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Topical Study 94 "NEW ! -- Gospel, Life, Light, Message, Reality, Spirit, Teacher, Teaching, Truth, Way"
Compiled 2/12/2016 by Dave@PureChristians.org
[Part 3 of many]
PAPER 34 THE LOCAL UNIVERSE MOTHER SPIRIT, Cont.
34:2.4 The Creative Spirit ["Holy Spirit" in the Bible] is coresponsible with the Creator Son in producing the creatures of the worlds and never fails the Son in all efforts to uphold and conserve these creations. Life is ministered and maintained through the agency of the Creative Spirit. “You send forth your Spirit, and they are created. You renew the face of the earth.”
5. THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT
34:5.1 The Divine Minister co-operates with the Creator Son in the formulation of life and the creation of new orders of beings up to the time of his seventh bestowal [Christ Michael did his last, seventh bestowal on earth 7 B.C. - A.D. 30] and, subsequently, after his elevation to the full sovereignty of the universe, continues to collaborate with the Son and the Son’s bestowed Spirit [of Truth, and one with the Spirit of the Paradise Universal Father] in the further work of world ministry and planetary progression.
6. THE SPIRIT IN MAN
34:6.5 The divine Spirit is the source of continual ministry and encouragement to the children of men. Your power and achievement is “according to his [actually, her] mercy, through the renewing of the Spirit.” Spiritual life, like physical energy, is consumed. Spiritual effort results in relative spiritual exhaustion. The whole ascendant experience is real as well as spiritual; therefore, it is truly written, “It is the Spirit that quickens.” “The Spirit gives life.”
7. THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH
34:7.6 Notwithstanding this double disaster [200,000 years ago, the Planetary Prince rebelled against God; then 37,000 years ago, our biologically uplifting Material Sons of God, Adam and Eve, defaulted] to man’s nature and his environment, present-day mortals would experience less of this apparent warfare between the flesh and the Spirit if they would enter the Spirit Kingdom, [The Family of God, doing God's will within you] wherein the faith sons of God enjoy comparative deliverance from the slave-bondage of the flesh in the enlightened and liberating service of wholehearted devotion to doing the will of the Father in Heaven. Jesus showed mankind the new way of mortal living whereby human beings may very largely escape the dire consequences of the Caligastic rebellion and most effectively compensate for the deprivations resulting from the Adamic default. “The spirit of the life of Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of animal living and the temptations of evil and sin.” “This is the victory that overcomes the flesh, even your faith.”
PAPER 35 THE LOCAL UNIVERSE SONS OF GOD
1. THE FATHER MELCHIZEDEK
35:1.1 After bringing into existence the beings of personal aid, such as the Bright and Morning Star and other administrative personalities, [about 400 billion years ago in our local universe of Nebadon made by our Creator Son Christ Michael and our Creative Spirit] in accordance with the divine purpose and creative plans of a given universe, there occurs a new form of creative union between the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit, the local universe Daughter of the Infinite Spirit. The personality offspring resulting from this creative partnership is the original Melchizedek — the Father Melchizedek — that unique being who subsequently collaborates with the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit to bring into existence the entire group of that name. [The many Melchizedek Sons of God are just one level under our Creator Son of God Jesus Christ Michael who is Coordinate with the three infinite Paradise Deities]
7. THE VORONDADEK WORLDS
35:7.3 The ascending pilgrims will be introduced to numerous new activities on these worlds of study and practical work. We are not forbidden to undertake the revelation of these new and undreamed-of pursuits, but we despair of being able to portray these undertakings to the material mind of mortal beings. We are without words to convey the meanings of these supernal activities, and there are no analogous human engagements which might be utilized as illustrations of these new occupations of the ascending mortals as they pursue their studies on these forty-nine worlds. And many other activities, not a part of the ascendant regime, are centered on these Vorondadek worlds of the Salvington circuit.
PAPER 39 THE SERAPHIC HOSTS
2. SUPERIOR SERAPHIM
39:2.6 3. Spirit Co-ordinators. The third group of superior seraphim are based on Salvington [the spiritual HQ at the center of Nebadon, our local universe] but function in the local universe anywhere they can be of fruitful service. While their tasks are essentially spiritual and therefore beyond the real understanding of human minds, you will perhaps grasp something of their ministry to mortals if it is explained that these angels are intrusted with the task of preparing the ascendant sojourners on Salvington for their last transition in the local universe — from the highest morontia level to the status of newborn [1st of 7 stages] Spirit beings. As the mind planners on the mansion worlds help the surviving creature to adjust to, and make effective use of, the potentials of morontia mind, so do these seraphim instruct the morontia graduates on Salvington regarding the newly attained capacities of the mind of the Spirit. And they serve the ascendant mortals in many other ways.
39:2.13 The angels cannot transport combustion bodies — flesh and blood — [composed of elements C H O N S P which mostly can burn —] such as you now have, but they can transport all others, from the lowest morontia [soul forms] to the higher Spirit forms. They do not function in the event of natural death. When you finish your earthly career, your body remains on this planet. Your Thought Adjuster proceeds to the bosom of the Father, and these angels are not directly concerned in your subsequent personality reassembly on the identification mansion world. There your new body is a morontia form, one that can enseraphim. You “sow a mortal body” in the grave; you “reap a morontia form” on the mansion worlds.
4. ADMINISTRATOR SERAPHIM
39:4.9 The seraphic interpreters of cosmic citizenship guide the new citizens of the system capitals [ours is a Spirit Heaven named Jerusem, not the same as the city on earth, Jerusalem] and quicken their appreciation of the responsibilities of universe government. These seraphim are also closely associated with the Material Sons [our Adam and Eve biologic and social uplifters] in the system administration, while they portray the responsibility and morality of cosmic citizenship to the material mortals on the inhabited worlds.
5. PLANETARY HELPERS
39:5.7 4. The Spirits of Trust. Suspicion is the inherent reaction of primitive men; the survival struggles of the early ages do not naturally breed trust. Trust is a new human acquisition brought about by the ministry of these planetary seraphim of the Adamic regime. It is their mission to inculcate trust into the minds of evolving men. The Gods are very trustful; the Universal Father is willing freely to trust himself — the Adjuster — to man’s association.
PAPER 44 THE CELESTIAL ARTISANS
44:0.18 There is also here with me [an Archangel of Nebadon] a Mighty Messenger from Uversa, an ascendant Adjuster-fused, onetime mortal being, and he perceives you as you are, and at the same time he visualizes the Solitary Messenger, the supernaphim, and other celestial beings present. Never in your long ascendancy will you lose the power to recognize your associates of former existences. Always, as you ascend inward in the scale of life, will you retain the ability to recognize and fraternize with the fellow beings of your previous and lower levels of experience. Each new translation or resurrection will add one more group of Spirit beings to your vision range without in the least depriving you of the ability to recognize your friends and fellows of former estates. [Great ! We will be fully aware of all achieved levels !]
8. MORTAL ASPIRATIONS AND MORONTIA ACHIEVEMENTS
44:8.5 Before ascending mortals leave the local universe to embark upon their Spirit careers, they will be satiated [fully satisfied] respecting every intellectual, artistic, and social longing or true ambition which ever characterized their mortal or morontia planes of existence. This is the achievement of equality of the satisfaction of self-expression and self-realization but not the attainment of identical experiential status nor the complete obliteration of characteristic individuality in skill, technique, and expression. But the new Spirit differential of personal experiential attainment will not become thus leveled off and equalized until after you have finished the last circle of the Havona career. And then will the Paradise residents be confronted with the necessity of adjusting to that absonite [higher ultimate] differential of personal experience which can be leveled off only by the group attainment of the ultimate of creature status — the seventh-stage-spirit destiny of the mortal finaliters. [We become eternal Paradise Residents as sixth-stage Spirits, 7th is the highest -- a very glorious Destiny !]
PAPER 47 THE SEVEN MANSION WORLDS
3. THE FIRST MANSION WORLD
47:3.5 From the Temple of New Life there extend seven radial wings, the resurrection halls of the mortal races. Each of these structures is devoted to the assembly of one of the seven races of time. There are one hundred thousand personal resurrection chambers in each of these seven wings terminating in the circular class assembly halls, which serve as the awakening chambers for as many as one million individuals. These halls are surrounded by the personality assembly chambers of the blended races of the normal post-Adamic worlds. Regardless of the technique which may be employed on the individual worlds of time in connection with special or dispensational resurrections, the real and conscious reassembly of actual and complete personality takes place in the resurrection halls of mansonia number one. Throughout all eternity you will recall the profound memory impressions of your first witnessing of these resurrection mornings.
