtless and misleading. True, you do well to pray when harassed, but you should also be mindful to speak as a son to your Father even when all goes well with your soul. Let your real petitions always be in secret. Do not let men hear your personal prayers. Prayers of thanksgiving are appropriate for groups of worshipers, but the prayer of the soul is a personal matter. There is but one form of prayer which is appropriate for all God’s children, and that is: “Nevertheless, your will be done.”

146:2.15 #14. Jesus warned his followers against thinking that their prayers would be rendered more efficacious by ornate repetitions, eloquent phraseology, fasting, penance, or sacrifices. But he did exhort his believers to employ prayer as a means of leading up through thanksgiving to true worship. Jesus deplored that so little of the spirit of thanksgiving was to be found in the prayers and worship of his followers. He quoted from the Scriptures on this occasion, saying: “It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to the name of the Most High, to acknowledge his loving-kindness every morning and his faithfulness every night, for God has made me glad through his work. In everything I will give thanks according to the will of God.”

146:2.16 #15. And then Jesus said: “Be not constantly overanxious about your common needs. Be not apprehensive concerning the problems of your earthly existence, but in all these things by prayer and supplication, with the spirit of sincere thanksgiving, let your needs be spread out before your Father who is in heaven.” Then he quoted from the Scriptures: “I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify him with thanksgiving. And this will please the Lord better than the sacrifice of an ox or bullock with horns and hoofs.”

PAPER 194. Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth

3. What Happened at Pentecost

194:3.14 Before the teachings of Jesus which culminated in Pentecost, women had little or no spiritual standing in the tenets of the older religions. After Pentecost, in the brotherhood of the kingdom woman stood before God on an equality with man. Among the one hundred and twenty who received this special visitation of the spirit were many of the women disciples, and they shared these blessings equally with the men believers. No longer can man presume to monopolize the ministry of religious service. The Pharisee might go on thanking God that he was “not born a woman, a leper, or a gentile,” but among the followers of Jesus woman has been forever set free from all religious discriminations based on sex. Pentecost obliterated all religious discrimination founded on racial distinction, cultural differences, social caste, or sex prejudice. No wonder these believers in the new religion would cry out, “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

 

 

Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.

Please visit my large website http://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) http://www.LedByJesus.org/

There, scroll about 30% down that page and you may read, download and share my ALWAYS FREE 100 page .pdf of spiritual highlights in my books on the nature, life and teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ ! Profound Theology and spirituality to share !

Love, peace and sure progress in Spirit and in Truth ! 

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 10

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 10

November 11, 2019

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 10

50 minutes, 10 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

PAPER 143. Going Through Samaria

5. The Woman of Sychar [Nalda, at the well]

143:5.6 Jesus perceived the attempt of the woman’s soul to avoid direct and searching contact with its Maker, but he also saw that there was present in her soul a desire to know the better way of life. After all, there was in Nalda’s heart a true thirst for the living water; therefore he dealt patiently with her, saying: “Woman, let me say to you that the day is soon coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. But now you worship that which you know not, a mixture of the religion of many pagan gods and gentile philosophies. The Jews at least know whom they worship; they have removed all confusion by concentrating their worship upon one God, Yahweh. But you should believe me when I say that the hour will soon come — even now is — when all sincere worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for it is just such worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and they who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. [Father-Son United Eternal Truth !] Your salvation comes not from knowing how others should worship or where but by receiving into your own heart this living water which I am offering you even now.”

7. Teachings [of Jesus] About Prayer and Worship

143:7.2 True religion is the act of an individual soul in its self-conscious relations with the Creator; organized religion is man’s attempt to socialize the worship of individual religionists.

143:7.7 Prayer is self-reminding — sublime thinking; worship is self-forgetting — superthinking. Worship is effortless attention, true and ideal soul rest, a form of restful spiritual exertion.

143:7.8 Worship is the act of a part identifying itself with the Whole; the finite with the Infinite; the son with the Father; time in the act of striking step with eternity. Worship is the act of the son’s personal communion with the divine Father, the assumption of refreshing, creative, fraternal, and romantic attitudes by the human soul-spirit.

