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“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 15

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 15

August 7, 2021

 

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 15 

 31 minutes and 11 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

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 137 Tarrying Time in Galilee

Section 8. Sermon on the Kingdom

137:8.15 [Jesus:] “Entrance into the Father’s kingdom waits not upon marching armies, upon overturned kingdoms of this world, nor upon the breaking of captive yokes. The kingdom of heaven is at hand, and all who enter therein shall find abundant liberty and joyous salvation.

137:8.16 “This kingdom is an everlasting dominion. Those who enter the kingdom shall ascend to my Father; they will certainly attain the right hand of his glory in Paradise. And all who enter the kingdom of heaven shall become the sons of God, and in the age to come so shall they ascend to the Father. And I have not come to call the would-be righteous but sinners and all who hunger and thirst for the righteousness of divine perfection.

137:8.17 “John came preaching repentance to prepare you for the kingdom; now have I come proclaiming faith, the gift of God, as the price of entrance into the kingdom of heaven. If you would but believe that my Father loves you with an infinite love, then you are in the kingdom of God.” [Powerful Eternal Truths !] 

PAPER 140. The Ordination of the Twelve

3. The Ordination Sermon

140:3.2 [Jesus said in part when ordaining his apostles:] "I send you forth to proclaim liberty to the spiritual captives, joy to those in the bondage of fear, and to heal the sick in accordance with the will of my Father in heaven."

PAPER 141. Beginning the Public Work

2. God's Law and the Father's Will

141:2.2 [Jesus:] "When you are the subjects of this kingdom, you indeed are made to hear the law of the Universe Ruler; but when, because of the gospel of the kingdom which I have come to declare, you faith-discover yourselves as sons, you henceforth look not upon yourselves as law-subject creatures of an all-powerful king but as privileged sons of a loving and divine Father. Verily, verily, I say to you, when the Father's will is your law, you are hardly in the kingdom. But when the Father's will becomes truly your will, then are you in very truth in the kingdom because the kingdom has thereby become an established experience in you. When God's will is your law, you are noble slave subjects; but when you believe in this new gospel of divine sonship, my Father's will becomes your will, and you are elevated to the high position of the free children of God, liberated sons of the kingdom." [Tremendous !!]

7. At Bethany Beyond Jordan

141:7.6 Jesus laid great emphasis upon what he called the two truths of first import in the teachings of the kingdom, and they are: the attainment of salvation by faith, and faith alone, associated with the revolutionary teaching of the attainment of human liberty through the sincere recognition of truth, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Jesus was the truth made manifest in the flesh, and he promised to send his Spirit of Truth into the hearts of all his children after his return to the Father in heaven. [on May 18, A.D. 30 - on ! Jesus Christ, here in the Spirit of God, and AS GOD, IS our True Liberator in the Spirit of seeking and doing God's perfect will. Amen !]

PAPER 143. Going Through Samaria

2. Lesson on Self-Mastery

143:2.4 [Jesus:] "By the old way you seek to suppress, obey, and conform to the rules of living; by the new way you are first <i>transformed</i> by the Spirit of Truth and thereby strengthened in your inner soul by the constant spiritual renewing of your mind, and so are you endowed with the power of the certain and joyous performance of the gracious, acceptable, and perfect will of God. Forget not --  it is your personal faith in the exceedingly great and precious promises of God that ensures your becoming partakers of the divine nature. Thus by your faith and the spirit's transformation, you become in reality the temples of God, and his spirit actually dwells within you. If, then, the spirit dwells within you, you are no longer bondslaves of the flesh but free and liberated sons of the spirit. The new law of the spirit endows you with the liberty of self-mastery in place of the old law of the fear of self-bondage and the slavery of self-denial."  [Beautiful Truths !!]

PAPER 145. Four Eventful Days at Capernaum

2. Afternoon at the Synagogue

145:2.8 [Jesus:] “No more should you fear that God will punish a nation for the sin of an individual; neither will the Father in heaven punish one of his believing children for the sins of a nation, albeit the individual member of any family must often suffer the material consequences of family mistakes and group transgressions. Do you not realize that the hope of a better nation—or a better world—is bound up in the progress and enlightenment of the individual?”

145:2.9 Then the Master [Jesus Christ] portrayed that the Father in heaven, after man discerns this spiritual freedom, wills that his children on earth should begin that eternal ascent of the Paradise career which consists in the creature's conscious response to the divine urge of the indwelling spirit to find the Creator, to know God and to seek to become like him.

Please visit my large website https://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) 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 ! 

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 14

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 14

July 26, 2021

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 14 

 37 minutes and 32 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

Note:  Here I redid my three minute INTRODUCTION; as the old one started sounding muddy. I also slightly changed and improved it

Samples in this podcast:

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 136. Baptism [of Jesus] and the Forty Days