47:3.6 From the resurrection halls you proceed to the Melchizedek sector, where you are assigned permanent residence. Then you enter upon ten days of personal liberty. [If that is system time, that is just over 29 Earth days] You are free to explore the immediate vicinity of your new home and to familiarize yourself with the program which lies immediately ahead. You also have time to gratify your desire to consult the registry and call upon your loved ones and other earth friends who may have preceded you to these worlds. At the end of your ten-day period of leisure you begin the second step [our first step was our kindergarten heaven of Earth !] in the Paradise journey, for the mansion worlds are actual training spheres, not merely detention planets.
4. THE SECOND MANSION WORLD
47:4.1 It is on this sphere that you are more fully inducted into the mansonia life. The groupings of the morontia life begin to take form; working groups and social organizations start to function, communities take on formal proportions, and the advancing mortals inaugurate new social orders and governmental arrangements.
47:4.4 A newly developed and suitably adjusted morontia body is acquired at the time of each advance from one mansion world to another. You go to sleep with the seraphic transport and awake with the new but undeveloped body in the resurrection halls, much as when you first arrived on mansion world number one except that the Thought Adjuster does not leave you during these transit sleeps between the mansion worlds. Your [unique, forever unchanging] personality remains intact after you once pass from the evolutionary worlds to the initial mansion world.
6. THE FOURTH MANSION WORLD
47:6.1 When you arrive on the fourth mansion world, you have well entered upon the morontia career; you have progressed a long way from the initial material existence. Now are you given permission to make visits to transition world number four, [around the HQ of Jerusem] there to become familiar with the headquarters and training schools of the superangels, including the Brilliant Evening Stars. Through the good offices of these superangels of the fourth transition world te morontia visitors are enabled to draw very close to the various orders of the Sons of God during the periodic visits to Jerusem, for new sectors of the system capital are gradually opening up to the advancing mortals as they make these repeated visits to the headquarters world. New grandeurs are progressively unfolding to the expanding minds of these ascenders.
47:6.3 It is during the period of training on world number four that the ascending mortals are really first introduced to the demands and delights of the true social life of morontia creatures. And it is indeed a new experience for evolutionary creatures to participate in social activities which are predicated neither on personal aggrandizement nor on self-seeking conquest. A new social order is being introduced, one based on the understanding sympathy of mutual appreciation, the unselfish love of mutual service, and the overmastering motivation of the realization of a common and supreme destiny — the Paradise goal of worshipful and divine perfection. Ascenders are all becoming self-conscious of God-knowing, God-revealing, God-seeking, and God-finding.
8. THE SIXTH MANSION WORLD
47:8.5 Immediately upon the confirmation of Adjuster fusion the new morontia being is introduced to his fellows for the first time by his new name and is granted the forty days of spiritual retirement from all routine activities wherein to commune with himself [having awareness of God's will fused as him !] and to choose some one of the optional routes to Havona [with one billion high Spirit-level worlds around the Isle of Paradise] and to select from the differential techniques of Paradise attainment. [Important decisions !!]
9. THE SEVENTH MANSION WORLD
47:9.2 While sojourning on mansonia number seven, permission is granted to visit transition world number seven, the world of the Universal Father. Here you begin a new and more spiritual worship of the unseen Father, a habit you will increasingly pursue all the way up through your long ascending [possibly one trillon years] career. You find the Father’s temple on this world of transitional culture, but you do not see the Father.
10. JERUSEM CITIZENSHIP
47:10.1 The reception of a new class of mansion world graduates is the signal for all Jerusem to assemble as a committee of welcome. Even the spornagia [higher intelligence, perfect, physical animals] enjoy the arrival of these triumphant ascenders of evolutionary origin, those who have run the planetary race and finished the mansion world progression. Only the [always working !] physical controllers and Morontia Power Supervisors are absent from these occasions of rejoicing.
PAPER 48 THE MORONTIA LIFE
1. MORONTIA MATERIALS
48:1.3 All of these worlds are architectural spheres, and they have just double the number of elements of the evolved planets. Such made-to-order worlds not only abound in the heavy metals and crystals, having one hundred physical elements, but likewise have exactly one hundred forms of a unique energy organization called morontia material. The Master Physical Controllers and the Morontia Power Supervisors are able so to modify the revolutions of the primary units of matter and at the same time so to transform these associations of energy as to create this new substance.
2. MORONTIA POWER SUPERVISORS
48:2.22 While the basic morontia forms of life and matter are identical from the first mansion world to the [morontia sphere #570] last universe transition sphere, there is a functional progression which gradually extends from the material to the spiritual. Your adaptation to this basically uniform but successively advancing and spiritizing creation is effected by this selective re-keying. [maybe a higher frequency or pitch] Such an adjustment in the mechanism of personality is tantamount to a new creation, notwithstanding that you retain the same morontia form.
3. MORONTIA COMPANIONS
48:3.8 2. Pilgrim Receivers and Free Associators. These are the social companions of the new arrivals on the mansion worlds. One of them will certainly be on hand to welcome you when you awaken on the initial mansion world from the first transit sleep of time, when you experience the resurrection from the death of the flesh into the morontia life. And from the time you are thus formally welcomed on awakening to that day when you leave the local universe as a first-stage Spirit, these Morontia Companions are ever with you.
48:3.17 As systems and universes are settled in Light and Life, the mansion worlds increasingly cease to function as transition spheres of morontia training. More and more the [Spirit-perfected Paradise mortal] finaliters institute their new training regime, which appears to be designed to translate the cosmic consciousness from the present level of the grand universe to that of the future outer universes. The Morontia Companions are destined to function increasingly in association with the finaliters and in numerous other realms not at present revealed on Earth.
4. THE REVERSION DIRECTORS
48:4.10 When partially exhausted by the efforts of attainment, and while awaiting the reception of new energy charges, there is agreeable pleasure in living over again the enactments of other days and ages. The early experiences of the race or the order are restful to reminisce. And that is exactly why these artists are called reversion directors — they assist in reverting the memory to a former state of development or to a less experienced status of being.
48:4.19 While the humor of Earth is exceedingly crude and most inartistic, it does serve a valuable purpose both as a health insurance and as a liberator of emotional pressure, thus preventing injurious nervous tension and overserious self-contemplation. Humor and play — relaxation — are never reactions of progressive exertion; always are they the echoes of a backward glance, a reminiscence of the past. Even on Earth and as you now are, you always find it rejuvenating when for a short time you can suspend the exertions of the newer and higher intellectual efforts and revert to the more simple engagements of your ancestors.
Topical Study 94 "NEW ! -- Gospel, Life, Light, Message, Reality, Spirit, Teacher, Teaching, Truth, Way"
Compiled 2/15/2016 by Dave@PureChristians.org
[Part 4 of many]
PAPER 48 THE MORONTIA LIFE, Cont.
6. MORONTIA [SOUL] WORLD SERAPHIM — TRANSITION MINISTERS
48:6.25 It is the task of the mind planners to study the nature, experience, and status of the Adjuster souls in transit through the mansion worlds and to facilitate their grouping for assignment and advancement. But these mind planners do not scheme, manipulate, or otherwise take advantage of the ignorance or other limitations of mansion world students. They are wholly fair and eminently just. They respect your newborn morontia will; they regard you as independent volitional beings, and they seek to encourage your speedy development and advancement. Here you are face to face with true friends and understanding counselors, angels who are really able to help you “to see yourself as others see you” and “to know yourself as angels know you.”
48:6.28 Mota [soul-level super-philosophy] is more than a superior [human] philosophy; it is to philosophy as two eyes are to one; it has a stereoscopic effect on meanings and values. Material man sees the universe, as it were, with but one eye — flat. Mansion world students achieve cosmic perspective — depth — by superimposing the perceptions of the morontia life upon the perceptions of the physical life. And they are enabled to bring these material and morontial viewpoints into true focus largely through the untiring ministry of their seraphic counselors, who so patiently teach the mansion world students and the morontia progressors. [on the 570 ascending soul (morontia) Heavens in our local universe of nebadon.] Many of the teaching counselors of the supreme order of seraphim began their careers as advisers of the newly liberated souls of the mortals of time.
