Friday, May 15, 2015

The Eternal and Divine Purpose of (Creation and Life)!

[The  passages below are quoted directly from Paper-32 of the the Urantia Book, (exceptions are those given in italics). This paper is authored by an immortal being from the order of the Mighty Messengers of space. Mighty Messengers had been mortals of material worlds of space, similar to humans of earth,  who have survived mortal death and progressed to higher levels of life by successive transformations over thousands of years. In their form as Mighty Messengers, they are entrusted with various tasks in the universe administration.
The content of the paper is  addressed to the modern human beings of earth.  In this passage, the author tells human beings to remove their doubts regarding their existence  and tells them to have faith in the eternal and divine purpose of God in creation of the worlds and the lives in them, though such things may not be so comprehensible to  humans as of now.]

There is a great and glorious purpose in the (creation and the) march of the universes through space. 

(There is also a great purpose in the creation of living personalities that dwell in the spheres of the universes)

All of your mortal struggling is not in vain. 

We are all part of an immense plan, a gigantic enterprise, and it is the vastness of the undertaking that renders it impossible to see very much of it at any one time and during any one life. 

We are all a part of an eternal project which the Gods are supervising and outworking. 

The whole marvelous and universal mechanism moves on majestically through space to the music of the meter (rhythm) of the infinite thought and the eternal purpose of the First Great Source and Center (of everything-the Universal Father God).

The eternal purpose of the eternal God is a high spiritual ideal. 

The events of time and the struggles of material existence are but the transient scaffolding which bridges over to the other side, to the promised land of spiritual reality and supernal existence. 

Of course, you mortals (of earth) find it difficult to grasp the idea of an eternal purpose; you are virtually unable to comprehend the thought of eternity, something never beginning and never ending. 

(Because) Everything familiar to you has an end.

As regards an individual life, the duration of a realm, or the chronology of any connected series of events, it would seem that we are dealing with an isolated stretch of time; everything seems to have a beginning and an end. 

And it would appear that a series of such experiences, lives, ages, or epochs, when successively arranged, constitutes a straightaway drive, an isolated event of time flashing momentarily across the infinite face of eternity. 

But when we look at all this from behind the scenes, a more comprehensive view and a more complete understanding suggest that such an explanation is inadequate, disconnected, and wholly unsuited properly to account for, and otherwise to correlate, the transactions of time with the underlying purposes and basic reactions of eternity.

To me it seems more fitting, for purposes of explanation to the mortal mind, to conceive of eternity as a cycle and the eternal purpose as an endless circle, a cycle of eternity in some way synchronized with the transient material cycles of time. 

As regards the sectors of time connected with, and forming a part of, the cycle of eternity, we are forced to recognize that such temporary epochs are born, live, and die just as the temporary beings of time are born, live, and die. 

Most human beings die because, having failed to achieve the spirit level of Adjuster fusion, the metamorphosis of death constitutes the only possible procedure whereby they may escape the fetters of time and the bonds of material creation, thereby being enabled to strike spiritual step with the progressive procession of eternity. 

Having survived the trial life of time and material existence, it becomes possible for you to continue on in touch with, even as a part of, eternity, swinging on forever with the worlds of space around the circle of the eternal ages.

The sectors of time are like the flashes of personality in temporal form; they appear for a season, and then they are lost to human sight, only to reappear as new actors and continuing factors in the higher life of the endless swing around the eternal circle. 

Eternity can hardly be conceived as a straightaway drive, in view of our belief in a delimited universe moving over a vast, elongated circle around the central dwelling place of the Universal Father.

Frankly, eternity is incomprehensible to the finite mind of time. 

You simply cannot grasp it; you cannot comprehend it. 

I do not completely visualize it, and even if I did, it would be impossible for me to convey my concept to the human mind. 

Nevertheless, I have done my best to portray something of our viewpoint, to tell you somewhat of our understanding of things eternal. 

I am endeavoring to aid you in the crystallization of your thoughts about these values which are of infinite nature and eternal import.

There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress, and endless life. 

And the infinite treasures of such a matchless career are yours for the striving!

The goal of eternity is ahead! 

The adventure of divinity attainment lies before you! 

The race for perfection is on! whosoever will may enter, and certain victory will crown the efforts of every human being who will run the race of faith and trust, depending every step of the way on the leading of the indwelling Adjuster and on the guidance of that good spirit of the Universe Son, which so freely has been poured out upon all flesh.

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