The Father’s Primacy
With divine selflessness, consummate generosity, the Universal Father relinquishes authority and delegates power, but He is still primal, His hand is on the mighty lever of the circumstances of the universal realms; He has reserved all final decisions and unerringly wields the all-powerful veto scepter of His eternal purpose with unchallengeable authority over the welfare and destiny of the outstretched, whirling, and ever-circling creation.
The sovereignty of God is unlimited; it is the fundamental fact of all creation. The universe was not inevitable. The universe is not an accident; neither is it self-existent. The universe is a work of creation and is therefore wholly subject to the will of the Creator. The will of God is divine truth, living love; therefore, are the perfecting creations of the evolutionary universes characterized by goodness — nearness to divinity; by potential evil — remoteness from divinity.
All religious philosophy, sooner or later, arrives at the concept of unified universe rule, of one God. Universe causes cannot be lower than universe effects. The source of the streams of universe life and of the cosmic mind must be above the levels of their manifestation. The human mind cannot be consistently explained in terms of the lower orders of existence. Man’s mind can be truly comprehended only by recognizing the reality of higher orders of thought and purposive will. Man as a moral being is inexplicable unless the reality of the Universal Father is acknowledged.
God, the infinite and eternal Ruler of all, is power, form, energy, process, pattern, principle, presence, and idealized reality. But He is more; He is personal; He exercises a sovereign will, experiences self-consciousness of divinity, executes the mandates of a creative mind, pursues the satisfaction of the realization of an eternal purpose, and mandates a Father’s love and affection for His universe children. 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 — as Jesus Christ Michael, our Creator Son, while he was incarnated here on our planet, Urantia.
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