PAPER 144. At Gilboa and in the Decapolis

4. More about Prayer

144:4.7 Prayer is the breath of the spirit life in the midst of the material civilization of the races of mankind. Worship is salvation for the pleasure-seeking generations of mortals.

144:4.8 As prayer may be likened to recharging the spiritual batteries of the soul, so worship may be compared to the act of tuning in the soul to catch the universe broadcasts of the infinite spirit of the Universal Father.

PAPER 146. First Preaching Tour of Galilee

2. At Jotapata

146:2.17 #16.Jesus taught his followers that, when they had made their prayers to the Father, they should remain for a time in silent receptivity to afford the indwelling spirit the better opportunity to speak to the listening soul. The spirit of the Father speaks best to man when the human mind is in an attitude of true worship. We worship God by the aid of the Father’s indwelling spirit and by the illumination of the human mind through the ministry of truth. Worship, taught Jesus, makes one increasingly like the being who is worshiped. Worship is a transforming experience whereby the finite gradually approaches and ultimately attains the presence of the Infinite. [The Universal Eternal Father-Infinite I AM]

3. The Stop at Ramah

146:3.6 “While you cannot observe the divine spirit at work in your minds, [called your Thought Adjuster, Mystery Monitor, Divine Pilot Light, God's will indwelling your mind and co-creating with your will the higher soul you who may survive physical death.] there is a practical method of discovering the degree to which you have yielded the control of your soul powers to the teaching and guidance of this indwelling spirit of the heavenly Father, and that is the degree of your love for your fellow men. This spirit of the Father partakes of the love of the Father, and as it dominates man, it unfailingly leads in the directions of divine worship and loving regard for one’s fellows. At first you believe that you are sons of God because my teaching has made you more conscious of the inner leadings of our Father’s indwelling presence; but presently the [Father-Son Union] Spirit of Truth shall be poured out upon all flesh, and it will live among men and teach all men, even as I now live among you and speak to you the words of truth. And this Spirit of Truth, speaking for the spiritual endowments of your souls, will help you to know that you are the sons of God. It will unfailingly bear witness with the Father’s indwelling presence, your spirit, then dwelling in ALL men as it now dwells in some, telling you that you are in reality the sons of God." [See John chapters 16 and 17, and then Paper 194. Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth]

 

Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.

Please visit my large website http://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) http://www.LedByJesus.org/

There, scroll about 30% down that page and you may read, download and share my ALWAYS FREE 100 page .pdf of spiritual highlights in my books on the nature, life and teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ ! Profound Theology and spirituality to share !

Love, peace and sure progress in Spirit and in Truth ! 

Becoming Evermore Godlike

Becoming Evermore Godlike

October 30, 2019

Becoming Evermore Godlike

37 minutes, 48 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

PAPER 102. The Foundations of Religious Faith

3. Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight

102:3.14 In evolution, religion often leads to man’s creating his concepts of God; revelation exhibits the phenomenon of God’s evolving man himself, while in the earth life of [Jesus] Christ Michael we behold the phenomenon of God’s revealing himself to man. Evolution tends to make God manlike; revelation tends to make man Godlike. [Michael is a high Title of Jesus Christ that means: HE Who IS Just Like GOD.]

PAPER 103. The Reality of Religious Experience

5. The Origin of Ideals

103:5.7 The pursuit of the ideal — the striving to be Godlike — is a continuous effort before death and after. The life after death is no different in the essentials than the mortal existence. Everything we do in this life which is good contributes directly to the enhancement of the future life. Real religion does not foster moral indolence and spiritual laziness by encouraging the vain hope of having all the virtues of a noble character bestowed upon one as a result of passing through the portals of natural death. True religion does not belittle man’s efforts to progress during the mortal lease on life. Every mortal gain is a direct contribution to the enrichment of the first stages of the immortal survival experience.

PAPER 118. Supreme and Ultimate—Time and Space

1. Time and Eternity

118:1.10 On the absolute and eternal level, potential reality is just as meaningful as actual reality. Only on the finite level and to time-bound creatures does there appear to be such a vast difference. To God, as absolute, an ascending mortal who has made the eternal decision is already a Paradise finaliter. [WOW ! Sincere, God-seeking humans on Earth can be granted trial trips into Paradise and really know the perfect Unity of God the Universal Father and Jesus our local universe Creator Father and Eternal Son of God and Son of Man !] But the Universal Father, through the indwelling Thought Adjuster, is not thus limited in awareness but can also know of, and participate in, every temporal struggle with the problems of the creature ascent from animallike to Godlike levels of existence.

