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ESTES PARK, COLORADO--JUNE 30th--JULY 6th
 
ESTES PARK, COLORADO--JUNE 30th--JULY 6th
 
===Opening===
 
===Opening===
I am here. I am Abraham. Greetings. I am in understanding that to many this process of [[communication]] seems strange and not aligning with your [[text]] book (UB). I would reiterate that this time in the [[history]] of your world you are at a crucial crossroads of change.
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I am here. I am Abraham. Greetings. I am in [[understanding]] that to many this [[process]] of [[communication]] seems strange and not [[aligning]] with your textbook ([[UB]]). I would reiterate that this time in the [[history]] of your world you are at a crucial [[crossroads]] of [[change]].
 
===Lesson===
 
===Lesson===
Lo these many years we have been making efforts toward swaying the mass-mind-set, toward practical [[spirituality]]. [[Concepts]] are born every day, and without [[education]] and putting these concepts into practical use, they will die. That is certainly acceptable, but there is a danger in losing those practical realities that either drives a world's people toward animalistic tendencies or [[mysticism|mystical]] non-reality. It is our hope in this [[Correcting Time]] to bring a [[balance]] of [[logic]]al spiritual action.
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===='''''[[Teaching Mission]]'''''====
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Lo these many years we have been making [[efforts]] toward swaying the mass-[[mind]]-set, toward practical [[spirituality]]. [[Concepts]] are born every day, and without [[education]] and putting these concepts into practical use, they will die. That is certainly acceptable, but there is a danger in losing those practical realities that either drives a world's people toward animalistic tendencies or [[mysticism|mystical]] non-reality. It is our hope in this [[Correcting Time]] to bring a [[balance]] of [[logic]]al spiritual action.
  
The Teaching Mission brings your text book to life. You can study all you want, but putting these concepts into practical living takes a great deal of effort. We are here to help move you forward to the actual living of the principles of the [[Urantia Book]]. The book can seem a bit technical or mechanistic. We are hoping to bring a balance to this book of [[truth]] by adding love, and making God, the Father, more reachable or perhaps useable.
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The [[Teaching Mission]] brings [[your textbook]] to life. You can [[study]] all you want, but putting these concepts into [[practical]] living takes a great deal of [[effort]]. We are here to help move you forward to the actual living of the principles of the [[Urantia Book]]. The book can seem a bit technical or [[mechanistic]]. We are hoping to bring a [[balance]] to this book of [[truth]] by adding [[love]], and making God, [[the Father]], more reachable or perhaps useable.
  
As you have seen in religious history, there is imbalance where there seems to be a need for an [[individual]] to stand above the rest, a need for certain individuals to appear to be more righteous or holy. The Correcting Time Teaching Mission brings a blended balance of Christ-like humility and a secure [[consciousness]] of [[universal]] well-being.
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As you have seen in religious [[history]], there is imbalance where there seems to be a need for an [[individual]] to stand above the rest, a need for certain individuals to appear to be more righteous or [[holy]]. The [[Correcting Time]] [[Teaching Mission]] brings a blended balance of Christ-like [[humility]] and a secure [[consciousness]] of [[universal]] well-being.
  
