34-2 Nature of the Divine Minister 신적 사역자의 본성

2. Nature of the Divine Minister 신적 사역자의 본성

34:2.1 (375.4) Having undergone marked personality metamorphosis at the time of life creation, the Divine Minister thereafter functions as a person and co-operates in a very personal manner with the Creator Son in the planning and management of the extensive affairs of their local creation. To many universe types of being, even this representation of the Infinite Spirit may not appear to be wholly personal during the ages preceding the final Michael bestowal; but subsequent to the elevation of the Creator Son to the sovereign authority of a Master Son, the Creative Mother Spirit becomes so augmented in personal qualities as to be personally recognized by all contacting individuals. 생명 창조의 시기에 현저한 고유성의 변형을 입은 신적 사역자는 그때부터 고유자로 활동하며 바로 고유적 방식으로 창조주 아들에게 협력하여, 자신들의 지역 창조계의 광대한 업무를 계획하고 관리합니다. 대다수 유형의 우주 존재들에게, 무한 영(靈)의 이런 표상(表象)도 미가엘의 최종 증여 이전 시대에 완전히 고유적으로 보이지 않을 수 있습니다. 그러나 창조자 아들이 주(主) 아들의 주권적 권위의 높이로 오른 후, 창조적 어머니 영(靈)은 접촉하는 모든 개체가 고유자로 알아보도록 고유적 품질이 많이 늘어나게 됩니다.

34:2.2 (375.5) From the earliest association with the Creator Son the Universe Spirit possesses all the physical-control attributes of the Infinite Spirit, including the full endowment of antigravity. Upon the attainment of personal status the Universe Spirit exerts just as full and complete control of mind gravity, in the local universe, as would the Infinite Spirit if personally present. 창조자 아들과 연합한 가장 최초로부터, 우주 영(靈)은, 반(反)중력의 충분한 자질을 포함해서, 무한 영(靈)의 모든 물리적-조정 특성을 소유하고 있습니다. 고유적 상태에 도달한 이후, 우주 영(靈)은 바로 무한 영(靈)이 지역 우주에서 고유적으로 현존하여, 마음 중력을 충만하고 완벽하게 조정하는 것처럼, 지속해서 영향력을 발휘하십니다.

34:2.3 (375.6) In each local universe the Divine Minister functions in accordance with the nature and inherent characteristics of the Infinite Spirit as embodied in one of the Seven Master Spirits of Paradise. While there is a basic uniformity of character in all Universe Spirits, there is also a diversity of function, determined by their origin through one of the Seven Master Spirits. This differential of origin accounts for the diverse techniques in the function of the local universe Mother Spirits in different superuniverses. But in all essential spiritual attributes these Spirits are identical, equally spiritual and wholly divine, irrespective of superuniverse differentiation. 각 지역 우주에서, 신적 사역자는 천국의 일곱 주(主) 영(靈) 중 하나로 체현된, 무한 영(靈)의 본성과 본래 특성에 따라 활동합니다. 모든 우주 영(靈)에는 기본적으로 균등한 특성이 있지만, 일곱 주(主) 영(靈) 중 하나를 통해 자신들의 기원으로 결정된, 다양한 기능도 있습니다. 이러한 기원의 차이는, 다른 초우주에서 지역 우주 어머니 영(靈)들의 기능에 있어서 다양한 기법들을 설명합니다. 그러나 본질적인 모든 영적 속성에서, 이 영(靈)들은 초우주의 차이와 관계없이, 일치하고, 영적으로 동등하며, 완전히 신적입니다.

34:2.4 (376.1) The Creative Spirit 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.” 창조적 영(靈)은 세계들의 창조물들을 생산할 때 창조주 아들과 공동으로 책임을 지며, 이런 창조계들을 유지하고 보존할 때, 결코 아들에게 모자라지 않습니다. 생명은 창조적 영(靈)의 손을 거쳐 보살펴지고 유지됩니다. “당신이 당신의 영(靈)을 보내어, 그들을 창조하시나이다. 당신이 지면을 새롭게 하시나이다(시104:30).”

34:2.5 (376.2) In the creation of a universe of intelligent creatures the Creative Mother Spirit functions first in the sphere of universe perfection, collaborating with the Son in the production of the Bright and Morning Star. Subsequently the offspring of the Spirit increasingly approach the order of created beings on the planets, even as the Sons grade downward from the Melchizedeks to the Material Sons, who actually contact with the mortals of the realms. In the later evolution of mortal creatures the Life Carrier Sons provide the physical body, fabricated out of the existing organized material of the realm, while the Universe Spirit contributes the “breath of life.” 우주의 지능적 창조물들의 창조계에서, 창조적 어머니 영(靈)은 처음에 우주 완전성의 구체에서 활동하면서, 아들과 협력하며 광명한 새벽별을 낳습니다. 마치 아들들이, 멜기세덱들로부터, 실제로 영역들의 필사자들과 접촉하는, 물질 아들들까지, 아래로 분류되듯이, 계속해서 영(靈)의 자녀는, 점차 행성에서 창조된 존재들 계층에 접근합니다. 필사 창조물들의 후기 진화에서 생명 운반자 아들들은, 영역에 존재하는 유기체 물질로 조립된, 물리적 몸을 제공하는 한편, 우주 영(靈)은 “생명의 호흡”을 제공합니다.

34:2.6 (376.3) While the seventh segment of the grand universe may, in many respects, be tardy in development, thoughtful students of our problems look forward to the evolution of an extraordinarily well-balanced creation in the ages to come. We predict this high degree of symmetry in Orvonton because the presiding Spirit of this superuniverse is the chief of the Master Spirits on high, being a spirit intelligence embodying the balanced union and perfect co-ordination of the traits and character of all three of the eternal Deities. We are tardy and backward in comparison with other sectors, but there undoubtedly awaits us a transcendent development and an unprecedented achievement sometime in the eternal ages of the future. 대우주의 일곱째 구획은 여러 면에서 느리게 발전할 수도 있지만, 우리 문제에 대한 사려 깊은 연구생들은 도래할 시대에 대단히 균형 잡힌 창조계의 진화를 기대합니다. 우리는 오르본톤에서 고도의 이런 균형(均衡)을 내다보는 것은, 이 초우주를 통할(統轄)하는 영(靈)이, 영원한 세 신(神)들의 모든 특색과 특성에 속한 균형 잡힌 연합성과 완전하게 조정하는 통합성이 체현되는 영(靈) 지능(知能) 존재인, 높은 곳의 수석 주(主) 영이기 때문입니다. 다른 구획과 비교해서, 우리가 더디고, 진보가 늦지만, 머지않아, 영원한 미래 시대에 초월적인 진보와 전례 없는 성취가 확실히 우리를 기다리고 있습니다.

34-1 Personalization of the Creative Spirit 창조적 영의 고유화

1. Personalization of the Creative Spirit 창조적 영의 고유화

34:1.1 (374.4) After the completion of the physical organization of a starry and planetary cluster and the establishment of the energy circuits by the superuniverse power centers, subsequent to this preliminary work of creation by the agencies of the Infinite Spirit, operating through, and under the direction of, his local universe creative focalization, there goes forth the proclamation of the Michael Son that life is next to be projected in the newly organized universe. Upon the Paradise recognition of this declaration of intention, there occurs a reaction of approval in the Paradise Trinity, followed by the disappearance in the spiritual shining of the Deities of the Master Spirit in whose superuniverse this new creation is organizing. Meanwhile the other Master Spirits draw near this central lodgment of the Paradise Deities, and subsequently, when the Deity-embraced Master Spirit emerges to the recognition of his fellows, there occurs what is known as a “primary eruption.” This is a tremendous spiritual flash, a phenomenon clearly discernible as far away as the headquarters of the superuniverse concerned; and simultaneously with this little-understood Trinity manifestation there occurs a marked change in the nature of the creative spirit presence and power of the Infinite Spirit resident in the local universe concerned. In response to these Paradise phenomena there immediately personalizes, in the very presence of the Creator Son, a new personal representation of the Infinite Spirit. This is the Divine Minister. The individualized Creative Spirit helper of the Creator Son has become his personal creative associate, the local universe Mother Spirit. 별과 행성 집단의 물리적 조직의 완성과 초(超)우주 동력 중심들이 에너지 회로를 설립한 후, 무한 영(靈)의 손을 거쳐 이런 창조계의 예비 과업에 뒤이어, 그의 지역 우주 창조적 초점화를 거치고 그 지시에 따라 움직이면서, 새롭게 조직된 우주에서 생명이 다음으로 기획되어야 한다는 미가엘 아들의 선포가 공포됩니다. 이런 의지의 선언을 천국이 인지하고, 천국 삼위일체 안에서 승인의 반응이 일어나고, 이어서 이런 새 창조계가 조직되는 초(超)우주가 속한 주(主) 영(靈) 신들의 영적 광채가 사라집니다. 그동안 다른 주(主) 영(靈)들이 천국 신들의 이 중앙 거점 근처로 다가오며, 그 후, 신을 품은 주(主) 영(靈)이 출현하여 동료들이 인식할 때, “1차 분출”로 알려진 것이 발생합니다. 이것은 엄청난 영적 섬광, 즉 관련된 초우주 본부만큼 멀리에서 분명히 식별할 수 있는 현상입니다. 그리고 거의-이해되지 않는 삼위일체의 이런 표현과 동시에 창조적 영(靈) 현존의 본성과 관련된 지역 우주에 거주하는 무한 영(靈)의 권능에서 두드러진 변화가 일어납니다. 이런 천국 현상에 응하여, 창조자 아들의 그 현존에서 즉시 무한 영(靈)의 새로운 고유적 표상이 고유화합니다. 이분이 신적 사역자입니다. 창조자 아들의 개별화 창조적 영(靈) 조력자가 그의 고유한 창조적 동료, 지역 우주 어머니 영(靈)이 되었습니다.

34:1.2 (375.1) From and through this new personal segregation of the Conjoint Creator there proceed the established currents and the ordained circuits of spirit power and spiritual influence destined to pervade all the worlds and beings of that local universe. In reality, this new and personal presence is but a transformation of the pre-existent and less personal associate of the Son in his earlier work of physical universe organization. 공동 창조자의 이렇게 새로운 고유적 분리에서, 그것을 통하여, 그 지역 우주에 속한 모든 세계와 존재에 충만하도록 정해진 영(靈) 권세와 영적 영향력에 속한 확립된 흐름과 규정된 회로가 진행합니다. 실제로, 이런 새로운 고유적 현존은, 물리적 우주를 조직하는 아들의 초기 과업에 있어서, 선재(先在)하면서 덜 고유적인 동료의 변환일 뿐입니다.

34:1.3 (375.2) This is the relation of a stupendous drama in few words, but it represents about all that can be told regarding these momentous transactions. They are instantaneous, inscrutable, and incomprehensible; the secret of the technique and procedure resides in the bosom of the Paradise Trinity. Of only one thing are we certain: The Spirit presence in the local universe during the time of purely physical creation or organization was incompletely differentiated from the spirit of the Paradise Infinite Spirit; whereas, after the reappearance of the supervising Master Spirit from the secret embrace of the Gods and following the flash of spiritual energy, the local universe manifestation of the Infinite Spirit suddenly and completely changes to the personal likeness of that Master Spirit who was in transmuting liaison with the Infinite Spirit. The local universe Mother Spirit thus acquires a personal nature tinged by that of the Master Spirit of the superuniverse of astronomic jurisdiction. 이것은 간단히 진술한 엄청난 극적 사건이지만, 중대한 이런 처리에 관해 들을 수 있는 모든 것에 대해 표현하고 있습니다. 그것들은 동시적이며, 측량할 수 없고, 이해할 수 없습니다. 기법과 절차의 비밀은 천국 삼위일체 내부에 존재합니다. 우리는 한 가지에 대해서만 확신합니다. 지역 우주의 영(靈) 현존은, 순전히 물리적 창조계 또는 조직의 시간 동안, 천국 무한 영(靈)의 영과 완전히 구별할 수 없었습니다. 반면에 감독하는 주(主) 영(靈)이 하느님들과 비밀스러운 포옹으로부터 재(再) 출현(出現)하고 나서 영적 에너지의 섬광(閃光) 후에, 무한 영(靈)의 지역 우주 현시(顯示)는, 무한 영(靈)과 변화하며 연락하던, 그 주(主) 영(靈)의 고유적 모습으로 갑자기 완전하게 바뀝니다. 지역 우주 어머니 영(靈)은 이렇게 천문학적으로 엄청난 관할권을 지닌 초(超)우주의 주(主) 영(靈)에 속한 본성을 띄고 있는 고유적 본성을 얻습니다.

34:1.4 (375.3) This personalized presence of the Infinite Spirit, the Creative Mother Spirit of the local universe, is known in Satania as the Divine Minister. To all practical intents and spiritual purposes this manifestation of Deity is a divine individual, a spirit person. And she is so recognized and regarded by the Creator Son. It is through this localization and personalization of the Third Source and Center in our local universe that the Spirit could subsequently become so fully subject to the Creator Son that of this Son it was truly said, “All power in heaven and on earth has been intrusted to him.” 무한 영(靈)의 이런 고유화 현존, 지역 우주의 창조적 어머니 영(靈)은 사타니아에 신적 사역자로 알려집니다. 모든 실용적 의도와 영적 목적들에 있어서, 이런 신(神)의 현시(顯示)는 신적 개체, 영(靈) 고유자입니다. 그리고 창조주 아들이 그녀를 그렇게 인정하고 존중합니다. 우리 지역 우주에서 셋째 근원 및 중심의 이런 지역화와 고유화를 통해서, 영(靈)이 그 후 그렇게 온전히 창조자 아들에게 복종할 수 있어서, 이 아들에 대해, “하늘과 땅의 모든 권세가 그에게 맡겨졌습니다(마28:18).”라고 참으로 말했습니다.


34-0 The Local Universe Mother Spirit 지역 우주 어머니 영

Paper 34

The Local Universe Mother Spirit 역 우주 어머니 영

34:0.1 (374.1) WHEN a Creator Son is personalized by the Universal Father and the Eternal Son, then does the Infinite Spirit individualize a new and unique representation of himself to accompany this Creator Son to the realms of space, there to be his companion, first, in physical organization and, later, in creation and ministry to the creatures of the newly projected universe. 우주 아버지와 영원 아들이 창조자 아들을 고유화하는 그때, 무한 영(靈)이 공간의 영역에 이 창조자 아들과 동반하는 자신의 새롭고 독특한 표상을 개별화하는데, 먼저, 물리적 조직에서, 후에는 새로 계획된 우주의 창조물들을 창조하고 돌보면서, 거기에서 그의 동반자가 됩니다.

34:0.2 (374.2) A Creative Spirit reacts to both physical and spiritual realities; so does a Creator Son; and thus are they co-ordinate and associate in the administration of a local universe of time and space. 창조적 영(靈)은 물리적·영적 실체들 모두에 반응을 나타내며, 창조자 아들도 마찬가지입니다. 그래서 그들은 시간과 공간에 있는 지역 우주를 경영하면서 조정하고 통합하며 연합합니다.

34:0.3 (374.3) These Daughter Spirits are of the essence of the Infinite Spirit, but they cannot function in the work of physical creation and spiritual ministry simultaneously. In physical creation the Universe Son provides the pattern while the Universe Spirit initiates the materialization of physical realities. The Son operates in the power designs, but the Spirit transforms these energy creations into physical substances. Although it is somewhat difficult to portray this early universe presence of the Infinite Spirit as a person, nevertheless, to the Creator Son the Spirit associate is personal and has always functioned as a distinct individual. 이런 딸 영(靈)들은 무한 영(靈)에게 필수적이지만, 그들은 물리적 창조와 영적 사역의 과업에서 동시에 활동할 수 없습니다. 물리적 창조계에서 우주 아들은 원본을 제공하며 동시에 우주 영(靈)은 물리적 실체의 물질화를 시작합니다. 아들은 동력 설계를 하지만 영(靈)은 이런 에너지 창조계를 물리적 본체들로 변환합니다. 무한 영(靈)의 이런 초기 우주 현존을 고유자로 묘사하기가 다소 어렵지만, 창조자 아들에게 영(靈) 동료는 고유적이며 항상 유일한 개체로 활동했습니다.

33-8 The Legislative and Executive Functions 입법 및 행정 기능들

8. The Legislative and Executive Functions 입법 및 행정 기능들

33:8.1 (373.3) On Salvington, the headquarters of Nebadon, there are no true legislative bodies. The universe headquarters worlds are concerned largely with adjudication. The legislative assemblies of the local universe are located on the headquarters of the one hundred constellations. The systems are chiefly concerned with the executive and administrative work of the local creations. The System Sovereigns and their associates enforce the legislative mandates of the constellation rulers and execute the judicial decrees of the high courts of the universe. 네바돈의 본부 샐빙톤에는 진정한 입법 기관들이 없습니다. 우주 본부 세계들은 주로 판결에 관계합니다. 지역 우주의 입법 의회는 100 성좌 본부에 있습니다. 체계들은 주로 지역 창조계의 행정 및 경영 업무에 관계합니다. 체계 주권자들과 동료들은 성좌 통치자들의 입법 명령을 시행하고 우주 고등 법원의 사법 판결을 실행합니다.

33:8.2 (373.4) While true legislation is not enacted at the universe headquarters, there do function on Salvington a variety of advisory and research assemblies, variously constituted and conducted in accordance with their scope and purpose. Some are permanent; others disband upon the accomplishment of their objective. 참된 입법은 우주 본부에서 규정되지 않지만, 샐빙톤에는 그 범위와 목적에 따라 다양하게 구성되어 처리하는 다양한 자문 및 연구 의회가 활동하고 있습니다. 일부는 영구적이고 다른 것들은 그 목표 달성 후 해산합니다.

33:8.3 (373.5) The supreme council of the local universe is made up of three members from each system and seven representatives from each constellation. Systems in isolation do not have representation in this assembly, but they are permitted to send observers who attend and study all its deliberations. 지역 우주의 최극 회의는 각 체계의 회원 3명과 각 성좌의 대표 7명으로 구성됩니다. 격리된 체계들은 이 회의에 대표가 없지만, 그들은 그 모든 심의에 참여하고 연구하는 입회인들을 보낼 수 있습니다.

33:8.4 (373.6) The one hundred councils of supreme sanction are also situated on Salvington. The presidents of these councils constitute the immediate working cabinet of Gabriel. 100개의 최극 비준(批准) 회의도 샐빙톤에 있습니다. 이 의회의 의장들이 가브리엘의 직속 활동 내각을 구성합니다.

33:8.5 (373.7) All findings of the high universe advisory councils are referred either to the Salvington judicial bodies or to the legislative assemblies of the constellations. These high councils are without authority or power to enforce their recommendations. If their advice is founded on the fundamental laws of the universe, then will the Nebadon courts issue rulings of execution; but if their recommendations have to do with local or emergency conditions, they must pass down to the legislative assemblies of the constellation for deliberative enactment and then to the system authorities for execution. These high councils are, in reality, the universe superlegislatures, but they function without the authority of enactment and without the power of execution. 고등 우주 자문 의회의 모든 평결은 샐빙톤의 사법체 또는 성좌들의 입법 의회들에 회부(回附)됩니다. 이런 고등 의회들은 자신들의 권고를 시행할 권한이나 권세가 없습니다. 그들의 충고가 우주의 근본 법칙에 근거를 두면, 네바돈 법원들이 실행 판결을 내릴 것이지만, 그들의 권고가 지역 또는 긴급 상황에 관련된다면, 그것들은 신중한 제정을 위해 성좌의 입법 의회들로, 그리고 실행을 위해 체계 당국으로 전해야 합니다. 사실 이런 고등 의회들은 우주의 초(超)입법 기관들이지만, 그들은 법률 제정 권한과 실행 권능이 없이 활동합니다.

33:8.6 (373.8) While we speak of universe administration in terms of “courts” and “assemblies,” it should be understood that these spiritual transactions are very different from the more primitive and material activities of Urantia which bear corresponding names. 우리가 “법원”과 “의회”라는 말로 우주 경영을 말하지만, 이런 영적 업무들은, 비슷한 이름을 지닌 유란시아의 더 원시적이고 물질적인 활동들과 아주 다르다는 것을 알아야 합니다.

33:8.7 (373.9) [Presented by the Chief of the Archangels of Nebadon.] [네바돈의 천사장들 수석이 제시함]

33-7 The Courts of Nebadon 네바돈의 법원

7. The Courts of Nebadon 네바돈의 법원

33:7.1 (372.5) The Master Son, Michael, is supremely concerned with but three things: creation, sustenance, and ministry. He does not personally participate in the judicial work of the universe. Creators never sit in judgment on their creatures; that is the exclusive function of creatures of high training and actual creature experience. 주(主) 아들, 미가엘은 3가지, 창조·유지·돌봄에만 극도로 관심을 둡니다. 그는 우주의 사법 업무에 직접 참여하지 않습니다. 창조자들은 자기 창조물들을 절대로 심판하지 않습니다. 그것은 고도의 훈련과 실제로 창조물 체험을 겪은 창조물들의 독점적 기능입니다.

33:7.2 (372.6) The entire judicial mechanism of Nebadon is under the supervision of Gabriel. The high courts, located on Salvington, are occupied with problems of general universe import and with the appellate cases coming up from the system tribunals. There are seventy branches of these universe courts, and they function in seven divisions of ten sections each. In all matters of adjudication there presides a dual magistracy consisting of one judge of perfection antecedents and one magistrate of ascendant experience. 네바돈의 전(全) 사법 구조는 가브리엘의 감독 아래에 있습니다. 샐빙톤의 고등 법원들은 일반적으로 중요한 우주 문제들과 체계 법정에서 올라오는 상소 사건들에 전념합니다. 이런 우주 법원에 속한 70 지부가 있으며, 그것들은 각기 10구역으로 구성된 7 분과로 기능합니다. 판결하는 모든 문제에는, 완전한 경력을 지닌 한 분의 판사와 상승 체험을 지닌 한 분의 하급 판사로 구성된 이중 치안 판사들이 관장(管掌)합니다.

33:7.3 (372.7) As regards jurisdiction, the local universe courts are limited in the following matters: 사법권에 관해서 지역 우주 법원들은 다음 문제로 제한됩니다.

33:7.4 (372.8) 1. The administration of the local universe is concerned with creation, evolution, maintenance, and ministry. The universe tribunals are, therefore, denied the right to pass upon those cases involving the question of eternal life and death. This has no reference to natural death as it obtains on Urantia, but if the question of the right of continued existence, life eternal, comes up for adjudication, it must be referred to the tribunals of Orvonton, and if decided adversely to the individual, all sentences of extinction are carried out upon the orders, and through the agencies, of the rulers of the supergovernment. 지역 우주의 경영은 창조, 진화, 유지 및 돌봄에 관여합니다. 그래서 우주 법정들은 영원한 생명과 죽음의 문제를 포함하는 그런 사건들을 선고할 권리가 없습니다. 이것은 유란시아에서 통용되는 자연적 죽음과 관계가 없지만, 계속 존재하는 영원한 생명의 권리에 대한 문제를 판결하려면, 그것은 오르본톤 법정에 회부(回附)되어야 하며, 개인에게 불리하게 결정되면, 모든 소멸 선고(宣告)는 초(超)정부(政府) 통치자들의 명령과 주선(周旋)으로 집행됩니다.

33:7.5 (372.9) 2. The default or defection of any of the Local Universe Sons of God which jeopardizes their status and authority as Sons is never adjudicated in the tribunals of a Son; such a misunderstanding would be immediately carried to the superuniverse courts. 아들들로서 그들의 지위와 권한을 위태롭게 하는, 어떤 지역 우주에 속한 하느님의 아들들의 의무-불이행 또는 배신(背信)은 결코 아들의 법정에서 판결되지 않습니다. 그런 오해는 즉시 초(超)우주 법원들로 전달될 것입니다.

33:7.6 (372.10) 3. The question of the readmission of any constituent part of a local universe — such as a local system — to the fellowship of full spiritual status in the local creation subsequent to spiritual isolation must be concurred in by the high assembly of the superuniverse. 영적 고립 이후에, 지역 체계와 같은 지역 우주의 구성 부분이, 지역 창조계에서 정식 영적 신분으로 사귀는, 재허가의 문제는 초(超)우주의 고등 의회에서 동의를 받아야만 합니다.

33:7.7 (373.1) In all other matters the courts of Salvington are final and supreme. There is no appeal and no escape from their decisions and decrees. 다른 모든 문제는, 샐빙톤의 법원들이 최종적이며 최극입니다. 그들의 결정과 선고에는 상소(上訴)도 없고 면책(免責)도 없습니다.