PAPER 140. The Ordination of the Twelve

10. The Evening after the Consecration

140:10.9 John asked Jesus, “Master, what is the kingdom of heaven?” And Jesus answered: “The kingdom of heaven consists in these three essentials: first, recognition of the fact of the sovereignty of God; second, belief in the truth of sonship with God; and third, faith in the effectiveness of the supreme human desire to do the will of God — to be like God. And this is the good news of the gospel: that by faith every mortal may have all these essentials of salvation.”

PAPER 170. The Kingdom of Heaven

2. Jesus' Concept of the Kingdom

170:2.20 Jesus taught that, by faith, the believer enters the kingdom now. In the various discourses he taught that two things are essential to faith-entrance into the kingdom:

170:2.21 #1. Faith, sincerity. To come as a little child, to receive the bestowal of sonship as a gift; to submit to the doing of the Father’s will without questioning and in the full confidence and genuine trustfulness of the Father’s wisdom; to come into the kingdom free from prejudice and preconception; to be open-minded and teachable like an unspoiled child.

170:2.22 #2. Truth hunger. The thirst for righteousness, a change of mind, the acquirement of the motive to be like God and to find God.

Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.

Please visit my large website http://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) http://www.LedByJesus.org/

There, scroll about 30% down that page and you may read, download and share my ALWAYS FREE 100 page .pdf of spiritual highlights in my books on the nature, life and teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ ! Profound Theology and spirituality to share !

Love, peace and sure progress in Spirit and in Truth ! 

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 9

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 9

October 25, 2019

 

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 9

52 minutes, 32 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

 

PAPER 131. The World's Religions

4. Hinduism

131:4.4 (1448.3) “With our hearts purged of all hate, let us worship the Eternal. Our God is the Lord of prayer; he hears the cry of his children. Let all men submit their wills to him, the Resolute. Let us delight in the liberality of the Lord of prayer. Make prayer your inmost friend and worship your soul’s support. ‘If you will but worship me in love,’ says the Eternal, ‘I will give you the wisdom to attain me, for my worship is the virtue common to all creatures.’ God is the illuminator of the gloomy and the power of those who are faint. Since God is our strong friend, we have no more fear. We praise the name of the never-conquered Conqueror. We worship him because he is man’s faithful and eternal helper. God is our sure leader and unfailing guide. He is the great parent of heaven and earth, possessed of unlimited energy and infinite wisdom. His splendor is sublime and his beauty divine. He is the supreme refuge of the universe and the changeless guardian of everlasting law. Our God is the Lord of life and the Comforter of all men; he is the lover of mankind and the helper of those who are distressed. He is our life giver and the Good Shepherd of the human flocks. God is our father, brother, and friend. And we long to know this God in our inner being."

5. Zoroastrianism

131:5.3 (1449.6) “Praise God by seeking the pleasure of the Wise One. Worship the God of light by joyfully walking in the paths ordained by his revealed religion. There is but one Supreme God, the Lord of Lights. We worship him who made the waters, plants, animals, the earth, and the heavens. Our God is Lord, most beneficent. We worship the most beauteous, the bountiful Immortal, endowed with eternal light. God is farthest from us and at the same time nearest to us in that he dwells within our souls. Our God is the divine and holiest Spirit of Paradise, and yet he is more friendly to man than the most friendly of all creatures. God is most helpful to us in this greatest of all businesses, the knowing of himself. God is our most adorable and righteous friend; he is our wisdom, life, and vigor of soul and body. Through our good thinking the wise Creator will enable us to do his will, thereby attaining the realization of all that is divinely perfect."

10. "Our Religion"

[Ganid was a young merchant from India who believed in Jesus, and worked with Jesus and others in Alexandria, Egypt at the library collecting the best verses from the major religions. Ganid summarized what he learned from Jesus' teachings.]