48:6.29 5. Technicians. These are the seraphim who help new ascenders adjust themselves to the new and comparatively strange environment of the morontia spheres. Life on the transition worlds entails real contact with the energies and materials of both the physical and morontia levels and to a certain extent with spiritual realities. Ascenders must acclimatize to every new morontia level, and in all of this they are greatly helped by the seraphic technicians. These seraphim act as liaisons with the Morontia Power Supervisors and with the Master Physical Controllers and function extensively as instructors of the ascending pilgrims concerning the nature of those energies which are utilized on the transition spheres. They serve as emergency space traversers and perform numerous other regular and special duties.
48:6.33 Law is life itself and not the rules of its conduct. Evil is a transgression of law, not a violation of the rules of conduct pertaining to life, which is the law. Falsehood is not a matter of narration technique but something premeditated as a perversion of truth. The creation of new pictures out of old facts, the restatement of parental life in the lives of offspring — these are the artistic triumphs of truth. The shadow of a hair’s turning, premeditated for an untrue purpose, the slightest twisting or perversion of that which is principle — these constitute falseness. But the fetish of factualized truth, fossilized truth, the iron band of so-called unchanging truth, holds one blindly in a closed circle of cold fact. One can be technically right as to fact and everlastingly wrong in the truth.
48:6.35 From them you will learn to let pressure develop stability and certainty; to be faithful and earnest and, withal, cheerful; to accept challenges without complaint and to face difficulties and uncertainties without fear. They will ask: If you fail, will you rise indomitably to try anew? If you succeed, will you maintain a well-balanced poise — a stabilized and spiritualized attitude — throughout every effort in the long struggle to break the fetters of material inertia, to attain the freedom of Spirit existence?
48:6.36 Even as mortals, so have these angels been father to many disappointments, and they will point out that sometimes your most disappointing disappointments have become your greatest blessings. Sometimes the planting of a seed necessitates its death, the death of your fondest hopes, before it can be reborn to bear the fruits of new life and new opportunity. And from them you will learn to suffer less through sorrow and disappointment, first, by making fewer personal plans concerning other personalities, and then, by accepting your lot when you have faithfully performed your duty.
8. THE MORONTIA PROGRESSORS
48:8.4 [Important] In traversing the ascending scale of living existence from mortal man to the Deity embrace, you actually live the very life of every possible phase and stage of perfected creature existence within the limits of the present universe age. From mortal man to Paradise finaliter embraces all that now can be — encompasses everything presently possible to the living orders of intelligent, perfected finite creature beings. If the future destiny of the Paradise finaliters is service in new universes now in the making, it is assured that in this new and future creation there will be no created orders of experiential beings whose lives will be wholly different from those which mortal finaliters have lived on some world as a part of their ascending training, as one of the stages of their agelong progress from animal to angel and from angel to Spirit and from Spirit to God. [A beautiful, adventurous, long training into Paradise, God and divine and eternal service !]
PAPER 49 THE INHABITED WORLDS
6. TERRESTRIAL ESCAPE
49:6.1 All of the differing physical types and planetary series of mortals alike enjoy the ministry of Thought Adjusters, guardian angels, and the various orders of the messenger hosts of the Infinite Spirit. All alike are liberated from the bonds of flesh by the emancipation of natural death, and all alike go thence to the morontia worlds of spiritual evolution and mind progress.
49:6.2 From time to time, on motion of the planetary authorities or the system rulers, special resurrections of the sleeping survivors are conducted. Such resurrections occur at least every millennium of planetary time, when not all but “many of those who sleep in the dust awake.” These special resurrections are the occasion for mobilizing special groups of ascenders for specific service in the local universe plan of mortal ascension. There are both practical reasons and sentimental associations connected with these special resurrections. [In A.D. 30, Jesus gave us a "complete dispensational resurrection" !! see 189:3]
49:6.3 Throughout the earlier ages of an inhabited world, many are called to the mansion spheres at the special and the millennial resurrections, but most survivors are repersonalized at the inauguration of a new dispensation associated with the advent of a divine Son of planetary service.
PAPER 51 THE PLANETARY ADAMS
5. RACIAL AMALGAMATION —BESTOWAL OF THE ADAMIC BLOOD
51:5.2 Usually the [The pure line progeny of Adam and Eve] violet peoples do not begin to amalgamate with the planetary natives until their own group numbers over one million. But in the meantime the staff of the Planetary Prince proclaims that the children of the Gods [the Trinity] have come down, as it were, to be one with the races of men; and the people eagerly look forward to the day when announcement will be made that those who have qualified as belonging to the superior racial strains may proceed to the Garden of Eden and be there chosen by the sons and daughters of Adam as the evolutionary fathers and mothers of the new and blended order of mankind. [Modern man was thus suddenly and newly co-created here about 37,000 years ago.]
51:5.6 When this strain of the Material Sons is added to the evolving races of the worlds, a new and greater era of evolutionary progress is initiated. Following this procreative outpouring of imported ability and superevolutionary traits there ensues a succession of rapid strides in civilization and racial development; in one hundred thousand years more progress is made than in a million years of former struggle. In your world, even in the face of the miscarriage of the ordained plans, great progress has been made since the gift to your peoples of Adam’s life plasm. [Only about 1100 of the pure violet race mated with humans, not the normal plan of one million, but that did help us some. Those genes are dominant and future generations will probably be more violet in the distant future; otherwise another Adamic pair could come down here to give us more violet race uplifting.]
6. THE EDENIC REGIME
51:6.1 On most of the inhabited worlds the Gardens of Eden remain as superb cultural centers and continue to function as the social patterns of planetary conduct and usage age after age. Even in early times when the violet peoples are relatively segregated, their schools receive suitable candidates from among the world races, while the industrial developments of the garden open up new channels of commercial intercourse. Thus do the Adams and Eves and their progeny contribute to the sudden expansion of culture and to the rapid improvement of the evolutionary races of their worlds. And all of these relationships are augmented and sealed by the amalgamation of the evolutionary races and the sons of Adam, resulting in the immediate upstepping of biologic status, the quickening of intellectual potential, and the enhancement of spiritual receptivity.
PAPER 52 PLANETARY MORTAL EPOCHS
2. POST-PLANETARY PRINCE MAN
52:2.1 With the arrival of the Planetary Prince a new dispensation begins. [our first Planetary Prince, Caligastia, came here 500,000 years ago; and he rebelled, 200,000 years ago, along with his superior system-level administrators Lucifer and Satan; all of them were against God and our local universe Creator Son Christ Michael. Jesus Christ Michael removed the rebels and their sinful influences upon humans in A.D. 30 - on. Jesus is here as the Father-Son Union Spirit of Truth upon all humans to fully protect us ! See also John ch 16] Government appears on earth, and the advanced tribal epoch is attained. Great social strides are made during a few thousand years of this regime. Under normal conditions mortals attain a high state of civilization during this age. They do not struggle so long in barbarism as did the Earth races. But life on an inhabited world is so changed by rebellion that you can have little or no idea of such a regime on a normal planet. [Note, there never was a "Fall of Man" but a terrible fall of some junior spiritual administrators on our system and planet long ago.]
3. POST-ADAMIC MAN
52:3.11 [Our biologically uplifting Material Sons of God, Adam and Eve, came down to Earth about 38,000 years ago. Soon they were deceived by Lucifer, Satan and Caligastia to become impatient and mate too soon with selected human Nodites with only about 1100 of their pure violet race progeny. God's plan was to wait until they had one million superior progeny. So we are now only slightly improved "modern man" here.] During the closing centuries of the post-Adamic age there [normally] develops new interest in art, music, and literature, and this world-wide awakening is the signal for the appearance of a Magisterial Son. The crowning development of this era is the universal interest in intellectual realities, true philosophy. Religion becomes less nationalistic, becomes more and more a planetary affair. New revelations of truth characterize these ages, and the Most Highs [Vorondadek Sons of God under our Creator Son Christ] of the constellations begin to rule in the affairs of men. Truth is revealed up to the administration of the constellations. [100 constellations in a local universe, 10,000 systems, and ten million human-inhabited worlds when our local universe of Nebadon is completely evolved by our Sovereign God-Man Spirit Jesus Christ Michael in this Grand Universe (Supreme level, first long) Age of maybe one trillion years. Our universe is young, now only just over 400 billion years of evolution by Jesus]
4. POST-MAGISTERIAL SON MAN
52:4.4 Each new dispensation extends the horizon of revealed religion, and the Magisterial Sons extend the revelation of Truth to portray the affairs of the local universe and all its tributaries. [We on Earth are very blessed to have our Universe Creator Son of God Incarnate on this very confused, backward planet as the Divine-Human Jesus Christ, 7 B.C. - A.D. 30. Now He is fully here in Spirit eternally ! and now have this supernal Fifth Epochal Revelation of Truth up to Paradise and God the Eternal Universal Father-Infinite I AM !]