33:7.8 (373.2) However unfairly human contentions may sometimes appear to be adjudicated on Urantia, in the universe justice and divine equity do prevail. You are living in a well-ordered universe, and sooner or later you may depend upon being dealt with justly, even mercifully. 유란시아에서 인간의 논쟁들이 때때로 부당하게 선고될 수 있지만, 우주에는 정의(正義)와 신적 공평이 널리 행해집니다. 너희는 잘-정돈된 우주에 살고 있으며, 조만간 공정하고 관대하게 대우받고 있음을 신뢰할 수 있습니다.

33-6 General Administration 일반적 경영

6. General Administration 일반적 경영

33:6.1 (371.3) Gabriel is the chief executive and actual administrator of Nebadon. Michael’s absence from Salvington in no way interferes with the orderly conduct of universe affairs. During the absence of Michael, as recently on the mission of reunion of Orvonton Master Sons on Paradise, Gabriel is the regent of the universe. At such times Gabriel always seeks the counsel of Immanuel of Salvington regarding all major problems. 가브리엘은 네바돈의 수석 및 실제 경영자입니다. 샐빙톤에 미가엘이 없어도 질서 잡힌 우주 업무 처리에 조금도 방해되지 않습니다. 최근 오르본톤 주(主) 아들들의 천국 재회 임무처럼 미가엘의 부재(不在) 시, 가브리엘이 우주 섭정(攝政대리)자입니다. 그런 경우 가브리엘은 언제나 중요한 모든 문제에 관해서 샐빙톤에 있는 임마누엘의 조언을 구합니다.

33:6.2 (371.4) The Father Melchizedek is Gabriel’s first assistant. When the Bright and Morning Star is absent from Salvington, his responsibilities are assumed by this original Melchizedek Son. 아버지 멜기세덱은 가브리엘의 첫 보좌관입니다. 광명한 새벽별이 샐빙톤에 없을 때, 그의 책임은 이러한 기원적 멜기세덱 아들이 떠맡습니다.

33:6.3 (371.5) The various subadministrations of the universe have assigned to them certain special domains of responsibility. While, in general, a system government looks after the welfare of its planets, it is more particularly concerned with the physical status of living beings, with biologic problems. In turn, the constellation rulers pay especial attention to the social and governmental conditions prevailing on the different planets and systems. A constellation government is chiefly exercised over unification and stabilization. Still higher up, the universe rulers are more occupied with the spiritual status of the realms. 우주의 다양한 아(亞)경영진은 특정 분야의 책임을 자신들이 맡고 있습니다. 대개, 체계 정부(政府)가 소속 행성들의 복지를 보살피는 동시에 살아있는 존재들의 생물학적 문제들과 함께, 물리적 상태에 특히 더 관여합니다. 차례로, 성좌 통치자들은 서로 다른 행성들과 체계들에서 널리 행해지고 있는, 사회적인 정부(政府)의 상황에 특별히 주의합니다. 성좌 정부(政府)는 주로 통일의 과정과 안정화에 주의를 쏟고 있습니다. 더 높은 곳의 우주 통치자들은 영역의 영적 상태에 더 전념합니다.

33:6.4 (371.6) Ambassadors are appointed by judicial decree and represent universes to other universes. Consuls are representatives of constellations to one another and to the universe headquarters; they are appointed by legislative decree and function only within the confines of the local universe. Observers are commissioned by executive decree of a System Sovereign to represent that system to other systems and at the constellation capital, and they, too, function only within the confines of the local universe. 사법 명령으로 임명된 대사(大使)들은 다른 우주들에 대해 우주들의 대표자입니다. 영사(領事)들은 다른 성좌 및 우주 본부에 대해 성좌의 대표자입니다. 입법 명령으로 임명된 영사(領事)들은 지역 우주 범위 안에서만 활동합니다. 체계 주권자의 행정 명령으로 임명된 참관인들은 다른 체계들 및 성좌 수도에서 그 체계를 대표하며, 그들도 지역 우주의 범위 안에서만 활동합니다.

33:6.5 (371.7) From Salvington, broadcasts are simultaneously directed to the constellation headquarters, the system headquarters, and to individual planets. All higher orders of celestial beings are able to utilize this service for communication with their fellows scattered throughout the universe. The universe broadcast is extended to all inhabited worlds regardless of their spiritual status. Planetary intercommunication is denied only those worlds under spiritual quarantine. 샐빙톤에서 방송이 동시에 성좌 본부, 체계 본부와 개별 행성으로 송출합니다. 높은 계층의 모든 천상의 존재들은 전(全) 우주에 흩어진 자기 동료들과 소통하기 위해 이 서비스를 이용할 수 있습니다. 우주 방송은 자신들의 영적 상태와 관계없이 모든 거주 세계들까지 확장되어 있습니다. 행성의 상호소통은 영적 격리 중인 그런 세계들만 금지됩니다.

33:6.6 (372.1) Constellation broadcasts are periodically sent out from the headquarters of the constellation by the chief of the Constellation Fathers. 성좌 아버지들의 수석이 성좌의 본부에서 성좌 방송을 주기적으로 송출합니다.

33:6.7 (372.2) Chronology is reckoned, computed, and rectified by a special group of beings on Salvington. The standard day of Nebadon is equal to eighteen days and six hours of Urantia time, plus two and one-half minutes. The Nebadon year consists of a segment of the time of universe swing in relation to the Uversa circuit and is equal to one hundred days of standard universe time, about five years of Urantia time. 샐빙톤의 특별 존재 집단이 연대기(年代記)를 계산하고, 산정(算定)하며, 수정합니다. 네바돈의 표준일은 유란시아 시간으로 18일 6시간 2분 30초입니다. 네바돈의 1년은 유버르사 회로에 관해 우주 회전 시간의 부분으로, 우주 표준 시간의 100일이며, 유란시아 시간으로 약 5년(1,825일 4시간 10분)입니다.

33:6.8 (372.3) Nebadon time, broadcast from Salvington, is the standard for all constellations and systems in this local universe. Each constellation conducts its affairs by Nebadon time, but the systems maintain their own chronology, as do the individual planets. 샐빙톤에서 방송되는 네바돈 시간은 이 지역 우주에 있는 모든 성좌와 체계들의 표준입니다. 각 성좌는 네바돈 시간으로 그 업무를 처리하지만, 각 행성처럼 체계들은 자신의 연대학(年代學)을 유지합니다.

33:6.9 (372.4) The day in Satania, as reckoned on Jerusem, is a little less (1 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds) than three days of Urantia time. These times are generally known as Salvington or universe time, and Satania or system time. Standard time is universe time. 예루셈에서 계산한, 사타니아의 1일은 유란시아 시간의 3일보다 약간(1시간 4분 15초) 짧습니다. 대개 이런 시간들은 샐빙톤 즉 우주 시간과 사타니아 즉 체계 시간으로 알려져 있습니다. 표준 시간은 우주 시간입니다.

33-5 The Trinity Ambassadors 삼위일체 대사(大使)들

5. The Trinity Ambassadors 삼위일체 대사(大使)들

33:5.1 (370.6) The administration of Trinity-origin personalities ends with the government of the superuniverses. The local universes are characterized by dual supervision, the beginning of the father-mother concept. The universe father is the Creator Son; the universe mother is the Divine Minister, the local universe Creative Spirit. Every local universe is, however, blessed with the presence of certain personalities from the central universe and Paradise. At the head of this Paradise group in Nebadon is the ambassador of the Paradise Trinity — Immanuel of Salvington — the Union of Days assigned to the local universe of Nebadon. In a certain sense this high Trinity Son is also the personal representative of the Universal Father to the court of the Creator Son; hence his name, Immanuel. 삼위일체-기원 고유성들의 경영은 초우주 정부(政府)로 끝납니다. 지역 우주들은 아버지-어머니 개념이 시작되는 이중적 관리가 특징입니다. 우주 아버지는 창조자 아들입니다. 우주 어머니는 신적 사역자, 지역 우주 창조적 영(靈)입니다. 그러나 각 지역 우주는 중앙 우주와 천국 출신의 어떤 고유성들의 현존으로 축복을 받습니다. 네바돈에 있는 이 천국 집단의 수위(首位)에는 천국 삼위일체의 대사 – 샐빙톤의 임마누엘, 네바돈 지역 우주에 배정된 연합으로 늘 계신 이가 있습니다. 어떤 의미에서 이 높은 삼위일체 아들은 창조자 아들의 법정에 대한 우주 아버지의 고유적 대리자이기도 합니다. 그래서 그의 이름이 임마누엘입니다.

33:5.2 (370.7) Immanuel of Salvington, number 611,121 of the sixth order of Supreme Trinity Personalities, is a being of sublime dignity and of such superb condescension that he refuses the worship and adoration of all living creatures. He bears the distinction of being the only personality in all Nebadon who has never acknowledged subordination to his brother Michael. He functions as adviser to the Sovereign Son but gives counsel only on request. In the absence of the Creator Son he might preside over any high universe council but would not otherwise participate in the executive affairs of the universe except as requested. 최극 삼위일체 고유성 중 여섯째 계층의 611,121번 샐빙톤의 임마누엘은, 살아있는 모든 창조물의 경배와 예찬을 스스로 거절하는, 숭고한 존엄을 갖춘 존재이며 그토록 훌륭하게 정중한 존재입니다. 그는 모든 네바돈에서 자신의 형제 미가엘에게 결코 예속을 인정하지 않은 유일한 고유성 존재라는 특징을 지닙니다. 그는 주권자 아들에게 조언자로서 활동하지만 요청할 때만 조언합니다. 창조자 아들이 부재(不在)할 때, 그는 어떤 높은 우주 회의라도 관장(管掌)할 수 있지만 요청받지 않으면 우주의 실행 업무에 달리 참여하지 않을 것입니다.

33:5.3 (371.1) This ambassador of Paradise to Nebadon is not subject to the jurisdiction of the local universe government. Neither does he exercise authoritative jurisdiction in the executive affairs of an evolving local universe except in the supervision of his liaison brethren, the Faithfuls of Days, serving on the headquarters of the constellations. 네바돈의 이 천국 대사는 지역 우주 정부(政府)의 관할권에 종속되지 않습니다. 그는, 자신과 연락하면서, 성좌(星座)들의 본부에서 섬기는 형제, 충심으로 늘 계신 이들의 관리 외에, 진화하는 지역 우주의 실행 업무들에 대해 정식 사법권도 행사하지도 않습니다.

33:5.4 (371.2) The Faithfuls of Days, like the Union of Days, never proffer advice or offer assistance to the constellation rulers unless it is asked for. These Paradise ambassadors to the constellations represent the final personal presence of the Stationary Sons of the Trinity functioning in advisory roles in the local universes. Constellations are more closely related to the superuniverse administration than local systems, which are administered exclusively by personalities native to the local universe. 충심으로 늘 계신 이들은 연합으로 늘 계신 이와 마찬가지로 요청을 받지 않으면 성좌(星座) 통치자들에게 결코 조언을 제의하거나 도움을 제안하지 않습니다. 성좌들에 대한 이 천국 대사들은 지역 우주들에서 자문(諮問) 역할을 하는 삼위일체 고정 아들들의 최종 고유적 현존을 나타냅니다. 성좌들은 지역 체계들보다 초우주 경영에 더 밀접하게 관련되어 있는데, 지역 체계들은 지역 우주 출신의 고유성들만이 경영합니다.

33-4 Gabriel — The Chief Executive 가브리엘 ─ 수석 실행자

4. Gabriel — The Chief Executive 가브리엘 ─ 수석 실행자

33:4.1 (369.4) The Bright and Morning Star is the personalization of the first concept of identity and ideal of personality conceived by the Creator Son and the local universe manifestation of the Infinite Spirit. Going back to the early days of the local universe, before the union of the Creator Son and the Mother Spirit in the bonds of creative association, back to the times before the beginning of the creation of their versatile family of sons and daughters, the first conjoint act of this early and free association of these two divine persons results in the creation of the highest spirit personality of the Son and the Spirit, the Bright and Morning Star. 광명한 새벽별은 창조자 아들과 무한 영의 지역 우주 현현(顯現나타남)이 낳은 정체성 개념과 고유성 이상(理想)의 첫 고유화입니다. 지역 우주의 초기 시절로 돌아가, 창조자 아들과 어머니 영(靈)이 창조적 결합의 유대(紐帶)로 연합하기 전(前), 그들의 아들들과 딸들로 구성된 다재다능한 가족 창조를 시작하기 전의 시대로 돌아가, 이 두 신적 고유자들이 초기에 이렇게 자유롭게 결합하는 첫 공동 행위로 아들과 영(靈)의 최고 영(靈) 고유성, 광명한 새벽별이 창조됩니다.

33:4.2 (369.5) Only one such being of wisdom and majesty is brought forth in each local universe. The Universal Father and the Eternal Son can, in fact do, create an unlimited number of Sons in divinity equal to themselves; but such Sons, in union with the Daughters of the Infinite Spirit, can create only one Bright and Morning Star in each universe, a being like themselves and partaking freely of their combined natures but not of their creative prerogatives. Gabriel of Salvington is like the Universe Son in divinity of nature though considerably limited in the attributes of Deity. 각 지역 우주에서 그렇게 현명하고 위엄있는 존재는 하나만 생깁니다. 우주 아버지와 영원 아들은 자신들과 같은 신성(神性)의 아들들을 제한 없이 창조할 수 있고, 사실 창조합니다. 그러나 그런 아들들이 무한 영(靈)의 딸들과 연합하여 각 우주에서, 자신들의 창조적 특권이 없지만, 자신들과 같은 존재로서 자신들의 합동 본성에 자유로이 참여하는, 단 하나의 광명한 새벽별을 창조할 수 있습니다. 샐빙톤의 가브리엘은 신(神)의 속성에 있어서 상당히 제한적이지만 본성의 신성(神性)에 있어서 우주 아들과 같습니다.

33:4.3 (369.6) This first-born of the parents of a new universe is a unique personality possessing many wonderful traits not visibly present in either ancestor, a being of unprecedented versatility and unimagined brilliance. This supernal personality embraces the divine will of the Son combined with the creative imagination of the Spirit. The thoughts and acts of the Bright and Morning Star will ever be fully representative of both the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. Such a being is also capable of a broad understanding of, and sympathetic contact with, both the spiritual seraphic hosts and the material evolutionary will creatures. 새로운 우주에서 부모의 첫 태생은 어느 쪽 부모에도 뚜렷하지 않은, 선례 없는 다재다능 및 생각할 수 없는 탁월성을 지닌 존재이며, 여러 놀라운 특색을 지닌 독특한 고유성입니다. 이 고귀한 고유성은 영(靈)의 창조적 상상력과 결합한 아들의 신적 의지를 받아들입니다. 광명한 새벽별의 생각과 행위는, 창조자 아들과 창조적 영(靈) 둘 모두를 언제나 완전히 표현할 것입니다. 또한 그런 존재는, 영(靈)적 세라핌천사 무리 및 물질적으로 진화하는 의지 창조물들을 널리 이해하고 공감하며 접촉할 수 있습니다.

33:4.4 (370.1) The Bright and Morning Star is not a creator, but he is a marvelous administrator, being the personal administrative representative of the Creator Son. Aside from creation and life impartation the Son and the Spirit never confer upon important universe procedures without Gabriel’s presence. 광명한 새벽별은 창조자가 아니지만, 창조자 아들의 고유적 경영의 대행자이며, 훌륭한 경영자입니다. 창조와 생명분여(分與) 외에, 아들과 영(靈)은 가브리엘 없이 결코 중요한 우주 절차를 의논하지 않습니다.

33:4.5 (370.2) Gabriel of Salvington is the chief executive of the universe of Nebadon and the arbiter of all executive appeals respecting its administration. This universe executive was created fully endowed for his work, but he has gained experience with the growth and evolution of our local creation. 샐빙톤의 가브리엘은 네바돈 우주의 수석 실행자이며, 그 경영에 대한 모든 실행적 요청의 중재(仲裁)자입니다. 이 우주 실행자는 자기 업무를 위한 재질을 완전히 갖고 창조되었지만, 우리 지역 창조계에 속한 성장과 진화에 대한 체험을 얻었습니다.

33:4.6 (370.3) Gabriel is the chief officer of execution for superuniverse mandates relating to nonpersonal affairs in the local universe. Most matters pertaining to mass judgment and dispensational resurrections, adjudicated by the Ancients of Days, are also delegated to Gabriel and his staff for execution. Gabriel is thus the combined chief executive of both the super- and the local universe rulers. He has at his command an able corps of administrative assistants, created for their special work, who are unrevealed to evolutionary mortals. In addition to these assistants, Gabriel may employ any and all of the orders of celestial beings functioning in Nebadon, and he is also the commander in chief of “the armies of heaven” — the celestial hosts. 가브리엘은 지역 우주에서 비(非)고유적 업무에 관한 초우주 명령을 실행하는 수석 관리자입니다. 옛적부터 늘 계신 이들이 판결하는 집단 심판과 섭리 시대적 부활에 속한 대부분 문제도 가브리엘과 그의 실행 참모에게 위임됩니다. 이렇게 가브리엘은 초우주 및 지역 우주 통치자들 모두에 속한 결합 수석 실행자입니다. 그는 진화적 필사자들에게 계시가 되지 않은, 자신들의 특수 업무를 위해 창조된, 유능한 경영적 보좌단(團)을 자유롭게 사용할 수 있습니다. 이 보좌관들 이외에, 가브리엘은 네바돈에서 활동하는 천상 계층의 모든 존재 누구라도 사용할 수 있으며, 그는 “하늘나라의 군대들” 즉 천상 무리의 최고 사령관이기도 합니다.

33:4.7 (370.4) Gabriel and his staff are not teachers; they are administrators. They were never known to depart from their regular work except when Michael was incarnated on a creature bestowal. During such bestowals Gabriel was ever attendant on the will of the incarnated Son, and with the collaboration of the Union of Days, he became the actual director of universe affairs during the later bestowals. Gabriel has been closely identified with the history and development of Urantia ever since the mortal bestowal of Michael. 가브리엘과 그의 참모는 교사들이 아닙니다. 그들은 경영자들입니다. 그들은 미가엘이 창조물 증여로 성육신했을 때를 제외하고 자신들의 정상적 업무에서 벗어난 적이 없는 것으로 알려져 있습니다. 그런 증여를 하는 동안 가브리엘은 성육신한 아들의 의지를 언제나 수행했고, 연합으로 늘 계신 이의 협조로 후기 증여들 하는 동안, 우주 업무들의 실제 관리자가 되었습니다. 가브리엘은 미가엘의 필사 증여 이후로 언제나 유란시아의 역사와 발전에 밀접히 관련되었습니다.

33:4.8 (370.5) Aside from meeting Gabriel on the bestowal worlds and at the times of general- and special-resurrection roll calls, mortals will seldom encounter him as they ascend through the local universe until they are inducted into the administrative work of the local creation. As administrators, of whatever order or degree, you will come under the direction of Gabriel. 증여 세상들 및 일반 점호와 특별 점호 시에 가브리엘을 만날 때를 제외하고, 필사자들은 지역 창조계의 경영적 업무로 안내를 받을 때까지 지역 우주 내내 그들이 상승하는 동안 그를 거의 만나지 못할 것입니다. 어떤 계층 또는 단계라도 경영자들로서 너희는 가브리엘의 지시를 받게 될 것입니다.

33-3 The Universe Son and Spirit 우주 아들과 영(靈)

  1. The Universe Son and Spirit 우주 아들과 영(靈)

33:3.1 (368.1) While pervading all the universes of time and space, the Infinite Spirit functions from the headquarters of each local universe as a specialized focalization acquiring full personality qualities by the technique of creative co-operation with the Creator Son. As concerns a local universe, the administrative authority of a Creator Son is supreme; the Infinite Spirit, as the Divine Minister, is wholly co-operative though perfectly co-ordinate. 시공간의 모든 우주에 충만한 무한 영(靈)은 각 지역 우주의 본부에서, 창조자 아들과 창조적으로 협력하는 기법으로, 충만한 고유성 특질을 얻는, 전문적인 초점으로서, 활동합니다. 지역 우주에 관해, 창조자 아들의 경영 주권은 최극입니다. 신적 사역자로서 무한 영(靈)은 완전한 조정-통합을 통해, 전적으로 협력합니다.

33:3.2 (368.2) The Universe Mother Spirit of Salvington, the associate of Michael in the control and administration of Nebadon, is of the sixth group of Supreme Spirits, being the 611,121st of that order. She volunteered to accompany Michael on the occasion of his liberation from Paradise obligations and has ever since functioned with him in creating and governing his universe. 샐빙턴의 우주 어머니 영, 네바돈을 조정하고 경영하는 미가엘의 동료는 최극 영들의 여섯째 집단에 속하며, 그 계층에서 611,121번째입니다. 그녀는 미가엘이 천국 책무에서 벗어날 때 자발적으로 그와 동행했고, 그 이후로 그와 함께 그의 우주를 창조하고 다스리며 활동했습니다.

33:3.3 (368.3) The Master Creator Son is the personal sovereign of his universe, but in all the details of its management the Universe Spirit is codirector with the Son. While the Spirit ever acknowledges the Son as sovereign and ruler, the Son always accords the Spirit a co-ordinate position and equality of authority in all the affairs of the realm. In all his work of love and life bestowal the Creator Son is always and ever perfectly sustained and ably assisted by the all-wise and ever-faithful Universe Spirit and by all of her diversified retinue of angelic personalities. Such a Divine Minister is in reality the mother of spirits and spirit personalities, the ever-present and all-wise adviser of the Creator Son, a faithful and true manifestation of the Paradise Infinite Spirit. 주(主) 창조자 아들은 자기 우주의 고유적 주권자이지만, 그 우주의 모든 상세한 경영에서 우주 어머니는 아들과 함께 공동관리자입니다. 영(靈)은 항상 아들을 주권자와 통치자로 인정하는 반면에, 아들은 항상 영(靈)에게 그 영역의 모든 업무에서 조정하고-통합하는 지위와 동등한 권한을 수여합니다. 사랑과 생명을 증여하는 창조자 아들의 모든 업무에 있어서, 완전히 현명하며 언제나 충실한 우주 영(靈)과 천사 고유성들에 해당하는 그녀의 다양한 수행원이 언제나, 항상 완전하게 지원하며 훌륭히 조력합니다. 그런 신적 사역자는 실제로 영(靈)들과 영(靈) 고유성들의 어머니, 창조자 아들에게는 항상 존재하면서 완전히 현명한 조언자, 천국 무한 영(靈)의 충실하고 참된 현현(顯現)입니다.

33:3.4 (368.4) The Son functions as a father in his local universe. The Spirit, as mortal creatures would understand, enacts the role of a mother, always assisting the Son and being everlastingly indispensable to the administration of the universe. In the face of insurrection only the Son and his associated Sons can function as deliverers. Never can the Spirit undertake to contest rebellion or defend authority, but ever does the Spirit sustain the Son in all of everything he may be required to experience in his efforts to stabilize government and uphold authority on worlds tainted with evil or dominated by sin. Only a Son can retrieve the work of their joint creation, but no Son could hope for final success without the incessant co-operation of the Divine Minister and her vast assemblage of spirit helpers, the daughters of God, who so faithfully and valiantly struggle for the welfare of mortal men and the glory of their divine parents. 아들은 자기 지역 우주에서 아버지로서 활동합니다. 영(靈)은, 필사 창조물들이 이해하는 대로, 언제나 아들을 도우며, 우주의 경영에 대해 끝없이 절대 필요한, 어머니의 역할을 행합니다. 반란에 직면하여, 아들과 그의 동료 아들들만이 구원자로서 활동할 수 있습니다. 영(靈)은 반란을 다루거나 권한 방어에 손댈 수 없지만, 언제나 영(靈)은 아들이 정부를 안정시키고, 악으로 오염되거나 죄가 앞서는, 세상의 권위를 유지하기 위해 애쓰면서, 체험해야 할 수도 있는 모든 면에서 그를 지지합니다. 아들만이 그들 공동 창조계의 업무를 회복할 수 있지만, 신적 사역자의 끊임없는 협력과 그녀의 방대한 영(靈) 조수들, 필사 인간들의 행복과 자신들의 신적 부모의 영광을 위해 그토록 충실하고 씩씩하게 투쟁하는 하느님의 딸들 없이, 아들은 최종적 승리를 기대할 수 없습니다.