131:10.5 (1454.2) “I will no longer be satisfied to believe that God is the Father of all my people; I will henceforth believe that he is also my Father. Always will I try to worship God with the help of the Spirit of Truth, which is my helper when I have become really God-knowing. But first of all I am going to practice worshiping God by learning how to do the will of God on earth; that is, I am going to do my best to treat each of my fellow mortals just as I think God would like to have him treated. And when we live this sort of a life in the flesh, we may ask many things of God, and he will give us the desire of our hearts that we may be the better prepared to serve our fellows. And all of this loving service of the children of God enlarges our capacity to receive and experience the joys of heaven, the high pleasures of the ministry of the spirit of heaven."

PAPER 137. Tarrying Time in Galilee

8. Sermon on the Kingdom

137:8.6 (1536.3) [Jesus:] “I have come to proclaim the establishment of the Father’s kingdom. And this kingdom shall include the worshiping souls of Jew and Gentile, rich and poor, free and bond, for my Father is no respecter of persons; his love and his mercy are over all."

PAPER 141. Beginning the Public Work

5. Spiritual Unity

141:5.2 (1591.7) [Jesus:] “In this way you may experience a perfected unity of spirit purpose and spirit understanding growing out of the mutual consciousness of the identity of each of your indwelling Paradise spirits; and you may enjoy all of this profound spiritual unity in the very face of the utmost diversity of your individual attitudes of intellectual thinking, temperamental feeling, and social conduct. Your personalities may be refreshingly diverse and markedly different, while your spiritual natures and spirit fruits of divine worship and brotherly love may be so unified that all who behold your lives will of a surety take cognizance of this spirit identity and soul unity; they will recognize that you have been with me and have thereby learned, and acceptably, how to do the will of the Father in heaven. You can achieve the unity of the service of God even while you render such service in accordance with the technique of your own original endowments of mind, body, and soul."

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Spiritual Unity, not Theological Uniformity

Spiritual Unity, not Theological Uniformity

October 17, 2019

Spiritual Unity, not Theological Uniformity

29 minutes, 8 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

 

Paper 103. The Reality of Religious Experience

1. Philosophy of Religion

[God's Spirit within each moral human being is the Source our spiritual unity !]

103:1.1 The unity of religious experience among a social or racial group derives from the identical nature of the God fragment indwelling the individual. [The pure will of God guiding all normal humans] It is this divine in man that gives origin to his unselfish interest in the welfare of other men. But since personality is unique — no two mortals being alike — it inevitably follows that no two human beings can similarly interpret the leadings and urges of the [uniform] spirit of divinity which lives within their minds. A group of mortals can experience spiritual unity, but they can never attain philosophic uniformity. And this diversity of the interpretation of religious thought and experience is shown by the fact that twentieth-century theologians and philosophers have formulated upward of five hundred different definitions of religion. In reality, every human being defines religion in the terms of his own experiential interpretation of the divine impulses emanating from the God Spirit that indwells him, and therefore must such an interpretation be unique and wholly different from the religious philosophy of all other human beings.

5. The Origin of Ideals

[Spiritual/Religious Liberty !]

103:5.12 When a member of a social religious group has complied with the requirements of such a group, he should be encouraged to enjoy religious liberty in the full expression of his own personal interpretation of the truths of religious belief and the facts of religious experience. The security of a religious group depends on spiritual unity, not on theological uniformity. A religious group should be able to enjoy the liberty of freethinking without having to become “freethinkers.” [Freethinkers include atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and rationalists; they tend to reject authority and religious truths] There is great hope for any church that worships the living God, validates the brotherhood of man, and dares to remove all creedal pressure from its members.

Paper 141. Beginning the Public Work

5. Spiritual Unity [with Spiritual Liberty]

141:5.1 One of the most eventful of all the evening conferences at Amathus [to the North, near Pella] was the session having to do with the discussion of spiritual unity. James Zebedee had asked, “Master, how shall we learn to see alike and thereby enjoy more harmony among ourselves?” When Jesus heard this question, he was stirred within his spirit, so much so that he replied: “James, James, when did I teach you that you should all see alike? I have come into the world to proclaim spiritual liberty to the end that mortals may be empowered to live individual lives of originality and freedom before God. I do not desire that social harmony and fraternal peace shall be purchased by the sacrifice of free personality and spiritual originality. What I require of you, my apostles, is spirit unity — and that you can experience in the joy of your united dedication to the wholehearted doing of the will of my Father in heaven. You do not have to see alike or feel alike or even think alike in order spiritually to be alike. Spiritual unity is derived from the consciousness that each of you is indwelt, and increasingly dominated, by the Spirit Gift of the heavenly Father. Your apostolic harmony must grow out of the fact that the spirit hope of each of you is identical in origin, nature, and destiny."