The Master did all that was divinely and humanly possible to defer any self-glory. His mission was straight forward, looking toward the Father and His will. How did Jesus, of Nazareth, maintain a wonderfully balanced ministry where His eye was single to the glory of God? How was the Master so perfected in self-forgetfulness? Why was any self-elevation so distasteful to Him? Our Master simply knew the Father's love. He had all He needed, in this there was no desire to call attention to Himself to gain the love and respect of His fellows. There was no joy for Him in self-glory. His complete joy was found solely in the Father's love. He was very secure, which unfortunately, many in the mortal experience are lacking. Of course, Jesus realized His [[divinity]] early on and certainly this was a great asset.
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[[The Master]] did all that was divinely and humanly possible to defer any self-[[glory]]. His mission was straight forward, looking toward [[the Father]] and His will. How did [[Jesus]], of Nazareth, maintain a wonderfully [[balanced]] ministry where His eye was single to the glory of God? How was the Master so perfected in [[self-forgetfulness]]? Why was any self-elevation so distasteful to Him? Our Master simply knew the Father's love. He had all He needed, in this there was no [[desire]] to call [[attention]] to Himself to gain the love and [[respect]] of His fellows. There was no joy for Him in self-glory. His complete [[joy]] was found solely in [[the Father]]'s love. He was very [[secure]], which unfortunately, many in the mortal [[experience]] are lacking. Of course, Jesus realized His [[divinity]] early on and certainly this was a great asset.
 +
===='''''[[Security]]'''''====
 +
It is [[understood]] that you, on a strife-torn world, would [[experience]] a personal and [[collective]] insecurity. It is our [[goal]] in this [[Correcting Time]] to bring back what has been lost, to correct what has been wrong, to bring [[light]] where there has been [[darkness]]. [[Citizens]] on worlds settled in [[Light and Life]] have not the [[knowledge]] of this insecurity, for they have been educated from the day they were brought into existence that they are valued and loved, no matter what. They seek not to step upon their fellows backs to rise above and be seen as superior all for the [[gratification]] of the [[ego]]. They work not against each other. The [[concepts]] of the various [[status|social classes]] means nothing to them. The [[citizens]] are all indeed parts working for the good of [[the whole]]. What is good for one is good for all. What affects one, affects all. Indeed these [[Light and Life]] residents are wholly secure in their citizenship, in their [[faith]] as a son or daughter of God.
  
It is understood that you, on a strife-torn world, would experience a personal and collective insecurity. It is our goal in this Correcting Time to bring back what has been lost, to correct what has been wrong, to bring light where there has been darkness. Citizens on worlds settled in [[Light and Life]] have not the [[knowledge]] of this insecurity, for they have been educated from the day they were brought into existence that they are valued and loved, no matter what. They seek not to step upon their fellows backs to rise above and be seen as superior all for the gratification of the [[ego]]. They work not against each other. The [[concepts]] of the various social classes means nothing to them. The citizens are all indeed parts working for the good of the whole. What is good for one is good for all. What affects one, affects all. Indeed these Light and Life residents are wholly secure in their citizenship, in their [[faith]] as a son or daughter of God.
+
In the [[Teaching Mission]] we strive to bring back that lost [[security]] to make every individual feel valued and loved and a part of [[the universe]]. Not one is closer to God than another. In God's eyes, He loves each child as if it were His only child. Our Mission is to unify, to [[equal]] the imbalances that tend to come with the mortal [[ego]]. I am saying we are here to [[assist]], not to [[shame]] nor [[guilt]] you into spiritual submission. Our goal is to bring personal spiritual [[security]]. Not one stands above any one of you.
  
In the [[Teaching Mission]] we strive to bring back that lost security to make every individual feel valued and loved and a part of the [[universe]]. Not one is closer to God than another. In God's eyes, He loves each child as if it were His only child. Our Mission is to unify, to equal the imbalances that tend to come with the mortal ego. I am saying we are here to assist, not to shame nor guilt you into spiritual submission. Our goal is to bring personal spiritual security. Not one stands above any one of you.
+
Spiritual [[knowledge]] does not make one individual any more valued than another. To have that spiritual [[security]] brings new [[confidence]] to be in the world with an eye single to the [[glory]] of God. There is not any [[spiritual]] [[practice]] really that can make you have more faith. There are many [[ritual]]s mortals perform hoping to invoke Gods [[presence]]. I am saying God's presence is there already--no matter what--no more, no less. It matters not the time or mind-set. He is always there. It is your willingness to allow what you think you want and need to [[dissolve]] that will bring you more spiritual
 +
security, more [[cosmic]] [[connection]].
  