33:3.5 (368.5) Upon the completion of the Creator Son’s seventh and final creature bestowal, the uncertainties of periodic isolation terminate for the Divine Minister, and the Son’s universe helper becomes forever settled in surety and control. It is at the enthronement of the Creator Son as a Master Son, at the jubilee of jubilees, that the Universe Spirit, before the assembled hosts, first makes public and universal acknowledgment of subordination to the Son, pledging fidelity and obedience. This event occurred in Nebadon at the time of Michael’s return to Salvington after the Urantian bestowal. Never before this momentous occasion did the Universe Spirit acknowledge subordination to the Universe Son, and not until after this voluntary relinquishment of power and authority by the Spirit could it be truthfully proclaimed of the Son that “all power in heaven and on earth has been committed to his hand.” 창조자 아들의 일곱째 마지막 창조물 증여가 완료되면, 신적 사역자의 불확실한 주기적 고립이 끝나며, 아들의 우주적 조력자는 확실한 조정 가운데 영원히 자리를 잡습니다. 희년 중의 희년에, 창조자 아들이 주(主) 아들로서 임명되실 때, 모인 무리 앞에서, 우주 영(靈)이 먼저 아들에게 공적이며 우주적인 예속(隸屬매임)을 승인하고, 충성과 순종을 서약합니다. 이 사건은 미가엘이 유란시아 증여 후, 샐빙턴으로 돌아올 때 네바돈에서 일어났습니다. 이 중대한 사건 이전에는 우주 영(靈)이 우주 아들에 대한 예속(隸屬)을 승인한 적이 없었으며, 영(靈)의 이 자발적인 권능과 권한의 양도(讓渡넘겨줌) 이후에야 비로소 “하늘과 땅의 모든 권능이 그의 손에 맡겨졌다.”고 아들에게 현실 그대로 선포될 수 있었습니다.

33:3.6 (369.1) After this pledge of subordination by the Creative Mother Spirit, Michael of Nebadon nobly acknowledged his eternal dependence on his Spirit companion, constituting the Spirit coruler of his universe domains and requiring all their creatures to pledge themselves in loyalty to the Spirit as they had to the Son; and there issued and went forth the final “Proclamation of Equality.” Though he was the sovereign of this local universe, the Son published to the worlds the fact of the Spirit’s equality with him in all endowments of personality and attributes of divine character. And this becomes the transcendent pattern for the family organization and government of even the lowly creatures of the worlds of space. This is, in deed and in truth, the high ideal of the family and the human institution of voluntary marriage. 창조적 어머니 영(靈)이 이렇게 예속(隸屬)을 서약한 후, 네바돈의 미가엘은, 자기 우주 영역의 영(靈)을 공동 통치자를 임명하고, 자신들의 모든 피조물이 아들에게 했듯이, 그들이 영(靈)에게 충성을 맹세하도록 요구하면서, 자신의 영(靈) 동반자를 자신이 영원히 신뢰한다고 고귀하게 표명했으며, 최종적 “평등 성명서”가 선언되고 공포되었습니다. 그는 이 지역 우주의 주권자였지만, 아들은, 고유성의 모든 자질과 신적 성품의 속성에 있어서, 자신과 영(靈)이 동등하다는 사실을 세계들에 공표했습니다. 그리고 이것은, 공간의 세계들에 속한 낮은 창조물들까지도 가족 조직과 정부(政府)를 위한 초월적 원본이 되었습니다. 이것이 정말 진실로, 가족과 자발적 결혼의 인간 제도에 속한 높은 이상(理想)입니다.

33:3.7 (369.2) The Son and the Spirit now preside over the universe much as a father and mother watch over, and minister to, their family of sons and daughters. It is not altogether out of place to refer to the Universe Spirit as the creative companion of the Creator Son and to regard the creatures of the realms as their sons and daughters — a grand and glorious family but one of untold responsibilities and endless watchcare. 아들과 영(靈)은, 아버지와 어머니가 자신들의 아들들과 딸들의 가족을 보살피고, 돌아보듯이, 지금 우주를 관할(管轄)하고 있습니다. 우주 영(靈)을 창조자 아들의 창조적 동반자로 여기고, 영역의 창조물들을 자신들의 아들들과 딸들 – 광대하고 영광스럽지만 이루 다 말할 수 없는 책임들과 끝없이 지키며 보살피는 가족으로 여기는 것이, 전부 어울리지 않는다고 할 수 없습니다.

33:3.8 (369.3) The Son initiates the creation of certain of the universe children, while the Spirit is solely responsible for bringing into existence the numerous orders of spirit personalities who minister and serve under the direction and guidance of this selfsame Mother Spirit. In the creation of other types of universe personalities, both the Son and the Spirit function together, and in no creative act does the one do aught without the counsel and approval of the other. 아들이 우주 자녀들의 특정한 창조를 시작하는 반면에 영(靈)은, 이 똑같은 어머니 영(靈)의 관리와 안내 아래에서 사역하고 섬기는, 수많은 계층의 영(靈) 고유성들을 홀로 책임지고 낳습니다. 우주 고유성들의 다른 유형들을 창조할 경우, 아들과 영(靈) 둘 다 함께 활동하며, 창조적 행위에 있어서, 다른 한 분의 조언과 찬성 없이, 한 분이 어떤 일도 하지 않습니다.

33-2 The Sovereign of Nebadon 네바돈의 주권자

  1. The Sovereign of Nebadon 네바돈의 주권자

33:2.1 (367.3) Observation of Creator Sons discloses that some resemble more the Father, some the Son, while others are a blend of both their infinite parents. Our Creator Son very definitely manifests traits and attributes which more resemble the Eternal Son. 창조자 아들들을 관찰한 결과, 어떤 분은 아버지를 더 닮고, 어떤 분은 아들을 더 닮은 반면에 다른 분들은 자신들의 무한한 부모들을 조화롭게 닮습니다. 우리 창조자 아들은 영원 아들을 더 닮은 특징과 속성을 아주 분명히 나타냅니다.

33:2.2 (367.4) Michael elected to organize this local universe, and herein he now reigns supreme. His personal power is limited by the pre-existent gravity circuits centering at Paradise and by the reservation on the part of the Ancients of Days of the superuniverse government of all final executive judgments regarding the extinction of personality. Personality is the sole bestowal of the Father, but the Creator Sons, with the approval of the Eternal Son, do initiate new creature designs, and with the working co-operation of their Spirit associates they may attempt new transformations of energy-matter. 미가엘은 이 지역 우주를 조직하려고 결심하셨고, 그는 지금 여기에서 최극으로 다스립니다. 그의 고유적 권능은, 천국을 중심으로 하는 선재(先在)하는 중력 회로와, 고유성 소멸에 관해 모든 최종적 실행 심판을 하는, 초우주 정부의 옛적부터 계신 이들 편의 보류로, 제한됩니다. 고유성은 아버지 단독의 증여이지만, 창조자 아들들은, 영원 아들의 승인으로, 새로운 창조물 설계를 시작하고, 자신들의 영(靈) 동료들의 과업 협력으로 에너지-물질의 새로운 변환을 시도할 수도 있습니다.

33:2.3 (367.5) Michael is the personification of the Paradise Father-Son to and in the local universe of Nebadon; therefore, when the Creative Mother Spirit, the local universe representation of the Infinite Spirit, subordinated herself to Christ Michael upon the return from his final bestowal on Urantia, the Master Son thereby acquired jurisdiction over “all power in heaven and on earth.” 미가엘은 네바돈 지역 우주에게, 또한 그 안에서 천국 아버지-아들의 체화(體化)입니다. 그 결과로서 창조적 어머니 영(靈), 무한 영(靈)의 지역 우주 대표자가, 유란시아의 최종 증여에서 돌아온, 그리스도 미가엘을 따르게 되었을 때, 주(主) 아들은 그것으로 “하늘과 땅의 모든 권세”에 대한 관할권을 획득했습니다.

33:2.4 (367.6) This subordination of the Divine Ministers to the Creator Sons of the local universes constitutes these Master Sons the personal repositories of the finitely manifestable divinity of the Father, Son, and Spirit, while the creature-bestowal experiences of the Michaels qualify them to portray the experiential divinity of the Supreme Being. No other beings in the universes have thus personally exhausted the potentials of present finite experience, and no other beings in the universes possess such qualifications for solitary sovereignty. 지역 우주들의 창조자 아들들에 대한 신적 사역자들의 이런 복종으로, 이런 주(主) 아들들은, 아버지·아들·영이 유한하게 신성(神性)을 드러낼 수 있는 고유적 비밀 친구들로 지명되는 한편, 미가엘의 창조물-증여 체험들로 그들은 최극 존재의 체험적 신성(神性)을 표현하는 자격을 갖춥니다. 우주에서 다른 어떤 존재들도, 현재 유한 체험의 잠재성을 이렇게 몸소 철저히 규명하지 않으며, 우주에서 다른 어떤 존재들도, 단독 주권을 위한 그런 자격을 소유하지 않습니다.

33:2.5 (367.7) Although Michael’s headquarters is officially located on Salvington, the capital of Nebadon, he spends much of his time visiting the constellation and system headquarters and even the individual planets. Periodically he journeys to Paradise and often to Uversa, where he counsels with the Ancients of Days. When he is away from Salvington, his place is assumed by Gabriel, who then functions as regent of the universe of Nebadon. 미가엘의 본부가 공무상 네바돈의 수도, 샐빙턴에 있지만, 그는 성좌와 체계 본부 및 개별 행성들까지 방문하면서 많은 시간을 보냅니다. 그는 주기적으로 천국 및 종종 유버르사로 여행하여 옛적부터 늘 계신 이들과 의논합니다. 그가 샐빙턴을 떠나면, 가브리엘이 그의 직분을 떠맡아, 그때 네바돈 우주의 통치자로 활동합니다.

33-0 & 1 Michael of Nebadon 네바돈의 미가엘

33편 Administration of the Local Universe 지역 우주의 경영

33:0.1 (366.1) WHILE the Universal Father most certainly rules over his vast creation, he functions in a local universe administration through the person of the Creator Son. The Father does not otherwise personally function in the administrative affairs of a local universe. These matters are intrusted to the Creator Son and to the local universe Mother Spirit and to their manifold children. The plans, policies, and administrative acts of the local universe are formed and executed by this Son, who, in conjunction with his Spirit associate, delegates executive power to Gabriel and jurisdictional authority to the Constellation Fathers, System Sovereigns, and Planetary Princes. 우주 아버지가 자신의 광대한 창조계를 아주 확실히 다스리지만, 그는 고유자 창조자 아들을 통해 지역 우주를 경영합니다. 아버지는 지역 우주의 경영 업무에 대해 달리 친히 활동하지 않습니다. 이런 문제들은 창조자 아들, 지역 우주 어머니 영(靈) 및 다양한 그들의 자녀들에게 맡겨집니다. 이 아들이 지역 우주의 계획, 정책, 경영 법률을 정하고, 자신의 영(靈) 동료와 함께, 가브리엘에게 실행력을, 성좌 아버지들, 체계 주권자들 및 행성 왕자들에게 사법 권한을 위임합니다.

  1. Michael of Nebadon 네바돈의 미가엘

33:1.1 (366.2) Our Creator Son is the personification of the 611,121st original concept of infinite identity of simultaneous origin in the Universal Father and the Eternal Son. The Michael of Nebadon is the “only-begotten Son” personalizing this 611,121st universal concept of divinity and infinity. His headquarters is in the threefold mansion of light on Salvington. And this dwelling is so ordered because Michael has experienced the living of all three phases of intelligent creature existence: spiritual, morontial, and material. Because of the name associated with his seventh and final bestowal on Urantia, he is sometimes spoken of as Christ Michael. 우리 창조자 아들은 우주 아버지와 영원 아들로부터 동시에 기원한 무한 정체성에 속한 611,121째 기원적 개념의 체현입니다. 네바돈의 미가엘은 이 611,121째, 신성(神性)과 무한성에 속한 우주적 개념의 고유성화 “독생자(獨生子)”입니다. 그의 본부는 샐빙턴에 있는 빛의 3중 저택에 있습니다. 이 주택은 미가엘이 지능적 창조물 실존에 속한 모든 영적·모론시아적·물질적 3단계의 삶을 체험했기 때문에 굉장히 정연(整然가지런)합니다. 유란시아에서 그의 일곱째 최종 증여와 관계된 이름 때문에, 그는 종종 그리스도 미가엘로 불립니다.

33:1.2 (366.3) Our Creator Son is not the Eternal Son, the existential Paradise associate of the Universal Father and the Infinite Spirit. Michael of Nebadon is not a member of the Paradise Trinity. Nevertheless our Master Son possesses in his realm all of the divine attributes and powers that the Eternal Son himself would manifest were he actually to be present on Salvington and functioning in Nebadon. Michael possesses even additional power and authority, for he not only personifies the Eternal Son but also fully represents and actually embodies the personality presence of the Universal Father to and in this local universe. He even represents the Father-Son. These relationships constitute a Creator Son the most powerful, versatile, and influential of all divine beings who are capable of direct administration of evolutionary universes and of personality contact with immature creature beings. 우리 창조자 아들은 영원 아들, 우주 아버지와 무한 영의 실존적 천국 동료가 아닙니다. 네바돈의 미가엘은 천국 삼위일체의 일원이 아닙니다. 그렇지만, 우리 주(主) 아들은, 영원 아들이 현실로 샐빙턴에 있고, 네바돈에서 활동한다면, 영원 아들 자신이 나타내시는 모든 신적 속성과 권능을 자기 영역에서 지닙니다. 미가엘은, 이 지역 우주와 그 안에서, 영원 아들을 체현할 뿐 아니라 우주 아버지의 고유성 현존을 완전히 나타내고 현실로 체화하므로, 추가적 권능과 권한까지도 소유합니다. 그는 아버지-아들까지 대표합니다. 이런 관계는. 진화적 우주를 직접 경영하고, 미숙한 창조물 존재들과 고유성으로 접촉할 수 있는 모든 신적 존재 중에서, 창조자 아들을 가장 강력하고, 다능하며, 영향력이 있게 합니다.

33:1.3 (366.4) Our Creator Son exerts the same spiritual drawing power, spirit gravity, from the headquarters of the local universe that the Eternal Son of Paradise would exert if he were personally present on Salvington, and more; this Universe Son is also the personification of the Universal Father to the universe of Nebadon. Creator Sons are personality centers for the spiritual forces of the Paradise Father-Son. Creator Sons are the final power-personality focalizations of the mighty time-space attributes of God the Sevenfold. 우리 창조자 아들은, 천국의 영원 아들이 샐빙턴에 친히 있었다면 행사했을, 동일한 영적 견인력, 영(靈) 중력과 그 이상을 지역 우주 본부에서 행사합니다. 이 우주 아들은 또한 네바돈 우주에 대한 우주 아버지의 체화(體化)입니다. 창조자 아들들은 천국 아버지-아들의 영적 기세들을 위한 고유성 중심들입니다. 창조자 아들들은 칠중 하나님에 속한 강력한 시-공 속성들의 최종적 권능-고유성 초점들입니다.

33:1.4 (367.1) The Creator Son is the vicegerent personalization of the Universal Father, the divinity co-ordinate of the Eternal Son, and the creative associate of the Infinite Spirit. To our universe and all its inhabited worlds the Sovereign Son is, to all practical intents and purposes, God. He personifies all of the Paradise Deities which evolving mortals can discerningly comprehend. This Son and his Spirit associate are your creator parents. To you, Michael, the Creator Son, is the supreme personality; to you, the Eternal Son is supersupreme — an infinite Deity personality. 창조자 아들은 우주 아버지의 대관 고유화, 영원 아들의 신성 조정-통합 및 무한 영의 창조적 동료입니다. 우리 우주와 그 모든 거주 세계들에게, 모든 실질적 의도와 목적에서 주권자 아들은 하느님입니다. 그는, 진화하는 필사자들이 알아볼 수 있도록 이해할 수 있게, 모든 천국 신들을 체화합니다. 이 아들과 그의 영(靈) 동료가 너희 창조자 부모입니다. 너희에게 창조자 아들 미가엘은 최극 고유성입니다. 너희에게 영원 아들은 초(超)최극 – 무한 신(神) 고유성입니다.

33:1.5 (367.2) In the person of the Creator Son we have a ruler and divine parent who is just as mighty, efficient, and beneficent as would be the Universal Father and the Eternal Son if both were present on Salvington and engaged in the administration of the affairs of the universe of Nebadon. 우주 아버지와 영원 아들 두 분이 샐빙턴에 계셔서 네바돈 우주 업무를 경영하신다면, 우주 아버지와 영원 아들이 계시는 것과 똑같이, 고유자 창조자 아들 안에서, 우리에게는 강력하고, 유능하고, 인정 많은 통치자, 신적 부모가 있습니다.

32-5 The Eternal and Divine Purpose 영원한 신적 목적

  1. The Eternal and Divine Purpose 영원한 신적 목적

32:5.1 (364.3) There is a great and glorious purpose in the march of the universes through space. All of your mortal struggling is not in vain. We are all part of an immense plan, a gigantic enterprise, and it is the vastness of the undertaking that renders it impossible to see very much of it at any one time and during any one life. We are all a part of an eternal project which the Gods are supervising and outworking. The whole marvelous and universal mechanism moves on majestically through space to the music of the meter of the infinite thought and the eternal purpose of the First Great Source and Center. 공간을 통과하는 우주들의 행진에는 위대하고 영광스러운 목적이 있습니다. 너희 필사자들의 모든 분투(奮鬪)는 허사(虛事)가 아닙니다. 우리는 모두 광대한 계획, 거대한 기획의 일부이며, 그 일의 광대함으로 인해 임의의 시간과 임의의 한 생애 동안 그것의 많은 것을 볼 수 없습니다. 우리는 모두 하느님들이 관리하고 성취하는, 영원한 계획안(計劃案)의 일부입니다. 놀라운 모든 우주 작용은 첫째 근원 및 중심의 무한한 생각과 영원한 목적의 운율 음악에 따라 공간을 통해서 장엄하게 움직입니다.

32:5.2 (364.4) The eternal purpose of the eternal God is a high spiritual ideal. The events of time and the struggles of material existence are but the transient scaffolding which bridges over to the other side, to the promised land of spiritual reality and supernal existence. Of course, you mortals find it difficult to grasp the idea of an eternal purpose; you are virtually unable to comprehend the thought of eternity, something never beginning and never ending. Everything familiar to you has an end. 영원한 하느님의 영원한 목적은 높은 영적 이상(理想)입니다. 물질 실존의 시간에 속한 사건들과 분투들은 저편, 영적 실체와 하늘 실존에 속한 약속의 땅에 다리를 놓는 일시적 발판에 불과합니다. 물론 너희 필사자들에게 영원한 목적의 관념 파악은 어렵습니다. 너희는 사실 영원의 생각, 시작도 없고 끝도 없는 것을 이해할 수 없습니다. 너희에게 익숙한 모든 것은 끝이 있습니다.

32:5.3 (364.5) As regards an individual life, the duration of a realm, or the chronology of any connected series of events, it would seem that we are dealing with an isolated stretch of time; everything seems to have a beginning and an end. And it would appear that a series of such experiences, lives, ages, or epochs, when successively arranged, constitutes a straightaway drive, an isolated event of time flashing momentarily across the infinite face of eternity. But when we look at all this from behind the scenes, a more comprehensive view and a more complete understanding suggest that such an explanation is inadequate, disconnected, and wholly unsuited properly to account for, and otherwise to correlate, the transactions of time with the underlying purposes and basic reactions of eternity. 영역에서 지속되는 개인 일생이나 일련의 연결된 사건들의 연대기에 관해, 우리는 격리된 시간의 범위를 다루는 듯합니다. 모든 것은 시작과 끝을 지닌 것으로 보입니다. 그래서 일련의 그런 체험, 생애, 연대 또는 시대를 연속해서 배열하면 직선 노정(路程), 영원의 무한 면(面)을 가로질러 순간적으로 번쩍이는 격리된 시간 사건으로 보일 것입니다. 그러나 우리가 이 모든 것을 그 장면 뒤에서 보면, 더 포괄적 관점과 더 완벽한 이해가 주어져서, 그런 설명은 불충분하고, 앞뒤가 맞지 않으며, 정확히 설명하기에 모두 적합하지 않고, 그와 달리, 시간의 교류를 영원의 근원적인 목적들과 근본적인 반응과 함께 관련을 짓게 합니다.

32:5.4 (364.6) To me it seems more fitting, for purposes of explanation to the mortal mind, to conceive of eternity as a cycle and the eternal purpose as an endless circle, a cycle of eternity in some way synchronized with the transient material cycles of time. As regards the sectors of time connected with, and forming a part of, the cycle of eternity, we are forced to recognize that such temporary epochs are born, live, and die just as the temporary beings of time are born, live, and die. Most human beings die because, having failed to achieve the spirit level of Adjuster fusion, the metamorphosis of death constitutes the only possible procedure whereby they may escape the fetters of time and the bonds of material creation, thereby being enabled to strike spiritual step with the progressive procession of eternity. Having survived the trial life of time and material existence, it becomes possible for you to continue on in touch with, even as a part of, eternity, swinging on forever with the worlds of space around the circle of the eternal ages. 필사자 마음에 설명할 목적으로, 영원을 순환과정으로, 영원한 목적을, 끝없는 순환과정, 즉 어떤 점에서 시간의 일시적 물질 순환과정과 동조된 영원의 순환과정으로 이해하는 것이 내게는 더 적합하게 보입니다. 영원의 순환과정과 연결되고 그 순환과정의 일부를 형성하는 시간의 구역에 관해서, 우리는, 시간의 일시적 존재들이 태어나서, 살다가 죽는 것처럼, 그런 일시적 시대가 태어나서, 살다가 죽는 것으로, 인식해야 합니다. 인간 대부분이 조율자 융합의 영(靈) 수준 성취에 실패하는, 죽음의 변형은 인간 대부분이 시간의 족쇄와 물질 창조계의 속박에서 벗어날 수도 있고, 그것으로 영원의 진보적 진행과 함께 영적 단계에 이를 수 있게 하는, 유일하게 가능한 절차이므로, 인간 대부분이 죽습니다. 시간과 물질적 실존의 시련받는 생애에서 생존하면, 영원한 연대의 순환과정 주위에서 공간의 세계들과 함께 영원히 회전하는 영원을, 너희는 계속 접촉할 수 있고, 영원의 일부까지도 될 수 있습니다.

32:5.5 (365.1) The sectors of time are like the flashes of personality in temporal form; they appear for a season, and then they are lost to human sight, only to reappear as new actors and continuing factors in the higher life of the endless swing around the eternal circle. Eternity can hardly be conceived as a straightaway drive, in view of our belief in a delimited universe moving over a vast, elongated circle around the central dwelling place of the Universal Father. 시간의 구역들은 일시적 형태의 고유성 섬광(閃光)과 같습니다. 그것들은 잠시 나타난 후 인간의 시야에서 사라지며, 영원한 순환과정 주위를 끝없이 회전하는 높은 생명 안에서 새로운 참가자들과 계속되는 요소들로 다시 나타날 뿐입니다. 우주 아버지의 중앙 거처 주위에서 광대하며 가늘고 긴 순환과정 위에서 움직이는 한정된 범위의 우주를 믿는 우리의 관점에서, 영원은 도저히 직선 노정(路程)으로 이해될 수 없습니다.

32:5.6 (365.2) Frankly, eternity is incomprehensible to the finite mind of time. You simply cannot grasp it; you cannot comprehend it. I do not completely visualize it, and even if I did, it would be impossible for me to convey my concept to the human mind. Nevertheless, I have done my best to portray something of our viewpoint, to tell you somewhat of our understanding of things eternal. I am endeavoring to aid you in the crystallization of your thoughts about these values which are of infinite nature and eternal import. 솔직히 영원은 시간의 유한한 마음이 이해할 수 없습니다. 너희는 전혀 영원을 파악할 수 없습니다. 너희는 영원을 이해할 수 없습니다. 나는 그것을 완전히 보여줄 수 없으며, 내가 한다고 해도, 내가 내 개념을 인간 마음에 전달하기는 불가능할 것입니다. 그렇지만 나는 우리의 관점을 묘사하고, 영원한 것에 대한 우리의 이해를 어느 정도 너희에게 알리려고 최선을 다했습니다. 무한한 본성과 영원한 중요한 이런 가치들에 대한 너희 생각을 구체화하도록 나는 너희를 도우려고 애쓰고 있습니다.

32:5.7 (365.3) There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress, and endless life. And the infinite treasures of such a matchless career are yours for the striving! 하느님의 마음에는, 자신의 모든 광대한 영역의 모든 창조물을 품으려는 계획이 있으며, 이 계획은, 무한한 기회, 한없는 진보 및 끝없는 생명의 영원한 목적입니다. 그리고 그런 비할 데 없는 생애에 속한 무한한 보배들은 분투하는 너희의 것입니다!