141:5.2 “In this way you may experience a perfected unity of spirit purpose and spirit understanding growing out of the mutual consciousness of the identity of each of your indwelling Paradise Spirits; and you may enjoy all of this profound spiritual unity in the very face of the utmost diversity of your individual attitudes of intellectual thinking, temperamental feeling, and social conduct. Your personalities may be refreshingly diverse and markedly different, while your spiritual natures and spirit fruits of divine worship and brotherly love may be so unified that all who behold your lives will of a surety take cognizance of this spirit identity and soul unity; they will recognize that you have been with me and have thereby learned, and acceptably, how to do the will of the Father in Heaven. You can achieve the unity of the service of God even while you render such service in accordance with the technique of your own original endowments of mind, body, and soul."

Paper 195. After Pentecost

10. The Future

[SERIOUS DIVISION NOW IN CHRISTIANITY ! Only the Living JESUS here in Spirit can possibly unify all Christians !]

195:10.11 [Important !] Christianity is seriously confronted with the doom embodied in one of its own slogans: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The non-Christian world will hardly capitulate to a sect-divided Christendom. [over 40,000 different Christian denominations and sects now, and still increasing.] The living Jesus is the only hope of a possible unification of Christianity. The true church — the Jesus brotherhood — is invisible, spiritual, and is characterized by unity, not necessarily by uniformity. Uniformity is the earmark of the physical world of mechanistic nature. Spiritual unity is the fruit of faith union with the living Jesus. The visible church should refuse longer to handicap the progress of the invisible and spiritual brotherhood of the kingdom of God. And this brotherhood is destined to become a living organism in contrast to an institutionalized social organization. It may well utilize such social organizations, but it must not be supplanted by them.

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Worship, in Great Detail, Part 8

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 8

October 14, 2019

Worship, in Great Detail, Part 8

1 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

PAPER 103. The Reality of Religious Experience

0. Introduction

103:0.1 All of man’s truly religious reactions are sponsored by the early ministry of the adjutant of worship and are censored by the adjutant of wisdom. Man’s first supermind endowment is that of personality encircuitment in the Holy Spirit of the Universe Creative Spirit; and long before either the bestowals of the divine Sons or the universal bestowal of the Adjusters, this influence functions to enlarge man’s viewpoint of ethics, religion, and spirituality. Subsequent to the bestowals of the Paradise Sons the liberated Spirit of Truth [of God and Jesus here with us] makes mighty contributions to the enlargement of the human capacity to perceive religious truths. As evolution advances on an inhabited world, the Thought Adjusters increasingly participate in the development of the higher types of human religious insight. The Thought Adjuster is the cosmic window through which the finite creature may faith-glimpse the certainties and divinities of limitless Deity, the Universal Father.

5. The Origin of Ideals

03:5.12 When a member of a social religious group has complied with the requirements of such a group, he should be encouraged to enjoy religious liberty in the full expression of his own personal interpretation of the truths of religious belief and the facts of religious experience. The security of a religious group depends on spiritual unity, not on theological uniformity. A religious group should be able to enjoy the liberty of freethinking without having to become “freethinkers.” There is great hope for any church that worships the living God, validates the brotherhood of man, and dares to remove all creedal pressure from its members.