5. POST-BESTOWAL SON MAN
52:5.3 [On normal, non-defaulting planets] The bestowal Son arrives on a world of high educational culture and encounters a [one blended, unified] race spiritually trained and prepared to assimilate advanced teachings and to appreciate the bestowal mission. This is an age characterized by the world-wide pursuit of moral culture and spiritual truth. The mortal passion of this dispensation is the penetration of cosmic reality and communion with spiritual reality. The revelations of truth are extended to include the superuniverse. Entirely new systems of education and government grow up to supplant the crude regimes of former times. The joy of living takes on new color, and the reactions of life are exalted to heavenly heights of tone and timbre.
52:5.4 The bestowal Son lives [normally, not tortured and murdered by barbaric crucifixion as was our Creator Son of God and Man Jesus !] and and dies for the spiritual uplift of the mortal races of a world. He establishes the “new and living way”; his Life is an incarnation of Paradise Truth in mortal flesh, that very Truth — even the Spirit of Truth — in the knowledge of which men shall be free. [True spiritual liberty is granted to us in and by Jesus !]
52:5.5 On Earth the establishment of this “new and living way” was a matter of fact as well as of Truth. The isolation of Earth in the Lucifer rebellion had suspended the procedure whereby mortals can pass, upon death, directly to the shores of the mansion worlds. Before the days of Christ Michael on Earth all souls slept on until the dispensational or special millennial resurrections. Even Moses was not permitted to go over to the other side until the occasion of a special resurrection, the fallen Planetary Prince, Caligastia, contesting such a deliverance. But ever since the day of Pentecost, [the worldwide bestowal of the Spirit of Truth, May 18, A.D. 30 - on] Earth mortals again may proceed directly to the morontia spheres.
7. POST-TEACHER SON MAN
52:7.1 The Sons of the next order to arrive on the average evolutionary world are the Trinity Teacher Sons, the divine Sons of the Paradise Trinity. Again we find Earth out of step with its sister spheres in that your Jesus has promised to return. That promise he will certainly fulfill, but no one knows whether his second coming will precede or follow the appearances of Magisterial or Teacher Sons on Earth.
52:7.3 The revelation of Truth is now extended to the central universe and to Paradise. The races are becoming highly spiritual. A great people has evolved and a great age is approaching. The educational, economic, and administrative systems of the planet are undergoing radical transformations. New values and relationships are being established. The Kingdom of Heaven is appearing on earth, and the glory of God is being shed abroad in the world.
52:7.5 Life during this era is pleasant and profitable. Degeneracy and the antisocial end products of the long evolutionary struggle have been virtually obliterated. The length of life approaches five hundred Earth years, and the reproductive rate of racial increase is intelligently controlled. An entirely new order of society has arrived. There are still great differences among mortals, but the state of society more nearly approaches the ideals of social brotherhood and spiritual equality. Representative government is vanishing, and the world is passing under the rule of individual self-control. The function of government is chiefly directed to collective tasks of social administration and economic coordination. The golden age is coming on apace; the temporal goal of the long and intense planetary evolutionary struggle is in sight. The reward of the ages is soon to be realized; the wisdom of the Gods [the Paradise Trinity] is about to be manifested.
52:7.6 The physical administration of a world during this age requires about one hour each day on the part of every adult individual; that is, the equivalent of one Earth hour. The planet is in close touch with universe affairs, and its people scan the latest broadcasts with the same keen interest you now manifest in the latest editions of your daily newspapers. These races are occupied with a thousand things of interest unknown on your world.
52:7.11 It was of the conclusion of the terminal mission of the Teacher Sons (at least that would be the chronology on a normal world) that John [apostle john Zebedee] wrote: “I saw a new heaven and a new earth and the new Jerusalem [heavenly Jerusem] coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a princess adorned for the prince.” [Some activities on our system spiritual headquarters named Jerusem then come down to all of Earth for us and spiritual beings to do]
52:7.12 This is the same renovated Earth, the advanced planetary stage, that the olden seer envisioned when he wrote: “‘For, as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, so shall you and your children survive; and it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another all flesh shall come to worship before me,’ says the Lord.” [Isa 66:22-23 Poetic, but not Theologically correct. Realizing God's Sacred Presence should be at all times and in all places. Jesus teaches that the Reality of God is at hand and also within you always ! Our Omnipresent God transcends all space and all time.]
52:7.15 All the worlds of your system can join in the hope of the one who wrote: “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for a new Heaven and a new Earth, wherein dwells righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found by Him [in Him is more correct] in peace, without spot and blameless.” [2 Peter 3:13-14 Final Spirit perfection will take about one trillion more years on just over one billion progressively higher 570 soul-level and then far more Spirit-level Heavens ! Of course, the apostles of Jesus back about 2,000 years ago could not grasp that. See what Jesus tells them in John 16:7-16 !]
PAPER 53 THE LUCIFER REBELLION
6. A LOYAL SERAPHIC COMMANDER
53:6.1 There were many noble and inspiring acts of devotion and loyalty which were performed by numerous personalities during the interim between the outbreak of hostilities and the arrival [in less than two years] of the new system ruler [Lanaforge, loyal to God and Christ Michael] and his staff. But the most thrilling of all these daring feats of devotion was the courageous conduct of Manotia, the second in command of the Earth headquarters’ seraphim.
7. HISTORY OF THE REBELLION
53:7.12 It was over two years of system time [under two years of our time] from the beginning of the “war in heaven” until the installation of Lucifer’s successor. But at last the new Sovereign [Lanaforge] came, landing on the sea of glass with his staff. I [a loyal Melchizedek, two levels higher than Lucifer] was among the reserves mobilized on Edentia by Gabriel, [Christ Michael's Chief Executive] and I well remember the first message of Lanaforge to the Constellation Father of Norlatiadek. It read: “Not a single Jerusem citizen was lost. Every ascendant mortal survived the fiery trial and emerged from the crucial test triumphant and altogether victorious.” And on to Salvington, Uversa, and Paradise went this message of assurance that the survival experience of mortal ascension is the greatest security against rebellion and the surest safeguard against sin. This noble Jerusem band of faithful mortals numbered just 187,432,811.
8. THE SON OF MAN ON EARTH
53:8.4 The Son of Man was confident of success, and he knew that his triumph on your world would forever settle the status of his agelong enemies, not only in your system but also in the other two systems where sin had entered. There was survival for mortals and security for angels when your Master, in reply to the Lucifer proposals, calmly and with divine assurance replied, “Get you behind me, Satan.” That was, in principle, the real end of the Lucifer rebellion. True, the Uversa tribunals have not yet rendered the executive decision regarding the appeal of Gabriel praying for the destruction of the rebels, but such a decree will, no doubt, be forthcoming in the fullness of time since the first step in the hearing of this case has already been taken.
Topical Study 94 "NEW ! -- Gospel, Life, Light, Message, Reality, Spirit, Teacher, Teaching, Truth, Way"
Compiled 2/19/2016 by Dave@PureChristians.org
[Part 5 of many]
PAPER 55 THE SPHERES OF LIGHT AND LIFE
6. THE INDIVIDUAL MORTAL
55:6.4 The Adjusters continue to come as in former evolutionary eras, and as the epochs pass, these mortals are increasingly able to commune with the indwelling Father fragment. During the embryonic and prespiritual stages of development the adjutant mind-spirits [Our universe Creative Mother Spirit Minister gives us these seven adjutant-mind circuits to allour minds to function. Listed lowest to highest, they are: the spirits of intuition, understanding, courage, knowledge, counsel, worship, and wisdom] are still functioning. The [higher] Holy Spirit and the ministry of angels are even more effective as the successive epochs of settled life are experienced. In the fourth stage of light and life the advanced mortals seem to experience considerable conscious contact with the spirit presence of the [our Seventh] Master Spirit of superuniverse jurisdiction, while the philosophy of such a world is focused upon the attempt to comprehend the new revelations of God the [evolving with and partly as us] Supreme. More than one half of the human inhabitants on planets of this advanced status experience translation to the morontia state from among the living. Even so, “old things are passing away; behold, all things are becoming new.”