3. The Forty Days

136:3.5 While he [Jesus] tarried on the mountain, [Mt. Hermon in the land of the Gentiles] talking with Gabriel, [our local universe Chief Executive under Jesus,] the Constellation Father of Edentia appeared to Jesus and Gabriel in person, saying: “The records are completed. The sovereignty of [Jesus Christ] Michael number 611,121 over his universe of Nebadon rests in completion at the right hand of the Universal Father. I bring to you the bestowal release of Immanuel, your sponsor-brother for the Urantia incarnation. You are at liberty now or at any subsequent time, in the manner of your own choosing, to terminate your incarnation bestowal, ascend to the right hand of your Father, receive your sovereignty, and assume your well-earned unconditional rulership of all Nebadon. I also testify to the completion of the records of the superuniverse, by authorization of the Ancients of Days, having to do with the termination of all sin-rebellion in your universe and endowing you with full and unlimited authority to deal with any and all such possible upheavals in the future. Technically, your work on Urantia [Earth] and in the flesh of the mortal creature is finished. Your course from now on is a matter of your own choosing.” [Jesus then was Vicegerent Deity -- Representative Deity status. By His decision to stay here longer, fully doing God's will, the Paradise Universal Father then elevated Jesus Christ Michael up to a higher Master Son Who is fully God to all of us in His/our local universe of Nebadon ! That was May 18, A.D. 30 - on when Jesus Christ Michael returned here as He the Spirit of Truth -- as God ! and He is Eternally with us as we long ascend into final Paradise Residence and eternally beyond !]

5. The First Great Decision

136:6.3 Jesus’ human nature dictated that the first duty was self-preservation; that is the normal attitude of the natural man on the worlds of time and space, and it is, therefore, a legitimate reaction of a Urantia [Earth] mortal. But Jesus was not concerned merely with this world and its creatures; he was living a life designed to instruct and inspire the manifold creatures of a far-flung universe. [Spirit beings in 570 heavenly spheres in Nebadon and approaching ten million human-inhabited worlds therein !]

136:6.6 The Jews were expecting a Messiah who would do even greater wonders than Moses, ...but [Jesus] decided against such a magnificent program of power and glory. Jesus looked upon such a course of expected miracle working as a harking back to the olden days of ignorant magic and the degraded practices of the savage medicine men. Possibly, for the salvation of his creatures, he might accelerate natural law, but to transcend his own laws, either for the benefit of himself or the overawing of his fellow men, that he would not do. And the Master’s decision was final.

8. The Fourth Decision

136:8.2 Jesus very wisely foresaw that the working of miracles and the execution of wonders would call forth only outward allegiance by overawing the material mind; such performances would not reveal God nor save men. He refused to become a mere wonder-worker. He resolved to become occupied with but a single task — the establishment of the kingdom of heaven.

9. The Fifth Decision

136:9.7 The idea of battle, contention, and slaughter was repugnant to Jesus; he would have none of it. He would appear on earth as the Prince of Peace to reveal a God of love. Before his baptism he had again refused the offer of the Zealots to lead them in rebellion against the Roman oppressors. And now he made his final decision regarding those Scriptures which his mother had taught him, such as: “The Lord has said to me, ‘You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. Ask of me, and I will give you the heathen for your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”[We love and follow only Jesus and His Words of Eternal Truth, not the thousands of barbaric, ungodly quotes of unknown human authors of the Old Testament !] 

136:9.13 Throughout his public ministry he was confronted with the necessity of dealing with three constantly recurring situations: the clamor to be fed, the insistence on miracles, and the final request that he allow his followers to make him king. But Jesus never departed from the decisions which he made during these days of his isolation in the Perean hills.

10. The Sixth Decision

136:10.1 On the last day of this memorable isolation, before starting down the mountain to join John and his disciples, the Son of Man made his final decision. And this decision he communicated to the Personalized Adjuster in these words, “And in all other matters, as in these now of decision-record, I pledge you I will be subject to the will of my Father.” And when he had thus spoken, he journeyed down the mountain. And his face shone with the glory of spiritual victory and moral achievement.

Please visit my large website https://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) 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 ! 

 

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 13

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 13

July 12, 2021

 

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 13 

 33 minutes and 11 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

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.

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

PAPER 132. The Sojourn at Rome

Section 3. Truth and Faith

132:3.10 Universe progress is characterized by increasing personality freedom because it is associated with the progressive attainment of higher and higher levels of self-understanding and consequent voluntary self-restraint. The attainment of perfection of spiritual self-restraint equals completeness of universe freedom and personal liberty. Faith fosters and maintains man's soul in the midst of the confusion of his early orientation in such a vast universe, whereas prayer becomes the great unifier of the various inspirations of the creative imagination and the faith urges of a soul trying to identify itself with the spirit ideals of the indwelling and associated divine presence. [God's perfect will - your Thought Adjuster]

7. Trips About Rome

132:7.5 [Jesus to a merchant visiting from India.] "You see, Gonod, Buddha knew God in spirit but failed clearly to discover him in mind; the Jews discovered God in mind but largely failed to know him in spirit. Today, the Buddhists flounder about in a philosophy without God, while my people are piteously enslaved to the fear of a God without a saving philosophy of life and liberty. You have a  philosophy without a God; the Jews have a God but are largely without a philosophy of living as related thereto. Buddha, failing to envision God as a spirit and as a Father, failed to provide in his teaching the moral energy and the spiritual driving power which a religion must possess if it is to change a race and exalt a nation.”

PAPER 134. The Transition Years

4. Sovereignty--Divine and Human [by Jesus:]

134:4.5 You cannot have equality among religions (religious liberty) without having religious wars unless all religions consent to the transfer of all religious sovereignty to some superhuman level, to God himself.

134:4.6 The kingdom of heaven in the hearts of men will create religious unity (not necessarily uniformity) because any and all religious groups composed of such religious believers will be free from all notions of ecclesiastical authority — religious sovereignty. [Today, many persons stop church membership and practice personal God-consciousness at home and in all other places in their true God-given spiritual liberty ! No more "temple tycoons", "popes", "saints" to follow, other than God and Jesus always One here in Spirit !]