PAPER 105. Deity and Reality

1. The Philosophic Concept of the I AM

105:1.6 Ever remember that man’s comprehension of the Universal Father is a personal experience. God, as your spiritual Father, is comprehensible to you and to all other mortals; but your experiential worshipful concept of the Universal Father must always be less than your philosophic postulate of the infinity of the First Source and Center, the I AM. When we speak of the Father, we mean God as he is understandable by his creatures both high and low, but there is much more of Deity which is not comprehensible to universe creatures. God, your Father and my Father, is that phase of the Infinite which we perceive in our personalities as an actual experiential reality, but the I AM ever remains as our hypothesis of all that we feel is unknowable of the First Source and Center. And even that hypothesis probably falls far short of the unfathomed infinity of original reality. [Some wise human has stated: "If God were small enough for our finite understanding, He/They would not be big enough for our Real (now and Eternal) needs."]

9. Existential Infinite Unification

106:9.12 To material, evolutionary, finite creatures, a life predicated on the living of the Father’s will leads directly to the attainment of spirit supremacy in the personality arena and brings such creatures one step nearer the comprehension of the Father-Infinite. Such a Father life is one predicated on truth, sensitive to beauty, and dominated by goodness. Such a God-knowing person is inwardly illuminated by worship and outwardly devoted to the wholehearted service of the universal brotherhood of all personalities, a service ministry which is filled with mercy and motivated by love, while all these life qualities are unified in the evolving personality on ever-ascending levels of cosmic wisdom, self-realization, God-finding, and Father worship.

PAPER 111. The Adjuster [God's Spirit will indwelling you] and the Soul

5. The Consecration of Choice

111:5.6 This choosing of the Father’s will is the spiritual finding of the spirit Father by mortal man, even though an age must pass before the creature son may actually stand in the factual presence of God on Paradise. This choosing does not so much consist in the negation of creature will — “Not my will but yours be done” — as it consists in the creature’s positive affirmation: “It is my will that your will be done.” And if this choice is made, sooner or later will the God-choosing son find inner union (fusion) with the indwelling God fragment, while this same perfecting son will find supreme personality satisfaction in the worship communion of the personality of man and the personality of his Maker, two personalities whose creative attributes have eternally joined in self-willed mutuality of expression — the birth of another eternal partnership of the will of man and the will of God.

PAPER 125. Jesus at Jerusalem [when Jesus was age twelve years !]

0. Introduction

125:0.6 (1378.1) Though many of the temple rituals very touchingly impressed his sense of the beautiful and the symbolic, he was always disappointed by the explanation of the real meanings of these ceremonies which his parents would offer in answer to his many searching inquiries. Jesus simply would not accept explanations of worship and religious devotion which involved belief in the wrath of God or the anger of the Almighty. In further discussion of these questions, after the conclusion of the temple visit, when his father became mildly insistent that he acknowledge acceptance of the orthodox Jewish beliefs, Jesus turned suddenly upon his parents and, looking appealingly into the eyes of his father, said: “My father, it cannot be true — the Father in heaven cannot so regard his erring children on earth. The heavenly Father cannot love his children less than you love me. And I well know, no matter what unwise thing I might do, you would never pour out wrath upon me nor vent anger against me. If you, my earthly father, possess such human reflections of the Divine, how much more must the heavenly Father be filled with goodness and overflowing with mercy. I refuse to believe that my Father in heaven loves me less than my father on earth.”

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Be Now the Child of God, in Truth, that You Are !

Be Now the Child of God, in Truth, that You Are !

September 29, 2019

Be Now the Child of God, in Truth, that You Are !

44 minutes, 27 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Book, public domain   [my added comments are in these brackets]

PAPER 8. The Infinite Spirit

4. The Spirit of Divine Ministry

8:6.4 “The love of the Spirit” is real, as also are his sorrows; therefore “Grieve not the Spirit of God.” Whether we observe the Infinite Spirit as Paradise Deity or as a local universe Creative Spirit, we find that the Conjoint Creator is not only the Third Source and Center but also a divine person. This divine personality also reacts to the universe as a person. The Spirit speaks to you, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says.” “The Spirit himself makes intercession for you.” The Spirit exerts a direct and personal influence upon created beings, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” [All humans -- males and females-- are classified as ascending sons of God. All humans are now in the Family of God and in the brotherhood of man.]