Spiritual knowledge does not make one individual any more valued than another. To have that spiritual security brings new confidence to be in the world with an eye single to the glory of God. There is not any spiritual practice really that can make you have more faith. There are many [[ritual]]s mortals perform hoping to invoke Gods [[presence]]. I am saying God's presence is there already--no matter what--no more, no less. It matters not the time or mind-set. He is always there. It is your willingness to allow what you think you want and need to dissolve that will bring you more spiritual
+
For the remainder of the [[Conference]] ponder your [[spiritual]] [[security]], your personal [[mortal]] security also. Contemplate your status in [[the Kingdom]]. Measure your faith/trust factor with what your eyes tells you is [[reality]]. Know that you are each safely secured within the love of the Father and His Kingdom. Are there questions?
security, more [[cosmic]] connection.
 
 
 
For the remainder of the Conference ponder your spiritual security, your personal mortal security also. Contemplate your status in the Kingdom. Measure your faith/trust factor with what your eyes tells you is [[reality]]. Know that you are each safely secured within the love of the Father and His Kingdom. Are there questions?
 
 
===Dialogue===
 
===Dialogue===
Q: Thank you Abraham. I was hoping you would ask that. For the last several months in the Teaching Mission certainly Daniel and Minearsa, our group teachers, and many of the transcripts have dealt with living the [[morontia]] life now, also our role as cosmic citizens, and obviously those are some of the emphasis that are on at the Conference this week. It seems to me that the [[celestial]]s are not just busy with [[Teaching Mission]] folks, but maybe with also other leadership in spiritual realms. I was just wondering if you could talk about that?
+
===='''''[[Morontia]]'''''====
 
+
Q: Thank you Abraham. I was hoping you would ask that. For the last several months in the [[Teaching Mission]] certainly Daniel and Minearsa, our group teachers, and many of the [[transcripts]] have dealt with living the [[morontia life]] now, also our role as [[cosmic citizens]], and obviously those are some of the emphasis that are on at the [[Conference]] this week. It seems to me that the [[celestial]]s are not just busy with [[Teaching Mission]] folks, but maybe with also other [[leadership]] in spiritual realms. I was just wondering if you could talk about that?
Abraham: Absolutely. This would apply to all who would listen. As we move toward Light and Life there has to be a great deal of healing and correction, just as it would happen on the Mansion worlds. The Morontia lessons are occurring now. Where many are lacking there will be instructions for overcoming and taking on a new and better way of living. The upheaval in the world today, a lot of it, is due to having this morontial information but struggling with the ego and the desire for power and superiority. Yes, we are reaching whoever will listen, yes. Thank you.
 
 
 
Question: Abraham, what is the new role of men in this Correcting Time?
 
 
 
Abraham: I would be careful in my answer. There are many things that men must overcome and a great deal of the difficulties stem from ego involvement. Fortunately however, the willingness on the part of men to stop enforcing their [[belief]]s, and be more in a state of receiving and listening, will be a giant leap forward. I personally have witnessed that steel exterior of many men break down through the realization of the changing times. Man will be left alone if he would continue to carry on in a fashion where he believes he is superior to women, to children, yes. The evolution of the world has been a informative map to guide men toward a new way of [[thinking]]. History has been your best teacher. The breakdown of the family, although truly sad, has been very educational. You can see the damage children have suffered for having no fatherly experience, or negative experience with male figures. I perceive men's future roles as one who would grasp self-mastery for themselves, to portray a [[beautiful]] example for others. While man is wholly free to do as he wishes. He finds some joy in that. Many men are missing out on the valuable experience of family. With this there is a damaged self-esteem that drives men toward further self-destructive behavior. A family is a builder of security, a reflection of your life's work, an introduction into the eternal career. We are with great [[faith]] that men have heard our message and are positively responding. We foresee wonderful changes ahead, yes. Good question. Thank you.
 