134:4.7 [Jesus:] God is spirit, and God gives a fragment of his spirit self to dwell in the heart of man. Spiritually, all men are equal. The kingdom of heaven is free from castes, classes, social levels, and economic groups. You are all brethren.

134:4.10 The Urmia religionists lived together in comparative peace and tranquillity because they had fully surrendered all their notions of religious sovereignty. Spiritually, they all believed in a sovereign God; socially, full and unchallengeable authority rested in their presiding head — Cymboyton. They well knew what would happen to any teacher who assumed to lord it over his fellow teachers. There can be no lasting religious peace on Urantia -- [Earth] -- until all religious groups freely surrender all their notions of divine favor, chosen people, and religious sovereignty. Only when God the Father becomes supreme will men become religious brothers and live together in religious peace on earth.

6. Law, Liberty, and Sovereignty

134:6.1 If one man craves freedom -- liberty -- he must remember that all other men long for the same freedom. Groups of such liberty-loving mortals cannot live together in peace without becoming subservient to such laws, rules, and regulations as will grant each person the same degree of freedom while at the same time safeguarding an equal degree of freedom for all of his fellow mortals. If one man is to be absolutely free, then another must become an absolute slave. And the relative nature of freedom is true socially, economically, and politically. Freedom is the gift of civilization made possible by the enforcement of LAW.

134:6.5 The forty-eight American free states live together in peace. There are among the citizens of these forty-eight states all of the various nationalities and races that live in the ever-warring nations of Europe. These Americans represent almost all the religions and religious sects and cults of the whole wide world, and yet here in North America they live together in peace. And all this is made possible because these forty-eight states have surrendered their sovereignty and have abandoned all notions of the supposed rights of self-determination.

134:6.9 World peace cannot be maintained by treaties, diplomacy, foreign policies, alliances, balances of power, or any other type of makeshift juggling with the sovereignties of nationalism. World law must come into being and must be enforced by world government -- the sovereignty of all mankind.

134:6.10 The individual will enjoy far more liberty under [Godly, not secular]  world government. Today, the citizens of the great powers are taxed, regulated, and controlled almost oppressively, and much of this present interference with individual liberties will vanish when the national governments are willing to trustee their sovereignty as regards interntional affairs into the hands of global government. [of all mankind, by all mankind and for all mankind.]

 

Please visit my large website https://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) 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 ! 

 

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 12

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 12

June 27, 2021

 

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 12 

 33 minutes and 18 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

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.

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

PAPER 130. On the Way to Rome

1. At Joppa—Discourse on Jonah

130:1.1 [Jesus traveled for almost two years with two rich Indian visitors to Jerusalem, Gonod and his son Ganid, to see the Greek, Roman and Egyptian lands and people. Jesus never went to India.] During their stay in Joppa, Jesus met Gadiah, a Philistine interpreter who worked for one Simon a tanner. Gonod’s agents in Mesopotamia had transacted much business with this Simon; so Gonod and his son desired to pay him a visit on their way to Caesarea. While they tarried at Joppa, Jesus and Gadiah became warm friends. This young Philistine was a truth seeker. Jesus was a truth giver; he was the truth for that generation on Urantia. [Earth. and now for our world and Jesus' large local universe of Nebadon !] When a great truth seeker and a great truth giver meet, the result is a great and liberating enlightenment born of the experience of new truth. [I often share: The more truth you share, the more Living Truth you are !]

130:1.6 [Jesus:] “Your Father in heaven, by endowing you with the power to choose between truth and error, created the potential negative of the positive way of light and life; but such errors of evil are really nonexistent until such a time as an intelligent creature wills their existence by mischoosing the way of life. And then are such evils later exalted into sin by the knowing and deliberate choice of such a willful and rebellious creature. This is why our Father in heaven permits the good and the evil to go along together until the end of life, just as nature allows the wheat and the tares to grow side by side until the harvest.” Gadiah was fully satisfied with Jesus’ answer to his question after their subsequent discussion had made clear to his mind the real meaning of these momentous statements. [The true, beautiful and good you do in in loving and merciful service ministry this brief physical life is duplicated in you as a living soul now that will be resurrected into the next higher soul reality Heaven after the death of your physical body.]

PAPER 131. The World's Religions

1. Cynicism 

[One of the positively best human religions back then. Not the same as the negative word "cynic" as used today.]

131:1.9 “If the faith of the Most High [God] has entered your heart, then shall you abide free from fear throughout all the days of your life. Fret not yourself because of the prosperity of the ungodly; fear not those who plot evil; let the soul turn away from sin and put your whole trust in the God of salvation. The weary soul of the wandering mortal finds eternal rest in the arms of the Most High; the wise man hungers for the divine embrace; the earth child longs for the security of the arms of the Universal Father. The noble man seeks for that high estate wherein the soul of the mortal blends with the spirit of the Supreme. God is just: What fruit we receive not from our plantings in this world we shall receive in the next.”

4. Hinduism

131:4.4 “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.

PAPER 132. The Sojourn at Rome

2. Good and Evil

132:2.4 [A summary of Jesus' teaching:] The spiritually blind individual who logically follows scientific dictation, social usage, and religious dogma stands in grave danger of sacrificing his moral freedom and losing his spiritual liberty. Such a soul is destined to become an intellectual parrot, a social automaton, and a slave to religious authority.