7. THE FIRST OR PLANETARY STAGE
55:7.1 This epoch extends from the appearance of the morontia temple at the new planetary headquarters to the time of the settling of the entire system in light and life. This age is inaugurated by the Trinity Teacher Sons at the close of their successive world missions when the Planetary Prince is elevated to the status of Planetary Sovereign by the mandate and personal Presence of the Paradise bestowal Son of that sphere. [Here on Earth, we are blessed with our Universe Bestowal Son being our Universe Sovereign Jesus Christ Michael !!!] Concomitant therewith the finaliters [Spirit-perfected humans, who have achieved Eternal Paradise status, come down to our planet to work for our Master Jesus and others] inaugurate their active participation in planetary affairs.
8. THE SECOND OR SYSTEM STAGE
55:8.1 When an entire system becomes settled in life, a new order of government is inaugurated. The Planetary Sovereigns become members of the system conclave, and this new administrative body, subject to the veto of the Constellation Fathers, is supreme in authority. Such a system of inhabited worlds becomes virtually self-governing. The system legislative assembly is constituted on the headquarters world, and each planet sends its ten representatives thereto. Courts are now established on the system capitals, and only appeals are taken to the universe headquarters.
55:8.2 With the settling of the system the Assigned Sentinel, representative of the superuniverse Supreme Executive, becomes the volunteer adviser to the system supreme court and actual presiding officer of the new legislative assembly.
55:8.4 During this epoch of stabilization, for the first time midsoniters come from the universe headquarters worlds of their sojourn to act as counselors to the legislative assemblies and advisers to the adjudicational tribunals. These midsoniters also carry on certain efforts to inculcate new mota meanings of supreme value into the teaching enterprises which they sponsor jointly with the finaliters. What the Material Sons did for the mortal races biologically, the midsonite creatures now do for these unified and glorified humans in the ever-advancing realms of philosophy and spiritualized thinking.
55:8.7 And now, as the systems one by one become settled in light by virtue of the progress of their component worlds, the time comes when the last system [the one hundredth] in a given constellation attains stabilization, and the universe administrators — [our Sovereign Jesus Christ Michael:] the Master Son, the Union of Days, and the Bright and Morning Star — arrive on the capital of the constellation to proclaim the Most Highs [Vorondadek Sons of God] the unqualified rulers of the newly perfected family of one hundred settled systems of inhabited worlds.
10. THE FOURTH OR LOCAL UNIVERSE STAGE
55:10.1 When a [local] universe becomes settled in Light and Life, it soon swings into the established superuniverse circuits, and the Ancients of Days proclaim the establishment of the supreme council of unlimited authority. This new governing body consists of the one hundred [Trinity Representatives on the 100 constellations of a local universe] Faithfuls of Days, presided over by the Union of Days, and the first act of this supreme council is to acknowledge the continued sovereignty of the Master Creator Son. [Our Jesus Christ Michael]
55:10.2 The universe administration, as far as concerns Gabriel and the Father Melchizedek, is quite unchanged. This council of unlimited authority is chiefly concerned with the new problems and the new conditions arising out of the advanced status of Light and Life.
55:10.4 The settling of an entire local universe in Light and Life inaugurates profound readjustments in the entire scheme of administration, from the individual inhabited worlds to the universe headquarters. New relationships extend down to the constellations and systems. The local universe Mother Spirit experiences new liaison relations with the Master Spirit of the superuniverse, and Gabriel establishes direct contact with the Ancients of Days to be effective when and as the Master Son may be absent from the headquarters world.
55:10.8 The Creator Sons of such settled universes spend much of their time on Paradise and its associated worlds and in counseling the numerous finaliter groups serving throughout the local creation. In this way the man of Michael will find a fuller fraternity of association with the glorified finaliter mortals.
55:10.9 Speculation concerning the function of these Creator Sons in connection with the outer universes now in process of preliminary assembly is wholly futile. But we all engage in such postulations from time to time. On attaining this fourth stage of development the Creator Son becomes administratively free; the Divine Minister is progressively blending her ministry with that of the superuniverse Master Spirit and the Infinite Spirit. There seems to be evolving a new and sublime relationship between the Creator Son, the Creative Spirit, the Evening Stars, the Teacher Sons, and the ever-increasing finaliter corps. [of Spirit-perfected human Sons of God coming down from Paradise - our future, all-glorious Destiny !]
55:10.10 If Michael should ever leave Nebadon, Gabriel would undoubtedly become chief administrator with the Father Melchizedek as his associate. At the same time new status would be imparted to all orders of permanent citizenship, such as Material Sons, univitatia, midsoniters, susatia, and Spirit-fused mortals. But as long as evolution continues, the seraphim and the archangels will be required in universe administration.
55:10.11 We are, however, satisfied regarding two features of our speculations: If the Creator Sons are destined to the outer [Master] universes, the Divine [Creative Spirit] Ministers will undoubtedly accompany them. We are equally sure that the Melchizedeks are to remain with the universes of their origin. We hold that the Melchizedeks are destined to play ever-increasingly responsible parts in local universe government and administration. [Even much higher beings may also ascend in responsibilities !]
PAPER 56 UNIVERSAL UNITY
9. UNIVERSAL ABSOLUTE UNITY
56:9.10 And God the Father is the personal source of all manifestations of Deity and reality to all intelligent creatures and spirit beings throughout all the universe of universes. As personalities, now or in the successive universe experiences of the eternal future, no matter if you achieve the attainment of God the Sevenfold, comprehend God the Supreme, find God the Ultimate, or attempt to grasp the concept of God the Absolute, you will discover to your eternal satisfaction that in the consummation of each [new] adventure you have, on new experiential levels, rediscovered the eternal God — the Paradise Father of all universe personalities. [God the Father-Infinite I AM]
56:9.14 The universe of universes is altogether unified. God is one in power and personality. There is co-ordination of all levels of energy and all phases of personality. Philosophically and experientially, in concept and in reality, all things and beings center in the Paradise Father. God is all and in all, [having no outside and no beyond, OmniPresent,] and no things or beings exist without Him.
PART III THE HISTORY OF EARTH
PAPER 62 THE DAWN RACES OF EARLY MAN
5. THE FIRST HUMAN BEINGS
62:5.1 From the year A.D. 1934 back to the birth of the first two human beings is just 993,419 years. [Today in A.D. 2016, that is 993,501 years]
62:5.4 Many new emotions early appeared in these human twins. [Named Andon and Fonta] They experienced admiration for both objects and other beings and exhibited considerable vanity. But the most remarkable advance in emotional development was the sudden appearance of a new group of really human feelings, the worshipful group, embracing awe, reverence, humility, and even a primitive form of gratitude. Fear, joined with ignorance of natural phenomena, is about to give birth to primitive religion.
62:5.7 Very early they learned to engage in verbal communication; by the age of ten they had worked out an improved sign and word language of almost half a hundred ideas and had greatly improved and expanded the crude communicative technique of their ancestors. But try as hard as they might, they were able to teach only a few of their new signs and symbols to their [sub-human, physical only,] parents.
6. EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN MIND
62:6.5 Imagine our joy one day — the twins were about ten years old — when the spirit of worship made its first contact with the mind of the female twin and shortly thereafter with the male. We [Life Carriers on this planet] knew that something closely akin to human mind was approaching culmination; and when, about a year later, they finally resolved, as a result of meditative thought and purposeful decision, to flee from home and journey north, then did the spirit of wisdom begin to function on Earth and in these two now recognized human minds.
62:6.6 There was an immediate and new order of mobilization of the seven adjutant mind-spirits. We were alive with expectation; we realized that the long-waited-for hour was approaching; we knew we were upon the threshold of the realization of our protracted effort to evolve will creatures [capable of having God-given unique personality] on Earth.
PAPER 63 THE FIRST HUMAN FAMILY
63:0.1 Earth was registered as an inhabited world when the first two human beings — the twins — were eleven years old, and before they had become the parents of the first-born of the second generation of actual human beings. And the archangel message from Salvington, [the HQ of our local universe named Nebadon] on this occasion of formal planetary recognition, closed with these words:
63:0.2 “Man-mind has appeared on [planet] 606 of our System, and these parents of the new race shall be called Andon and Fonta. And all archangels pray that these creatures may speedily be endowed with the personal indwelling of the gift of the Spirit of the Universal Father.” [Thought Adjusters]
63:0.3 Andon is the Nebadon name which signifies “the first Fatherlike creature to exhibit human perfection hunger.” Fonta signifies “the first Sonlike creature to exhibit human perfection hunger.” Andon and Fonta never knew these names until they were bestowed upon them at the time of fusion with their Thought Adjusters. Throughout their mortal sojourn on Earth they called each other Sonta-an and Sonta-en, Sonta-an meaning “loved by mother,” Sonta-en signifying “loved by father.” They gave themselves these names, and the meanings are significant of their mutual regard and affection.
