Presentation on theme: "A PEEK INTO ETERNITY WHILE STILL ON EARTH.. THIS IS NOT A PREACHING TOUR. NOR IT IS MY INTENTION TO CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS OR CONCEPTIONS. SIMPLY, I WOULD."— Presentation transcript:
THIS IS NOT A PREACHING TOUR. NOR IT IS MY INTENTION TO CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS OR CONCEPTIONS. SIMPLY, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE URANTIA BOOK.
CURIOSITY IS INHERENT IN HUMAN NATURE. HUMANS ALWAYS WANTS TO KNOW. AND KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
SINCE THE DAWN OF TIMES, HUMANS ASKED THEMSELVES THESE QUESTIONS: WHERE WAS OUR ORIGIN ? WHY ARE WE HERE ? WHAT IS OUR DESTINY ?
TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND MANY OTHER QUESTIONS, HUMANS PURSUED THE AVENUES OF 3 DOMAINS : RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY,& SCIENCE.
SCIENCE DEALS WITH PHYSICAL ENERGY ACTIVITIES. RELIGION DEALS WITH ETERNAL VALUES. PHILOSOPHY DOES ITS BEST TO CORRELATE QUANTITIIVE AND QUALITIVE OBSERVATIONS.
TO WORK IN THESE DOMAINS, HUMANS UTILIZED THEIR HIGHEST ENDOWMENTS: FAITH, WISDOM,& REASON.
FAITH INITIATED HUMANS INTO A WORLD OF DIVINITY, AND RELIGION VIA FAITH YIELDED HAPPINESS IN THE DOMAIN OF FAITH EXPERIENCE.
WISDOM INTRODUCED HUMANS TO THE WORLD OF TRUTH, AND PHILOSOPHY VIA LOGIC YIELDED UNITY, CONCERNING REALITY IN THE DOMAIN OF WISDOM.
REASON INTRODUCED HUMANS TO THE WORLD OF FACTS, IT DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN REALITY AND MERE HOPES & FANCIES; AND SCIENCE VIA REASON YIELDED KNOWLEDGE.
SCIENCE ALWAYS STABILIZES PHILOSOPHY THROUGH THE ELIMINATION OF ERROR, WHILE IT PURIFIES RELIGION BY THE DESTRUCTION OF SUPERSTITION.
IN HUMAN EVOLUTION, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, AND SCIENCE MUST KEEP IN PACE WITH EACH OTHER TO ENSURE TRUE PROGRESS
THAT IS WHEN REVELATION BECOMES NECESSARY; AND WHEN IT IS INJECTED INTO HUMAN AFFAIRS, IT MUST RESPECT THE STATE OF PROGRESS OF THE AGE IN WHICH IT IS REVEALED.
TRUE REVELATION NEVER RENDERS SCIENCE UNNATURAL, RELIGION UNREASONABLE, OR PHILOSOPHY ILLOGICAL.
MANY REVELATIONS HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET, BUT ONLY FIVE OF THEM WERE REGARDED AS WITH EPOCHAL MAGNITUDE.
SO, WHAT IS THE URANTIA BOOK ? SIMPLY, THE URANTIA BOOK IS A REVELATION. CLAIMING TO BE THE FIFTH EPOCHAL REVELATION TO THIS PLANET EARTH (URANTIA).
The URANTIA Book is a 2097 page volume comprised of 196 distinct chapters (papers) that describe God, the universe, various orders of personalities that inhabit and administer creation, the history of URANTIA (Earth) including some of the unique problems that have beset it, various historical figures and the life, teachings, and mission of Jesus of Nazareth.
When & where did it happen? The URANTIA PAPERS appeared between 1911 and 1935 in Chicago. The URANTIA BOOK was typeset and made ready for printing in the early 1940s and was published in 1955 by the URANTIA FOUNDATION.
Who wrote it ? The first thing people want to know is who wrote it ? The authority of the book is in itself. The authors of the individual papers, celestial beings of various orders, are identified within the text of the book. These self-identified authors describe a mandate requiring them to make use of extant human sources whenever possible, resorting to “pure revelation” only when these sources were clearly inadequate.
Does the book provide prophecies ? The revelation was not meant to provide unearned knowledge, but rather filled up many missing gaps in the human knowledge, past and present. Also, it provides an insight on soon to be discovered facts, some already came to pass since 1935 e.g. in Archaeology, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Geology etc..
As our planet approaches the crossroads of a new era, the URANTIA Book provides an enlarged perspective of God and the universe, that transcends all previous planetary knowledge. It brings new insight into the dynamic interaction of evolution and revelation, a unity of truth that coordinates, integrates and blends the disciplines of science, religion and philosophy in a wholesome, symmetrical, and inspiring manner.
A mosaic of wisdom is formed within its pages that embraces and organizes existing human knowledge and nudges it forward, beyond the known -- into a new frontier…
False fear of sacredness always prevented religion from being safeguarded by common sense.
IT IS A BOOK THAT MAKE SENSE. “Genuine truth is known by its Spiritual flavor” CERTAINLY “THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH” WILL GUIDE YOU IN YOUR SEARCH. Back to Urantia-Ottawa