132:2.5 Goodness is always growing toward new levels of the increasing liberty of moral self-realization and spiritual personality attainment -- the discovery of, and identification with, the indwelling Adjuster. [The pure Spirit of God indwelling you and co-creating with your God-seeking will the high soul duplicate you !] An experience is good when it heightens the appreciation of beauty, augments the moral will, enhances the discernment of truth, enlarges the capacity to love and serve one's fellows, exalts the spiritual ideals, and unifies the supreme human motives of time with the eternal plans of the indwelling Adjuster, all of which lead directly to an increased desire to do the Father's will, thereby fostering the divine passion to find God and to be more like him.

 

Please visit my large website https://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) 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 ! 

 

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 11

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 11

June 13, 2021

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 11 

 34 minutes long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

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.

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

PAPER 123. The Early Childhood of Jesus

5. School Days in Nazareth

123:5.11 When entering school at seven years (at this time the Jews had just inaugurated a compulsory education law), it was customary for the pupils to choose their "birthday text," a sort of golden rule to guide them throughout their studies, one upon which they often expatiated at their graduation when thirteen years old. The text which Jesus chose was from the Prophet Isaiah: "The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the meek, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to set the spiritual prisoners free."

PAPER 125. Jesus at Jerusalem

1. Jesus Views the Temple

125:1.2 But most of all was his sense of propriety outraged by the sight of the frivolous courtesans parading about within this precinct of the temple, just such painted women as he had so recently seen when on a visit to Sepphoris. This profanation of the temple fully aroused all his youthful indignation, and he did not hesitate to express himself freely to Joseph. [The temple in Jerusalem had authorized temple prostitutes; and most of those women thought it was an honor !]

5. The Third Day in the Temple

125:5.8 And all the day through, those who listened marveled at these questions, and none was more astonished than Simon. For more than four hours this Nazareth youth [Jesus] plied these Jewish teachers with thought-provoking and heart-searching questions. He made few comments on the remarks of his elders. He conveyed his teaching by the questions he would ask. By the deft and subtle phrasing of a question he would at one and the same time challenge their teaching and suggest his own. In the manner of his asking a question there was an appealing combination of sagacity and humor which endeared him even to those who more or less resented his youthfulness. He was always eminently fair and considerate in the asking of these penetrating questions. On this eventful afternoon in the temple he exhibited that same reluctance to take unfair advantage of an opponent which characterized his entire subsequent public ministry. As a youth, and later on as a man, he seemed to be utterly free from all egoistic desire to win an argument merely to experience logical triumph over his fellows, being interested supremely in just one thing: to proclaim everlasting truth and thus effect a fuller revelation of the eternal God. [The best way to know about God is to know the Nature, Life and Teachings of Jesus, and to listen in Spirit to God and Jesus now always here as He the Father-Son Union Spirit of All Truth !]

125:5.10 After the evening meal at Bethany he [Jesus] again declined to join the merry circle but instead went to the garden, where he lingered long into the night, vainly endeavoring to think out some definite plan of approach to the problem of his lifework and to decide how best he might labor to reveal to his spiritually blinded countrymen a more beautiful concept of the heavenly Father and so set them free from their terrible bondage to law, ritual, ceremonial, and musty tradition. But the clear light did not [then] come to the truth-seeking lad.

PAPER 126. The Two Crucial Years

4. First Sermon in the Synagogue

126:4.2 [Jesus was age 15 when he gave his first Sermon in the synagogue and he began with Isa 61:1] "The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the meek, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to set the spiritual prisoners free; to proclaim the year of God's favor and the day of our God's reckoning; to comfort all mourners, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy in the place of mourning, a song of praise instead of the spirit of sorrow, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, wherewith he may be glorified."

PAPER 127. The Adolescent Years

6. His Twentieth Year (A.D. 14)

127:6.6 On this visit occurred one of those periodic outbreaks of rebellion against tradition — the expression of resentment for those ceremonial practices which Jesus deemed misrepresentative of his Father in heaven. Not knowing Jesus was coming, Lazarus had arranged to celebrate the Passover with friends in an adjoining village down the Jericho road. Jesus now proposed that they celebrate the feast where they were, at Lazarus’s house. “But,” said Lazarus, “we have no paschal lamb.” And then Jesus entered upon a prolonged and convincing dissertation to the effect that the Father in heaven was not truly concerned with such childlike and meaningless rituals. After solemn and fervent prayer they rose, and Jesus said: “Let the childlike and darkened minds of my people serve their God as Moses directed; it is better that they do, but let us who have seen the light of life no longer approach our Father by the darkness of death. Let us be free in the knowledge of the truth of our Father’s eternal love.”

127:6.8 It was during this year that Mary had a long talk with Jesus about marriage. She frankly asked him if he would get married if he were free from his family responsibilities. Jesus explained to her that, since immediate duty forbade his marriage, he had given the subject little thought. He expressed himself as doubting that he would ever enter the marriage state; he said that all such things must await “my hour,” the time when “my Father’s work must begin.” Having settled already in his mind that he was not to become the father of children in the flesh, he gave very little thought to the subject of human marriage. [If Jesus had fathered children. they probably would all be invisible and a new spiritual order. Jesus would never have done that; He always did and always does God's will !]

Please visit my large website https://www.PureChristians.org/ or (same website) 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 ! 

