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Paper 2 – The Nature of God

2:2:1 (35.5) “The Father has life in himself, and this life is eternal life.” Throughout the eternal ages it has been the Father who “gives to all life.”

Paper 2 – The Nature of God

2:5:1 (38.6) The Father loves us sufficiently to bestow his life upon us.

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:5:5 (51.4) The uncertainties of life and the vicissitudes of existence do not in any manner contradict the concept of the universal sovereignty of God. All evolutionary creature life is beset by certain inevitabilities.

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:5:7 (51.6) Then must life experience provide for encountering situations of social inequality.

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:5:13 (51.12) Man could not dynamically choose the divine life if there were no self-life to forsake.

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:6:3 (53.1) The source of the streams of universe life and of the cosmic mind must be above the levels of their manifestation.

Paper 3 – The Attributes of God

3:6:7 (53.5) And all these more personal traits of the Father can be better understood by observing them as they were revealed in the bestowal life of Michael, your Creator Son, while he was incarnated on Urantia.

Paper 2 – The Nature of God

2:6:4 (41.2) The entire mortal concept of God is transcendently illuminated by the life of Jesus.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:0:10 (2088.5) When you study the career of the Master, as concerns prayer or any other feature of the religious life, look not so much for what he taught as for what he did. … He lived just such a life of prayerful consecration to the doing of his Father’s will and ended his life triumphantly with just such a prayer.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:0:11 (2089.1) In the earthly life of Jesus, religion was a living experience, a direct and personal movement from spiritual reverence to practical righteousness. … Unbelief did not inhibit the free and original expression of his life.

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

196:1:2 (2090.3) Surely the Christian fellowship of believers will not hesitate to make such adjustments of faith and of practices of living as will enable it to “follow after” the Master in the demonstration of his real life of religious devotion to the doing of his Father’s will and of consecration to the unselfish service of man.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:1:3 (2090.4) To “follow Jesus” means to personally share his religious faith and to enter into the spirit of the Master’s life of unselfish service for man. … Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:2 (2091.11) Jesus’ life in the flesh portrays a transcendent religious growth from the early ideas of primitive awe and human reverence up through years of personal spiritual communion until he finally arrived at that advanced and exalted status of the consciousness of his oneness with the Father. And thus, in one short life, did Jesus traverse that experience of religious spiritual progression which man begins on earth and ordinarily achieves only at the conclusion of his long sojourn in the spirit training schools of the successive levels of the pre-Paradise career.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:3 (2092.1) The great mistake that has been made by those who have studied the Master’s life is that some have conceived of him as entirely human, while others have thought of him as only divine.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:4 (2092.2) Mortals in all stages of spirituality and on all worlds may find in the personal life of Jesus that which will strengthen and inspire them as they progress from the lowest spirit levels up to the highest divine values, from the beginning to the end of all personal religious experience.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:6 (2092.4) 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.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:7 (2093.1) And it was this very singleness of purpose and unselfish devotion that enabled him to effect such extraordinary progress in the conquest of the human mind in one short life.

Paper 196 – The Faith of Jesus

196:2:9 (2093.3) He did not long to escape from his earthly life; he mastered a technique of acceptably doing the Father’s will while in the flesh. He attained an idealistic religious life in the very midst of a realistic world.

 

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