32:5.8 (365.4) The goal of eternity is ahead! The adventure of divinity attainment lies before you! The race for perfection is on! whosoever will may enter, and certain victory will crown the efforts of every human being who will run the race of faith and trust, depending every step of the way on the leading of the indwelling Adjuster and on the guidance of that good spirit of the Universe Son, which so freely has been poured out upon all flesh. 영원의 목표가 앞에 있습니다! 신성(神性) 도달의 모험이 너희 앞에 놓여 있습니다! 완전을 향한 경주가 진행 중입니다! 누구든지 참여할 수 있으며, 나아가는 모든 걸음을 내주하는 조율자의 인도와 모든 육체에 그토록 아낌없이 쏟아 주신, 우주 아들의 선한 영(靈)의 안내를 의지하면서, 신앙과 신뢰의 달리기를 할 모든 인간 존재의 노력에 확실한 승리가 주어질 것입니다.

32:5.9 (365.5) [Presented by a Mighty Messenger temporarily attached to the Supreme Council of Nebadon and assigned to this mission by Gabriel of Salvington.][네바돈의 최극 의회에 일시적으로 배속되고, 샐빙턴의 가브리엘이 이 임무에 배정한 막강한 메신저가 제시함]

32-4 God’s Relation to a Local Universe 하느님과 지역 우주의 관계

  1. God’s Relation to a Local Universe 하느님과 지역 우주의 관계

32:4.1 (362.5) Do not entertain the idea that, since the Universal Father has delegated so much of himself and his power to others, he is a silent or inactive member of the Deity partnership. Aside from personality domains and Adjuster bestowal, he is apparently the least active of the Paradise Deities in that he allows his Deity co-ordinates, his Sons, and numerous created intelligences to perform so much in the carrying out of his eternal purpose. He is the silent member of the creative trio only in that he never does aught which any of his co-ordinate or subordinate associates can do. 우주 아버지가 다른 자들에게 자신과 자신의 권능을 그토록 많이 위임했기 때문에, 그는 신(神) 동업 관계에서 잠잠히 활동하지 않는 일원이라고 생각하지 마십시오. 고유성 영역과 조율자 증여를 제외하고, 그는 자신의 신(神) 조정-통합자 동료들, 자기 아들들 및 수많은 창조 지능들이 그토록 많이 행하여, 자신의 영원한 목적을 이루도록 허락한다는 점에서 외관상 삼위일체 신(神) 중 가장 적게 활동합니다. 그는 자신의 조정-통합 동료나 아(亞) 동료들이 할 수 있는 어떤 것도 하지 않는다는 점에서만 창조적 트리오 중 말 없는 회원입니다.

32:4.2 (362.6) God has full understanding of the need of every intelligent creature for function and experience, and therefore, in every situation, be it concerned with the destiny of a universe or the welfare of the humblest of his creatures, God retires from activity in favor of the galaxy of creature and Creator personalities who inherently intervene between himself and any given universe situation or creative event. But notwithstanding this retirement, this exhibition of infinite co-ordination, there is on God’s part an actual, literal, and personal participation in these events by and through these ordained agencies and personalities. The Father is working in and through all these channels for the welfare of all his far-flung creation. 하느님은 모든 지능 창조물에게 필요한 활동과 체험을 충분히 이해하므로, 매사에 우주의 운명 및 가장 비천한 자기 창조물들의 번영에 관련하여, 하느님은 자신과 기존의 어떤 우주 상황 혹은 창조적 사건 사이에 본래 끼어 있는 창조물과 창조자 고유성들의 은하계의 유익을 위해 활동에서 물러납니다. 그러나 이렇게 이런 무한 조정-통합을 보이면서 물러나 있어도, 이렇게 임명된 대리자들과 고유성들로 인해서, 그리고 그들을 통한 이런 사건들 안에 하느님 편에서 실제적인 사실 그대로, 직접적 참여가 있습니다. 아버지는 광범위한 자신의 모든 창조계의 번영을 위해 모든 이런 경로로, 그리고 이런 모든 경로를 통해서 일하고 있습니다.

32:4.3 (363.1) As regards the policies, conduct, and administration of a local universe, the Universal Father acts in the person of his Creator Son. In the interrelationships of the Sons of God, in the group associations of the personalities of origin in the Third Source and Center, or in the relationship between any other creatures, such as human beings — as concerns such associations the Universal Father never intervenes. The law of the Creator Son, the rule of the Constellation Fathers, the System Sovereigns, and the Planetary Princes — the ordained policies and procedures for that universe — always prevail. There is no division of authority; never is there a cross working of divine power and purpose. The Deities are in perfect and eternal unanimity. 지역 우주의 방침, 운영 및 경영에 관해 우주 아버지는 자신의 창조자 아들의 고유자 안에서 행동합니다. 하느님 아들들의 상호 관계에, 셋째 근원 및 중심에 기원을 둔 고유성들의 집단 연합에 혹은 인간 존재들과 같은 어떤 다른 창조물들 사이의 관계에, 그런 결합에 관해, 우주 아버지는 절대로 개입하지 않습니다. 창조자 아들의 법, 성좌 아버지들, 체계 주권자들 및 행성 왕자들의 규칙 – 그 우주를 위해 규정된 방침과 절차들이 언제나 지배적입니다. 권위가 분열되지 않습니다. 신적 권능과 목적은 결코 교차적으로 작용하지 않습니다. 신들은 완전히 영원한 만장일치 가운데 있습니다.

32:4.4 (363.2) The Creator Son rules supreme in all matters of ethical associations, the relations of any division of creatures to any other class of creatures or of two or more individuals within any given group; but such a plan does not mean that the Universal Father may not in his own way intervene and do aught that pleases the divine mind with any individual creature throughout all creation, as pertains to that individual’s present status or future prospects and as concerns the Father’s eternal plan and infinite purpose. 창조자 아들은 윤리적 관계의 모든 문제, 기존 집단 안에 있는 다른 어떤 등급의 창조물들 혹은 둘 이상의 개인들에 대한 창조물의 구분 관계들을 최극으로 다스립니다. 그러나 그런 계획은, 우주 아버지가, 개인의 현재 상태 혹은 미래 전망에 관해, 그리고 아버지의 영원한 계획과 무한한 목적에 관해, 모든 창조계 전체에서 개별 창조물에게 자신의 방법으로 개입하지 말고, 신적 마음이 기뻐하는 어떤 것도 하지 말아야 한다는 의미는 아닙니다.

32:4.5 (363.3) In the mortal will creatures the Father is actually present in the indwelling Adjuster, a fragment of his prepersonal spirit; and the Father is also the source of the personality of such a mortal will creature. 필사 의지 창조물들의 경우, 아버지는 내주하는 조율자, 자신의 전(前)고유적 영(靈)의 파편으로 실제 계시며, 또한 아버지는 그런 필사 의지 창조물의 고유성 근원입니다.

32:4.6 (363.4) These Thought Adjusters, the bestowals of the Universal Father, are comparatively isolated; they indwell human minds but have no discernible connection with the ethical affairs of a local creation. They are not directly co-ordinated with the seraphic service nor with the administration of systems, constellations, or a local universe, not even with the rule of a Creator Son, whose will is the supreme law of his universe. 이런 생각 조율자들, 우주 아버지의 증여자들은 상당히 고립되어 있습니다. 그들은 인간 마음들에 내주하지만 지역 창조계의 윤리적 업무들과 알아볼 만큼 관련이 없습니다. 그들은 세라핌 봉사와 직접 조정-통합하지 않고, 체계들·성좌들·지역 우주들의 경영과도 그렇고, 심지어 자기 뜻이 자신의 우주에서 최극 법칙인 창조주 아들의 통치와도 그렇습니다.

32:4.7 (363.5) The indwelling Adjusters are one of God’s separate but unified modes of contact with the creatures of his all but infinite creation. Thus does he who is invisible to mortal man manifest his presence, and could he do so, he would show himself to us in still other ways, but such further revelation is not divinely possible. 내주하는 조율자들은 거의 무한한 창조계에 속한 창조물들과 접촉하는, 격리되어 있지만 통일된 하느님의 방식 중 하나입니다. 보이지 않는 그는 필사 인간에게 자신의 존재를 그렇게 나타내며, 그렇게 할 수 있다면, 여전히 다른 방식으로 우리에게 자신을 드러내겠지만 다른 그런 계시는 신적으로 가능하지 않습니다.

32:4.8 (363.6) We can see and understand the mechanism whereby the Sons enjoy intimate and complete knowledge regarding the universes of their jurisdiction; but we cannot fully comprehend the methods whereby God is so fully and personally conversant with the details of the universe of universes, although we at least can recognize the avenue whereby the Universal Father can receive information regarding, and manifest his presence to, the beings of his immense creation. Through the personality circuit the Father is cognizant — has personal knowledge — of all the thoughts and acts of all the beings in all the systems of all the universes of all creation. Though we cannot fully grasp this technique of God’s communion with his children, we can be strengthened in the assurance that the “Lord knows his children,” and that of each one of us “he takes note where we were born.” 우리는 아들들이 자신들의 담당하는 우주들에 대해 정통하면서 완벽한 지식을 누리는 기능구조를 보고 이해할 수 있습니다. 그러나 우리는 하느님이 우주들의 우주의 세부 사항에 그토록 완전히 고유적으로 관계하는 방식들을 완전히 납득할 수 없지만, 우리는 적어도 우주 아버지가 자신의 광대한 창조계에 속한 존재들에 관한 정보를 받고, 그들에게 자신의 현존을 드러내는 방법을 알아볼 수 있습니다. 고유성 회로를 통해 아버지는 모든 창조계의 온 우주에 속한 모든 체계에 있는 모든 존재들의 모든 생각과 행위를 인식하고, 고유적으로 알고 있습니다. 우리는 하느님이 자기 자녀들과 교감하는 이 기법을 완전히 파악할 수 없지만, “주께서 자기 자녀들을 아시고(딤후2:19),” 우리 각자가 “어디에서 태어났는지 그가 주목하신다.”라는 확신으로 우리는 격려될 수 있습니다.

32:4.9 (363.7) In your universe and in your heart the Universal Father is present, spiritually speaking, by one of the Seven Master Spirits of central abode and, specifically, by the divine Adjuster who lives and works and waits in the depths of the mortal mind. 영적으로 말해서, 너희 우주와 너희 심정에, 우주 아버지가, 중앙 거처의 일곱 주 영(靈) 중 하나로, 특히 필사자 마음의 깊은 곳에서 살고, 일하며 기다리는 신적 조율자로 계십니다.

32:4.10 (363.8) God is not a self-centered personality; the Father freely distributes himself to his creation and to his creatures. He lives and acts, not only in the Deities, but also in his Sons, whom he intrusts with the doing of everything that it is divinely possible for them to do. The Universal Father has truly divested himself of every function which it is possible for another being to perform. And this is just as true of mortal man as of the Creator Son who rules in God’s stead at the headquarters of a local universe. Thus we behold the outworking of the ideal and infinite love of the Universal Father. 하느님은 자기-중심적 고유성이 아닙니다. 아버지는 자기 창조계와 자신의 창조물들에게 아낌없이 자신을 내어 주십니다. 그는 신(神)들만이 아니라 모든 것을 신적으로 행하도록 자신이 위탁한, 자기 아들들 안에 살고 활동하십니다. 우주 아버지는 다른 존재가 행할 수 있는 모든 기능을 진정으로 내어 주셨습니다. 그리고 이것은 지역 우주의 본부에서 하느님 대신에 다스리는 창조자 아들처럼 필사 인간에게도 바로 해당합니다. 이런 식으로 우리는 우주 아버지의 이상(理想)적이며 무한한 사랑의 결과를 바라봅니다.

32:4.11 (364.1) In this universal bestowal of himself we have abundant proof of both the magnitude and the magnanimity of the Father’s divine nature. If God has withheld aught of himself from the universal creation, then of that residue he is in lavish generosity bestowing the Thought Adjusters upon the mortals of the realms, the Mystery Monitors of time, who so patiently indwell the mortal candidates for life everlasting. 이렇게 우주적으로 자신을 증여함에서, 우리는 아버지의 신적 본성이 광대한 양적 규모와 관대한 질적 규모 둘 다 풍성하다는 증거를 갖고 있습니다. 하느님이 우주 창조계에서 조금이라도 자신을 남겼다면, 그는 그 나머지로, 영역의 필사자들에게 생각 조율자들, 필사 후보자들의 영원한 생명을 위해 그토록 인내하며 내주하는, 시간의 신비 감시자들을, 관대함으로 아낌없이 증여하십니다.

32:4.12 (364.2) The Universal Father has poured out himself, as it were, to make all creation rich in personality possession and potential spiritual attainment. God has given us himself that we may be like him, and he has reserved for himself of power and glory only that which is necessary for the maintenance of those things for the love of which he has thus divested himself of all things else. 우주 아버지는 말하자면 모든 창조계가 고유성을 소유하고 영적 달성의 잠재력이 풍성하도록 자신을 쏟아 놓았습니다. 하느님은 우리가 자신처럼 될 수 있도록 우리에게 자신을 주셨고, 그렇게 다른 모든 것을 내어놓은 사랑을 위해 그런 것들의 유지에 필수적인 것만, 권능과 영광으로 비축해 두셨습니다.

32-3 The Evolutionary Idea 진화적 관념

  1. The Evolutionary Idea 진화적 관념

32:3.1 (360.3) The only creation that is perfectly settled is Havona, the central universe, which was made directly by the thought of the Universal Father and the word of the Eternal Son. Havona is an existential, perfect, and replete universe, surrounding the home of the eternal Deities, the center of all things. The creations of the seven superuniverses are finite, evolutionary, and consistently progressive. 완전하게 정착된 유일한 창조계는 하보나, 중앙우주이며, 그것은 우주 아버지의 생각과 영원 아들의 말씀으로 직접 만들어졌습니다. 하보나는, 영원한 신들의 집을 둘러싸고 있는, 실존적이고, 완전하며 충만한 우주입니다. 일곱 초우주 창조계들은 유한하고, 진화적이며 시종 진화적입니다.

32:3.2 (360.4) The physical systems of time and space are all evolutionary in origin. They are not even physically stabilized until they are swung into the settled circuits of their superuniverses. Neither is a local universe settled in light and life until its physical possibilities of expansion and development have been exhausted, and until the spiritual status of all its inhabited worlds has been forever settled and stabilized. 시공의 물리적 체계는 기원이 모두 진화적입니다. 그것들은 초우주의 안정된 회로에 돌입하기까지 물리적으로 안정되지 않습니다. 그것의 물리적 팽창과 발전의 가능성이 소모되기까지, 그들 안에 있는 모든 거주 세계들의 영적 상태가 영원히 정착되어 안정화되기까지, 어떤 지역 우주도 빛과 생명으로 정착되지 않습니다.

32:3.3 (360.5) Except in the central universe, perfection is a progressive attainment. In the central creation we have a pattern of perfection, but all other realms must attain that perfection by the methods established for the advancement of those particular worlds or universes. And an almost infinite variety characterizes the plans of the Creator Sons for organizing, evolving, disciplining, and settling their respective local universes. 중앙 우주의 경우를 제외하고, 완전은 진보적 도달입니다. 중앙 창조계에서, 우리는 완전의 원본을 가지고 있지만, 다른 모든 영역들은, 그 특정 세계들 혹은 우주들의 진보를 위해, 정해진 방법으로 그 완전에 도달해야만 합니다. 각 지역 우주들의 조직, 진화, 훈련 및 정착을 위한 창조주 아들들의 계획은 거의 무한히 다양한 특색을 지닙니다.

32:3.4 (360.6) With the exception of the deity presence of the Father, every local universe is, in a certain sense, a duplication of the administrative organization of the central or pattern creation. Although the Universal Father is personally present in the residential universe, he does not indwell the minds of the beings originating in that universe as he does literally dwell with the souls of the mortals of time and space. There seems to be an all-wise compensation in the adjustment and regulation of the spiritual affairs of the far-flung creation. In the central universe the Father is personally present as such but absent in the minds of the children of that perfect creation; in the universes of space the Father is absent in person, being represented by his Sovereign Sons, while he is intimately present in the minds of his mortal children, being spiritually represented by the prepersonal presence of the Mystery Monitors that reside in the minds of these will creatures. 아버지의 신(神) 현존 외에, 모든 지역 우주는 어떤 면에서 중앙 및 원본 창조계에 속한 경영적 조직의 복제품입니다. 우주 아버지는 거주하는 우주에 고유적으로 현존하지만, 그는 시공 필사자들의 혼들과 함께 글자 그대로 거하듯이, 그 우주에서 시작된 존재들의 마음에 내주하지는 않습니다. 광범위한 창조계의 영적 업무들의 조율과 규칙에는 지혜로운 모든 보정(補整보충 정돈)이 있는 듯합니다. 중앙우주에 아버지는 그처럼 고유적으로 현존하지만, 그 완전한 창조계의 자녀들 마음에는 계시지 않습니다. 공간의 우주에서, 자신의 주권 아들들로 대표되는 아버지는 고유자로 계시지 않는 한편, 이런 의지 창조물들의 마음에 사는 신비 감시자들의 전(前)고유적 현존에 의해 영적으로 대표되는, 자신의 필사 자녀들의 마음들 안에, 그는 깊숙이 현존합니다.

32:3.5 (360.7) On the headquarters of a local universe there reside all those creator and creative personalities who represent self-contained authority and administrative autonomy except the personal presence of the Universal Father. In the local universe there are to be found something of everyone and someone of almost every class of intelligent beings existing in the central universe except the Universal Father. Although the Universal Father is not personally present in a local universe, he is personally represented by its Creator Son, sometime vicegerent of God and subsequently supreme and sovereign ruler in his own right. 지역 우주의 본부에는, 우주 아버지의 고유적 현존 외에, 독립적인 권위와 경영적 자율을 대표하는 모든 창조자와 창조적 고유성들이 삽니다. 지역 우주에서, 우주 아버지 외에, 모든 부류 중 어떤 것들과 중앙우주에 존재하는 거의 모든 종류의 지적 존재 중 어떤 이들이 발견될 것입니다. 우주 아버지는 지역 우주에 고유적으로 계시지 않지만, 그는 지역우주의 창조자 아들, 언젠가 하느님의 대관(代官) 및 차후 자신의 권리 가운데 최극 및 주권 통치자로 친히 대표됩니다.

32:3.6 (361.1) The farther down the scale of life we go, the more difficult it becomes to locate, with the eye of faith, the invisible Father. The lower creatures — and sometimes even the higher personalities — find it difficult always to envisage the Universal Father in his Creator Sons. And so, pending the time of their spiritual exaltation, when perfection of development will enable them to see God in person, they grow weary in progression, entertain spiritual doubts, stumble into confusion, and thus isolate themselves from the progressive spiritual aims of their time and universe. In this way they lose the ability to see the Father when beholding the Creator Son. The surest safeguard for the creature throughout the long struggle to attain the Father, during this time when inherent conditions make such attainment impossible, is tenaciously to hold on to the truth-fact of the Father’s presence in his Sons. Literally and figuratively, spiritually and personally, the Father and the Sons are one. It is a fact: He who has seen a Creator Son has seen the Father. 우리가 생명의 단계로 더 내려갈수록, 신앙의 눈으로, 보이지 않는 아버지의 위치를 정하기는 더 어렵습니다. 낮은 창조물들이 – 종종 높은 고유성들도 – 창조자 아들들 안에서 우주 아버지를 그려보기는 항상 어렵습니다. 그래서 그들이 하느님을 고유자로 알아보게 하는 발전의 완전, 자신들의 영적 고양의 때를 기다리면서, 그들은 진보로 지치며, 영적 의혹을 품고, 혼란에 빠져서, 자신들의 시간과 우주에 속한 진보하는 영적 목적에서 자신들을 분리합니다. 이렇게 그들은 창조자 아들을 보면서, 아버지를 보는 능력을 잃어버립니다. 본래 상황으로 인해 그렇게 도달하기가 불가능할 때, 아버지께 도달하는 긴 분투 내내, 창조물을 위한 가장 확실한 안전장치는 아버지가 자기 아들들 안에 현존한다는 진리-사실을 집요하게 붙드는 것입니다. 글자 그대로, 비유적으로, 영적으로 고유적으로, 아버지와 아들들은 하나입니다. 이것이 사실입니다. 창조자 아들을 본 자는 아버지를 보았습니다.

32:3.7 (361.2) The personalities of a given universe are settled and dependable, at the start, only in accordance with their degree of kinship to Deity. When creature origin departs sufficiently far from the original and divine Sources, whether we are dealing with the Sons of God or the creatures of ministry belonging to the Infinite Spirit, there is an increase in the possibility of disharmony, confusion, and sometimes rebellion — sin. 주어진 우주의 고유성들은, 처음에 신(神)과 단지 가까운 관계의 정도에 따라서, 정착하고 신뢰할 수 있습니다. 창조물이 본래의 신적 근원들과 충분히 멀리 떨어져 있을 때, 우리가 하느님의 아들들 혹은 무한 영에 속해서 사역하는 창조물을 상대해도, 부조화, 혼란 및 종종 반역 – 죄의 가능성이 늘어납니다.

32:3.8 (361.3) Excepting perfect beings of Deity origin, all will creatures in the superuniverses are of evolutionary nature, beginning in lowly estate and climbing ever upward, in reality inward. Even highly spiritual personalities continue to ascend the scale of life by progressive translations from life to life and from sphere to sphere. And in the case of those who entertain the Mystery Monitors, there is indeed no limit to the possible heights of their spiritual ascent and universe attainment. 신(神) 기원의 완전한 존재들을 제외하고, 초우주들에 있는 모든 의지 창조물은 낮은 신분에서 시작하여 언제나 위로, 실제로 안으로 올라가는 진화적 본성에 속합니다. 높은 영적 고유성들도, 생명에서 생명으로, 구체에서 구체로, 점진적으로 이동하여 생명의 단계를 계속 상승합니다. 신비의 감시자들을 받아들이는 자들의 경우에, 그들의 영적 상승과 우주 도달의 가능한 높이는 정말로 제한이 없습니다.

32:3.9 (361.4) The perfection of the creatures of time, when finally achieved, is wholly an acquirement, a bona fide personality possession. While the elements of grace are freely admixed, nevertheless, the creature attainments are the result of individual effort and actual living, personality reaction to the existing environment. 결국 성취된, 시간 창조물들의 완전은 완전한 획득, 고유성의 진정한 소유입니다. 은총의 요소들이 아낌없이 섞여 있지만, 창조물 달성들은 개인 노력과 현실 생활의 결과이며, 존재하는 환경에 대한 고유성 반응입니다.

32:3.10 (361.5) The fact of animal evolutionary origin does not attach stigma to any personality in the sight of the universe as that is the exclusive method of producing one of the two basic types of finite intelligent will creatures. When the heights of perfection and eternity are attained, all the more honor to those who began at the bottom and joyfully climbed the ladder of life, round by round, and who, when they do reach the heights of glory, will have gained a personal experience which embodies an actual knowledge of every phase of life from the bottom to the top. 동물 진화적 기원의 사실은, 유한한 지적 의지 창조물들에 속한 두 기본 유형 중 하나를 만드는 유일한 방법이므로. 우주의 관점에서 어떤 고유성에게도 흠이 되지 않습니다. 완전과 영원의 절정에 도달하면, 바닥에서 시작하여 즐겁게 생명의 사다리로 한 과정씩 올라간 자들과, 그들이 영광의 절정에 이를 때, 바닥에서 정상까지 모든 삶의 단계에 대한 실제 지식을 실현하여 고유적 경험을 얻게 될 자들에게 모두 더 큰 영예가 주어집니다.

32:3.11 (361.6) In all this is shown the wisdom of the Creators. It would be just as easy for the Universal Father to make all mortals perfect beings, to impart perfection by his divine word. But that would deprive them of the wonderful experience of the adventure and training associated with the long and gradual inward climb, an experience to be had only by those who are so fortunate as to begin at the very bottom of living existence. 이 모든 것에 창조자들의 지혜가 드러납니다. 우주 아버지가 자신의 신적 말씀으로 완전성을 알려주는 것은, 바로 모든 필사자를 완전한 존재들로 만드는 것처럼 쉬운 일입니다. 그러나 그것은 그들로부터, 오래 계속되는 내부로의 점차적 상승과 관련된, 모험과 훈련의 놀라운 체험, 그토록 운이 좋아서, 살아 있는 존재의 가장 밑바닥에서 시작하는 자들만이 소유하게 되는 체험을 빼앗게 됩니다.