  
Q: We know that the [[Midwayers]], of course, were the initial partners in bringing us Part IV of the Urantia Book. We know that the sleeping subject is mentioned in the other parts of the Book, and it is curious to me that some people are saying that celestial contact was broken when the book was compiled, and then published in 1955. I am wondering if you could give us any insight to show us that indeed celestial contact was NOT broken, but has continued--not just renewed at this time in the [[Correcting Time]]?
+
Abraham: Absolutely. This would apply to all who would [[listen]]. As we move toward [[Light and Life]] there has to be a great deal of [[healing]] and [[correction]], just as it would happen on the [[Mansion worlds]]. The Morontia lessons are occurring now. Where many are lacking there will be instructions for overcoming and taking on a new and better way of living. The [[upheaval]] in the world today, a lot of it, is due to having this morontial [[information]] but struggling with the [[ego]] and the desire for [[power]] and superiority. Yes, we are reaching whoever will [[listen]], yes. Thank you.
 +
===='''''[[Gender]]'''''====
 +
Question: Abraham, what is the new role of [[men]] in this [[Correcting Time]]?
  
Abraham: The contact was not broken, no, but there is always a pause in bestowing [[spiritual]] [[information]]. There needs to occur a number of evolutionary things that bring the minds of mortals up to date. To bring too much information is asking for man to become fanatical and off balance. The Midwayer's involvement is monitored and guided to go with a flow of natural evolution. Am I answering? (Yes and no. When you said that a certain amount of time had to occur and that the mortal mind had to be ready for it, my mind immediately thought of - from the time that the Book was completed and the time that it was published - we had [[World War II|World War]], the [[Korean War]] and certainly the [[Viet Nam War]] followed that. Maybe the mortal minds were not ready to receive. I don't know if I'm putting words into your mouth. I just thought of that as you were talking.)
+
Abraham: I would be careful in my answer. There are many things that men must overcome and a great deal of the [[difficulties]] stem from [[ego]] involvement. Fortunately however, the willingness on the part of men to stop enforcing their [[belief]]s, and be more in a state of receiving and listening, will be a giant leap forward. I personally have witnessed that steel exterior of many men break down through the [[realization]] of the changing times. Man will be left [[alone]] if he would continue to carry on in a fashion where he believes he is superior to [[women]], to [[children]], yes. The evolution of the world has been a informative map to guide men toward a new way of [[thinking]]. [[History]] has been your best teacher. The [[breakdown]] of the family, although truly sad, has been very educational. You can see the damage children have [[suffered]] for having no fatherly experience, or [[negative]] experience with [[male]] figures. I perceive men's future roles as one who would grasp [[self-mastery]] for themselves, to portray a [[beautiful]] example for others. While man is wholly free to do as he wishes. He finds some [[joy]] in that. Many men are missing out on the valuable [[experience]] of [[family]]. With this there is a damaged [[self-esteem]] that drives men toward further self-destructive [[behavior]]. A family is a builder of [[security]], a reflection of your life's work, an introduction into the [[eternal]] career. We are with great [[faith]] that men have heard our message and are positively responding. We foresee wonderful changes ahead, yes. Good question. Thank you.
 +
===='''''[[Celestial Contact]]''''', '''''[[Timing]]'''''====
 +
Q: We know that the [[Midwayers]], of course, were the initial [[partners]] in bringing us [[Part 4|Part IV of the Urantia Book]]. We know that the [[sleeping subject]] is mentioned in the other parts of [[the Book]], and it is [[curious]] to me that some people are saying that [[celestial contact]] was broken when the book was compiled, and then published in 1955. I am wondering if you could give us any [[insight]] to show us that indeed celestial contact was NOT broken, but has continued--not just renewed at this time in the [[Correcting Time]]?
  
Abraham: Understood. There are regulated spiritual concepts bestowed, but never are the spiritual forces to pull away or leave and not help continue to guide. Wars will still continue. Man will still fight for [[sovereignty]], power and money, and much of his fighting will be done in the name of God. There is always divine assistance, but the delivery of new concepts are based on the readiness of individuals. Is this helping? (Yes, and thank you.) One more question.
+
Abraham: The contact was not broken, no, but there is always a pause in bestowing [[spiritual]] [[information]]. There needs to occur a number of [[evolutionary]] things that bring the [[minds]] of mortals up to date. To bring too much information is asking for man to become [[fanatical]] and off balance. The Midwayer's involvement is monitored and guided to go with a [[flow]] of natural evolution. Am I answering? (Yes and no. When you said that a certain amount of time had to occur and that the mortal mind had to be ready for it, my mind immediately thought of - from the time that the Book was completed and the time that it was published - we had [[World War II|World War]], the [[Korean War]] and certainly the [[Viet Nam War]] followed that. Maybe the mortal minds were not ready to [[receive]]. I don't know if I'm putting words into your mouth. I just thought of that as you were talking.)
  
