Faith


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Foreword

0:3:25 (6.5) The absolute primacy of the Universal Father is not apparent on subinfinite levels; therefore is it probable that only the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit truly know the Father as an infinity; to all other personalities such a concept represents the exercise of faith.

Paper 1 – The Universal Father

1:3:3 (25.3) But it is not necessary to see God with the eyes of the flesh in order to discern him by the faith-vision of the spiritualized mind.

Paper 1 – The Universal Father

1:4:7 (27.2) But when an attempt is made to make plain the realities of the spirit world to the physical minds of the material order, mystery appears: mysteries so subtle and so profound that only the faith-grasp of the God-knowing mortal can achieve the philosophic miracle of the recognition of the Infinite by the finite, the discernment of the eternal God by the evolving mortals of the material worlds of time and space.

Paper 1 – The Universal Father

1:5:4 (28.1) Even though material mortals cannot see the person of God, they should rejoice in the assurance that he is a person; by faith accept the truth which portrays that the Universal Father so loved the world as to provide for the eternal spiritual progression of its lowly inhabitants; that he “delights in his children.”

Paper 1 – The Universal Father

1:7:5 (31.5) Only the personal experience of the faith sons of the heavenly Father can effect the actual spiritual realization of the personality of God.

Paper 2 – The Nature of God

2:6:1 (40.5) In its true essence, religion is a faith-trust in the goodness of God.

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:5:9 (51.8) Is faith—the supreme assertion of human thought—desirable?

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:5:16 (52.2) Mortal man earns even his status as an ascension candidate by his own faith and hope.

Paper 4 – God’s Relation to the Universe

4:4:9 (59.5) The consciousness of a victorious human life on earth is born of that creature faith which dares to challenge each recurring episode of existence when confronted with the awful spectacle of human limitations, by the unfailing declaration: Even if I cannot do this, there lives in me one who can and will do it, a part of the Father-Absolute of the universe of universes. And that is “the victory which overcomes the world, even your faith.”

Paper 5 – God’s Relation to the Individual

5:3:8 (66.4) Worship is, therefore, the act of the material mind’s assenting to the attempt of its spiritualizing self, under the guidance of the associated spirit, to communicate with God as a faith son of the Universal Father.

Paper 19 – The Co-Ordinate Trinity-Origin Beings

19:5:12 (221.2) You will long use faith and be dependent on revelation if you hope to progress quickly and safely.

Paper 34 – The Local Universe Mother Spirit

34:7:7 (383.1) faith sons work on intellectual levels and live on spiritual planes far above the conflicts produced by unrestrained or unnatural physical desires.

Paper 40 – The Ascending Sons of God

40:6:2 (448.1) It is a solemn and supernal fact that such lowly and material creatures as Urantia human beings are the sons of God, faith children of the Highest. … 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.’”

Paper 40 – The Ascending Sons of God

40:6:3 (448.2) All evolutionary worlds of mortal habitation harbor these faith sons of God, sons of grace and mercy, mortal beings belonging to the divine family and accordingly called the sons of God.

Paper 40 – The Ascending Sons of God

40:6:4 (448.3) You are sons of spiritual promise, faith sons; you have accepted the status of sonship.

Paper 40 – The Ascending Sons of God

40:7:2 (448.9) You are now planetary sons, evolutionary creatures derived from the Life Carrier implantations and modified by the Adamic-life infusion, hardly yet ascending sons; but you are indeed sons of ascension potential—even to the highest heights of glory and divinity attainment—and this spiritual status of ascending sonship you may attain by faith and by freewill co-operation with the spiritualizing activities of the indwelling Adjuster.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:3:4 (997.2) The simple prayer of faith evidences a mighty evolution in human experience whereby the ancient conversations with the fictitious symbol of the alter ego of primitive religion have become exalted to the level of communion with the spirit of the Infinite and to that of a bona fide consciousness of the reality of the eternal God and Paradise Father of all intelligent creation.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:4:4 (998.2) The real prayer of faith always contributes to the augmentation of the technique of living, even if such petitions are not worthy of spiritual recognition.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:4:5 (998.3) Remember, even if prayer does not change God, it very often effects great and lasting changes in the one who prays in faith and confident expectation.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:6:1 (999.4) While there is a very definite limit to the province of the petitions of prayer, such limits do not equally apply to the faith of those who pray.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:6:3 (999.6) No matter how difficult it may be to reconcile the scientific doubtings regarding the efficacy of prayer with the ever-present urge to seek help and guidance from divine sources, never forget that the sincere prayer of faith is a mighty force for the promotion of personal happiness, individual self-control, social harmony, moral progress, and spiritual attainment.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:6:7 (1000.1) The psychic and spiritual concomitants of the prayer of faith are immediate, personal, and experiential.

Paper 91 – The Evolution of Prayer

91:9:8 (1002.13) And you must have faith—living faith.

Paper 93 – Machiventa Melchizedek

93:4:8 (1017.10) You shall not doubt that faith is the only requirement for eternal salvation.

 

 

 

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