PAPER 40. The Ascending Sons of God

6. The Faith Sons of God

40:6.2 It is a solemn and supernal fact that such lowly and material creatures as Urantia [Earth] human beings are the sons of God, faith children of the Highest. “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.” “As many as received him, to them gave he the power to recognize that they are the sons of God.” While “it does not yet appear what you shall be,” even now “you are the faith sons of God”; “for you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship, whereby you cry, ‘our Father.’” Spoke the prophet of old in the name of the eternal God: “Even to them will I give in my house a place and a name better than sons; I will give them an everlasting name, one that shall not be cut off.” “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of his Son into your hearts.” [He the Father-Son Spirit of Truth: God and Jesus Christ here worldwide and universe-wide as one Combined Spirit. Jesus has stated: He who sees Me; sees Him who sent Me; the Father and I are One in Spirit !]

PAPER 103. The Reality of Religious Experience

5. The Origin of Ideals

103:5.9 It lifts man out of himself and beyond himself when he once fully realizes that there lives and strives within him something [God's pure Spirit will] which is eternal and divine. And so it is that a living faith in the superhuman origin of our ideals validates our belief that we are the sons of God and makes real our altruistic convictions, the feelings of the brotherhood of man. [All humans]

PAPER 140. The Ordination of the Twelve

10. The Evening after the Consecration

140:10.7 After Jesus and Matthew had finished talking, Simon Zelotes asked, “But, Master, are all men the sons of God?” And Jesus answered: “Yes, Simon, all men [all humans] are the sons of God, and that is the good news you are going to proclaim.” But the apostles could not grasp such a doctrine; it was a new, strange, and startling announcement. And it was because of his desire to impress this truth upon them that Jesus taught his followers to treat all men as their brothers. [And to love all humans. even your enemies - they are also divinely beloved sons of God made by God the Universal Father and our Universe Creator Father-Son Jesus !]

PAPER 146. First Preaching Tour of Galilee

3. The Stop at Ramah

146:3.6 “While you cannot observe the divine spirit at work in your minds, there is a practical method of discovering the degree to which you have yielded the control of your soul powers to the teaching and guidance of this indwelling spirit of the heavenly Father, and that is the degree of your love for your fellow men. This spirit of the Father partakes of the love of the Father, and as it dominates man, it unfailingly leads in the directions of divine worship and loving regard for one’s fellows. At first you believe that you are sons of God because my teaching has made you more conscious of the inner leadings of our Father’s indwelling presence; but presently the Spirit of Truth shall be poured out upon all flesh, [May 18, A.D. 30 -on without end !] and it will live among men and teach all men, even as I now live among you and speak to you the words of truth. And this Spirit of Truth, speaking for the spiritual endowments of your souls, will help you to know that you are the sons of God. It will unfailingly bear witness with the Father’s indwelling presence, your spirit, then dwelling in <i>all</i> men [All humans !] as it now dwells in some, telling you that you are in reality the sons of God.

PAPER 186. Just Before the Crucifixion

5. Jesus' Death in Relation to the Passover

186:5.9 The salvation of God for the mortals of Urantia would have been just as effective and unerringly certain if Jesus had not been put to death by the cruel hands of ignorant mortals. If the Master had been favorably received by the mortals of earth and had departed from Urantia by the voluntary relinquishment of his life in the flesh, the fact of the love of God and the mercy of the Son — the fact of sonship with God — would have in no wise been affected. You mortals are the sons of God, and only one thing is required to make such a truth factual in your personal experience, and that is your spirit-born faith.

PAPER 193. Final Appearances and Ascension

0. Introduction

193:0.4 [Resurrected Jesus, appeared to men and women believers, his 16th sudden appearance:] “I admonish you ever to remember that your mission among men is to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom — the reality of the fatherhood of God and the truth of the sonship of man. Proclaim the whole truth of the good news, not just a part of the saving gospel. Your message is not changed by my resurrection experience. Sonship with God, by faith, is still the saving truth of the gospel of the kingdom. You are to go forth preaching the love of God and the service of man. That which the world needs most to know is: Men [All humans] are the sons of God, and through faith they can actually realize, and daily experience, this ennobling truth. My bestowal should help all men to know that they are the children of God, but such knowledge will not suffice if they fail personally to faith-grasp the saving truth that they are the living spirit sons of the eternal Father. The gospel of the kingdom is concerned with the love of the Father and the service of his children on earth."

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