Q: Abraham, one question. There's a mind-set, maybe, that says there should be a 'Urantia church' establishment--an organized church-setting. This is probably something you'd like to stay out of, but if you would have a comment on that? It is a concept that is generating even here at this Conference.
+
Abraham: [[Understood]]. There are regulated spiritual concepts bestowed, but never are the spiritual forces to pull away or leave and not help continue to [[guide]]. [[Wars]] will still continue. Man will still fight for [[sovereignty]], [[power]] and [[money]], and much of his fighting will be done in the name of God. There is always [[divine]] [[assistance]], but the delivery of new concepts are based on the readiness of individuals. Is this helping? (Yes, and thank you.) One more question.
 +
===='''''[[Urantia Movement]]'''''====
 +
Q: Abraham, one question. There's a [[mind]]-set, maybe, that says there should be a 'Urantia [[church]]' establishment--an organized church-setting. This is probably something you'd like to stay out of, but if you would have a comment on that? It is a concept that is generating even here at this [[Conference]].
  
Abraham: Indeed, this is controversial. You can see for yourselves that still the mind of man fights to push his own agenda. This is difficult. A spiritual worship community would be productive if based on the teachings of the [[Urantia Book]], and perhaps other things that leads towards a practical practice of spirituality, not toward mystical, but toward putting practical spirituality into everyday living. An organized church would be helpful if it brought man closer to God. If an organized church excludes certain individuals, does that bring man closer to God? If a church brings further insecurity to individuals, is that true work for the Father? No. A church that would be successful gives full sovereignty to Father. The church allows Father to organize, to bring healing, to bring balance to His children lives, to make His child feel loved, welcomed and an important part of the whole. I can say no more. (Thank you, Abraham.)
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Abraham: Indeed, this is [[controversial]]. You can see for yourselves that still the [[mind]] of man fights to push his own [[agenda]]. This is [[difficult]]. A spiritual [[worship]] community would be productive if based on the teachings of the [[Urantia Book]], and perhaps other things that leads towards a practical [[practice]] of [[spirituality]], not toward [[mystical]], but toward putting practical spirituality into everyday living. An organized church would be helpful if it brought man closer to God. If an organized [[church]] excludes certain [[individuals]], does that bring man closer to God? If a church brings further insecurity to [[individuals]], is that true work for the Father? No. A church that would be successful gives full [[sovereignty]] to Father. The church allows Father to organize, to bring [[healing]], to bring balance to His children lives, to make His child feel loved, welcomed and an important part of [[the whole]]. I can say no more. (Thank you, Abraham.)
 
===Closing===
 
===Closing===
I am slipping. I would take my leave. I would also express to you my deep and abiding love for you each. I am truly touched by the faith and dedication you have for embracing our beloved Sovereign's Mission. My love goes with you. Until next time, shalom.
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I am slipping. I would take my leave. I would also express to you my deep and abiding [[love]] for you each. I am truly [[touched]] by the [[faith]] and [[dedication]] you have for embracing our beloved Sovereign's Mission. My love goes with you. Until next time, [[shalom]].
  
 
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Topic: Idea of Urantia Church

Group: IC 02 TeaM

Facilitators

Teacher: Abraham

TR: Nina

Session

2002 UB FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ESTES PARK, COLORADO--JUNE 30th--JULY 6th

Opening

I am here. I am Abraham. Greetings. I am in understanding that to many this process of communication seems strange and not aligning with your textbook (UB). I would reiterate that this time in the history of your world you are at a crucial crossroads of change.

