Sunday Nov 14, 2021
”True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 22
Sunday Nov 14, 2021
Sunday Nov 14, 2021
"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels", Part 22
30 minutes and 27 seconds long
Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian
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The Urantia Book, public domain [my added comments are in these brackets] Truth-seekers and Truth-finders should find interesting facts, higher meanings, and spiritual values in our shows.
PAPER 176. Tuesday Evening on Mount Olivet
3. Later Discussion at the Camp
176:3.10 Said Jesus that night as they [the twelve apostles] went to their rest: “Freely have you received; therefore freely should you give of the truth of heaven, and in the giving will this truth multiply and show forth the increasing light of saving grace, even as you minister it.” [I add: That is Jesus' command to freely share with all humans his living Truth Gospel of the loving and merciful Fatherhood of God and the ever-perfecting spiritual brotherhood of all humans worldwide ! That is why Jesus commands us: "Love all humans, even your (real or alleged) enemies !" They too are divinely beloved children of God !]
PAPER 177. Wednesday, the Rest Day
2. Early Home Life
177:2.3 [Jesus:] “Love, John, is the supreme reality of the universe when bestowed by all-wise beings, but it is a dangerous and oftentimes semiselfish trait as it is manifested in the experience of mortal parents. When you get married and have children of your own to rear, make sure that your love is admonished by wisdom and guided by intelligence.
177:2.4 “Your young friend Amos believes this gospel of the kingdom just as much as you, but I cannot fully depend upon him; I am not certain about what he will do in the years to come. His early home life was not such as would produce a wholly dependable person. Amos is too much like one of the apostles who failed to enjoy a normal, loving, and wise home training. Your whole afterlife will be more happy and dependable because you spent your first eight years in a normal and well-regulated home. You possess a strong and well-knit character because you grew up in a home where love prevailed and wisdom reigned. Such a childhood training produces a type of loyalty which assures me that you will go through with the course you have begun.”
PAPER 178. Last Day at the Camp
1. Discourse on Sonship and Citizenship
178:1.1 Jesus talked to about fifty of his trusted followers for almost two hours and answered a score of questions regarding the relation of the kingdom of heaven to the kingdoms of this world, concerning the relation of sonship with God to citizenship in earthly governments. This discourse, together with his answers to questions, may be summarized and restated in modern language as follows:
178:1.4 Sonship in the kingdom, from the standpoint of advancing civilization, should assist you in becoming the ideal citizens of the kingdoms of this world since brotherhood and service are the cornerstones of the gospel of the kingdom. The love call of the spiritual kingdom should prove to be the effective destroyer of the hate urge of the unbelieving and war-minded citizens of the earthly kingdoms. But these material-minded sons in darkness will never know of your spiritual light of truth unless you draw very near them with that unselfish social service which is the natural outgrowth of the bearing of the fruits of the spirit in the life experience of each individual believer.
[I now add Jesus' definition of the fruits of the Spirit: 193:2.2 "...Salvation is the free gift of God, but those who are born of the spirit will immediately begin to show forth the fruits of the spirit in loving service to their fellow creatures. And the fruits of the divine spirit which are yielded in the lives of spirit-born and God-knowing mortals are: loving service, unselfish devotion, courageous loyalty, sincere fairness, enlightened honesty, undying hope, confiding trust, merciful ministry, unfailing goodness, forgiving tolerance, and enduring peace. ..."
178:1.9 So long as the rulers of earthly governments seek to exercise the authority of religious dictators, you who believe this gospel can expect only trouble, persecution, and even death. But the very light which you bear to the world, and even the very manner in which you will suffer and die for this gospel of the kingdom, will, in themselves, eventually enlighten the whole world and result in the gradual divorcement of politics and religion. The persistent preaching of this gospel of the kingdom will some day bring to all nations a new and unbelievable liberation, intellectual freedom, and religious liberty.
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