The Urantia Book
In the minds of the mortals of Urantia–that being the name of your world–there exists great confusion respecting the meaning of such terms as God, divinity, and deity. Human beings are still more confused and uncertain about the relationships of the divine personalities designated by these numerous appellations. Because of this conceptual poverty associated with so much idea ideational confusion, I have been directed to formulate this introductory statement in explanation of the meanings which should be attached to certain words symbols as they may be hereinafter used in those papers which the Orvonton corps of truth revealers have been authorized to translate into the English language of Urantia.
It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth, in our endeavor to expand cosmic consciousness and enhanced spiritual perception, when we are restricted to the use of a circumscribed language of the realm. But our mandate admonishes us to make every effort to convey our meanings by using the word symbols of the English tongue. We have been instructed to introduce new terms only when the concept to be portrayed finds no terminology in English which can be employed to convey such a new concept partially or even with more or less distortion of the meaning.
Your world, Urantia of is one of many similar inhabited planets which compromise the local universe of Nebadon. This universe, together with similar creations, make up the Super universe of Orvonton, from whose capital, Uversa, our Commission hails. Orvonton is one of the seven evolutionary super universes’ of time and space which circled the never beginning, never ending creation of Divine perfection–the central universe of Havona. At the heart of this eternal and central universe is the stationery Isle of paradise, the geographic center of infinity and the dwelling place of the eternal God.
The seven evolving Superuniverses’ in association with the central and Divine universe, we commonly refer to as the Grand universe; these are the now organized and inhabited creations. They are all a part of the master universe, which is also embraces the uninhabited but mobilizing universes’ of outer space.
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