In the present day Urantia movement there are no churches, and there are no pastors really overseeing young people, or older people for that matter. And so young people pretty much do what they want to do, without guidance and without encouragement to follow the Commandments and laws of God.
Morality is very loose in the Urantia movement, which is comprised mostly of “readers” of many years who are firmly established in their interpretations of The Urantia Book and have set a precedent within that sub-culture that strongly influences many other readers. Generally the Commandments of God are not really taught or expected to be followed, and only a few try to keep the Commandments and set themselves apart from the fallen world, as Jesus Christ Michael said to do. “Be in the world but not of it.”
Basically the Lucifer Rebellion is alive and well in the Urantia movement. Here are some examples:
- inciting fear and hatred in others
- bearing false witness
- irresponsible sexual promiscuity
- exploitation of others’ weaknesses for selfish motives
- absence of judiciary actions for people in the Urantia movement who are out of line and being bad examples of Urantia Book readers
- substance abuse
The Old and New Testaments of the Bible should not be completely forgotten or discarded. The Old Testament has been the standard for thousands of years, and the New Testament for the last 2,000. The true Commandments of God have not changed, and The URANTIA Book does speak of those Commandments. So does the superconscious mind within individuals, and true human Eldership is confirmation of what the soul already knows but often disregards, for Eldership is a complement to the Thought Adjuster.
This is why we in Celestial Overcontrol had Global Community Communications Alliance form the first church based on The Urantia Book teachings—much of what was taught by Jesus Christ when He walked this planet. The spiritual principles taught and lived by Jesus in the first century should be applicable and lived in the twenty-first century in all aspects and in all churches.
In adherence to the teaching of Jesus when He said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” Global Community Communications Alliance became a legal church in the eyes of the United States government, in order to follow the example of Jesus Christ Michael and in harmony with Christian brethren of the last 2,000 years—observing the Godly moral values that the Old and New Testaments teach, which are in alignment with the morality taught in The Urantia Book.
When it comes to the actual truths presented, it doesn’t matter if there are some doctrinal differences between The URANTIA Book and the Bible. There are many doctrinal differences between the 2,000 Christian denominations that exist also, but all of these denominations are still considered Christian. So too should the followers of Jesus Christ Michael in the Urantia movement have a sense of unity and brotherhood/sisterhood with Christians.
The separation is not doctrinal as much as it is immorality, and The URANTIA Book could be accepted by Christianity, just like the Book of Mormon is accepted by the majority of Christian believers because of Mormonism’s strong Christian morality, even though there are differences doctrinally. Fundamentalists of all religions will not accept the faiths of others that are slightly different than their own within the same religious belief system. The 2,000 different denominations, with different doctrinal understanding of many things, proves that doctrines do not necessarily cause disunity, and believers still find a uniformity in the belief of Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
The people of the Judeo-Christian belief-system and Jesusonians of The Urantia Book teachings must begin to come together and can only do so when the Urantia movement is more one with the Commandments that our Christian brethren understand and follow. And this can only be done with elders within the Urantia movement setting a standard for young people to follow.
Where there are no shepherds, the flock dissipates and eventually gets eaten by wolves. The leaders in the Urantia movement who genuinely care for the welfare of other Urantia Book readers still shepherd by distance or not all. They write articles or come to seminars, study groups, or conferences, but there is very little personal guidance and admonishment to others. It is a quasi-leadership.
Jesus Christ Michael lived with His apostles. He was with them daily, and this is what spiritual community is all about. This example has not been followed in the Urantia movement as much as it should be, and as a result, the Urantia movement has suffered and has little or no cohesion. You cannot gather around a book, a text; you can only gather around each other. This is what the church is supposed to be—the “body” of Christ with a hierarchy structure, with elders and deacons. The Urantia movement has lost its understanding of 2,000 years of “Church” history.
The fact that Divine Administration is attacked by some personalities in the Urantia movement, because of Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation, is against the principle of Christ Michael’s teachings when He said, as stated in The URANTIA Book, “My son, in matters of this sort it would be better for you to reckon that he who is not against us is for us.” This behavior is also contradictive of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
If any Christian denomination did to their fellow Christians of other denominations what is being done to Divine Administration and its leadership by fellow Urantia Book readers, there would be an outcry of the true followers of Jesus Christ within Christianity to stop the persecution. Those aligned with Divine Administration are in their right to believe what they want to believe within their own Jesusonian faith. There are no strong voices within the Urantia movement to stop this persecution, because basically there are no leaders strong enough to confront this wrongdoing of “bearing false witness.”
Martin Luther was able to bring about a renaissance because what he was preaching and teaching was the truth, and other believers heard the truth he taught in their hearts and protected him and aligned with his teachings. That is why Divine Administration continues to grow, despite the persecution from some within the Urantia movement. However, for the Urantia movement to grow and change in this modern era, there must be an outcry within their own movement to make true changes and to protect the voices of change within the larger population of Urantia Book readers and within Divine Administration.
There will be some who will come against this teaching in this paper. This is my case in point. The Urantia movement is the antidisestablishmentarianism of Divine Administration and Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (CFER), much like the voices of the old order were to the reforms of the Church of England in the 19th century.
March 10, 2016
Paladin, Chief of the Finaliters of Urantia/Earth
from Paper 340 of The Cosmic Family, Volume 5
As transmitted through the Level-Ten Audio Fusion Material Complement
Gabriel of Urantia / TaliasVan