3. ANDON’S FAMILY
63:3.1 It was almost two years from the night of the twins’ departure from home before their first child was born. They named him Sontad; and Sontad was the first creature to be born on Earth who was wrapped in protective coverings at the time of birth. The human race had begun, and with this new evolution there appeared the instinct properly to care for the increasingly enfeebled infants which would characterize the progressive development of mind of the intellectual order as contrasted with the more purely animal type.
PAPER 65 THE OVERCONTROL OF EVOLUTION
1. LIFE CARRIER FUNCTIONS
65:1.7 After the life patterns have been formulated and the material organizations have been duly completed, the supermaterial forces concerned in life propagation become forthwith active, and life is existent. Whereupon the Life Carriers are immediately returned to their normal mid-phase of personality existence, in which estate they can manipulate the living units and maneuver the evolving organisms, even though they are shorn of all ability to organize — create — new patterns of living matter.
65:1.8 After organic evolution has run a certain course and free will of the human type has appeared in the highest evolving organisms, the Life Carriers must either leave the planet or take renunciation vows; that is, they must pledge themselves to refrain from all attempts further to influence the course of organic evolution. And when such vows are voluntarily taken by those Life Carriers who choose to remain on the planet as future advisers to those who shall be intrusted with the fostering of the newly evolved will creatures, there is summoned a commission of twelve, presided over by the chief of the Evening Stars, acting by authority of the System Sovereign and with permission of Gabriel; and forthwith these Life Carriers are transmuted to the third phase of personality existence — the semispiritual level of being. And I have functioned on Earth in this third phase of existence ever since the times of Andon and Fonta.
65:1.9 We [Life Carriers working on Earth] look forward to a time when the universe may be settled in Light and Life, to a possible fourth stage of being wherein we shall be wholly spiritual, but it has never been revealed to us by what technique we may attain this desirable and advanced estate.
4. THE EARTH ADVENTURE
65:4.3 Many features of human life afford abundant evidence that the phenomenon of mortal existence was intelligently planned, that organic evolution is not a mere cosmic accident. When a living cell is injured, it possesses the ability to elaborate certain chemical substances which are empowered so to stimulate and activate the neighboring normal cells that they immediately begin the secretion of certain substances which facilitate healing processes in the wound; and at the same time these normal and uninjured cells begin to proliferate — they actually start to work creating new cells to replace any fellow cells which may have been destroyed by the accident.
Paper 66 The Planetary Prince of Earth
66:6.1 The degree of a world’s culture is measured by the social heritage of its native beings, and the rate of cultural expansion is wholly determined by the ability of its inhabitants to comprehend new and advanced ideas.
66:6.2 Slavery to tradition [such as the stagnant and erroneous "Faith of our Fathers"] produces stability and co-operation by sentimentally linking the past with the present, but it likewise stifles initiative and enslaves the creative powers of the personality. The whole world was caught in the stalemate of tradition-bound mores when the Caligastia one hundred arrived [from our System] and began the proclamation of the new gospel of individual initiative within the social groups of that day. But this beneficent rule was so soon interrupted [just 300,000 years later, at 200,000 years ago] that the races never have been wholly liberated from the slavery of custom; fashion still unduly dominates Earth. [Having any mere human intermediary (priests, popes, saints, pastors, reverends, etc.) between God and you is a spiritual abomination ! Personal God-consciousness by each individual human son of God, at all times and in all places, is now increasing at a faster rate toward a greater spiritual Renaissance -- a spiritual Summertime !]
8. MISFORTUNES OF CALIGASTIA
66:8.4 The Prince of Earth went into darkness at the time of the Lucifer rebellion, thus precipitating the long confusion of the planet. He was subsequently [in about 2 years after the start of the rebellion] deprived of sovereign authority by the co-ordinate action of the [higher] Constellation rulers and other universe authorities. He shared the inevitable vicissitudes of isolated Earth down to the time of Adam’s sojourn on the planet and contributed something to the miscarriage of the plan to uplift the mortal races through the infusion of the lifeblood of the new violet race — the descendants of Adam and Eve.
PAPER 67 THE PLANETARY REBELLION
5. IMMEDIATE RESULTS OF REBELLION
67:5.1 Great confusion reigned in Dalamatia [the city headquarters of Caligastia] and thereabout for almost fifty years after the instigation of rebellion. The complete and radical reorganization of the whole world was [suddenly] attempted; revolution displaced evolution as the policy of cultural advancement and racial improvement. Among the superior and partially trained sojourners in and near Dalamatia there appeared a sudden advancement in cultural status, but when these new and radical methods were attempted on the outlying peoples, indescribable confusion and racial pandemonium was the immediate result. Liberty was quickly translated into license by the half-evolved primitive men of those days.
PAPER 68 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION
68:0.2 Civilization is a racial acquirement; it is not biologically inherent; hence must all children be reared in an environment of culture, while each succeeding generation of youth must receive anew its education. The superior qualities of civilization — scientific, philosophic, and religious — are not transmitted from one generation to another by direct inheritance. These cultural achievements are preserved only by the enlightened conservation of social inheritance.
3. SOCIALIZING INFLUENCE OF GHOST FEAR
68:3.1 Primitive desires produced the original society, but ghost fear held it together and imparted an extrahuman aspect to its existence. Common fear was physiological in origin: fear of physical pain, unsatisfied hunger, or some earthly calamity; but ghost fear was a new and sublime sort of terror.
68:3.3 Except for this ghost factor, all society was founded on fundamental needs and basic biologic urges. But ghost fear introduced a new factor in civilization, a fear which reaches out and away from the elemental needs of the individual, and which rises far above even the struggles to maintain the group. The dread of the departed spirits of the dead brought to light a new and amazing form of fear, an appalling and powerful terror, which contributed to whipping the loose social orders of early ages into the more thoroughly disciplined and better controlled primitive groups of ancient times. This senseless superstition, some of which still persists, prepared the minds of men, through superstitious fear of the unreal and the supernatural, for the later discovery of “the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom.” The baseless fears of evolution are designed to be supplanted by the awe for Deity inspired by revelation. The early cult of ghost fear became a powerful social bond, and ever since that far-distant day mankind has been striving more or less for the attainment of spirituality.
68:3.5 The peace tendency of the human race is not a natural endowment; it is derived from the teachings of [new epochs of ] revealed religion, from the accumulated experience of the progressive races, but more especially from the teachings of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
4. EVOLUTION OF THE MORES
68:4.5 Early man was mightily gripped by custom; the savage was a veritable slave to usage; but there have arisen ever and anon those variations from type who have dared to inaugurate new ways of thinking and improved methods of living. Nevertheless, the inertia of primitive man constitutes the biologic safety brake against precipitation too suddenly into the ruinous maladjustment of a too rapidly advancing civilization.
68:4.7 The survival of a society depends chiefly on the progressive evolution of its mores. The process of custom evolution grows out of the desire for experimentation; new ideas are put forward — competition ensues. A progressing civilization embraces the progressive idea and endures; time and circumstance finally select the fitter group for survival. But this does not mean that each separate and isolated change in the composition of human society has been for the better. No! indeed no! for there have been many, many retrogressions in the long forward struggle of Earth civilization. [The breakdown of the normal family is now a serious threat to society !]
Topical Study 94 "NEW ! -- Gospel, Ideas, Ideals, Life,
Light, Message, Reality, Spirit, Teacher, Teaching, Truth, Values, Way"
Compiled 2/22/2016 by Dave@PureChristians.org
[Part 6 of many]
PAPER 69 PRIMITIVE HUMAN INSTITUTIONS
4. THE BEGINNINGS OF TRADE
69:4.8 New ideas and better methods were carried around the inhabited world by the ancient traders. Commerce, linked with adventure, led to exploration and discovery. And all of these gave birth to transportation. Commerce has been the great civilizer through promoting the cross-fertilization of culture.
5. THE BEGINNINGS OF CAPITAL
69:5.12 As civilization developed, men acquired new incentives for saving; new wants were rapidly added to the original food hunger. Poverty became so abhorred that only the rich were supposed to go direct to heaven when they died. Property became so highly valued that to give a pretentious feast would wipe a dishonor from one’s name.