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 10

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 10

May 27, 2021

 

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 10 

 32 minutes and 35 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

Samples in this podcast:

The Urantia Bookpublic 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.

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

                   [HERE IS THE CORRECT SAMPLE TEXT !]

PAPER 118. Supreme and Ultimate—Time and Space

6. Omnipotence and Omnificence [All Power and All Doing]

118:6.4 All volition is relative. In the originating sense, only the Father-I AM possesses finality of volition; in the absolute sense, only the Father, the Son, and the Spirit exhibit the prerogatives of volition unconditioned by time and unlimited by space. Mortal man is endowed with free will, the power of choice, and though such choosing is not absolute, nevertheless, it is relatively final on the finite level and concerning the destiny of the choosing personality.

7. Omniscience and Predestination [Infinite Knowledge and For-ordain]

118:7.1 The function of Creator will and creature will, in the [Supreme level] grand universe, operates within the limits, and in accordance with the possibilities, established by the [higher Ultimate level Master Universe] Master Architects. This foreordination of these maximum limits does not, however, in the least abridge the sovereignty of creature will within these boundaries. Neither does ultimate foreknowledge — full allowance for all finite choice — constitute an abrogation of finite volition. A mature and farseeing human being might be able to forecast the decision of some younger associate most accurately, but this foreknowledge takes nothing away from the freedom and genuineness of the decision itself. The Gods [Trinity, Supreme, Ultimate, Absolute of the Father-Infinite] I AM] have wisely limited the range of the action of immature will, but it is true will, nonetheless, within these defined limits. [The more of God's love, mercy, ministry, truth, beauty and goodness you live and share, the more Godly you are becoming -- without end ...]

118:7.4 Sin in time-conditioned space clearly proves the temporal liberty — even license — of the finite will. Sin depicts immaturity dazzled by the freedom of the relatively sovereign will of personality while failing to perceive the supreme obligations and duties of cosmic citizenship. [in the Family of God.]

118:7.8 Therefore is there increased safety in narrowing the limits of personality choice throughout the lower levels of existence. [Thank our loving and merciful Father God !] Choice becomes increasingly liberated as the universes are ascended; choice eventually approximates divine freedom when the ascending personality achieves divinity of status, supremacy of consecration to the purposes of the universe, completion of cosmic-wisdom attainment, and finality of creature identification with the will and the way of God.

8. Control and Overcontrol

118:8.6 The slowness of evolution, of human cultural progress, testifies to the effectiveness of that brake — material inertia — which so efficiently operates to retard dangerous velocities of progress. Thus does time itself cushion and distribute the otherwise lethal results of premature escape from the next-encompassing barriers to human action. For when culture advances overfast, when material achievement outruns the evolution of worship-wisdom, then does civilization contain within itself the seeds of retrogression; and unless buttressed by the swift augmentation of experiential wisdom, such human societies will recede from high but premature levels of attainment, and the “dark ages” of the interregnum of wisdom will bear witness to the inexorable restoration of the imbalance between self-liberty and self-control. [Since about A.D. 1950 - on, progressive societies on earth are at a very critical point ! Godless secular humanism and excessive materialism threaten society. Serious wars, revolutions and anarchy could increase if many do not freely turn back to seeking and following our Sovereign Creator Father God here upon all in Spirit !]

[The Last] PART IV. The Life and Teachings of Jesus, Papers 120 - 196

PAPER 120. The Bestowal of [Christ] Michael on Urantia

2. The Bestowal Limitations

120:2.5 [Immanuel to our Creator Son Christ Michael:] “5. As concerns the planet of your bestowal and the immediate generation of men living thereon at the time of your mortal sojourn, I counsel you to function largely in the role of a teacher. Give attention, first, to the liberation and inspiration of man’s spiritual nature. Next, illuminate the darkened human intellect, heal the souls of men, and emancipate their minds from age-old fears. And then, in accordance with your mortal wisdom, minister to the physical well-being and material comfort of your brothers in the flesh. Live the ideal religious life for the inspiration and edification of all your universe."

120:2.6 “6. On the planet of your bestowal, set rebellion-segregated man spiritually free. On Urantia, make a further contribution to the sovereignty of the Supreme, thus extending the establishment of this sovereignty throughout the broad domains of your personal creation. [our local universe of Nebadon with 10,000,000 human-inhabited worlds at the end of this first Grand Universe Age] In this, your material bestowal in the likeness of the flesh, you are about to experience the final enlightenment of a time-space Creator, the dual experience of working within the nature of man with the will of your Paradise Father. In your temporal life the will of the finite creature and the will of the infinite Creator are to become as one, even as they are also uniting in the evolving Deity of the Supreme Being. Pour out upon the planet of your bestowal the Spirit of Truth and thus make all normal mortals on that isolated sphere immediately and fully accessible to the ministry of the segregated presence of our Paradise Father, the Thought Adjusters of the realms." [What an Eternal Gift to us !]

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“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 9

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 9

May 12, 2021

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 9 

 21 minutes and 2 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

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

 

PAPER 108. Mission and Ministry of Thought Adjusters

[I state: They are also known as Mystery Monitors, you Divine Pilot Light, the pure Spirit Essence of God, God's will indwelling you. They are all Eternal and Perfect. They cocreate with your will, when you obey God's perfect will, the higher, potentially eternal soul-reality you that is resurrected soon after your physical death. There is no "bodily resurrection" as believed by humans thousands of years ago. Soul Heavens are much higher and you will no longer have to struggle with gross physical maintenance and decay. Your soul mind will also be much higher to learn and retain trillions of facts, meanings and Spiritual Values of Love, Mercy, Service Ministry, Truth, Beauty and Goodness.]

