As the Father is the First Great Source and Center, so the Eternal Son is the Second Great Source and Center; but the Eternal Son is not Jesus Christ. The Eternal Son is the original and only-begotten Son of God. He is the perfect and final expression of the “first” personal and absolute concept of the Universal Father. Accordingly, whenever and however the Father personally and absolutely expresses Himself, He does so through the Eternal Son, whoever has been, now is, and ever will be, the living and divine Word. And this Eternal Son is residential at the center of all things, in association with, and immediately enshrouding the personal presence of, the Eternal and Universal Father.
The Eternal Son is the spiritual center and the divine Administrator of the spiritual government of the spiritual universe in the circle of eternity. The Universal Father is first a creator and then a controller; the Eternal Son is first a co-creator and then a spiritual administrator. “God is spirit,” and the Son is a personal revelation of that spirit.
The Universal Father never personally functions as a creator except in conjunction with the Son or with the coordinate action of the Son. Had the New Testament writer referred to the Eternal Son, he would have uttered the truth when he wrote: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.”
The Eternal Son is the eternal Word of God. He is wholly like the Father; in fact, the Eternal Son is God the Father personally manifest to the spiritual universe. In nature the Son is wholly like the spirit Father. God the Son is just as divinely real and eternal in nature as God the Father.
And thus it was and is and forever will be true of the Eternal Son and of all the coordinate Creator Sons (of which our Michael of Nebadon bestowed as Jesus of Nazareth number: “He who has seen the Son has seen the Father.”
When a Son of the Eternal Son appeared on our planet Urantia, those who fraternized with this divine being in human form alluded to him as “He who was from the beginning, whom we have heard, whom we have seen with our eyes, whom we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, even the Word of life.” And this bestowal Son came forth from the Father just as truly did the Original Son, as is suggested in one of his earthly prayers: “And now, 0 my Father, glorify me with your own self, with the glory which I had with you before this world was.”
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