32:3.12 (362.1) In the universes encircling Havona there are provided only a sufficient number of perfect creatures to meet the need for pattern teacher guides for those who are ascending the evolutionary scale of life. The experiential nature of the evolutionary type of personality is the natural cosmic complement of the ever-perfect natures of the Paradise-Havona creatures. In reality, both perfect and perfected creatures are incomplete as regards finite totality. But in the complemental association of the existentially perfect creatures of the Paradise-Havona system with the experientially perfected finaliters ascending from the evolutionary universes, both types find release from inherent limitations and thus may conjointly attempt to reach the sublime heights of the ultimate of creature status. 하보나를 둘러싼 우주에는, 진화적 삶의 단계를 상승하는 자들을 안내하는 원본 교사의 필요를 채울 수 있도록 충분한 수의 완전한 창조물들만이 제공됩니다. 진화적 고유성 유형의 체험적 본성은 천국-하보나 창조물들의 늘-완전한 본성에 대한 자연스러운 질서 우주적 보충물입니다. 실제로, 완전하고 완전해진 창조물들은 유한한 전체의 관점에서는 둘 다 불완전합니다. 그러나 실존적으로 천국-하보나 체계에 속한 완전한 창조물들과 함께 진화 우주에서 상승하는 체험으로 완전해진 최종자들의 보충적 연합으로, 두 유형 모두 본래적 취약점에서 벗어나서 공동으로 궁극적인 창조물 지위의 숭고한 절정에 이르도록 시도할 수 있습니다.

32:3.13 (362.2) These creature transactions are the universe repercussions of actions and reactions within the Sevenfold Deity, wherein the eternal divinity of the Paradise Trinity is conjoined with the evolving divinity of the Supreme Creators of the time-space universes in, by, and through the power-actualizing Deity of the Supreme Being. 이런 창조물 교류들은 칠중 신(神) 내부의 행위와 반응에 대한 우주 영향들이며, 그 점에서 천국 삼위일체의 영원한 신성(神性)이, 최극 존재의 권능(동력)이-실현되는 신(神) 안에서, 그에 의해, 그를 통해, 시공 우주들에 속한 최극 창조자들의 진화하는 신성과 결합합니다.

32:3.14 (362.3) The divinely perfect creature and the evolutionary perfected creature are equal in degree of divinity potential, but they differ in kind. Each must depend on the other to attain supremacy of service. The evolutionary superuniverses depend on perfect Havona to provide the final training for their ascending citizens, but so does the perfect central universe require the existence of the perfecting superuniverses to provide for the full development of its descending inhabitants. 신적으로 완전한 창조물과 진화로 완전해진 창조물은 잠재적 신성의 정도가 같지만, 종류가 다릅니다. 각각 최극 봉사에 이르려면 서로 의존해야 합니다. 진화적 초우주들은 자신의 상승 시민들에게 최종적 훈련을 제공하려고 완전한 하보나를 의존하지만, 완전한 중앙 우주는 자신의 하강하는 주민들의 완전한 발전을 제공하려고 완전해가는 초우주들에 속한 존재들 역시 필요합니다.

32:3.15 (362.4) The two prime manifestations of finite reality, innate perfection and evolved perfection, be they personalities or universes, are co-ordinate, dependent, and integrated. Each requires the other to achieve completion of function, service, and destiny. 유한 실체의 가장 중요한 두 현현, 본래 완전하고 진화로 완전한 그들이 고유성들이든 우주들이든 조정하고 통합하며, 의존적이고, 통합합니다. 각자 기능, 봉사 및 운명의 완성을 성취하기 위해 다른 하나가 필요합니다.

32-2 Universe Organization 우주 조직

  1. Universe Organization 우주 조직

32:2.1 (358.3) The Creator Sons are preceded in universe organization by the power directors and other beings originating in the Third Source and Center. From the energies of space, thus previously organized, Michael, your Creator Son, established the inhabited realms of the universe of Nebadon and ever since has been painstakingly devoted to their administration. From pre-existent energy these divine Sons materialize visible matter, project living creatures, and with the co-operation of the universe presence of the Infinite Spirit, create a diverse retinue of spirit personalities. 창조자 아들들은 권능(동력) 관리자들과 셋째 근원 및 중심에서 기원한 다른 존재들로 인해 우주 조직에서 선행합니다. 그렇게 벌써 조직된 공간 에너지로부터, 너희 창조자 아들 미가엘은 네바돈 우주의 거주 영역을 설립했고 이후 줄곧 수고를 아끼지 않고 그것들의 경영에 전념했습니다. 이 신적 아들들은 선재(先在) 에너지로부터 눈에 보이는 물질이 되게 하고, 살아있는 창조물들을 기획하며, 무한 영에 속한 우주 현존의 협력과 함께, 다양한 영(靈) 고유성 수행(隨行)단(團)을 창조합니다.

32:2.2 (358.4) These power directors and energy controllers who long preceded the Creator Son in the preliminary physical work of universe organization later serve in magnificent liaison with this Universe Son, forever remaining in associated control of those energies which they originally organized and circuitized. On Salvington there now function the same one hundred power centers who co-operated with your Creator Son in the original formation of this local universe. 우주 조직의 예비 물질 작업에서 창조자 아들에 오랫동안 선행했던 이 권능(동력) 관리자들과 에너지 조정자들은 나중에 이 우주 아들과 장엄하게 연락하며 봉사하는데, 그들은 계속 남아서 그들이 최초에 조직하고 회로화했던 그 관련 에너지들을 조정합니다. 이 지역 우주의 최초 형성에 너희 창조자 아들과 협력했던 바로 그 100명의 권능(동력) 관리자들이 지금 샐빙톤에서 활동하고 있습니다.

32:2.3 (358.5) The first completed act of physical creation in Nebadon consisted in the organization of the headquarters world, the architectural sphere of Salvington, with its satellites. From the time of the initial moves of the power centers and physical controllers to the arrival of the living staff on the completed spheres of Salvington, there intervened a little over one billion years of your present planetary time. The construction of Salvington was immediately followed by the creation of the one hundred headquarters worlds of the projected constellations and the ten thousand headquarters spheres of the projected local systems of planetary control and administration, together with their architectural satellites. Such architectural worlds are designed to accommodate both physical and spiritual personalities as well as the intervening morontia or transition stages of being. 네바돈에서 첫째로 완료된 물리적 창조계 행위는 본부 세계, 즉 샐빙톤의 건축 구체와 그 위성들의 조직이었습니다. 권능(동력) 중심들과 물리 조정자들의 최초 이동에서 샐빙톤의 완료 구체들 위에 살아있는 직원들의 도착까지, 너희 현재 행성 시간으로 10억 년이 조금 넘었습니다. 샐빙톤의 건축 직후, 기획된 성좌들의 100 본부 세계들과 행성을 조정하고 경영하는, 기획된 지역 체계들의 1만 본부 구체들이 그들의 건축 위성들과 함께 창조되었습니다. 그런 건축 세계들은 물리적이며 영적 고유성들 만이 아니라 그 사이의 모론시아 즉 과도기 단계의 존재들까지 수용하도록 설계되었습니다.

32:2.4 (359.1) Salvington, the headquarters of Nebadon, is situated at the exact energy-mass center of the local universe. But your local universe is not a single astronomic system, though a large system does exist at its physical center. 네바돈의 본부 샐빙톤은 지역 우주 중 정확한 에너지-질량 중심에 놓여 있습니다. 그러나 너희 지역우주는, 커다란 체계가 지역우주의 물리적 중심에 존재하지만, 단 하나의 천문학적 체계가 아닙니다.

32:2.5 (359.2) Salvington is the personal headquarters of Michael of Nebadon, but he will not always be found there. While the smooth functioning of your local universe no longer requires the fixed presence of the Creator Son at the capital sphere, this was not true of the earlier epochs of physical organization. A Creator Son is unable to leave his headquarters world until such a time as gravity stabilization of the realm has been effected through the materialization of sufficient energy to enable the various circuits and systems to counterbalance one another by mutual material attraction. 샐빙톤은 네바돈 미가엘의 개인 본부이지만, 그가 항상 거기에 계시지는 않을 것입니다. 너희 지역 우주의 유연한 기능이, 수도 구체에서 고정된 창조자 아들의 현존을 요구하지 않지만, 초기 물리적 조직의 시대에는 이렇지 않았습니다. 다양한 회로와 체계들이 상호 물질 인력으로 서로 균형을 이룰 수 있게 하는 충분한 에너지를 물질화하여, 영역의 중력 안정화를 이루는 그런 때까지, 이 창조자 아들은 자신의 본부 세계를 떠날 수 없습니다.

32:2.6 (359.3) Presently, the physical plan of a universe is completed, and the Creator Son, in association with the Creative Spirit, projects his plan of life creation; whereupon does this representation of the Infinite Spirit begin her universe function as a distinct creative personality. When this first creative act is formulated and executed, there springs into being the Bright and Morning Star, the personification of this initial creative concept of identity and ideal of divinity. This is the chief executive of the universe, the personal associate of the Creator Son, one like him in all aspects of character, though markedly limited in the attributes of divinity. 즉시 우주의 물리적 계획이 완성되고, 창조적 영과 연합하여 창조자 아들이 자신의 생명 창조계의 계획을 기획합니다. 그 결과 무한 영의 이 대표가 독특한 창조적 고유성으로서 자신의 우주 활동을 시작합니다. 이 최초의 창조적 행위가 명확히 나타나 실행될 때, 갑자기 신성(神性)의 정체성과 이상에 속한 이 최초의 창조적 개념의 고유성화, 광명한 새벽별이 됩니다. 이는 우주의 수반(首班최고 행정관), 창조자 아들의 개인적 동료이며, 신성(神性)의 속성은 뚜렷이 제한되지만, 성품의 모든 면은 그를 닮았습니다.

32:2.7 (359.4) And now that the right-hand helper and chief executive of the Creator Son has been provided, there ensues the bringing into existence of a vast and wonderful array of diverse creatures. The sons and daughters of the local universe are forthcoming, and soon thereafter the government of such a creation is provided, extending from the supreme councils of the universe to the fathers of the constellations and the sovereigns of the local systems — the aggregations of those worlds which are designed subsequently to become the homes of the varied mortal races of will creatures; and each of these worlds will be presided over by a Planetary Prince. 창조주 아들에게 가장 믿을만한 조수이며 최고 행정관이 마련되었기 때문에, 다양한 창조물들의 광대하고 놀라운 행렬이 계속 생깁니다. 지역 우주의 아들들과 딸들이 박두(迫頭가까이 닥쳐옴)하면서, 곧 그에 따라, 우주의 최극 의회로부터 성좌의 아버지들과 지역 체계 – 후에, 의지 창조물들로 된 다양한 필사 종족들의 고향이 되도록 의도된, 그런 집단 세계들 -의 주권자들까지 확장된, 그런 창조계의 정부(政府)가 마련됩니다. 그리고 이런 각 세계들은 행성 왕자가 관할(管轄)할 것입니다.

32:2.8 (359.5) And then, when such a universe has been so completely organized and so repletely manned, does the Creator Son enter into the Father’s proposal to create mortal man in their divine image. 그런 후 그런 우주가 아주 완벽하게 조직되고 아주 완비되도록 임명하여 배치되었을 때, 창조자 아들이 자신들의 신적 형상으로 필사 인간을 창조하려는 아버지의 제안을 상세히 다룹니다. 

32:2.9 (359.6) The organization of planetary abodes is still progressing in Nebadon, for this universe is, indeed, a young cluster in the starry and planetary realms of Orvonton. At the last registry there were 3,840,101 inhabited planets in Nebadon, and Satania, the local system of your world, is fairly typical of other systems. 행성 거처의 조직은 네바돈에서 여전히 진행 중인데, 오르본톤의 별과 행성의 영역에서, 이 우주는 참으로 신흥 성단(星團)이기 때문입니다. 최근의 등록부에 따르면, 네바돈에는 3,840,101 거주 행성들이 있었고, 사타니아, 너희 세계가 속한 지역 체계는 다른 체계의 명백한 대표적 상징입니다.

32:2.10 (359.7) Satania is not a uniform physical system, a single astronomic unit or organization. Its 619 inhabited worlds are located in over five hundred different physical systems. Only five have more than two inhabited worlds, and of these only one has four peopled planets, while there are forty-six having two inhabited worlds. 사타니아는 획일적인 물리적 체계, 단일(單一) 천문학 단계나 조직이 아닙니다. 500개 이상의 서로 다른 물리적 체계들 안에 사타니아의 619 거주 세계들이 있습니다. 사타니아 체계 중 5개의 물리적 체계만 2개 이상의 거주 세계들이 있고, 이 중 단 1개의 물리적 체계는 사람들이 사는 4개의 행성들을 지니며, 한편 2개의 거주 세계들을 지닌 46개의 물리적 체계들이 있습니다(46물리적 체계-92행성, 1물리적 체계-4행성, 4물리적 체계-8~12행성, 합해서 51 물리적 체계 – 104~108 행성. 450 이상의 물리적 체계에 511~515 행성 가능성)

32:2.11 (359.8) The Satania system of inhabited worlds is far removed from Uversa and that great sun cluster which functions as the physical or astronomic center of the seventh superuniverse. From Jerusem, the headquarters of Satania, it is over two hundred thousand light-years to the physical center of the superuniverse of Orvonton, far, far away in the dense diameter of the Milky Way. Satania is on the periphery of the local universe, and Nebadon is now well out towards the edge of Orvonton. From the outermost system of inhabited worlds to the center of the superuniverse is a trifle less than two hundred and fifty thousand light-years. 거주 세계들로 구성된 사타니아 체계는 유버르사와, 일곱째 초우주의 물리적 또는 천문학적 중심으로 기능하는 거대한 항성 성단에서 멀리 떨어져 있습니다. 사타니아 본부 예루셈에서, 은하수의 밀집 직경에서 멀리, 멀리 떨어진, 오르본톤 초우주의 물리적 중심까지 200,000 광년(1.892146e+18km) 이상(以上)입니다. 사타니아는 지역 우주의 주변(周邊가장자리)에 있고, 네바돈은 지금 오르본톤의 테두리를 향해 밖으로 분출하고 있습니다. 거주 세계 중 가장 바깥의 체계에서부터 초우주의 중심까지는 25만 광년이 조금 안됩니다(1광년=9.461e15m, 9500조 미터).

32:2.12 (360.1) The universe of Nebadon now swings far to the south and east in the superuniverse circuit of Orvonton. The nearest neighboring universes are: Avalon, Henselon, Sanselon, Portalon, Wolvering, Fanoving, and Alvoring. 네바돈 우주는 지금 오르본톤 초우주 회로에서 남동쪽으로 멀리 회전하고 있습니다. 가장 가까운 이웃 우주들은 아발론, 헨셀론, 산셀론, 포르탈론, 울버링, 화노빙 및 알보링입니다.

32:2.13 (360.2) But the evolution of a local universe is a long narrative. Papers dealing with the superuniverse introduce this subject, those of this section, treating of the local creations, continue it, while those to follow, touching upon the history and destiny of Urantia, complete the story. But you can adequately comprehend the destiny of the mortals of such a local creation only by a perusal of the narratives of the life and teachings of your Creator Son as he once lived the life of man, in the likeness of mortal flesh, on your own evolutionary world. 그러나 지역 우주의 진화는 긴 이야기입니다. 초우주를 다루는 글에서 이 주제를 소개하며, 지역 창조계를 다루는 이 부분의 글에서 계속하며, 뒤의 글에서 유란시아의 역사와 운명을 언급하면서 이야기를 완성합니다. 그러나 너희는, 바로 너희 진화 세계에서 필사자 육신의 모습으로, 한때 인간의 생애를 살았던, 너희 창조자 아들의 생애와 가르침의 이야기들을 숙독해야만, 그런 지역 창조계에 속한 필사자들의 운명을 충분히 파악할 수 있습니다.

32-1 Physical Emergence of Universes 우주들의 물리적 창발(創發)

  1. Physical Emergence of Universes 우주들의 물리적 창발(創發)

32:1.1 (357.5) The preuniverse manipulations of space-force and the primordial energies are the work of the Paradise Master Force Organizers; but in the superuniverse domains, when emergent energy becomes responsive to local or linear gravity, they retire in favor of the power directors of the superuniverse concerned. 공간-기세와 원초 에너지들을 우주 이전에 조종하는 일은 천국 주(主) 기세 조직자들의 업무입니다. 그러나 초우주 영역에서, 창발 에너지가 지역 혹은 직선(선형) 중력에 반응할 때, 그들은 관련된 초우주의 권능(동력) 관리자들을 위해 물러납니다.

32:1.2 (357.6) These power directors function alone in the prematerial and postforce phases of a local universe creation. There is no opportunity for a Creator Son to begin universe organization until the power directors have effected the mobilization of the space-energies sufficiently to provide a material foundation — literal suns and material spheres — for the emerging universe. 이런 권능(동력) 관리자들은, 지역우주 창조계의 물질-이전 및 기세-이후의 단계에서 홀로 활동합니다. 권능(동력) 관리자들이 창발하는 우주를 위해 물리적 토대 – 순전한 항성들과 물리적 구체들-를 충분히 제공하도록 공간-에너지들을 동원하기까지, 창조자 아들은 우주 조직을 시작할 기회가 없습니다.

32:1.3 (357.7) The local universes are all approximately of the same energy potential, though they differ greatly in physical dimensions and may vary in visible-matter content from time to time. The power charge and potential-matter endowment of a local universe are determined by the manipulations of the power directors and their predecessors as well as by the Creator Son’s activities and by the endowment of the inherent physical control possessed by his creative associate. 지역우주들은 물리적 규모가 아주 다르고 종종 가시적-물질 크기도 다양할 수 있지만, 모두 거의 동일한 에너지 잠재력을 지닙니다. 지역우주에 속한 동력 전하(電荷)와 잠재적-물질 자질은, 창조자 아들의 활동들 및 그의 창조적 동료가 소유한, 본래적 물리 조정의 자질에 의해서만이 아니라, 권능(동력) 관리자들과 그 전임자들의 조정으로 결정됩니다.

32:1.4 (358.1) The energy charge of a local universe is approximately one one-hundred-thousandth of the force endowment of its superuniverse. In the case of Nebadon, your local universe, the mass materialization is a trifle less. Physically speaking, Nebadon possesses all of the physical endowment of energy and matter that may be found in any of the Orvonton local creations. The only physical limitation upon the developmental expansion of the Nebadon universe consists in the quantitative charge of space-energy held captive by the gravity control of the associated powers and personalities of the combined universe mechanism. 지역우주의 에너지 전하(電荷물체가 지닌 전기량)는 그 초우주에 속한 기세 자질의 대략 1/10만입니다. 너희 지역우주 네바돈의 경우에, 물질화 질량은 약간 적습니다. 물리적으로 말해서, 네바돈은, 오르본톤의 어떤 지역 창조계에서도 발견될 수 있는, 에너지와 물질의 모든 물리적 자질을 지니고 있습니다. 네바돈 우주의 발전 팽창에 대한 유일한 물리적 제한은, 결합 우주 기능구조에 속한 동료 권능(동력)들 및 고유성들의 중력 조정으로 잡아둔, 공간-에너지의 양적 전하(電荷)에 있습니다.

32:1.5 (358.2) When energy-matter has attained a certain stage in mass materialization, a Paradise Creator Son appears upon the scene, accompanied by a Creative Daughter of the Infinite Spirit. Simultaneously with the arrival of the Creator Son, work is begun upon the architectural sphere which is to become the headquarters world of the projected local universe. For long ages such a local creation evolves, suns become stabilized, planets form and swing into their orbits, while the work of creating the architectural worlds which are to serve as constellation headquarters and system capitals continues. 에너지-물질이 물질화 질량의 어떤 단계에 도달하면, 천국 창조자 아들이, 무한 영의 창조적 딸과 함께 그 현장에 나타납니다. 창조자 아들의 도착과 동시에, 입안된 지역 우주의 본부 세계들이 되어야 하는 건축 구체들에서 과업이 시작됩니다. 오랜 세월 그렇게 지역 창조계가 진화하고, 항성들이 안정되고, 행성들이 형성되어 자기 궤도에서 활동을 개시하는 한편, 성좌 본부들과 체계 수도들로 사용될 건축 세계들을 창조하는 작업이 계속됩니다.

32-0 The Evolution of Local Universes 지역 우주들의 진화

  • The Evolution of Local Universes 지역 우주들의 진화

32:0.1 (357.1) A LOCAL universe is the handiwork of a Creator Son of the Paradise order of Michael. It comprises one hundred constellations, each embracing one hundred systems of inhabited worlds. Each system will eventually contain approximately one thousand inhabited spheres. 지역우주는 천국 미가엘 계층 창조자 아들의 작품입니다. 그것은 100 성좌를 형성하며, 각 성좌는 거주 세계에 속한 100 체계를 포함합니다. 각 체계는 결국 약 1,000 거주 구체들을 포함할 것입니다.

32:0.2 (357.2) These universes of time and space are all evolutionary. The creative plan of the Paradise Michaels always proceeds along the path of gradual evolvement and progressive development of the physical, intellectual, and spiritual natures and capacities of the manifold creatures who inhabit the varied orders of spheres comprising such a local universe. 시공간의 이런 우주들은 모두 진화적입니다. 천국 미가엘들의 창조적 계획은, 그런 지역우주를 이루는 다양한 계층의 구체에 거주하는 다종 창조물들의 육체적·지적·영적 본성과 능력의 점진적 진전 및 진보적 발달 경로를 따라 항상 진행됩니다.

32:0.3 (357.3) Urantia belongs to a local universe whose sovereign is the God-man of Nebadon, Jesus of Nazareth and Michael of Salvington. And all of Michael’s plans for this local universe were fully approved by the Paradise Trinity before he ever embarked upon the supreme adventure of space. 유란시아는, 네바돈의 하느님-사람, 나사렛 예수, 샐빙톤의 미가엘이 주권자로 있는 지역우주에 속합니다. 그리고 이 지역우주를 위한 미가엘의 모든 계획들은, 그가 공간의 최극 모험을 착수하기 전에, 천국 삼위일체가 완전히 승인(承認마땅하다고 인정)했습니다.

32:0.4 (357.4) The Sons of God may choose the realms of their creator activities, but these material creations were originally projected and planned by the Paradise Architects of the Master Universe. 하느님의 아들들은 자신들이 창조자로 활동하는 영역을 선택할 수 있지만, 주(主) 우주의 천국 건축가들이 이런 물질 창조계들을 최초에 설계하고 계획했습니다.

Paper 56 Universal Unity 우주 통일

Paper 56

Universal Unity 우주 통일

56:0.1 (637.1) GOD is unity. Deity is universally co-ordinated. The universe of universes is one vast integrated mechanism which is absolutely controlled by one infinite mind. The physical, intellectual, and spiritual domains of universal creation are divinely correlated. The perfect and imperfect are truly interrelated, and therefore may the finite evolutionary creature ascend to Paradise in obedience to the Universal Father’s mandate: “Be you perfect, even as I am perfect.”

56:0.2 (637.2) The diverse levels of creation are all unified in the plans and administration of the Architects of the Master Universe. To the circumscribed minds of time-space mortals the universe may present many problems and situations which apparently portray disharmony and indicate absence of effective co-ordination; but those of us who are able to observe wider stretches of universal phenomena, and who are more experienced in this art of detecting the basic unity which underlies creative diversity and of discovering the divine oneness which overspreads all this functioning of plurality, better perceive the divine and single purpose exhibited in all these manifold manifestations of universal creative energy.

1. Physical Co-ordination

56:1.1 (637.3) The physical or material creation is not infinite, but it is perfectly co-ordinated. There are force, energy, and power, but they are all one in origin. The seven superuniverses are seemingly dual; the central universe, triune; but Paradise is of single constitution. And Paradise is the actual source of all material universes — past, present, and future. But this cosmic derivation is an eternity event; at no time — past, present, or future — does either space or the material cosmos come forth from the nuclear Isle of Light. As the cosmic source, Paradise functions prior to space and before time; hence would its derivations seem to be orphaned in time and space did they not emerge through the Unqualified Absolute, their ultimate repository in space and their revealer and regulator in time.

56:1.2 (637.4) The Unqualified Absolute upholds the physical universe, while the Deity Absolute motivates the exquisite overcontrol of all material reality; and both Absolutes are functionally unified by the Universal Absolute. This cohesive correlation of the material universe is best understood by all personalities — material, morontia, absonite, or spiritual — by the observation of the gravity response of all bona fide material reality to the gravity centering on nether Paradise.