5. The Adjuster's Mission

108:5.5 The Mystery Monitors are not thought helpers; they are thought adjusters. They labor with the material mind for the purpose of constructing, by adjustment and spiritualization, a new mind for the new worlds and the new name of your future career. Their mission chiefly concerns the future life, not this life. They are called heavenly helpers, not earthly helpers. They are not interested in making the mortal career easy; rather are they concerned in making your life reasonably difficult and rugged, so that decisions will be stimulated and multiplied. [for soul growth.] The presence of a great Thought Adjuster does not bestow ease of living and freedom from strenuous thinking, but such a divine gift should confer a sublime peace of mind and a superb tranquillity of spirit.

PAPER 110. Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals

2. Adjusters and Human Will

110:2.1 When Thought Adjusters indwell human minds, they bring with them the model careers, the ideal lives, as determined and foreordained by themselves and the Personalized Adjusters of Divinington, [a high Paradise Sphere of God the Universal Father] which have been certified by the Personalized Adjuster of Urantia. [The one that Jesus had here. He is in charge of all Adjusters in Jesus' and our large local universe of Nebadon.] Thus they begin work with a definite and predetermined plan for the intellectual and spiritual development of their human subjects, but it is not incumbent upon any human being to accept this plan. You are all subjects of predestination, but it is not foreordained that you must accept this divine predestination; you are at full liberty to reject any part or all of the Thought Adjusters’ program. It is their mission to effect such mind changes and to make such spiritual adjustments as you may willingly and intelligently authorize, to the end that they may gain more influence over the personality directionization; but under no circumstances do these divine Monitors ever take advantage of you or in any way arbitrarily influence you in your choices and decisions. The Adjusters respect your sovereignty of personality; they are always subservient to your will. [That is because your Adjuster is pre-personal and subject to the will of your personality. When you two later fuse as one Divine-Human Spirit Being, The Adjuster gains your personality; and you gain the Spirit-perfection of the Adjuster. That is a beautiful WIN--WIN Reality !]

PAPER 112. Personality Survival

0. Introduction

112:0.1 The evolutionary planets [seven trillion in this first Grand Universe (Supreme) Age of the Infinite Cosmos !] are the spheres of human origin, the initial worlds of the ascending mortal career. Urantia [Urth, now Earth] is your starting point; here you and your divine Thought Adjuster [God's pure Spirit Essence --His will -- indwelling your mind and co-creating with the better you your higher reality soul, later higher Spirit levels] are joined in temporary union. You have been endowed with a perfect guide; therefore, if you will sincerely run the race of time and gain the final goal of faith, the reward of the ages shall be yours; you will be eternally united with your indwelling Adjuster. Then will begin your real life, the ascending life, to which your present mortal state is but the vestibule. Then will begin your exalted and progressive mission as [Paradise and infinite Cosmos] finaliters in the eternity which stretches out before you. And throughout all of these successive ages and stages of evolutionary growth, there is one part of you that remains absolutely unaltered, and that is [your eternal] personality — permanence in the presence of change.

5. Survival of the Human Self

112:5.5 And it is this very power of choice, the universe insignia of freewill creaturehood, that constitutes man’s greatest opportunity and his supreme cosmic responsibility. Upon the integrity of the human volition depends the eternal destiny of the future finaliter; upon the sincerity of the mortal free will the divine Adjuster depends for eternal personality; upon the faithfulness of mortal choice the Universal Father depends for the realization of a new ascending son; upon the steadfastness and wisdom of decision-actions the Supreme Being depends for the actuality of experiential evolution. [All human males and females are equally spiritually classified as sons of God; all of the many types of angels are the daughters of God.]

7. Adjuster Fusion

112:7.10 Throughout all this magnificent ascent [possibly one trillion years of progressive ascent through just over one billion soul and then spirit Heavens to be spirit-perfected enough to be final eternal Paradise Residents transcending all space and time limitations and more !] the Thought Adjuster is the divine pledge of the future and full spiritual stabilization of the ascending mortal. Meanwhile the presence of the mortal free will affords the Adjuster an eternal channel for the liberation of the divine and infinite nature. [!!] Now have these two identities become one; no event of time or of eternity can ever separate man and Adjuster; they are inseparable, eternally fused. [I state: What a Glorious Eternal Plan our All-loving and lavishly merciful Father God has for each of us !

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“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 8

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 8

April 28, 2021

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 8 

 40 minutes and 20 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 100. Religion in Human Experience

5. Conversion and Mysticism

100:5.2 The progression of religious growth leads from stagnation through conflict to co-ordination, from insecurity to undoubting faith, from confusion of cosmic consciousness to unification of personality, from the temporal objective to the eternal, from the bondage of fear to the liberty of divine sonship.

7. The Acme of Religious Living [is Jesus]

100:7.2 The unfailing kindness of Jesus touched the hearts of men, but his stalwart strength of character amazed his followers. He was truly sincere; there was nothing of the hypocrite in him. He was free from affectation; he was always so refreshingly genuine. He never stooped to pretense, and he never resorted to shamming. He lived the truth, even as he taught it. He was [and IS !] the truth. He was constrained to proclaim saving truth to his generation, even though such sincerity sometimes caused pain. He was unquestioningly loyal to all truth.