Lesson

Teaching Mission

Lo these many years we have been making efforts toward swaying the mass-mind-set, toward practical spirituality. Concepts are born every day, and without education and putting these concepts into practical use, they will die. That is certainly acceptable, but there is a danger in losing those practical realities that either drives a world's people toward animalistic tendencies or mystical non-reality. It is our hope in this Correcting Time to bring a balance of logical spiritual action.

The Teaching Mission brings your textbook to life. You can study all you want, but putting these concepts into practical living takes a great deal of effort. We are here to help move you forward to the actual living of the principles of the Urantia Book. The book can seem a bit technical or mechanistic. We are hoping to bring a balance to this book of truth by adding love, and making God, the Father, more reachable or perhaps useable.

As you have seen in religious history, there is imbalance where there seems to be a need for an individual to stand above the rest, a need for certain individuals to appear to be more righteous or holy. The Correcting Time Teaching Mission brings a blended balance of Christ-like humility and a secure consciousness of universal well-being.

The Master did all that was divinely and humanly possible to defer any self-glory. His mission was straight forward, looking toward the Father and His will. How did Jesus, of Nazareth, maintain a wonderfully balanced ministry where His eye was single to the glory of God? How was the Master so perfected in self-forgetfulness? Why was any self-elevation so distasteful to Him? Our Master simply knew the Father's love. He had all He needed, in this there was no desire to call attention to Himself to gain the love and respect of His fellows. There was no joy for Him in self-glory. His complete joy was found solely in the Father's love. He was very secure, which unfortunately, many in the mortal experience are lacking. Of course, Jesus realized His divinity early on and certainly this was a great asset.

Security

It is understood that you, on a strife-torn world, would experience a personal and collective insecurity. It is our goal in this Correcting Time to bring back what has been lost, to correct what has been wrong, to bring light where there has been darkness. Citizens on worlds settled in Light and Life have not the knowledge of this insecurity, for they have been educated from the day they were brought into existence that they are valued and loved, no matter what. They seek not to step upon their fellows backs to rise above and be seen as superior all for the gratification of the ego. They work not against each other. The concepts of the various social classes means nothing to them. The citizens are all indeed parts working for the good of the whole. What is good for one is good for all. What affects one, affects all. Indeed these Light and Life residents are wholly secure in their citizenship, in their faith as a son or daughter of God.

In the Teaching Mission we strive to bring back that lost security to make every individual feel valued and loved and a part of the universe. Not one is closer to God than another. In God's eyes, He loves each child as if it were His only child. Our Mission is to unify, to equal the imbalances that tend to come with the mortal ego. I am saying we are here to assist, not to shame nor guilt you into spiritual submission. Our goal is to bring personal spiritual security. Not one stands above any one of you.

Spiritual knowledge does not make one individual any more valued than another. To have that spiritual security brings new confidence to be in the world with an eye single to the glory of God. There is not any spiritual practice really that can make you have more faith. There are many rituals mortals perform hoping to invoke Gods presence. I am saying God's presence is there already--no matter what--no more, no less. It matters not the time or mind-set. He is always there. It is your willingness to allow what you think you want and need to dissolve that will bring you more spiritual security, more cosmic connection.

For the remainder of the Conference ponder your spiritual security, your personal mortal security also. Contemplate your status in the Kingdom. Measure your faith/trust factor with what your eyes tells you is reality. Know that you are each safely secured within the love of the Father and His Kingdom. Are there questions?

Dialogue

Morontia

Q: Thank you Abraham. I was hoping you would ask that. For the last several months in the Teaching Mission certainly Daniel and Minearsa, our group teachers, and many of the transcripts have dealt with living the morontia life now, also our role as cosmic citizens, and obviously those are some of the emphasis that are on at the Conference this week. It seems to me that the celestials are not just busy with Teaching Mission folks, but maybe with also other leadership in spiritual realms. I was just wondering if you could talk about that?