6. FIRE IN RELATION TO CIVILIZATION
69:6.3 Fire was a great civilizer, providing man with his first means of being altruistic without loss by enabling him to give live coals to a neighbor without depriving himself. The household fire, which was attended by the mother or eldest daughter, was the first educator, requiring watchfulness and dependability. The early home was not a building but the family gathered about the fire, the family hearth. When a son founded a new home, he carried a firebrand from the family hearth.
69:6.5 It was a sin to extinguish a flame; if a hut caught fire, it was allowed to burn. The fires of the temples and shrines were sacred and were never permitted to go out except that it was the custom to kindle new flames annually or after some calamity. Women were selected as priests because they were custodians of the home fires.
8. SLAVERY AS A FACTOR IN CIVILIZATION
69:8.10 Today, men are not social slaves, but thousands allow ambition to enslave them to debt. Involuntary slavery has given way to a new and improved form of modified industrial servitude. [Many persons are slaves, working hard to be able to own the latest gadgets and toys ! The highwy speed limit is around 70 mph; but some want to show-off by driving a flashy, new, multi-million dollar race car that will go 250 mph ! Or a woman will own a huge amount of the latest "designer"clothes and shoes, each worn only once. Or, maybe worse, be a slave to repeated "plastic surgery" to get the "perfect look".]
69:8.12 Modern society is in reverse. Slavery has nearly disappeared; domesticated animals are passing. Civilization is reaching back to fire — the inorganic world — for power. Man came up from savagery by way of fire, animals, and slavery; today he reaches back, discarding the help of slaves and the assistance of animals, while he seeks to wrest new secrets and sources of wealth and power from the elemental storehouse of nature. [Today, we can make real diamonds in the laboratories much better and cheaper than natural diamonds. Making any rare element from garbage will soon arrive. Safe, clean nuclear fusion will soon provide nearly unlimited power for the world. Ever new technology will force major changes on this world, hopefully for the better !]
PAPER 70 THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN GOVERNMENT
2. THE SOCIAL VALUE OF WAR
70:2.1 In past ages a fierce war would institute social changes and facilitate the adoption of new ideas such as would not have occurred naturally in ten thousand years. The terrible price paid for these certain war advantages was that society was temporarily thrown back into savagery; civilized reason had to abdicate. War is strong medicine, very costly and most dangerous; while often curative of certain social disorders, it sometimes kills the patient, destroys the society.
70:2.2 The constant necessity for national defense creates many new and advanced social adjustments. Society, today, enjoys the benefit of a long list of useful innovations which were at first wholly military and is even indebted to war for the dance, one of the early forms of which was a military drill. [War today is far too costly, all sides lose. Only following Jesus Christ will lead to true worldwide peace.]
5. THE BEGINNINGS OF GOVERNMENT
70:5.3 In the early council of the elders there resided the potential of all governmental functions: executive, legislative, and judicial. When the council interpreted the current mores, it was a court; when establishing new modes of social usage, it was a legislature; to the extent that such decrees and enactments were enforced, it was the executive. The chairman of the council was one of the forerunners of the later tribal chief.
PAPER 71 DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE
71:7.3 Humans on Earth should get a vision of a new and higher cultural society. Education will jump to new levels of value with the passing of the purely profit-motivated system of economics. Education has too long been localistic, militaristic, ego exalting, and success seeking; it must eventually become world-wide, idealistic, self-realizing, and cosmic [higher universal and spiritual realities] grasping.
PAPER 73 THE GARDEN OF EDEN
7. THE FATE OF EDEN
73:7.3 The Melchizedeks counseled Adam not to initiate the program of racial uplift and blending until his own family had numbered one-half million. It was never intended that the Garden should be the permanent home of the Adamites. They were to become emissaries of a new life to all the world; they were to mobilize for unselfish bestowal upon the needy races of earth. [Adam and Eve were tricked by solme defaulting Sons of God to go out to mate with humans far too early, with only about 1100 pure violet race progeny of Adam and Eve.]
PAPER 75 THE DEFAULT OF ADAM AND EVE
1. THE EARTH PROBLEM
75:1.3 Adam and Eve found themselves on a sphere wholly unprepared for the proclamation of the brotherhood of man, a world groping about in abject spiritual darkness and cursed with confusion worse confounded by the miscarriage of the mission of the preceding administration. Mind and morals were at a low level, and instead of beginning the task of effecting religious unity, they must begin all anew the work of converting the inhabitants to the most simple forms of religious belief. Instead of finding one language ready for adoption, they were confronted by the world-wide confusion of hundreds upon hundreds of local dialects. No Adam of the planetary service was ever set down on a more difficult world; the obstacles seemed insuperable and the problems beyond creature solution.
PAPER 76 THE SECOND GARDEN
5. DEATH OF ADAM AND EVE
76:5.2 Adam and Eve did not, as citizens of Jerusem, have Thought Adjusters, nor were they Adjuster indwelt when they functioned on Earth in the first garden. But shortly after their reduction to mortal status they became conscious of a new Presence within them and awakened to the realization that human status coupled with sincere repentance had made it possible for Adjusters to indwell them. It was this knowledge of being Adjuster indwelt that greatly heartened Adam and Eve throughout the remainder of their lives; they knew that they had failed as Material Sons of the local System , but they also knew that the Paradise career was still open to them as ascending sons of the universe.
76:5.3 Adam knew about the dispensational resurrection which occurred simultaneously with his arrival on the planet, and he believed that he and his companion would probably be repersonalized in connection with the advent of the next order of sonship. He did not know that Michael, the sovereign of this universe, was so soon to appear on Earth; he expected that the next Son to arrive would be of the Avonal order. Even so, it was always a comfort to Adam and Eve, as well as something difficult for them to understand, to ponder the only personal message they ever received from Michael. This message, among other expressions of friendship and comfort, said: “I have given consideration to the circumstances of your default, I have remembered the desire of your hearts ever to be loyal to my Father’s will, and you will be called from the embrace of mortal slumber when I come to Earth if the subordinate Sons of my realm do not send for you before that time.”
76:5.5 Adam lived for 530 years; he died of what might be termed old age. His physical mechanism simply wore out; the process of disintegration gradually gained on the process of repair, and the inevitable end came. Eve had died nineteen years previously of a weakened heart. They were both buried in the center of the temple of divine service which had been built in accordance with their plans soon after the wall of the colony had been completed. And this was the origin of the practice of burying noted and pious men and women under the floors of the places of worship.
76:5.6 The supermaterial government of Earth, under the direction of the Melchizedeks, continued, but direct physical contact with the evolutionary races had been severed. From the distant days of the arrival of the corporeal staff of the Planetary Prince, [500,000 years ago] down through the times of Van and Amadon to the arrival of Adam and Eve, [38,000 years ago] physical representatives of the universe government had been stationed on the planet. But with the Adamic default this regime, extending over a period of more than four hundred and fifty thousand years, came to an end. In the spiritual spheres, angelic helpers continued to struggle in conjunction with the Thought Adjusters, both working heroically for the salvage of the individual; but no comprehensive plan for far-reaching world welfare was promulgated to the mortals of Earth until the arrival of Machiventa Melchizedek, [about 4,000 years ago] in the times of Abraham, who, with the power, patience, and authority of a Son of God, did lay the foundations for the further uplift and spiritual rehabilitation of unfortunate Earth.
76:5.7 Misfortune has not, however, been the sole lot of Earth; this planet has also been the most fortunate in the local universe of Nebadon. Humans of Earth should count it all gain if the blunders of their ancestors and the mistakes of their early world rulers so plunged the planet into such a hopeless state of confusion, all the more confounded by evil and sin, that this very background of darkness should so appeal to [our Creator Son of God] Michael of Nebadon that he selected this world as the arena wherein to reveal the loving personality of the Father in Heaven. It is not that Earth needed a Creator Son to set its tangled affairs in order; it is rather that the evil and sin on Earth afforded the Creator Son a more striking background against which to reveal the matchless love, mercy, and patience of the Paradise Father.
PAPER 79 ANDITE EXPANSION IN THE ORIENT
8. LATER CHINESE CIVILIZATION
79:8.8 The great weakness of ancestor veneration is that it promotes a backward-looking philosophy. However wise it may be to glean wisdom from the past, it is folly to regard the past as the exclusive source of truth. Truth is relative and expanding; it lives always in the present, achieving new expression in each generation of men — even in each human life.
79:8.17 This ancient culture has contributed much to human happiness; millions of human beings have lived and died, blessed by its achievements. For centuries this great civilization has rested upon the laurels of the past, but it is even now reawakening to envision anew the transcendent goals of mortal existence, once again to take up the unremitting struggle for never-ending progress.