100:7.6 Jesus was very broad in his outlook. He exhorted his followers to preach the gospel to all peoples. He was free from all narrow-mindedness. His sympathetic heart embraced all mankind, even a universe. Always his invitation was, “Whosoever will, let him come.”

100:7.10 The Master was always generous. He never grew weary of saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Said he, “Freely you have received, freely give.” And yet, with all of his unbounded generosity, he was never wasteful or extravagant. He taught that you must believe to receive salvation. “For every one who seeks shall receive.”

PAPER 101. The Real Nature of Religion

0. Introduction

 101:0.1 Religion, as a human experience, ranges from the primitive fear slavery of the evolving savage up to the sublime and magnificent faith liberty of those civilized mortals who are superbly conscious of sonship with the eternal God. [Yes ! Great lasting joy and perfect peace to those who practice the Ever Presence of our loving and merciful Father God and Jesus Christ here always as One Combined Father-Son Spirit of Truth  -- All Truth !!]

PAPER 103. The Reality of Religious Experience

5. The Origin of Ideals

103:5.10 Man, in his spiritual domain, does have a free will. Mortal man is neither a helpless slave of the inflexible sovereignty of an all-powerful God nor the victim of the hopeless fatality of a mechanistic cosmic determinism. Man is most truly the architect of his own eternal destiny. [Love and trust God, not your self !] 

103:5.11 But man is not saved or ennobled by pressure. Spirit growth springs from within the evolving soul. Pressure may deform the personality, but it never stimulates growth. Even educational pressure is only negatively helpful in that it may aid in the prevention of disastrous experiences. Spiritual growth is greatest where all external pressures are at a minimum. "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." Man develops best when the pressures of home, community, church, and state are least. But this must not be construed as meaning that there is no place in a progressive society for home, social institutions, church, and state.

103:5.12 [Very important:] 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. [If you ask each of the members in any one church about their spiritual and philosophical beliefs, you will find that each human has different beliefs ! That is good, and not bad, in general.]

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“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 7

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 7

April 18, 2021

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 7 

 29 minutes and 47 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

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PAPER 89. Sin, Sacrifice, and Atonement

3. Renunciation and Humiliation

89:3.7 Someday man should learn how to enjoy liberty without license, nourishment without gluttony, and pleasure without debauchery. Self-control is a better human policy of behavior regulation than is extreme self-denial. Nor did Jesus ever teach these unreasonable views to his followers.

PAPER 94. The Melchizedek Teachings in the Orient

7. Gautama Siddhartha

94:7.5 At Benares Gautama founded his school, and it was during its second year that a pupil, Bautan, imparted to his teacher the traditions of the Salem missionaries about the Melchizedek covenant with Abraham; and while Siddhartha did not have a very clear concept of the Universal Father, he took an advanced stand on salvation through faith — simple belief. He so declared himself before his followers and began sending his students out in groups of sixty to proclaim to the people of India “the glad tidings of free salvation; that all men, high and low, can attain bliss by faith in righteousness and justice.”

94:7.7 When proclaimed at its best, Gautama’s gospel of universal salvation, free from sacrifice, torture, ritual, and priests, was a revolutionary and amazing doctrine for its time. And it came surprisingly near to being a revival of the Salem gospel. [given to us by Melchizedek, a high Son of God who came down here about 4,000 years ago to keep the Light of Truth alive on our planet.] It brought succor to millions of despairing souls, and notwithstanding its grotesque perversion during later centuries, it still persists as the hope of millions of human beings.

12. The God Concept of Buddhism

94:12.4 The great strength of Buddhism is that its adherents are free to choose truth from all religions; such freedom of choice has seldom characterized a Urantian [Earth] faith. In this respect the Shin sect of Japan has become one of the most progressive religious groups in the world; it has revived the ancient missionary spirit of Gautama’s followers and has begun to send teachers to other peoples. This willingness to appropriate truth from any and all sources is indeed a commendable tendency to appear among religious believers during the first half of the twentieth century after Christ. [Today, most Christians are eclectic [picking and choosing] and love and share only the best, loving, merciful, true, beautiful and good verses or phrases from the Bible and other serious religious and spiritual books. See I Thes 5:19-21, John 16:7-16, John 21:25 Truth is progressively forever unfolding to us in Spirit and in living Father-Son Truth ! Amen !]

PAPER 96. Yahweh—God of the Hebrews

3. The Matchless Moses

96:3.5 But Moses was not discouraged; he bided his time, and in less than a year, when the Egyptian military forces were fully occupied in resisting the simultaneous onslaughts of a strong Libyan thrust from the south and a Greek naval invasion from the north, this intrepid organizer led his compatriots out of Egypt in a spectacular night flight. This dash for liberty was carefully planned and skillfully executed. And they were successful, notwithstanding that they were hotly pursued by Pharaoh and a small body of Egyptians, who all fell before the fugitives’ defense, yielding much booty, all of which was augmented by the loot of the advancing host of escaping slaves as they marched on toward their ancestral desert home. [The Red Sea was never parted ! The water there was shallow, around 1 to 3 ft deep.] Most of the Old Testament miracles never happened. Later, only Jesus did some physical miracles for higher teachings; none of the apostles, nor disciples, did physical miracles. Spirit transformations are real and a much higher eternal Reality.]

