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Paper 65 – The Overcontrol of Evolution

65:4:3 (735.2) Many features of human life afford abundant evidence that the phenomenon of mortal existence was intelligently planned, that organic evolution is not a mere cosmic accident.

Paper 84 – Marriage and Family Life

84:1:5 (932.2) But even in the twentieth century many parents still endeavor to keep their children in more or less ignorance as to the origin of human life.

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.

Paper 12 – The Universe of Universes

12:7:7 (138.2) The will of God does not uniformly prevail in the heart of the God-seeking material mortal, but if the time frame is enlarged beyond the moment to embrace the whole of the first life, then does God’s will become increasingly discernible in the spirit fruits which are borne in the lives of the spirit-led children of God. And then, if human life is further enlarged to include the morontia experience, the divine will is observed to shine brighter and brighter in the spiritualizing acts of those creatures of time who have begun to taste the divine delights of experiencing the relationship of the personality of man with the personality of the Universal Father.

Paper 79 – Andite Expansion in the Orient

79:8:8 (888.1) Truth is relative and expanding; it lives always in the present, achieving new expression in each generation of men—even in each human life.

Paper 34 – The Local Universe Mother Spirit

34:6:13 (381.7) The consciousness of the spirit domination of a human life is presently attended by an increasing exhibition of the characteristics of the Spirit in the life reactions of such a spirit-led mortal, “for the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.” Such spirit-guided and divinely illuminated mortals, while they yet tread the lowly paths of toil and in human faithfulness perform the duties of their earthly assignments, have already begun to discern the lights of eternal life as they glimmer on the faraway shores of another world; already have they begun to comprehend the reality of that inspiring and comforting truth, “The kingdom of God is not meat and drink but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Paper 100 – Religion in Human Experience

100:3:6 (1097.3) The supreme value of human life consists in growth of values, progress in meanings, and realization of the cosmic interrelatedness of both of these experiences.

Paper 102 – The Foundations of Religious Faith

102:6:10 (1125.5) Materialism cheapens human life; the gospel of Jesus tremendously enhances and supernally exalts every mortal. Mortal existence must be visualized as consisting in the intriguing and fascinating experience of the realization of the reality of the meeting of the human upreach and the divine and saving downreach.

Paper 103 – The Reality of Religious Experience

103:5:6 (1134.4) Given an eternal life, such antagonisms can be worked out, but in one short human life they are incapable of solution. Jesus referred to such a paradox when he said: “Whosoever shall save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for the sake of the kingdom, shall find it.”

Paper 109 – Relation of Adjusters to Universe Creatures

109:6:4 (1200.4) The activities of Adjusters in your local universe are directed by the Personalized Adjuster of Michael of Nebadon, that very Monitor who guided him step by step when he lived his human life in the flesh of Joshua ben Joseph. Faithful to his trust was this extraordinary Adjuster, and wisely did this valiant Monitor direct the human nature, ever guiding the mortal mind of the Paradise Son in the choosing of the path of the Father’s perfect will.

Paper 110 – Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals

110:3:7 (1206.5) Choosing to respond to divine leading; sincerely basing the human life on the highest consciousness of truth, beauty, and goodness, and then co-ordinating these qualities of divinity through wisdom, worship, faith, and love.

Paper 111 – The Adjuster and The Soul

111:2:6 (1218.4) The divine spirit indwelling this human mind and all potentials inherent in such a fragment of absolute spirituality together with all associated spiritual influences and factors in human life.

Paper 132 – The Sojourn at Rome

132:3:7 (1459.7) Human life continues—survives—because it has a universe function, the task of finding God.

Paper 150 – The Third Preaching Tour

150:3:3 (1680.5) The courses of the stars in the heavens have nothing whatever to do with the events of human life on earth.

Paper 160 – Rodan of Alexandria

160:1:2 (1772.3) Human life consists in three great drives—urges, desires, and lures. Strong character, commanding personality, is only acquired by converting the natural urge of life into the social art of living, by transforming present desires into those higher longings which are capable of lasting attainment, while the commonplace lure of existence must be transferred from one’s conventional and established ideas to the higher realms of unexplored ideas and undiscovered ideals.

Paper 195 – After Pentecost

195:7:20 (2080.5) Religious experience is something in human life which is truly supermathematical.

Paper 169 – Last Teaching at Pella

169:4:3 (1856.1) You learn about God from Jesus by observing the divinity of his life, not by depending on his teachings. … The finite can never hope to comprehend the Infinite except as the Infinite was focalized in the time-space personality of the finite experience of the human life of Jesus of Nazareth.

 

Paper 170 – The Kingdom of Heaven

170:2:6 (1860.1) Human life received a new endowment of moral value and divine dignity.

Paper 136 – Baptism and The Forty Days

136:2:7 (1512.3) This day of baptism ended the purely human life of Jesus.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:0:14 (2090.1) Jesus’ earthly life was devoted to one great purpose—doing the Father’s will, living the human life religiously and by faith.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:3:4 (2094.3) The full summation of human life is the knowledge that man is educated by fact, ennobled by wisdom, and saved—justified—by religious faith.

Paper 129 – The Later Adult Life of Jesus

129:4:7 (1425.6) True it is, indeed, that in his full, rich, beautiful, and noble life we may all find much that is exquisitely exemplary, divinely inspiring, but this is because he lived a true and genuinely human life. Jesus did not live his life on earth in order to set an example for all other human beings to copy.

Paper 187 – The Crucifixion

187:2:9 (2008.1) The Master desired that his followers should have nothing material to associate with his life on earth. He wanted to leave mankind only the memory of a human life dedicated to the high spiritual ideal of being consecrated to doing the Father’s will.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:6 (2092.4) Jesus founded the religion of personal experience in doing the will of God and serving the human brotherhood; Paul founded a religion in which the glorified Jesus became the object of worship and the brotherhood consisted of fellow believers in the divine Christ. In the bestowal of Jesus these two concepts were potential in his divine-human life, and it is indeed a pity that his followers failed to create a unified religion which might have given proper recognition to both the human and the divine natures of the Master as they were inseparably bound up in his earth life and so gloriously set forth in the original gospel of the kingdom.

 

 

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