56:1.3 (638.1) Gravity unification is universal and unvarying; pure-energy response is likewise universal and inescapable. Pure energy (primordial force) and pure spirit are wholly preresponsive to gravity. These primal forces, inhering in the Absolutes, are personally controlled by the Universal Father; hence does all gravity center in the personal presence of the Paradise Father of pure energy and pure spirit and in his supermaterial abode.

56:1.4 (638.2) Pure energy is the ancestor of all relative, nonspirit functional realities, while pure spirit is the potential of the divine and directive overcontrol of all basic energy systems. And these realities, so diverse as manifested throughout space and as observed in the motions of time, are both centered in the person of the Paradise Father. In him they are one — must be unified — because God is one. The Father’s personality is absolutely unified.

56:1.5 (638.3) In the infinite nature of God the Father there could not possibly exist duality of reality, such as physical and spiritual; but the instant we look aside from the infinite levels and absolute reality of the personal values of the Paradise Father, we observe the existence of these two realities and recognize that they are fully responsive to his personal presence; in him all things consist.

56:1.6 (638.4) The moment you depart from the unqualified concept of the infinite personality of the Paradise Father, you must postulate MIND as the inevitable technique of unifying the ever-widening divergence of these dual universe manifestations of the original monothetic Creator personality, the First Source and Center — the I AM.

2. Intellectual Unity

56:2.1 (638.5) The Thought-Father realizes spirit expression in the Word-Son and attains reality expansion through Paradise in the far-flung material universes. The spiritual expressions of the Eternal Son are correlated with the material levels of creation by the functions of the Infinite Spirit, by whose spirit-responsive ministry of mind, and in whose physical-directive acts of mind, the spiritual realities of Deity and the material repercussions of Deity are correlated the one with the other.

56:2.2 (638.6) Mind is the functional endowment of the Infinite Spirit, therefore infinite in potential and universal in bestowal. The primal thought of the Universal Father eternalizes in dual expression: the Isle of Paradise and his Deity equal, the spiritual and Eternal Son. Such duality of eternal reality renders the mind God, the Infinite Spirit, inevitable. Mind is the indispensable channel of communication between spiritual and material realities. The material evolutionary creature can conceive and comprehend the indwelling spirit only by the ministry of mind.

56:2.3 (638.7) This infinite and universal mind is ministered in the universes of time and space as the cosmic mind; and though extending from the primitive ministry of the adjutant spirits up to the magnificent mind of the chief executive of a universe, even this cosmic mind is adequately unified in the supervision of the Seven Master Spirits, who are in turn co-ordinated with the Supreme Mind of time and space and perfectly correlated with the all-embracing mind of the Infinite Spirit.

3. Spiritual Unification

56:3.1 (639.1) As the universal mind gravity is centered in the Paradise personal presence of the Infinite Spirit, so does the universal spirit gravity center in the Paradise personal presence of the Eternal Son. The Universal Father is one, but to time-space he is revealed in the dual phenomena of pure energy and pure spirit.

56:3.2 (639.2) Paradise spirit realities are likewise one, but in all time-space situations and relations this single spirit is revealed in the dual phenomena of the spirit personalities and emanations of the Eternal Son and the spirit personalities and influences of the Infinite Spirit and associated creations; and there is yet a third — pure-spirit fragmentations — the Father’s bestowal of the Thought Adjusters and other spirit entities which are prepersonal.

56:3.3 (639.3) No matter on what level of universe activities you may encounter spiritual phenomena or contact with spirit beings, you may know that they are all derived from the God who is spirit by the ministry of the Spirit Son and the Infinite Mind Spirit. And this far-flung spirit functions as a phenomenon on the evolutionary worlds of time as it is directed from the headquarters of the local universes. From these capitals of the Creator Sons come the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Truth, together with the ministry of the adjutant mind-spirits, to the lower and evolving levels of material minds.

56:3.4 (639.4) While mind is more unified on the level of the Master Spirits in association with the Supreme Being and as the cosmic mind in subordination to the Absolute Mind, the spirit ministry to the evolving worlds is more directly unified in the personalities resident on the headquarters of the local universes and in the persons of the presiding Divine Ministers, who are in turn well-nigh perfectly correlated with the Paradise gravity circuit of the Eternal Son, wherein occurs final unification of all time-space spirit manifestations.

56:3.5 (639.5) Perfected creature existence can be attained, sustained, and eternalized by the fusion of self-conscious mind with a fragment of the pre-Trinity spirit endowment of some one of the persons of the Paradise Trinity. The mortal mind is the creation of the Sons and Daughters of the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit and, when fused with the Thought Adjuster from the Father, partakes of the threefold spirit endowment of the evolutionary realms. But these three spirit expressions become perfectly unified in the finaliters, even as they were in eternity so unified in the Universal I AM ere he ever became the Universal Father of the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit.

56:3.6 (639.6) Spirit must always and ultimately become threefold in expression and Trinity-unified in final realization. Spirit originates from one source through a threefold expression; and in finality it must and does attain its full realization in that divine unification which is experienced in finding God — oneness with divinity — in eternity, and by means of the ministry of the cosmic mind of the infinite expression of the eternal word of the Father’s universal thought.

4. Personality Unification

56:4.1 (639.7) The Universal Father is a divinely unified personality; hence will all his ascendant children who are carried to Paradise by the rebound momentum of the Thought Adjusters, who went forth from Paradise to indwell material mortals in obedience to the Father’s mandate, likewise be fully unified personalities ere they reach Havona.

56:4.2 (640.1) Personality inherently reaches out to unify all constituent realities. The infinite personality of the First Source and Center, the Universal Father, unifies all seven constituent Absolutes of Infinity; and the personality of mortal man, being an exclusive and direct bestowal of the Universal Father, likewise possesses the potential of unifying the constituent factors of the mortal creature. Such unifying creativity of all creature personality is a birthmark of its high and exclusive source and is further evidential of its unbroken contact with this same source through the personality circuit, by means of which the personality of the creature maintains direct and sustaining contact with the Father of all personality on Paradise.

56:4.3 (640.2) Notwithstanding that God is manifest from the domains of the Sevenfold up through supremacy and ultimacy to God the Absolute, the personality circuit, centering on Paradise and in the person of God the Father, provides for the complete and perfect unification of all these diverse expressions of divine personality so far as concerns all creature personalities on all levels of intelligent existence and in all the realms of the perfect, perfected, and perfecting universes.

56:4.4 (640.3) While God is to and in the universes all that we have portrayed, nevertheless, to you and to all other God-knowing creatures he is one, your Father and their Father. To personality God cannot be plural. God is Father to each of his creatures, and it is literally impossible for any child to have more than one father.

56:4.5 (640.4) Philosophically, cosmically, and with reference to differential levels and locations of manifestation, you may and perforce must conceive of the functioning of plural Deities and postulate the existence of plural Trinities; but in the worshipful experience of the personal contact of every worshiping personality throughout the master universe, God is one; and that unified and personal Deity is our Paradise parent, God the Father, the bestower, conservator, and Father of all personalities from mortal man on the inhabited worlds to the Eternal Son on the central Isle of Light.

5. Deity Unity

56:5.1 (640.5) The oneness, the indivisibility, of Paradise Deity is existential and absolute. There are three eternal personalizations of Deity — the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, and the Infinite Spirit — but in the Paradise Trinity they are actually one Deity, undivided and indivisible.

56:5.2 (640.6) From the original Paradise-Havona level of existential reality, two subabsolute levels have differentiated, and thereon have the Father, Son, and Spirit engaged in the creation of numerous personal associates and subordinates. And while it is inappropriate in this connection to undertake the consideration of absonite deity unification on transcendental levels of ultimacy, it is feasible to look at some features of the unifying function of the various Deity personalizations in whom divinity is functionally manifest to the diverse sectors of creation and to the different orders of intelligent beings.

56:5.3 (640.7) The present functioning of divinity in the superuniverses is actively manifest in the operations of the Supreme Creators — the local universe Creator Sons and Spirits, the superuniverse Ancients of Days, and the Seven Master Spirits of Paradise. These beings constitute the first three levels of God the Sevenfold leading inward to the Universal Father, and this entire domain of God the Sevenfold is co-ordinating on the first level of experiential deity in the evolving Supreme Being.

56:5.4 (641.1) On Paradise and in the central universe, Deity unity is a fact of existence. Throughout the evolving universes of time and space, Deity unity is an achievement.

6. Unification of Evolutionary Deity

56:6.1 (641.2) When the three eternal persons of Deity function as undivided Deity in the Paradise Trinity, they achieve perfect unity; likewise, when they create, either associatively or severally, their Paradise progeny exhibit the characteristic unity of divinity. And this divinity of purpose manifested by the Supreme Creators and Rulers of the time-space domains eventuates in the unifying power potential of the sovereignty of experiential supremacy which, in the presence of the impersonal energy unity of the universe, constitutes a reality tension that can be resolved only through adequate unification with the experiential personality realities of experiential Deity.

56:6.2 (641.3) The personality realities of the Supreme Being come forth from the Paradise Deities and on the pilot world of the outer Havona circuit unify with the power prerogatives of the Almighty Supreme coming up from the Creator divinities of the grand universe. God the Supreme as a person existed in Havona before the creation of the seven superuniverses, but he functioned only on spiritual levels. The evolution of the Almighty power of Supremacy by diverse divinity synthesis in the evolving universes eventuated in a new power presence of Deity which co-ordinated with the spiritual person of the Supreme in Havona by means of the Supreme Mind, which concomitantly translated from the potential resident in the infinite mind of the Infinite Spirit to the active functional mind of the Supreme Being.

56:6.3 (641.4) The material-minded creatures of the evolutionary worlds of the seven superuniverses can comprehend Deity unity only as it is evolving in this power-personality synthesis of the Supreme Being. On any level of existence God cannot exceed the conceptual capacity of the beings who live on such a level. Mortal man must, through the recognition of truth, the appreciation of beauty, and the worship of goodness, evolve the recognition of a God of love and then progress through ascending deity levels to the comprehension of the Supreme. Deity, having been thus grasped as unified in power, can then be personalized in spirit to creature understanding and attainment.

56:6.4 (641.5) While ascending mortals achieve power comprehension of the Almighty on the capitals of the superuniverses and personality comprehension of the Supreme on the outer circuits of Havona, they do not actually find the Supreme Being as they are destined to find the Paradise Deities. Even the finaliters, sixth-stage spirits, have not found the Supreme Being, nor are they likely to until they have achieved seventh-stage-spirit status, and until the Supreme has become actually functional in the activities of the future outer universes.

56:6.5 (641.6) But when ascenders find the Universal Father as the seventh level of God the Sevenfold, they have attained the personality of the First Person of all deity levels of personal relationships with universe creatures.

7. Universal Evolutionary Repercussions

56:7.1 (642.1) The steady progress of evolution in the time-space universes is accompanied by ever-enlarging revelations of Deity to all intelligent creatures. The attainment of the height of evolutionary progress on a world, in a system, constellation, universe, superuniverse, or in the grand universe signalizes corresponding enlargements of deity function to and in these progressive units of creation. And every such local enhancement of divinity realization is accompanied by certain well-defined repercussions of enlarged deity manifestation to all other sectors of creation. Extending outward from Paradise, each new domain of realized and attained evolution constitutes a new and enlarged revelation of experiential Deity to the universe of universes.

56:7.2 (642.2) As the components of a local universe are progressively settled in light and life, God the Sevenfold is increasingly made manifest. Time-space evolution begins on a planet with the first expression of God the Sevenfold — the Creator Son-Creative Spirit association — in control. With the settling of a system in light, this Son-Spirit liaison attains the fullness of function; and when an entire constellation is thus settled, the second phase of God the Sevenfold becomes more active throughout such a realm. The completed administrative evolution of a local universe is attended by new and more direct ministrations of the superuniverse Master Spirits; and at this point there also begins that ever-expanding revelation and realization of God the Supreme which culminates in the ascender’s comprehension of the Supreme Being while passing through the worlds of the sixth Havona circuit.

56:7.3 (642.3) The Universal Father, the Eternal Son, and the Infinite Spirit are existential deity manifestations to intelligent creatures and are not, therefore, similarly expanded in personality relations with the mind and spirit creatures of all creation.

56:7.4 (642.4) It should be noted that ascending mortals may experience the impersonal presence of successive levels of Deity long before they become sufficiently spiritual and adequately educated to attain experiential personal recognition of, and contact with, these Deities as personal beings.

56:7.5 (642.5) Each new evolutionary attainment within a sector of creation, as well as every new invasion of space by divinity manifestations, is attended by simultaneous expansions of Deity functional-revelation within the then existing and previously organized units of all creation. This new invasion of the administrative work of the universes and their component units may not always appear to be executed exactly in accordance with the technique herewith outlined because it is the practice to send forth advance groups of administrators to prepare the way for the subsequent and successive eras of new administrative overcontrol. Even God the Ultimate foreshadows his transcendental overcontrol of the universes during the later stages of a local universe settled in light and life.

56:7.6 (642.6) It is a fact that, as the creations of time and space are progressively settled in evolutionary status, there is observed a new and fuller functioning of God the Supreme concomitant with a corresponding withdrawing of the first three manifestations of God the Sevenfold. If and when the grand universe becomes settled in light and life, what then will be the future function of the Creator-Creative manifestations of God the Sevenfold if God the Supreme assumes direct control of these creations of time and space? Are these organizers and pioneers of the time-space universes to be liberated for similar activities in outer space? We do not know, but we speculate much concerning these and related matters.

56:7.7 (643.1) As the frontiers of experiential Deity are extended out into the domains of the Unqualified Absolute, we envision the activity of God the Sevenfold during the earlier evolutionary epochs of these creations of the future. We are not all in agreement respecting the future status of the Ancients of Days and the superuniverse Master Spirits. Neither do we know whether or not the Supreme Being will therein function as in the seven superuniverses. But we all conjecture that the Michaels, the Creator Sons, are destined to function in these outer universes. Some hold that the future ages will witness some closer form of union between the associated Creator Sons and Divine Ministers; it is even possible that such a creator union might eventuate in some new expression of associate-creator identity of an ultimate nature. But we really know nothing about these possibilities of the unrevealed future.

56:7.8 (643.2) We do know, however, that in the universes of time and space, God the Sevenfold provides a progressive approach to the Universal Father, and that this evolutionary approach is experientially unified in God the Supreme. We might conjecture that such a plan must prevail in the outer universes; on the other hand, the new orders of beings that may sometime inhabit these universes may be able to approach Deity on ultimate levels and by absonite techniques. In short, we have not the slightest concept of what technique of deity approach may become operative in the future universes of outer space.

56:7.9 (643.3) Nevertheless, we deem that the perfected superuniverses will in some way become a part of the Paradise-ascension careers of those beings who may inhabit these outer creations. It is quite possible that in that future age we may witness outer-spacers approaching Havona through the seven superuniverses, administered by God the Supreme with or without the collaboration of the Seven Master Spirits.

8. The Supreme Unifier

56:8.1 (643.4) The Supreme Being has a threefold function in the experience of mortal man: First, he is the unifier of time-space divinity, God the Sevenfold; second, he is the maximum of Deity which finite creatures can actually comprehend; third, he is mortal man’s only avenue of approach to the transcendental experience of consorting with absonite mind, eternal spirit, and Paradise personality.

56:8.2 (643.5) Ascendant finaliters, having been born in the local universes, nurtured in the superuniverses, and trained in the central universe, embrace in their personal experiences the full potential of the comprehension of the time-space divinity of God the Sevenfold unifying in the Supreme. Finaliters serve successively in superuniverses other than those of nativity, thereby superimposing experience upon experience until the fullness of the sevenfold diversity of possible creature experience has been encompassed. Through the ministry of the indwelling Adjusters the finaliters are enabled to find the Universal Father, but it is by these techniques of experience that such finaliters come really to know the Supreme Being, and they are destined to the service and the revelation of this Supreme Deity in and to the future universes of outer space.

56:8.3 (644.1) Bear in mind, all that God the Father and his Paradise Sons do for us, we in turn and in spirit have the opportunity to do for and in the emerging Supreme Being. The experience of love, joy, and service in the universe is mutual. God the Father does not need that his sons should return to him all that he bestows upon them, but they do (or may) in turn bestow all of this upon their fellows and upon the evolving Supreme Being.

56:8.4 (644.2) All creational phenomena are reflective of antecedent creator-spirit activities. Said Jesus, and it is literally true, “The Son does only those things which he sees the Father do.” In time you mortals may begin the revelation of the Supreme to your fellows, and increasingly may you augment this revelation as you ascend Paradiseward. In eternity you may be permitted to make increasing revelations of this God of evolutionary creatures on supreme levels — even ultimate — as seventh-stage finaliters.

9. Universal Absolute Unity

56:9.1 (644.3) The Unqualified Absolute and the Deity Absolute are unified in the Universal Absolute. The Absolutes are co-ordinated in the Ultimate, conditioned in the Supreme, and time-space modified in God the Sevenfold. On subinfinite levels there are three Absolutes, but in infinity they appear to be one. On Paradise there are three personalizations of Deity, but in the Trinity they are one.

56:9.2 (644.4) The major philosophic proposition of the master universe is this: Did the Absolute (the three Absolutes as one in infinity) exist before the Trinity? and is the Absolute ancestral to the Trinity? or is the Trinity antecedent to the Absolute?

56:9.3 (644.5) Is the Unqualified Absolute a force presence independent of the Trinity? Does the presence of the Deity Absolute connote the unlimited function of the Trinity? and is the Universal Absolute the final function of the Trinity, even a Trinity of Trinities?

56:9.4 (644.6) On first thought, a concept of the Absolute as ancestor to all things — even the Trinity — seems to afford transitory satisfaction of consistency gratification and philosophic unification, but any such conclusion is invalidated by the actuality of the eternity of the Paradise Trinity. We are taught, and we believe, that the Universal Father and his Trinity associates are eternal in nature and existence. There is, then, but one consistent philosophic conclusion, and that is: The Absolute is, to all universe intelligences, the impersonal and co-ordinate reaction of the Trinity (of Trinities) to all basic and primary space situations, intrauniversal and extrauniversal. To all personality intelligences of the grand universe the Paradise Trinity forever stands in finality, eternity, supremacy, and ultimacy and, for all practical purposes of personal comprehension and creature realization, as absolute.

56:9.5 (644.7) As creature minds may view this problem, they are led to the final postulate of the Universal I AM as the primal cause and the unqualified source of both the Trinity and the Absolute. When, therefore, we crave to entertain a personal concept of the Absolute, we revert to our ideas and ideals of the Paradise Father. When we desire to facilitate comprehension or to augment consciousness of this otherwise impersonal Absolute, we revert to the fact that the Universal Father is the existential Father of absolute personality; the Eternal Son is the Absolute Person, though not, in the experiential sense, the personalization of the Absolute. And then we go on to envisage the experiential Trinities as culminating in the experiential personalization of the Deity Absolute, while conceiving the Universal Absolute as constituting the universe and the extrauniverse phenomena of the manifest presence of the impersonal activities of the unified and co-ordinated Deity associations of supremacy, ultimacy, and infinity — the Trinity of Trinities.

56:9.6 (645.1) God the Father is discernible on all levels from the finite to the infinite, and though his creatures from Paradise to the evolutionary worlds have variously perceived him, only the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit know him as an infinity.

56:9.7 (645.2) Spiritual personality is absolute only on Paradise, and the concept of the Absolute is unqualified only in infinity. Deity presence is absolute only on Paradise, and the revelation of God must always be partial, relative, and progressive until his power becomes experientially infinite in the space potency of the Unqualified Absolute, while his personality manifestation becomes experientially infinite in the manifest presence of the Deity Absolute, and while these two potentials of infinity become reality-unified in the Universal Absolute.

56:9.8 (645.3) But beyond subinfinite levels the three Absolutes are one, and thereby is infinity Deity-realized regardless of whether any other order of existence ever self-realizes consciousness of infinity.

56:9.9 (645.4) Existential status in eternity implies existential self-consciousness of infinity, even though another eternity may be required to experience self-realization of the experiential potentialities inherent in an infinity eternity — an eternal infinity.

56:9.10 (645.5) 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 adventure you have, on new experiential levels, rediscovered the eternal God — the Paradise Father of all universe personalities.

56:9.11 (645.6) The Universal Father is the explanation of universal unity as it must be supremely, even ultimately, realized in the postultimate unity of absolute values and meanings — unqualified Reality.

56:9.12 (645.7) The Master Force Organizers go out into space and mobilize its energies to become gravity responsive to the Paradise pull of the Universal Father; and subsequently there come the Creator Sons, who organize these gravity-responding forces into inhabited universes and therein evolve intelligent creatures who receive unto themselves the spirit of the Paradise Father and subsequently ascend to the Father to become like him in all possible divinity attributes.

56:9.13 (645.8) The ceaseless and expanding march of the Paradise creative forces through space seems to presage the ever-extending domain of the gravity grasp of the Universal Father and the never-ending multiplication of varied types of intelligent creatures who are able to love God and be loved by him, and who, by thus becoming God-knowing, may choose to be like him, may elect to attain Paradise and find God.

56:9.14 (646.1) 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, and no things or beings exist without him.

10. Truth, Beauty, and Goodness

56:10.1 (646.2) As the worlds settled in life and light progress from the initial stage to the seventh epoch, they successively grasp for the realization of the reality of God the Sevenfold, ranging from the adoration of the Creator Son to the worship of his Paradise Father. Throughout the continuing seventh stage of such a world’s history the ever-progressing mortals grow in the knowledge of God the Supreme, while they vaguely discern the reality of the overshadowing ministry of God the Ultimate.

56:10.2 (646.3) Throughout this glorious age the chief pursuit of the ever-advancing mortals is the quest for a better understanding and a fuller realization of the comprehensible elements of Deity — truth, beauty, and goodness. This represents man’s effort to discern God in mind, matter, and spirit. And as the mortal pursues this quest, he finds himself increasingly absorbed in the experiential study of philosophy, cosmology, and divinity.

56:10.3 (646.4) Philosophy you somewhat grasp, and divinity you comprehend in worship, social service, and personal spiritual experience, but the pursuit of beauty — cosmology — you all too often limit to the study of man’s crude artistic endeavors. Beauty, art, is largely a matter of the unification of contrasts. Variety is essential to the concept of beauty. The supreme beauty, the height of finite art, is the drama of the unification of the vastness of the cosmic extremes of Creator and creature. Man finding God and God finding man — the creature becoming perfect as is the Creator — that is the supernal achievement of the supremely beautiful, the attainment of the apex of cosmic art.

56:10.4 (646.5) Hence materialism, atheism, is the maximation of ugliness, the climax of the finite antithesis of the beautiful. Highest beauty consists in the panorama of the unification of the variations which have been born of pre-existent harmonious reality.

56:10.5 (646.6) The attainment of cosmologic levels of thought includes:

56:10.6 (646.7) 1. Curiosity. Hunger for harmony and thirst for beauty. Persistent attempts to discover new levels of harmonious cosmic relationships.

56:10.7 (646.8) 2. Aesthetic appreciation. Love of the beautiful and ever-advancing appreciation of the artistic touch of all creative manifestations on all levels of reality.

56:10.8 (646.9) 3. Ethic sensitivity. Through the realization of truth the appreciation of beauty leads to the sense of the eternal fitness of those things which impinge upon the recognition of divine goodness in Deity relations with all beings; and thus even cosmology leads to the pursuit of divine reality values — to God-consciousness.

56:10.9 (646.10) The worlds settled in light and life are so fully concerned with the comprehension of truth, beauty, and goodness because these quality values embrace the revelation of Deity to the realms of time and space. The meanings of eternal truth make a combined appeal to the intellectual and spiritual natures of mortal man. Universal beauty embraces the harmonious relations and rhythms of the cosmic creation; this is more distinctly the intellectual appeal and leads towards unified and synchronous comprehension of the material universe. Divine goodness represents the revelation of infinite values to the finite mind, therein to be perceived and elevated to the very threshold of the spiritual level of human comprehension.

56:10.10 (647.1) Truth is the basis of science and philosophy, presenting the intellectual foundation of religion. Beauty sponsors art, music, and the meaningful rhythms of all human experience. Goodness embraces the sense of ethics, morality, and religion — experiential perfection-hunger.

56:10.11 (647.2) The existence of beauty implies the presence of appreciative creature mind just as certainly as the fact of progressive evolution indicates the dominance of the Supreme Mind. Beauty is the intellectual recognition of the harmonious time-space synthesis of the far-flung diversification of phenomenal reality, all of which stems from pre-existent and eternal oneness.

