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Living in a Friendly Universe

The Universe Is Friendly!

What in the world does that mean? How can the universe--inanimate matter--be friendly? The short answer is that the universe is personal before it is physical. What does that mean? One way of thinking about it is that God (however you might want to relate to that idea) is at least the kind of being that we are--that is, a personal being. And so, if God is in some way the creator, or primal energy, or absolute nature of the universe, then, the universe itself is primordially and pre-emptively personal as well. And if God loves us, then the universe God has established and is supporting must be a friendly universe--to say the least!

Yes! Every rock, every molecule of water is here to express the love of God. All the stars in the sky demonstrate that there is a whole cosmos of planets ready and waiting to physically support our soul's evolution to the Godhead. As we nurture our soul's inward expansion in spirit we will find ourselves, life upon life, traveling upward and inward through the galaxies until we find our perfected spirit face to face with God in his Paradise abode. Could the universe be any friendlier?

"Life in the Father's eternal creation is not an endless rest of idleness and selfish ease but rather a ceaseless progression in grace, truth, and glory. Each of the many, many stations in my Father's house is a stopping place, a life designed to prepare you for the next one ahead. And so will the children of light go on from glory to glory until they attain the divine estate wherein they are spiritually perfected even as the Father is perfect in all things." (page 181, par.4)

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The Part and the Whole page 137"Mercy characterizes God's attitude of love for the individual; impartiality motivates God's attitude towards the whole."

Matter, Mind, and Spirit page 139 "The material universe is always the arena wherein take place all spiritual activities; spirit beings and spirit ascenders live and work on physical spheres of material reality."

Personal Realities page 142 "Mortal man has a spirit nucleus. The mind is a personal-energy system existing around a divine spirit nucleus and functioning in a material environment. Such a living relationship of personal mind and spirit constitutes the universe potential of eternal personality."

"The Urantia Book" describes old religion as teaching self sacrifice. The new religion teaches only self-forgetfulness, or "enhanced self-realization in conjoined social service and universe comprehension." (180:5. 12) read more...

The old religion was motivated by fear-consciousness; new religion is dominated by truth-conviction, the spirit of eternal and universal truth.

Spirit-born sons of God are characterized by being spontaneous, generous, and sincere in their friendliness towards their fellows.

More on our Friendly Universe:

The three separate evidences of the indwelling spirit of the human mind. (196:3.6) read more...

Every time you make a reflective moral choice you experience a new divine invasion of your soul. (196:3.17)

Will you see your family and friends after you die? (Paper 112 "Is death the end of me?) read more...

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"Love is the greatest of all spirit realities." The Urantia Book, (page 1608)

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