“The Unbelievable Truth” Epilogue
This is a story of the cosmological hierarchy and structure of the cosmos and the human species’ place within it. It tells you that what you see in the evening sky, evolved from an immense center hidden by dense matter, a trillion years ago. This powerful illumination was the first great source and center of what we refer to as the realm of God. There was no explosion, 13.8 billion years ago, no big bang, as science has postulated. God didn’t build the world in six days and rested on the seventh as expressed in the elegant wonder of The Book of Genesis. This was an organic event that is still ongoing today, a living and breathing creation you are all part of, as insignificant as you are, in all of it.
At the universal level, Earth is referred to as Urantia. How did this name come about, where did it come from and why now? In 1935 a book appeared in Chicago, Illinois on a desk in a bedroom with no human author attached to it. It took twenty years to have it finally published. When it came out it was printed as a limited addition of a 10,000. Today (2012) there are approximately 660,000 copies in print with many others downloaded from the internet.
It is challenging in scope and size. It’s over two thousand pages and broken down into 196 individual Papers. It tests you by starting at the beginning of time, at the moment of creation and eventually arrives at your native planet located on the fringe of the grand universe, the universe of universes. The forward to the Urantia Book is as challenging as they come. Many readers are stopped at this early point. It’s a book that seldom can be read from cover to cover. Much like the Bible, it has to be approached piecemeal, from different points in the book that pic your interest. Progress is slow for those who have the necessary patience, as you contemplate each new and challenging concept. Critics usually penetrate only as far as the shallow end, if at all; never getting anywhere near, its deepest point. From a spiritual standpoint, it can be formidable and overwhelming and as is common these days, superficially condemned, often only by those flawed individuals relying on sources of rumored hearsay.
You would think modern man would embrace such a revelation but at every turn there has been resistance. It’s referred to as the ‘Fifth Epochal Revelation.’ It’s been in print for over 60 years through its foundation, averaging almost 11,000 copies per year. Today the planet grows by approximately 85 million new inhabitants each year. The Urantia Book is quickly losing ground to any potential audience.
“Death and Beyond” was the story of Tigh, a mortal human being. It started with his death, judgement, resurrection and journey beyond. It’s narrated from his guardian seraph’s ‘point of view.’ The book reversed what unfolded in The Urantia Book and went from the periphery of his home planet, Earth to the universal center, as he (his soul) set out on this journey. The book’s layout is less exigent and more convenient than The Urantia Book, which challenges the psychological hold you guardedly protect; a carapace that surrounds your life’s philosophy, and foundation. All the concepts encountered are the same in both books but it’s much easier for the reader to start from a familiar beginning, which is Earth. It has been written deliberately as a companion piece to the main event and is smaller, so the reader can feel more comfortable and less overwhelmed when they first pick it up. This was not a creative book, although there were creative components to it. I was not the author, just the editor and compiler. My mandate was to create a more user friendly and approachable book, which I hope I have provided here.
The Urantia Book tells us that we are continuing to evolve as a human species and the progressive goals, the high deities have set for us are attainable. World peace and the advent of the period of ‘Life and Light’ (the rapture in Christian teachings) is the ultimate goal we have as a species on the material plane. This exalted period will not occur until we accept; a universal spiritual religion or faith, a single spoken and written language, a world governance that is effective and blessed, unanimous racial tolerance, equality between the sexes and the realization we are not alone in this great adventure that continues to unfold before our eyes. There are other inhabited planets out there. Our curiosity needs to consider that they exist and why we puzzlingly have been provided with no physical evidence to date. It’s an important revelation that was first addressed in the Bible and is now brought forward in the pages of this book and The Urantia Book itself.
The Green Horse