Month: November 2013

Ecclesiastical Authority

What is ecclesiastical authority?   The Urantia Book defines ecclesiastical authority in terms of religious sovereignty. (1487.3) 134:4.6 The kingdom of heaven in the hearts of men will create religious unity (not necessarily uniformity) because any and all religious groups composed of such religious believers will be free from all notions of ecclesiastical authority — …

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The Sifting

Soul of Gladness or Wounded Warrior?   This article explores the dynamic “sifting” experience disciples undergo in preparation for ministry and service to others . . . and our responses which either strengthen—or weaken—us for spiritual work. (with comment on recent “sifting” events in the readership community).   Sifted Like Wheat A generous slice of …

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Forever Free

I’m delighted for the opportunity to speak on spiritual unity.  I’m a second generation reader but have only recently discovered this Fellowship of Urantia Book believers.  I write this for two purposes:  one, I simply want you to know me; I want to share my feelings and beliefs within a community that is important to …

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