56:10.12 (647.3) Goodness is the mental recognition of the relative values of the diverse levels of divine perfection. The recognition of goodness implies a mind of moral status, a personal mind with ability to discriminate between good and evil. But the possession of goodness, greatness, is the measure of real divinity attainment.

56:10.13 (647.4) The recognition of true relations implies a mind competent to discriminate between truth and error. The bestowal Spirit of Truth which invests the human minds of Urantia is unerringly responsive to truth — the living spirit relationship of all things and all beings as they are co-ordinated in the eternal ascent Godward.

56:10.14 (647.5) Every impulse of every electron, thought, or spirit is an acting unit in the whole universe. Only sin is isolated and evil gravity resisting on the mental and spiritual levels. The universe is a whole; no thing or being exists or lives in isolation. Self-realization is potentially evil if it is antisocial. It is literally true: “No man lives by himself.” Cosmic socialization constitutes the highest form of personality unification. Said Jesus: “He who would be greatest among you, let him become server of all.”

56:10.15 (647.6) Even truth, beauty, and goodness — man’s intellectual approach to the universe of mind, matter, and spirit — must be combined into one unified concept of a divine and supreme ideal. As mortal personality unifies the human experience with matter, mind, and spirit, so does this divine and supreme ideal become power-unified in Supremacy and then personalized as a God of fatherly love.

56:10.16 (647.7) All insight into the relations of the parts to any given whole requires an understanding grasp of the relation of all parts to that whole; and in the universe this means the relation of created parts to the Creative Whole. Deity thus becomes the transcendental, even the infinite, goal of universal and eternal attainment.

56:10.17 (647.8) Universal beauty is the recognition of the reflection of the Isle of Paradise in the material creation, while eternal truth is the special ministry of the Paradise Sons who not only bestow themselves upon the mortal races but even pour out their Spirit of Truth upon all peoples. Divine goodness is more fully shown forth in the loving ministry of the manifold personalities of the Infinite Spirit. But love, the sum total of these three qualities, is man’s perception of God as his spirit Father.

56:10.18 (648.1) Physical matter is the time-space shadow of the Paradise energy-shining of the absolute Deities. Truth meanings are the mortal-intellect repercussions of the eternal word of Deity — the time-space comprehension of supreme concepts. The goodness values of divinity are the merciful ministries of the spirit personalities of the Universal, the Eternal, and the Infinite to the time-space finite creatures of the evolutionary spheres.

56:10.19 (648.2) These meaningful reality values of divinity are blended in the Father’s relation with each personal creature as divine love. They are co-ordinated in the Son and his Sons as divine mercy. They manifest their qualities through the Spirit and his spirit children as divine ministry, the portrayal of loving mercy to the children of time. These three divinities are primarily manifested by the Supreme Being as power-personality synthesis. They are variously shown forth by God the Sevenfold in seven differing associations of divine meanings and values on seven ascending levels.

56:10.20 (648.3) To finite man truth, beauty, and goodness embrace the full revelation of divinity reality. As this love-comprehension of Deity finds spiritual expression in the lives of God-knowing mortals, there are yielded the fruits of divinity: intellectual peace, social progress, moral satisfaction, spiritual joy, and cosmic wisdom. The advanced mortals on a world in the seventh stage of light and life have learned that love is the greatest thing in the universe — and they know that God is love.

56:10.21 (648.4) Love is the desire to do good to others.

56:10.22 (648.5) [Presented by a Mighty Messenger visiting on Urantia, by request of the Nebadon Revelatory Corps and in collaboration with a certain Melchizedek, the vicegerent Planetary Prince of Urantia.]

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56:10.23 (648.6) This paper on Universal Unity is the twenty-fifth of a series of presentations by various authors, having been sponsored as a group by a commission of Nebadon personalities numbering twelve and acting under the direction of Mantutia Melchizedek. We indited these narratives and put them in the English language, by a technique authorized by our superiors, in the year 1934 of Urantia time.

Paper 55 The Spheres of Light and Life 빛과 생명의 구체들

Paper 55

The Spheres of Light and Life 빛과 생명의 구체들

55:0.1 (621.1) THE age of light and life is the final evolutionary attainment of a world of time and space. From the early times of primitive man, such an inhabited world has passed through the successive planetary ages — the pre- and the post-Planetary Prince ages, the post-Adamic age, the post-Magisterial Son age, and the postbestowal Son age. And then is such a world made ready for the culminating evolutionary attainment, the settled status of light and life, by the ministry of the successive planetary missions of the Trinity Teacher Sons with their ever-advancing revelations of divine truth and cosmic wisdom. In these endeavors the Teacher Sons enjoy the assistance of the Brilliant Evening Stars always, and the Melchizedeks sometimes, in establishing the final planetary age.

55:0.2 (621.2) This era of light and life, inaugurated by the Teacher Sons at the conclusion of their final planetary mission, continues indefinitely on the inhabited worlds. Each advancing stage of settled status may be segregated by the judicial actions of the Magisterial Sons into a succession of dispensations; but all such judicial actions are purely technical, in no way modifying the course of planetary events.

55:0.3 (621.3) Only those planets which attain existence in the main circuits of the superuniverse are assured of continuous survival, but as far as we know, these worlds settled in light and life are destined to go on throughout the eternal ages of all future time.

55:0.4 (621.4) There are seven stages in the unfoldment of the era of light and life on an evolutionary world, and in this connection it should be noted that the worlds of the Spirit-fused mortals evolve along lines identical with those of the Adjuster-fusion series. These seven stages of light and life are:

55:0.5 (621.5) 1. The first or planetary stage.

55:0.6 (621.6) 2. The second or system stage.

55:0.7 (621.7) 3. The third or constellation stage.

55:0.8 (621.8) 4. The fourth or local universe stage.

55:0.9 (621.9) 5. The fifth or minor sector stage.

55:0.10 (621.10) 6. The sixth or major sector stage.

55:0.11 (621.11) 7. The seventh or superuniverse stage.

55:0.12 (621.12) At the conclusion of this narrative these stages of advancing development are described as they relate to the universe organization, but the planetary values of any stage may be attained by any world quite independent of the development of other worlds or of the superplanetary levels of universe administration.

1. The Morontia Temple

55:1.1 (622.1) The presence of a morontia temple at the capital of an inhabited world is the certificate of the admission of such a sphere to the settled ages of light and life. Before the Teacher Sons leave a world at the conclusion of their terminal mission, they inaugurate this final epoch of evolutionary attainment; they preside on that day when the “holy temple comes down upon earth.” This event, signalizing the dawn of the era of light and life, is always honored by the personal presence of the Paradise bestowal Son of that planet, who comes to witness this great day. There in this temple of unparalleled beauty, this bestowal Son of Paradise proclaims the long-time Planetary Prince as the new Planetary Sovereign and invests such a faithful Lanonandek Son with new powers and extended authority over planetary affairs. The System Sovereign is also present and speaks in confirmation of these pronouncements.

55:1.2 (622.2) A morontia temple has three parts: Centermost is the sanctuary of the Paradise bestowal Son. On the right is the seat of the former Planetary Prince, now Planetary Sovereign; and when present in the temple, this Lanonandek Son is visible to the more spiritual individuals of the realm. On the left is the seat of the acting chief of finaliters attached to the planet.

55:1.3 (622.3) Although the planetary temples have been spoken of as “coming down from heaven,” in reality no actual material is transported from the system headquarters. The architecture of each is worked out in miniature on the system capital, and the Morontia Power Supervisors subsequently bring these approved plans to the planet. Here, in association with the Master Physical Controllers, they proceed to build the morontia temple according to specifications.

55:1.4 (622.4) The average morontia temple seats about three hundred thousand spectators. These edifices are not used for worship, play, or for receiving broadcasts; they are devoted to the special ceremonies of the planet, such as: communications with the System Sovereign or with the Most Highs, special visualization ceremonies designed to reveal the personality presence of spirit beings, and silent cosmic contemplation. The schools of cosmic philosophy here conduct their graduation exercises, and here also do the mortals of the realm receive planetary recognition for achievements of high social service and for other outstanding attainments.

55:1.5 (622.5) Such a morontia temple also serves as the place of assembly for witnessing the translation of living mortals to the morontia existence. It is because the translation temple is composed of morontia material that it is not destroyed by the blazing glory of the consuming fire which so completely obliterates the physical bodies of those mortals who therein experience final fusion with their divine Adjusters. On a large world these departure flares are almost continuous, and as the number of translations increases, subsidiary morontia life shrines are provided in different areas of the planet. Not long since I sojourned on a world in the far north whereon twenty-five morontia shrines were functioning.

55:1.6 (622.6) On presettled worlds, planets without morontia temples, these fusion flashes many times occur in the planetary atmosphere, where the material body of a translation candidate is elevated by the midway creatures and the physical controllers.

2. Death and Translation

55:2.1 (623.1) Natural, physical death is not a mortal inevitability. The majority of advanced evolutionary beings, citizens on worlds existing in the final era of light and life, do not die; they are translated directly from the life in the flesh to the morontia existence.

55:2.2 (623.2) This experience of translation from the material life to the morontia state — fusion of the immortal soul with the indwelling Adjuster — increases in frequency commensurate with the evolutionary progress of the planet. At first only a few mortals in each age attain translation levels of spiritual progress, but with the onset of the successive ages of the Teacher Sons, more and more Adjuster fusions occur before the termination of the lengthening lives of these progressing mortals; and by the time of the terminal mission of the Teacher Sons, approximately one quarter of these superb mortals are exempt from natural death.

55:2.3 (623.3) Farther along in the era of light and life the midway creatures or their associates sense the approaching status of probable soul-Adjuster union and signify this to the destiny guardians, who in turn communicate these matters to the finaliter group under whose jurisdiction this mortal may be functioning; then there is issued the summons of the Planetary Sovereign for such a mortal to resign all planetary duties, bid farewell to the world of his origin, and repair to the inner temple of the Planetary Sovereign, there to await morontia transit, the translation flash, from the material domain of evolution to the morontia level of prespirit progression.

55:2.4 (623.4) When the family, friends, and working group of such a fusion candidate have forgathered in the morontia temple, they are distributed around the central stage whereon the fusion candidates are resting, meantime freely conversing with their assembled friends. A circle of intervening celestial personalities is arranged to protect the material mortals from the action of the energies manifest at the instant of the “life flash” which delivers the ascension candidate from the bonds of material flesh, thereby doing for such an evolutionary mortal everything that natural death does for those who are thereby delivered from the flesh.

55:2.5 (623.5) Many fusion candidates may be assembled in the spacious temple at the same time. And what a beautiful occasion when mortals thus forgather to witness the ascension of their loved ones in spiritual flames, and what a contrast to those earlier ages when mortals must commit their dead to the embrace of the terrestrial elements! The scenes of weeping and wailing characteristic of earlier epochs of human evolution are now replaced by ecstatic joy and the sublimest enthusiasm as these God-knowing mortals bid their loved ones a transient farewell as they are removed from their material associations by the spiritual fires of consuming grandeur and ascending glory. On worlds settled in light and life, “funerals” are occasions of supreme joy, profound satisfaction, and inexpressible hope.

55:2.6 (623.6) The souls of these progressing mortals are increasingly filled with faith, hope, and assurance. The spirit permeating those gathered around the translation shrine resembles that of the joyful friends and relatives who might assemble at a graduating exercise for one of their group, or who might come together to witness the conferring of some great honor upon one of their number. And it would be decidedly helpful if less advanced mortals could only learn to view natural death with something of this same cheerfulness and lightheartedness.

55:2.7 (624.1) Mortal observers can see nothing of their translated associates subsequent to the fusion flash. Such translated souls proceed by Adjuster transit direct to the resurrection hall of the appropriate morontia-training world. These transactions concerned with the translation of living human beings to the morontia world are supervised by an archangel who was assigned to such a world on the day when it was first settled in light and life.

55:2.8 (624.2) By the time a world attains the fourth stage of light and life, more than half the mortals leave the planet by translation from among the living. Such diminishment of death continues on and on, but I know of no system whose inhabited worlds, even though long settled in life, are entirely free from natural death as the technique of escape from the bonds of flesh. And until such a high state of planetary evolution is uniformly attained, the morontia-training worlds of the local universe must continue in service as educational and cultural spheres for the evolving morontia progressors. The elimination of death is theoretically possible, but it has not yet occurred according to my observation. Perhaps such a status may be attained during the faraway stretches of the succeeding epochs of the seventh stage of settled planetary life.

55:2.9 (624.3) The translated souls of the flowering ages of the settled spheres do not pass through the mansion worlds. Neither do they sojourn, as students, on the morontia worlds of the system or constellation. They do not pass through any of the earlier phases of morontia life. They are the only ascending mortals who so nearly escape the morontia transition from material existence to semispirit status. The initial experience of such Son-seized mortals in the ascension career is in the services of the progression worlds of the universe headquarters. And from these study worlds of Salvington they go back as teachers to the very worlds they passed by, subsequently going on inward to Paradise by the established route of mortal ascension.

55:2.10 (624.4) Could you but visit a planet in an advanced stage of development, you would quickly grasp the reasons for providing for the differential reception of ascending mortals on the mansion and higher morontia worlds. You would readily understand that beings passing on from such highly evolved spheres are prepared to resume their Paradise ascent far in advance of the average mortal arriving from a disordered and backward world like Urantia.

55:2.11 (624.5) No matter from what level of planetary attainment human beings may ascend to the morontia worlds, the seven mansion spheres afford them ample opportunity to gain in experience as teacher-students all of everything which they failed to pass through because of the advanced status of their native planets.

55:2.12 (624.6) The universe is unfailing in the application of these equalizing techniques designed to insure that no ascender shall be deprived of aught which is essential to his ascension experience.

3. The Golden Ages

55:3.1 (624.7) During this age of light and life the world increasingly prospers under the fatherly rule of the Planetary Sovereign. By this time the worlds are progressing under the momentum of one language, one religion, and, on normal spheres, one race. But this age is not perfect. These worlds still have well-appointed hospitals, homes for the care of the sick. There still remain the problems of caring for accidental injuries and the inescapable infirmities attendant upon the decrepitude of old age and the disorders of senility. Disease has not been entirely vanquished, neither have the earth animals been subdued in perfection; but such worlds are like Paradise in comparison with the early times of primitive man during the pre-Planetary Prince age. You would instinctively describe such a realm — could you be suddenly transported to a planet in this stage of development — as heaven on earth.

55:3.2 (625.1) Human government in the conduct of material affairs continues to function throughout this age of relative progress and perfection. The public activities of a world in the first stage of light and life which I recently visited were financed by the tithing technique. Every adult worker — and all able-bodied citizens worked at something — paid ten per cent of his income or increase to the public treasury, and it was disbursed as follows:

55:3.3 (625.2) 1. Three per cent was expended in the promotion of truth — science, education, and philosophy.

55:3.4 (625.3) 2. Three per cent was devoted to beauty — play, social leisure, and art.

55:3.5 (625.4) 3. Three per cent was dedicated to goodness — social service, altruism, and religion.

55:3.6 (625.5) 4. One per cent was assigned to the insurance reserves against the risk of incapacity for labor resultant from accident, disease, old age, or unpreventable disasters.

55:3.7 (625.6) The natural resources of this planet were administered as social possessions, community property.

55:3.8 (625.7) On this world the highest honor conferred upon a citizen was the order of “supreme service,” being the only degree of recognition ever to be granted in the morontia temple. This recognition was bestowed upon those who had long distinguished themselves in some phase of supermaterial discovery or planetary social service.

55:3.9 (625.8) The majority of social and administrative posts were held jointly by men and women. Most of the teaching was also done jointly; likewise all judicial trusts were discharged by similar associated couples.

55:3.10 (625.9) On these superb worlds the childbearing period is not greatly prolonged. It is not best for too many years to intervene between the ages of a family of children. When close together in age, children are able to contribute much more to their mutual training. And on these worlds they are magnificently trained by the competitive systems of keen striving in the advanced domains and divisions of diverse achievement in the mastery of truth, beauty, and goodness. Never fear but that even such glorified spheres present plenty of evil, real and potential, which is stimulative of the choosing between truth and error, good and evil, sin and righteousness.

55:3.11 (625.10) Nevertheless, there is a certain, inevitable penalty attaching to mortal existence on such advanced evolutionary planets. When a settled world progresses beyond the third stage of light and life, all ascenders are destined, before attaining the minor sector, to receive some sort of transient assignment on a planet passing through the earlier stages of evolution.

55:3.12 (626.1) Each of these successive ages represents advancing achievements in all phases of planetary attainment. In the initial age of light the revelation of truth was enlarged to embrace the workings of the universe of universes, while the Deity study of the second age is the attempt to master the protean concept of the nature, mission, ministry, associations, origin, and destiny of the Creator Sons, the first level of God the Sevenfold.

55:3.13 (626.2) A planet the size of Urantia, when fairly well settled, would have about one hundred subadministrative centers. These subordinate centers would be presided over by one of the following groups of qualified administrators:

55:3.14 (626.3) 1. Young Material Sons and Daughters brought from the system headquarters to act as assistants to the ruling Adam and Eve.

55:3.15 (626.4) 2. The progeny of the semimortal staff of the Planetary Prince who were procreated on certain worlds for this and other similar responsibilities.

55:3.16 (626.5) 3. The direct planetary progeny of Adam and Eve.

55:3.17 (626.6) 4. Materialized and humanized midway creatures.

55:3.18 (626.7) 5. Mortals of Adjuster-fusion status who, upon their own petition, are temporarily exempted from translation by the order of the Personalized Adjuster of universe chieftainship in order that they may continue on the planet in certain important administrative posts.

55:3.19 (626.8) 6. Specially trained mortals of the planetary schools of administration who have also received the order of supreme service of the morontia temple.

55:3.20 (626.9) 7. Certain elective commissions of three properly qualified citizens who are sometimes chosen by the citizenry by direction of the Planetary Sovereign in accordance with their special ability to accomplish some definite task which is needful in that particular planetary sector.

55:3.21 (626.10) The great handicap confronting Urantia in the matter of attaining the high planetary destiny of light and life is embraced in the problems of disease, degeneracy, war, multicolored races, and multilingualism.

55:3.22 (626.11) No evolutionary world can hope to progress beyond the first stage of settledness in light until it has achieved one language, one religion, and one philosophy. Being of one race greatly facilitates such achievement, but the many peoples of Urantia do not preclude the attainment of higher stages.

4. Administrative Readjustments

55:4.1 (626.12) In the successive stages of settled existence the inhabited worlds make marvelous progress under the wise and sympathetic administration of the volunteer Corps of the Finality, ascenders of Paradise attainment who have come back to minister to their brethren in the flesh. These finaliters are active in co-operation with the Trinity Teacher Sons, but they do not begin their real participation in world affairs until the morontia temple appears on earth.

55:4.2 (626.13) Upon the formal inauguration of the planetary ministry of the Corps of the Finality, the majority of the celestial hosts withdraw. But the seraphic guardians of destiny continue their personal ministry to the progressing mortals in light; indeed such angels come in ever-increasing numbers throughout the settled ages since larger and larger groups of human beings reach the third cosmic circle of co-ordinate mortal attainment during the planetary life span.

55:4.3 (627.1) This is merely the first of the successive administrative adjustments which attend the unfolding of the successive ages of increasingly brilliant attainment on the inhabited worlds as they pass from the first to the seventh stage of settled existence.

55:4.4 (627.2) 1. The first stage of light and life. A world in this initial settled stage is being administered by three rulers:

55:4.5 (627.3) a. The Planetary Sovereign, presently to be advised by a counseling Trinity Teacher Son, in all probability the chief of the terminal corps of such Sons to function on the planet.

55:4.6 (627.4) b. The chief of the planetary corps of finaliters.

55:4.7 (627.5) c. Adam and Eve, who function jointly as the unifiers of the dual leadership of the Prince-Sovereign and the chief of finaliters.

55:4.8 (627.6) Acting as interpreters for the seraphic guardians and the finaliters are the exalted and liberated midway creatures. One of the last acts of the Trinity Teacher Sons on their terminal mission is to liberate the midwayers of the realm and to promote (or restore) them to advanced planetary status, assigning them to responsible places in the new administration of the settled sphere. Such changes have already been made in the range of human vision as enable mortals to recognize these heretofore invisible cousins of the early Adamic regime. This is made possible by the final discoveries of physical science in liaison with the enlarged planetary functions of the Master Physical Controllers.

55:4.9 (627.7) The System Sovereign has authority to release midway creatures any time after the first settled stage so that they may humanize in the morontia by the aid of the Life Carriers and the physical controllers and, after receiving Thought Adjusters, start out on their Paradise ascension.

55:4.10 (627.8) In the third and subsequent stages, some of the midwayers are still functioning, chiefly as contact personalities for the finaliters, but as each stage of light and life is entered, new orders of liaison ministers largely replace the midwayers; very few of them ever remain beyond the fourth stage of light. The seventh stage will witness the coming of the first absonite ministers from Paradise to serve in the places of certain universe creatures.

55:4.11 (627.9) 2. The second stage of light and life. This epoch is signalized on the worlds by the arrival of a Life Carrier who becomes the volunteer adviser of the planetary rulers regarding the further efforts to purify and stabilize the mortal race. Thus do the Life Carriers actively participate in the further evolution of the human race — physically, socially, and economically. And then they extend their supervision to the further purification of the mortal stock by the drastic elimination of the retarded and persisting remnants of inferior potential of an intellectual, philosophic, cosmic, and spiritual nature. Those who design and plant life on an inhabited world are fully competent to advise the Material Sons and Daughters, who have full and unquestioned authority to purge the evolving race of all detrimental influences.

55:4.12 (627.10) From the second stage on throughout the career of a settled planet the Teacher Sons serve as counselors to the finaliters. During such missions they serve as volunteers and not by assignment; and they serve exclusively with the finaliter corps except that, upon the consent of the System Sovereign, they may be had as advisers to the Planetary Adam and Eve.

55:4.13 (628.1) 3. The third stage of light and life. During this epoch the inhabited worlds arrive at a new appreciation of the Ancients of Days, the second phase of God the Sevenfold, and the representatives of these superuniverse rulers enter into new relationships with the planetary administration.

55:4.14 (628.2) In each succeeding age of settled existence the finaliters function in ever-increasing capacities. There exists a close working connection between the finaliters, the Evening Stars (the superangels), and the Trinity Teacher Sons.

55:4.15 (628.3) During this or the following age a Teacher Son, assisted by the ministering-spirit quartette, becomes attached to the elective mortal chief executive, who now becomes associated with the Planetary Sovereign as joint administrator of world affairs. These mortal chief executives serve for twenty-five years of planetary time, and it is this new development that makes it easy for the Planetary Adam and Eve to secure release from their world of long-time assignment during the following ages.

55:4.16 (628.4) The ministering-spirit quartettes consist of: the seraphic chief of the sphere, the superuniverse secoraphic counselor, the archangel of translations, and the omniaphim who functions as the personal representative of the Assigned Sentinel stationed on the system headquarters. But these advisers never proffer counsel unless it is asked for.

55:4.17 (628.5) 4. The fourth stage of light and life. On the worlds the Trinity Teacher Sons appear in new roles. Assisted by the creature-trinitized sons so long associated with their order, they now come to the worlds as volunteer counselors and advisers to the Planetary Sovereign and his associates. Such couples — Paradise-Havona-trinitized sons and ascender-trinitized sons — represent differing universe viewpoints and diverse personal experiences which are highly serviceable to the planetary rulers.

55:4.18 (628.6) At any time after this age the Planetary Adam and Eve can petition the Sovereign Creator Son for release from planetary duties in order to begin their Paradise ascent; or they can remain on the planet as directors of the newly appearing order of increasingly spiritual society composed of advanced mortals striving to comprehend the philosophic teachings of the finaliters portrayed by the Brilliant Evening Stars, who are now assigned to these worlds to collaborate in pairs with the seconaphim from the headquarters of the superuniverse.

55:4.19 (628.7) The finaliters are chiefly engaged in initiating the new and supermaterial activities of society — social, cultural, philosophic, cosmic, and spiritual. As far as we can discern, they will continue this ministry far into the seventh epoch of evolutionary stability, when, possibly, they may go forth to minister in outer space; whereupon we conjecture their places may be taken by absonite beings from Paradise.

55:4.20 (628.8) 5. The fifth stage of light and life. The readjustments of this stage of settled existence pertain almost entirely to the physical domains and are of primary concern to the Master Physical Controllers.

55:4.21 (628.9) 6. The sixth stage of light and life witnesses the development of new functions of the mind circuits of the realm. Cosmic wisdom seems to become constitutive in the universe ministry of mind.