PAPER 81 DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN CIVILIZATION
2. THE TOOLS OF CIVILIZATION
81:2.14 The savage is a slave to nature, but scientific civilization is slowly conferring increasing liberty on mankind. Through animals, fire, wind, water, electricity, and other undiscovered sources of energy, [only four basic forces now somewhat known, 23 more basic forces still unknown] man has liberated, and will continue to liberate, himself from the necessity for unremitting toil. Regardless of the transient trouble produced by the prolific invention of machinery, the ultimate benefits to be derived from such mechanical inventions are inestimable. Civilization can never flourish, much less be established, until man has leisure to think, to plan, to imagine new and better ways of doing things.
6. THE MAINTENANCE OF CIVILIZATION
81:6.1 While biologic evolution has proceeded ever upward, much of cultural evolution went out from the Euphrates valley in waves, which successively weakened as time passed until finally the whole of the pure-line Adamic posterity had gone forth to enrich the civilizations of Asia and Europe. The races did not fully blend, but their civilizations did to a considerable extent mix. Culture did slowly spread throughout the world. And this civilization must be maintained and fostered, for there exist today no new sources of culture, no Andites to invigorate and stimulate the slow progress of the evolution of civilization.
81:6.10 Science teaches man to speak the new language of mathematics and trains his thoughts along lines of exacting precision. And science also stabilizes philosophy through the elimination of error, while it purifies religion by the destruction of superstition. [Today, atheistic science will totally fail in all attempts to destroy religion and spirituality.]
81:6.22 Science, guided by wisdom, may become man’s great social liberator. A mechanical age can prove disastrous only to a nation whose intellectual level is too low to discover those wise methods and sound techniques for successfully adjusting to the transition difficulties arising from the sudden loss of employment by large numbers consequent upon the too rapid invention of new types of laborsaving machinery. [Today in the USA, advancing computer technology has caused at least 25% actual unemployment. The solution must be free, advanced training courses on the internet, self and small-group study, and then testing centers in all large cities to qualify for degrees, licenses, permits, etc. College degrees will not be mandatory for success, just optional. Large companies will also have on-the-job training centers, laboratories, etc.]
81:6.39 14. Social changes. Society is not a divine institution; it is a phenomenon of progressive evolution; and advancing civilization is always delayed when its leaders are slow in making those changes in the social organization which are essential to keeping pace with the scientific developments of the age. For all that, things must not be despised just because they are old, neither should an idea be unconditionally embraced just because it is novel and new. [For example, the new danger of "non-traditional marriage" which will destroy any society !]
81:6.41 15. The prevention of transitional breakdown. Society is the offspring of age upon age of trial and error; it is what survived the selective adjustments and readjustments in the successive stages of mankind’s agelong rise from animal to human levels of planetary status. The great danger to any civilization — at any one moment — is the threat of breakdown during the time of transition from the established methods of the past to those new and better, but untried, procedures of the future. [We are in a great change worldwide now, hopefully a spiritual renaissance and not retrogression.]
PAPER 82 THE EVOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
6. RACIAL MIXTURES
82:6.5 Hybridization of superior and dissimilar stocks is the secret of the creation of new and more vigorous strains. And this is true of plants, animals, and the human species. Hybridization augments vigor and increases fertility. Race mixtures of the average or superior strata of various peoples greatly increase creative potential, as is shown in the present population of the United States of North America. [as of A.D. 1935]. Today, the average I.Q. in the USA is slowly declining.] When such matings take place between the lower or inferior strata, creativity is diminished, as is shown by the present-day peoples of southern India.
82:6.6 Race blending greatly contributes to the sudden appearance of new characteristics, and if such hybridization is the union of superior strains, then these new characteristics will also be superior traits.
PAPER 83 THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION
7. THE DISSOLUTION OF WEDLOCK
83:7.4 The social pressure of community standing and property privileges has always been potent in the maintenance of the marriage taboos and mores. Down through the ages marriage has made steady progress and stands on advanced ground in the modern world, notwithstanding that it is threateningly assailed by widespread dissatisfaction among those peoples where individual choice — a new liberty — figures most largely. While these upheavals of adjustment appear among the more progressive races as a result of suddenly accelerated social evolution, among the less advanced peoples marriage continues to thrive and slowly improve under the guidance of the older mores. [True spiritual liberty involves God-seeking and enhanced self-control over selfish lusts; false liberty is selfishly acting out animalistic herd sex. All humans should carefully count the costs before acting.]
83:7.5 The new and sudden substitution of the more ideal but extremely individualistic love motive in marriage for the older and long-established property motive, has unavoidably caused the marriage institution to become temporarily unstable. Man’s marriage motives have always far transcended actual marriage morals, and in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Occidental ideal of marriage has suddenly far outrun the self-centered and but partially controlled sex impulses of the races. The presence of large numbers of unmarried persons in any society indicates the temporary breakdown or the transition of the mores. [there are more unmarrieds now than back in A.D. 1935 Divorce is now "no fault" and too easy.]
8. THE IDEALIZATION OF MARRIAGE
83:8.8 The ideals of marriage have made great progress in recent times; among some peoples woman enjoys practically equal rights with her consort. In concept, at least, the family is becoming a loyal partnership for rearing offspring, accompanied by sexual fidelity. But even this newer version of marriage need not presume to swing so far to the extreme as to confer mutual monopoly of all personality and individuality. Marriage is not just an individualistic ideal; it is the evolving social partnership of a man and a woman, existing and functioning under the current mores, restricted by the taboos, and enforced by the laws and regulations of society. [Today, infidelity is widely promoted in the media; children are almost non-existent in so-called "adult" movies and stories.]
PAPER 84 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
5. WOMAN UNDER THE DEVELOPING MORES
84:5.7 Science, not religion, really emancipated woman; it was the modern factory which largely set her free from the confines of the home. Man’s physical abilities became no longer a vital essential in the new maintenance mechanism; science so changed the conditions of living that man power was no longer so superior to woman power.
84:5.8 These changes have tended toward woman’s liberation from domestic slavery and have brought about such a modification of her status that she now enjoys a degree of personal liberty and sex [marriage] determination that practically equals man’s. Once a woman’s value consisted in her food-producing ability, but invention and wealth have enabled her to create a new world in which to function — spheres of grace and charm. Thus has industry won its unconscious and unintended fight for woman’s social and economic emancipation. And again has evolution succeeded in doing what even revelation failed to accomplish.
84:5.9 The reaction of enlightened peoples from the inequitable mores governing woman’s place in society has indeed been pendulumlike in its extremeness. Among industrialized races she has received almost all rights and enjoys exemption from many obligations, such as military service. [now, she has lost that priviledge which is immoral !] Every easement of the struggle for existence has redounded to the liberation of woman, and she has directly benefited from every advance toward monogamy. The weaker always makes disproportionate gains in every adjustment of the mores in the progressive evolution of society.
84:5.10 In the ideals of [male-female] pair marriage, woman has finally won recognition, dignity, independence, equality, and education; but will she prove worthy of all this new and unprecedented accomplishment? Will modern woman respond to this great achievement of social liberation with idleness, indifference, barrenness, and infidelity? Today, in the twentieth century, [and now, the early 21st century,] woman is undergoing the crucial test of her long world existence!
84:5.11 Woman is man’s equal partner in race reproduction, hence just as important in the unfolding of racial evolution; therefore has evolution increasingly worked toward the realization of women’s rights. But women’s rights are by no means men’s rights. Woman cannot thrive on man’s rights any more than man can prosper on woman’s rights. [Even when we are all perfect Spirit beings on Paradise, male and female tendencies will forever remain. On Paradise and beyond, male and female will eternally work in cooperative pairs which are far more effective than two males or two females.]
84:5.12 Each sex has its own distinctive sphere of existence, together with its own rights within that sphere. If woman aspires literally to enjoy all of man’s rights, then, sooner or later, pitiless and emotionless competition will certainly replace that chivalry and special consideration which many women now enjoy, and which they have so recently won from men. [The next draft for military duty will now call men and women ! A serious loss for true progress !]
84:5.13 Civilization never can obliterate the behavior gulf between the sexes. From age to age the mores change, but instinct never. Innate maternal affection will never permit emancipated woman to become man’s serious rival in industry. Forever each sex will remain supreme in its own domain, domains determined by biologic differentiation and by mental dissimilarity. ["Unisex" ideas are delusional and worse.]
84:5.14 Each sex will always have its own special sphere, albeit they will ever and anon overlap. Only socially will men and women compete on equal terms.