PAPER 97. Evolution of the God Concept among the Hebrews

5. The First Isaiah

97:5.3 [The first Isaiah of two:] Speaking to the fear-ridden and soul-hungry Hebrews, this prophet said: “Arise and shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” “The spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation and has covered me with his robe of righteousness.” “In all their afflictions he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and in his pity he redeemed them.”

97:5.5 Micah [see Micah 3:11] denounced “the rulers who judge for reward and the priests who teach for hire and the prophets who divine for money.” He taught of a day of freedom from superstition and priestcraft, saying: “But every man shall sit under his own vine, and no one shall make him afraid, for all people will live, each one according to his understanding of God.” [There are no human intermediaries between God and you !  God's triune Spirits indwell and guide you and me at all times and in all places ! The new worldwide religion of Jesus is direct, personal God-consciousness as a divinely beloved son of God that all humans are ! The many types of angels are the daughters of God; all human males and females are spiritually classified as sons of God.]

PAPER 98. The Melchizedek Teachings in the Occident

2. Greek Philosophic Thought

98:2.7 The evolution of religious philosophy among the Hellenic [or Greek] and Hebrew peoples affords a contrastive illustration of the function of the church as an institution in the shaping of cultural progress. In Palestine, human thought was so priest-controlled and scripture-directed that philosophy and aesthetics were entirely submerged in religion and morality. In Greece, the almost complete absence of priests and “sacred scriptures” left the human mind free and unfettered, resulting in a startling development in depth of thought. But religion as a personal experience failed to keep pace with the intellectual probings into the nature and reality of the cosmos.

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“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”,  Part 6

“True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels”, Part 6

March 28, 2021

"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels",  Part 6 

 28 minutes and 11 seconds long

Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian

 

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PAPER 81. Development of Modern Civilization

5. Cultural Society

81:5.7 Liberty subject to group regulation is the legitimate goal of social evolution. Liberty without restrictions is the vain and fanciful dream of unstable and flighty human minds. [That would be the chaos of anarchy ! Murder, torture, rape, theft, and all other sins and evils would be allowed !]

PAPER 82. The Evolution of Marriage

1. The Mating Instinct

82:1.7 The mating instinct is one of the dominant physical driving forces of human beings; it is the one emotion which, in the guise of individual gratification, effectively tricks selfish man [or selfish woman] into putting race welfare and perpetuation high above individual ease and personal freedom from responsibility. [Some selfish, defective humans have no desire to procreate and then raise their own children as the sons of God, in Truth, that they each are ! In the future these defectives will not be a part of the ever-improving worldwide human gene pool.]

3. Early Marriage Mores

82:3.15 These primitive trial marriages were entirely free from all semblance of license; they were simply sincere tests of fecundity. [meaning the abundant procreation of children.] The contracting individuals married permanently just as soon as fertility was established. When modern couples marry with the thought of convenient divorce in the background of their minds if they are not wholly pleased with their married life, they are in reality entering upon a form of trial marriage and one that is far beneath the status of the honest adventures of their less civilized ancestors. [Today, in the USA and in Europe, divorces are declining. It that good? No ! Because less couples desire to ever marry ! They prefer to just "shack-up together", usually short-term, and see if that feels good !]

PAPER 84. Marriage and Family Life

4. Woman's Status in Early Society

84:4.10 A great advance was made when a man was denied the right to kill his wife at will. [!] Likewise, it was a forward step when a woman could own the wedding gifts. Later, she gained the legal right to own, control, and even dispose of property, but she was long deprived of the right to hold office in either church or state. Woman has always been treated more or less as property, right up to and in the twentieth century after Christ. She has not yet gained world-wide freedom from seclusion under man’s control. Even among advanced peoples, man’s attempt to protect woman has always been a tacit assertion of superiority.

8. Dangers of Self-Gratification

84:8.4 (Page 942) There is real danger in the combination of restlessness, curiosity, adventure, and pleasure-abandon characteristic of the post-Andite races. The hunger of the soul cannot be satisfied with physical pleasures; the love of home and children is not augmented by the unwise pursuit of pleasure. Though you exhaust the resources of art, color, sound, rhythm, music, and adornment of person, you cannot hope thereby to elevate the soul or to nourish the spirit. Vanity and fashion cannot minister to home building and child culture; pride and rivalry are powerless to enhance the survival qualities of succeeding generations.

84:8.5 Advancing celestial beings all enjoy rest and the ministry of the reversion directors. All efforts to obtain wholesome diversion and to engage in uplifting play are sound; refreshing sleep, rest, recreation, and all pastimes which prevent the boredom of monotony are worth while. Competitive games, storytelling, and even the taste of good food may serve as forms of self-gratification. (When you use salt to savor food, pause to consider that, for almost a million years, man could obtain salt only by dipping his food in ashes.)

84:8.6 [This is very important ! Please share widely:] Let man enjoy himself; let the human race find pleasure in a thousand and one ways; let evolutionary mankind explore all forms of legitimate self-gratification, the fruits of the long upward biologic struggle. Man has well earned some of his present-day joys and pleasures. But look you well to the goal of destiny! Pleasures are indeed suicidal if they succeed in destroying property, which has become the institution of self-maintenance; and self-gratifications have indeed cost a fatal price if they bring about the collapse of marriage, the decadence of family life, and the destruction of the home—man’s supreme evolutionary acquirement and civilization’s only hope of survival. 

 

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

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