Abraham: Absolutely. This would apply to all who would listen. As we move toward Light and Life there has to be a great deal of healing and correction, just as it would happen on the Mansion worlds. The Morontia lessons are occurring now. Where many are lacking there will be instructions for overcoming and taking on a new and better way of living. The upheaval in the world today, a lot of it, is due to having this morontial information but struggling with the ego and the desire for power and superiority. Yes, we are reaching whoever will listen, yes. Thank you.

Gender

Question: Abraham, what is the new role of men in this Correcting Time?

Abraham: I would be careful in my answer. There are many things that men must overcome and a great deal of the difficulties stem from ego involvement. Fortunately however, the willingness on the part of men to stop enforcing their beliefs, and be more in a state of receiving and listening, will be a giant leap forward. I personally have witnessed that steel exterior of many men break down through the realization of the changing times. Man will be left alone if he would continue to carry on in a fashion where he believes he is superior to women, to children, yes. The evolution of the world has been a informative map to guide men toward a new way of thinking. History has been your best teacher. The breakdown of the family, although truly sad, has been very educational. You can see the damage children have suffered for having no fatherly experience, or negative experience with male figures. I perceive men's future roles as one who would grasp self-mastery for themselves, to portray a beautiful example for others. While man is wholly free to do as he wishes. He finds some joy in that. Many men are missing out on the valuable experience of family. With this there is a damaged self-esteem that drives men toward further self-destructive behavior. A family is a builder of security, a reflection of your life's work, an introduction into the eternal career. We are with great faith that men have heard our message and are positively responding. We foresee wonderful changes ahead, yes. Good question. Thank you.

Celestial Contact, Timing

Q: We know that the Midwayers, of course, were the initial partners in bringing us Part IV of the Urantia Book. We know that the sleeping subject is mentioned in the other parts of the Book, and it is curious to me that some people are saying that celestial contact was broken when the book was compiled, and then published in 1955. I am wondering if you could give us any insight to show us that indeed celestial contact was NOT broken, but has continued--not just renewed at this time in the Correcting Time?

Abraham: The contact was not broken, no, but there is always a pause in bestowing spiritual information. There needs to occur a number of evolutionary things that bring the minds of mortals up to date. To bring too much information is asking for man to become fanatical and off balance. The Midwayer's involvement is monitored and guided to go with a flow of natural evolution. Am I answering? (Yes and no. When you said that a certain amount of time had to occur and that the mortal mind had to be ready for it, my mind immediately thought of - from the time that the Book was completed and the time that it was published - we had World War, the Korean War and certainly the Viet Nam War followed that. Maybe the mortal minds were not ready to receive. I don't know if I'm putting words into your mouth. I just thought of that as you were talking.)

Abraham: Understood. There are regulated spiritual concepts bestowed, but never are the spiritual forces to pull away or leave and not help continue to guide. Wars will still continue. Man will still fight for sovereignty, power and money, and much of his fighting will be done in the name of God. There is always divine assistance, but the delivery of new concepts are based on the readiness of individuals. Is this helping? (Yes, and thank you.) One more question.

Urantia Movement

Q: Abraham, one question. There's a mind-set, maybe, that says there should be a 'Urantia church' establishment--an organized church-setting. This is probably something you'd like to stay out of, but if you would have a comment on that? It is a concept that is generating even here at this Conference.

Abraham: Indeed, this is controversial. You can see for yourselves that still the mind of man fights to push his own agenda. This is difficult. A spiritual worship community would be productive if based on the teachings of the Urantia Book, and perhaps other things that leads towards a practical practice of spirituality, not toward mystical, but toward putting practical spirituality into everyday living. An organized church would be helpful if it brought man closer to God. If an organized church excludes certain individuals, does that bring man closer to God? If a church brings further insecurity to individuals, is that true work for the Father? No. A church that would be successful gives full sovereignty to Father. The church allows Father to organize, to bring healing, to bring balance to His children lives, to make His child feel loved, welcomed and an important part of the whole. I can say no more. (Thank you, Abraham.)

Closing

I am slipping. I would take my leave. I would also express to you my deep and abiding love for you each. I am truly touched by the faith and dedication you have for embracing our beloved Sovereign's Mission. My love goes with you. Until next time, shalom.