55:4.22 (628.10) 7. The seventh stage of light and life. Early in the seventh epoch the Trinity Teacher counselor of the Planetary Sovereign is joined by a volunteer adviser sent by the Ancients of Days, and later on they will be augmented by a third counselor coming from the superuniverse Supreme Executive.

55:4.23 (629.1) During this epoch, if not before, Adam and Eve are always relieved of planetary duties. If there is a Material Son in the finaliter corps, he may become associated with the mortal chief executive, and sometimes it is a Melchizedek who volunteers to function in this capacity. If a midwayer is among the finaliters, all of that order remaining on the planet are immediately released.

55:4.24 (629.2) Upon obtaining release from their agelong assignment, a Planetary Adam and Eve may select careers as follows:

55:4.25 (629.3) 1. They can secure planetary release and from the universe headquarters start out immediately on the Paradise career, receiving Thought Adjusters at the conclusion of the morontia experience.

55:4.26 (629.4) 2. Very often a Planetary Adam and Eve will receive Adjusters while yet serving on a world settled in light concomitant with the receiving of Adjusters by some of their imported pure-line children who have volunteered for a term of planetary service. Subsequently they may all go to universe headquarters and there begin the Paradise career.

55:4.27 (629.5) 3. A Planetary Adam and Eve may elect — as do Material Sons and Daughters from the system capital — to go direct to the midsonite world for a brief sojourn, there to receive their Adjusters.

55:4.28 (629.6) 4. They may decide to return to the system headquarters, there for a time to occupy seats on the supreme court, after which service they will receive Adjusters and begin the Paradise ascent.

55:4.29 (629.7) 5. They may choose to go from their administrative duties back to their native world to serve as teachers for a season and to become Adjuster indwelt at the time of transfer to the universe headquarters.

55:4.30 (629.8) Throughout all of these epochs the imported assisting Material Sons and Daughters exert a tremendous influence on the progressing social and economic orders. They are potentially immortal, at least until such time as they elect to humanize, receive Adjusters, and start for Paradise.

55:4.31 (629.9) On the evolutionary worlds a being must humanize to receive a Thought Adjuster. All ascendant members of the Mortal Corps of Finaliters have been Adjuster indwelt and fused except seraphim, and they are Father indwelt by another type of spirit at the time of being mustered into this corps.

5. The Acme of Material Development

55:5.1 (629.10) Mortal creatures living on a sin-stricken, evil-dominated, self-seeking, isolated world, such as Urantia, can hardly conceive of the physical perfection, the intellectual attainment, and the spiritual development which characterize these advanced epochs of evolution on a sinless sphere.

55:5.2 (629.11) The advanced stages of a world settled in light and life represent the acme of evolutionary material development. On these cultured worlds, gone are the idleness and friction of the earlier primitive ages. Poverty and social inequality have all but vanished, degeneracy has disappeared, and delinquency is rarely observed. Insanity has practically ceased to exist, and feeble-mindedness is a rarity.

55:5.3 (629.12) The economic, social, and administrative status of these worlds is of a high and perfected order. Science, art, and industry flourish, and society is a smoothly working mechanism of high material, intellectual, and cultural achievement. Industry has been largely diverted to serving the higher aims of such a superb civilization. The economic life of such a world has become ethical.

55:5.4 (630.1) War has become a matter of history, and there are no more armies or police forces. Government is gradually disappearing. Self-control is slowly rendering laws of human enactment obsolete. The extent of civil government and statutory regulation, in an intermediate state of advancing civilization, is in inverse proportion to the morality and spirituality of the citizenship.

55:5.5 (630.2) Schools are vastly improved and are devoted to the training of mind and the expansion of soul. The art centers are exquisite and the musical organizations superb. The temples of worship with their associated schools of philosophy and experiential religion are creations of beauty and grandeur. The open-air arenas of worship assembly are equally sublime in the simplicity of their artistic appointment.

55:5.6 (630.3) The provisions for competitive play, humor, and other phases of personal and group achievement are ample and appropriate. A special feature of the competitive activities on such a highly cultured world concerns the efforts of individuals and groups to excel in the sciences and philosophies of cosmology. Literature and oratory flourish, and language is so improved as to be symbolic of concepts as well as to be expressive of ideas. Life is refreshingly simple; man has at last co-ordinated a high state of mechanical development with an inspiring intellectual attainment and has overshadowed both with an exquisite spiritual achievement. The pursuit of happiness is an experience of joy and satisfaction.

6. The Individual Mortal

55:6.1 (630.4) As worlds advance in the settled status of light and life, society becomes increasingly peaceful. The individual, while no less independent and devoted to his family, has become more altruistic and fraternal.

55:6.2 (630.5) On Urantia, and as you are, you can have little appreciation of the advanced status and progressive nature of the enlightened races of these perfected worlds. These people are the flowering of the evolutionary races. But such beings are still mortal; they continue to breathe, eat, sleep, and drink. This great evolution is not heaven, but it is a sublime foreshadowing of the divine worlds of the Paradise ascent.

55:6.3 (630.6) On a normal world the biologic fitness of the mortal race was long since brought up to a high level during the post-Adamic epochs; and now, from age to age throughout the settled eras the physical evolution of man continues. Both vision and hearing are extended. By now the population has become stationary in numbers. Reproduction is regulated in accordance with planetary requirements and innate hereditary endowments: The mortals on a planet during this age are divided into from five to ten groups, and the lower groups are permitted to produce only one half as many children as the higher. The continued improvement of such a magnificent race throughout the era of light and life is largely a matter of the selective reproduction of those racial strains which exhibit superior qualities of a social, philosophic, cosmic, and spiritual nature.

55:6.4 (630.7) 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 are still functioning. The 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 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 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.”

55:6.5 (631.1) We conceive that physical evolution will have attained its full development by the end of the fifth epoch of the light-and-life era. We observe that the upper limits of spiritual development associated with evolving human mind are determined by the Adjuster-fusion level of conjoint morontia values and cosmic meanings. But concerning wisdom: While we do not really know, we conjecture that there can never be a limit to intellectual evolution and the attainment of wisdom. On a seventh-stage world, wisdom can exhaust the material potentials, enter upon mota insight, and eventually even taste of absonite grandeur.

55:6.6 (631.2) We observe that on these highly evolved and long seventh-stage worlds human beings fully learn the local universe language before they are translated; and I have visited a few very old planets where abandonters were teaching the older mortals the tongue of the superuniverse. And on these worlds I have observed the technique whereby the absonite personalities reveal the presence of the finaliters in the morontia temple.

55:6.7 (631.3) This is the story of the magnificent goal of mortal striving on the evolutionary worlds; and it all takes place even before human beings enter upon their morontia careers; all of this splendid development is attainable by material mortals on the inhabited worlds, the very first stage of that endless and incomprehensible career of Paradise ascension and divinity attainment.

55:6.8 (631.4) But can you possibly imagine what sort of evolutionary mortals are now coming up from worlds long existing in the seventh epoch of settled light and life? It is such as these who go on to the morontia worlds of the local universe capital to begin their ascension careers.

55:6.9 (631.5) If the mortals of distraught Urantia could only view one of these more advanced worlds long settled in light and life, they would nevermore question the wisdom of the evolutionary scheme of creation. Were there no future of eternal creature progression, still the superb evolutionary attainments of the mortal races on such settled worlds of perfected achievement would amply justify man’s creation on the worlds of time and space.

55:6.10 (631.6) We often ponder: If the grand universe should be settled in light and life, would the ascending exquisite mortals still be destined to the Corps of the Finality? But we do not know.

7. The First or Planetary Stage

55:7.1 (631.7) 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. Concomitant therewith the finaliters inaugurate their active participation in planetary affairs.

55:7.2 (632.1) To outward and visible appearances the actual rulers, or directors, of such a world settled in light and life are the Material Son and Daughter, the Planetary Adam and Eve. The finaliters are invisible, as also is the Prince-Sovereign except when in the morontia temple. The actual and literal heads of the planetary regime are therefore the Material Son and Daughter. It is the knowledge of these arrangements that has given prestige to the idea of kings and queens throughout the universe realms. And kings and queens are a great success under these ideal circumstances, when a world can command such high personalities to act in behalf of still higher but invisible rulers.

55:7.3 (632.2) When such an era is attained on your world, no doubt Machiventa Melchizedek, now the vicegerent Planetary Prince of Urantia, will occupy the seat of the Planetary Sovereign; and it has long been conjectured on Jerusem that he will be accompanied by a son and daughter of the Urantia Adam and Eve who are now held on Edentia as wards of the Most Highs of Norlatiadek. These children of Adam might so serve on Urantia in association with the Melchizedek-Sovereign since they were deprived of procreative powers almost 37,000 years ago at the time they gave up their material bodies on Urantia in preparation for transit to Edentia.

55:7.4 (632.3) This settled age continues on and on until every inhabited planet in the system attains the era of stabilization; and then, when the youngest world — the last to achieve light and life — has experienced such settledness for one millennium of system time, the entire system enters the stabilized status, and the individual worlds are ushered into the system epoch of the era of light and life.

8. The Second or System Stage

55:8.1 (632.4) 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 (632.5) 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.

55:8.3 (632.6) After the settling of an entire system in light and life the System Sovereigns will no more come and go. Such a sovereign remains perpetually at the head of his system. The assistant sovereigns continue to change as in former ages.

55:8.4 (632.7) 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.

55:8.5 (633.1) On the inhabited worlds the Teacher Sons become voluntary collaborators with the finaliters, and these same Teacher Sons also accompany the finaliters to the mansion worlds when those spheres are no longer to be utilized as differential receiving worlds after an entire system is settled in light and life; at least this is true by the time the entire constellation has thus evolved. But there are no groups that far advanced in Nebadon.

55:8.6 (633.2) We are not permitted to reveal the nature of the work of the finaliters who will supervise such rededicated mansion worlds. You have, however, been informed that there are throughout the universes various types of intelligent creatures who have not been portrayed in these narratives.

55:8.7 (633.3) 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 in a given constellation attains stabilization, and the universe administrators — 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 the unqualified rulers of the newly perfected family of one hundred settled systems of inhabited worlds.

9. The Third or Constellation Stage

55:9.1 (633.4) The unification of a whole constellation of settled systems is attended by new distributions of executive authority and additional readjustments of universe administration. This epoch witnesses advanced attainment on every inhabited world but is particularly characterized by readjustments on the constellation headquarters, with marked modification of relationships with both the system supervision and the local universe government. During this age many constellation and universe activities are transferred to the system capitals, and the representatives of the superuniverse assume new and more intimate relations with the planetary, system, and universe rulers. Concomitant with these new associations, certain superuniverse administrators establish themselves on the constellation capitals as volunteer advisers to the Most High Fathers.

55:9.2 (633.5) When a constellation is thus settled in light, the legislative function ceases, and the house of System Sovereigns, presided over by the Most Highs, functions instead. Now, for the first time, such administrative groups deal directly with the superuniverse government in matters pertaining to Havona and Paradise relationships. Otherwise the constellation remains related to the local universe as before. From stage to stage in the settled life the univitatia continue to administer the constellation morontia worlds.

55:9.3 (633.6) As the ages pass, the Constellation Fathers take over more and more of the detailed administrative or supervising functions which were formerly centered on the universe headquarters. By the attainment of the sixth stage of stabilization these unified constellations will have reached the position of well-nigh complete autonomy. Entrance upon the seventh stage of settledness will no doubt witness the exaltation of these rulers to the true dignity signified by their names, the Most Highs. To all intents and purposes the constellations will then deal directly with the superuniverse rulers, while the local universe government will expand to grasp the responsibilities of new grand universe obligations.

10. The Fourth or Local Universe Stage

55:10.1 (634.1) When a 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 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.

55:10.2 (634.2) 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.

55:10.3 (634.3) The Associate Inspector now mobilizes all Assigned Sentinels to constitute the stabilization corps of the local universe and asks the Father Melchizedek to share its supervision with him. And now, for the first time, a corps of the Inspired Trinity Spirits are assigned to the service of the Union of Days.

55:10.4 (634.4) 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.

55:10.5 (634.5) During this and subsequent ages the Magisterial Sons continue to function as dispensational adjudicators, while one hundred of these Avonal Sons of Paradise constitute the new high council of the Bright and Morning Star on the universe capital. Later on, and as requested by the System Sovereigns, one of these Magisterial Sons will become the supreme counselor stationed on the headquarters world of each local system until the seventh stage of unity is attained.

55:10.6 (634.6) During this epoch the Trinity Teacher Sons are volunteer advisers, not only to the Planetary Sovereigns, but in groups of three they similarly serve the Constellation Fathers. And at last these Sons find their place in the local universe, for at this time they are removed from the jurisdiction of the local creation and are assigned to the service of the supreme council of unlimited authority.

55:10.7 (634.7) The finaliter corps now, for the first time, acknowledges the jurisdiction of an extra-Paradise authority, the supreme council. Heretofore the finaliters have recognized no supervision this side of Paradise.

55:10.8 (634.8) 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 (634.9) 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.

55:10.10 (635.1) 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 (635.2) We are, however, satisfied regarding two features of our speculations: If the Creator Sons are destined to the outer universes, the Divine 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.

11. The Minor and Major Sector Stages

55:11.1 (635.3) Minor and major sectors of the superuniverse do not figure directly in the plan of being settled in light and life. Such an evolutionary progression pertains primarily to the local universe as a unit and concerns only the components of a local universe. A superuniverse is settled in light and life when all of its component local universes are thus perfected. But not one of the seven superuniverses has attained a level of progression even approaching this.

55:11.2 (635.4) The minor sector age. As far as observations can penetrate, the fifth or minor sector stage of stabilization has exclusively to do with physical status and with the co-ordinate settling of the one hundred associated local universes in the established circuits of the superuniverse. Apparently none but the power centers and their associates are concerned in these realignments of the material creation.

55:11.3 (635.5) The major sector age. Concerning the sixth stage, or major sector stabilization, we can only conjecture since none of us have witnessed such an event. Nevertheless, we can postulate much concerning the administrative and other readjustments which would probably accompany such an advanced status of inhabited worlds and their universe groupings.

55:11.4 (635.6) Since the minor sector status has to do with co-ordinate physical equilibrium, we infer that major sector unification will be concerned with certain new intellectual levels of attainment, possibly some advanced achievements in the supreme realization of cosmic wisdom.

55:11.5 (635.7) We arrive at conclusions regarding the readjustments which would probably attend the realization of hitherto unattained levels of evolutionary progress by observing the results of such achievements on the individual worlds and in the experiences of individual mortals living on these older and highly developed spheres.

55:11.6 (635.8) Let it be made clear that the administrative mechanisms and governmental techniques of a universe or a superuniverse cannot in any manner limit or retard the evolutionary development or spiritual progress of an individual inhabited planet or of any individual mortal on such a sphere.

55:11.7 (635.9) In some of the older universes we find worlds settled in the fifth and the sixth stages of light and life — even far extended into the seventh epoch — whose local systems are not yet settled in light. Younger planets may delay system unification, but this does not in the least handicap the progress of an older and advanced world. Neither can environmental limitations, even on an isolated world, thwart the personal attainment of the individual mortal; Jesus of Nazareth, as a man among men, personally achieved the status of light and life over nineteen hundred years ago on Urantia.

55:11.8 (636.1) It is by observing what takes place on long-settled worlds that we arrive at fairly reliable conclusions as to what will happen when a whole superuniverse is settled in light, even if we cannot safely postulate the event of the stabilization of the seven superuniverses.

12. The Seventh or Superuniverse Stage

55:12.1 (636.2) We cannot positively forecast what would occur when a superuniverse became settled in light because such an event has never factualized. From the teachings of the Melchizedeks, which have never been contradicted, we infer that sweeping changes would be made in the entire organization and administration of every unit of the creations of time and space extending from the inhabited worlds to the superuniverse headquarters.

55:12.2 (636.3) It is generally believed that large numbers of the otherwise unattached creature-trinitized sons are to be assembled on the headquarters and divisional capitals of the settled superuniverses. This may be in anticipation of the sometime arrival of outer-spacers on their way in to Havona and Paradise; but we really do not know.

55:12.3 (636.4) If and when a superuniverse should be settled in light and life, we believe that the now advisory Unqualified Supervisors of the Supreme would become the high administrative body on the headquarters world of the superuniverse. These are the personalities who are able to contact directly with the absonite administrators, who will forthwith become active in the settled superuniverse. Although these Unqualified Supervisors have long functioned as advisers and counselors in advanced evolutionary units of creation, they do not assume administrative responsibilities until the authority of the Supreme Being becomes sovereign.

55:12.4 (636.5) The Unqualified Supervisors of the Supreme, who function more extensively during this epoch, are not finite, absonite, ultimate, or infinite; they are supremacy and only represent God the Supreme. They are the personalization of time-space supremacy and therefore do not function in Havona. They function only as supreme unifiers. They may possibly be involved in the technique of universe reflectivity, but we are not certain.

55:12.5 (636.6) None of us entertain a satisfactory concept of what will happen when the grand universe (the seven superuniverses as dependent on Havona) becomes entirely settled in light and life. That event will undoubtedly be the most profound occurrence in the annals of eternity since the appearance of the central universe. There are those who hold that the Supreme Being himself will emerge from the Havona mystery enshrouding his spirit person and will become residential on the headquarters of the seventh superuniverse as the almighty and experiential sovereign of the perfected creations of time and space. But we really do not know.

55:12.6 (636.7) [Presented by a Mighty Messenger temporarily assigned to the Archangel Council on Urantia.]

Paper 54 Problems of the Lucifer Rebellion 루시퍼 반란의 문제들

Paper 54

Problems of the Lucifer Rebellion 루시퍼 반란의 문제들

54:0.1 (613.1) EVOLUTIONARY man finds it difficult fully to comprehend the significance and to grasp the meanings of evil, error, sin, and iniquity. Man is slow to perceive that contrastive perfection and imperfection produce potential evil; that conflicting truth and falsehood create confusing error; that the divine endowment of freewill choice eventuates in the divergent realms of sin and righteousness; that the persistent pursuit of divinity leads to the kingdom of God as contrasted with its continuous rejection, which leads to the domains of iniquity.

54:0.2 (613.2) The Gods neither create evil nor permit sin and rebellion. Potential evil is time-existent in a universe embracing differential levels of perfection meanings and values. Sin is potential in all realms where imperfect beings are endowed with the ability to choose between good and evil. The very conflicting presence of truth and untruth, fact and falsehood, constitutes the potentiality of error. The deliberate choice of evil constitutes sin; the willful rejection of truth is error; the persistent pursuit of sin and error is iniquity.

1. True and False Liberty

54:1.1 (613.3) Of all the perplexing problems growing out of the Lucifer rebellion, none has occasioned more difficulty than the failure of immature evolutionary mortals to distinguish between true and false liberty.

54:1.2 (613.4) True liberty is the quest of the ages and the reward of evolutionary progress. False liberty is the subtle deception of the error of time and the evil of space. Enduring liberty is predicated on the reality of justice — intelligence, maturity, fraternity, and equity.

54:1.3 (613.5) Liberty is a self-destroying technique of cosmic existence when its motivation is unintelligent, unconditioned, and uncontrolled. True liberty is progressively related to reality and is ever regardful of social equity, cosmic fairness, universe fraternity, and divine obligations.

54:1.4 (613.6) Liberty is suicidal when divorced from material justice, intellectual fairness, social forbearance, moral duty, and spiritual values. Liberty is nonexistent apart from cosmic reality, and all personality reality is proportional to its divinity relationships.

54:1.5 (613.7) Unbridled self-will and unregulated self-expression equal unmitigated selfishness, the acme of ungodliness. Liberty without the associated and ever-increasing conquest of self is a figment of egoistic mortal imagination. Self-motivated liberty is a conceptual illusion, a cruel deception. License masquerading in the garments of liberty is the forerunner of abject bondage.

54:1.6 (614.1) True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings.

54:1.7 (614.2) Even wisdom is divine and safe only when it is cosmic in scope and spiritual in motivation.

54:1.8 (614.3) There is no error greater than that species of self-deception which leads intelligent beings to crave the exercise of power over other beings for the purpose of depriving these persons of their natural liberties. The golden rule of human fairness cries out against all such fraud, unfairness, selfishness, and unrighteousness. Only true and genuine liberty is compatible with the reign of love and the ministry of mercy.

54:1.9 (614.4) How dare the self-willed creature encroach upon the rights of his fellows in the name of personal liberty when the Supreme Rulers of the universe stand back in merciful respect for these prerogatives of will and potentials of personality! No being, in the exercise of his supposed personal liberty, has a right to deprive any other being of those privileges of existence conferred by the Creators and duly respected by all their loyal associates, subordinates, and subjects.

54:1.10 (614.5) Evolutionary man may have to contend for his material liberties with tyrants and oppressors on a world of sin and iniquity or during the early times of a primitive evolving sphere, but not so on the morontia worlds or on the spirit spheres. War is the heritage of early evolutionary man, but on worlds of normal advancing civilization physical combat as a technique of adjusting racial misunderstandings has long since fallen into disrepute.

2. The Theft of Liberty

54:2.1 (614.6) With the Son and in the Spirit did God project eternal Havona, and ever since has there obtained the eternal pattern of co-ordinate participation in creation — sharing. This pattern of sharing is the master design for every one of the Sons and Daughters of God who go out into space to engage in the attempt to duplicate in time the central universe of eternal perfection.

54:2.2 (614.7) Every creature of every evolving universe who aspires to do the Father’s will is destined to become the partner of the time-space Creators in this magnificent adventure of experiential perfection attainment. Were this not true, the Father would have hardly endowed such creatures with creative free will, neither would he indwell them, actually go into partnership with them by means of his own spirit.

54:2.3 (614.8) Lucifer’s folly was the attempt to do the nondoable, to short-circuit time in an experiential universe. Lucifer’s crime was the attempted creative disenfranchisement of every personality in Satania, the unrecognized abridgment of the creature’s personal participation — freewill participation — in the long evolutionary struggle to attain the status of light and life both individually and collectively. In so doing this onetime Sovereign of your system set the temporal purpose of his own will directly athwart the eternal purpose of God’s will as it is revealed in the bestowal of free will upon all personal creatures. The Lucifer rebellion thus threatened the maximum possible infringement of the freewill choice of the ascenders and servers of the system of Satania — a threat forevermore to deprive every one of these beings of the thrilling experience of contributing something personal and unique to the slowly erecting monument to experiential wisdom which will sometime exist as the perfected system of Satania. Thus does the Lucifer manifesto, masquerading in the habiliments of liberty, stand forth in the clear light of reason as a monumental threat to consummate the theft of personal liberty and to do it on a scale that has been approached only twice in all the history of Nebadon.

54:2.4 (615.1) In short, what God had given men and angels Lucifer would have taken away from them, that is, the divine privilege of participating in the creation of their own destinies and of the destiny of this local system of inhabited worlds.

54:2.5 (615.2) No being in all the universe has the rightful liberty to deprive any other being of true liberty, the right to love and be loved, the privilege of worshiping God and of serving his fellows.

3. The Time Lag of Justice

54:3.1 (615.3) The moral will creatures of the evolutionary worlds are always bothered with the unthinking question as to why the all-wise Creators permit evil and sin. They fail to comprehend that both are inevitable if the creature is to be truly free. The free will of evolving man or exquisite angel is not a mere philosophic concept, a symbolic ideal. Man’s ability to choose good or evil is a universe reality. This liberty to choose for oneself is an endowment of the Supreme Rulers, and they will not permit any being or group of beings to deprive a single personality in the wide universe of this divinely bestowed liberty — not even to satisfy such misguided and ignorant beings in the enjoyment of this misnamed personal liberty.

54:3.2 (615.4) Although conscious and wholehearted identification with evil (sin) is the equivalent of nonexistence (annihilation), there must always intervene between the time of such personal identification with sin and the execution of the penalty — the automatic result of such a willful embrace of evil — a period of time of sufficient length to allow for such an adjudication of such an individual’s universe status as will prove entirely satisfactory to all related universe personalities, and which will be so fair and just as to win the approval of the sinner himself.

54:3.3 (615.5) But if this universe rebel against the reality of truth and goodness refuses to approve the verdict, and if the guilty one knows in his heart the justice of his condemnation but refuses to make such confession, then must the execution of sentence be delayed in accordance with the discretion of the Ancients of Days. And the Ancients of Days refuse to annihilate any being until all moral values and all spiritual realities are extinct, both in the evildoer and in all related supporters and possible sympathizers.

4. The Mercy Time Lag

54:4.1 (615.6) Another problem somewhat difficult of explanation in the constellation of Norlatiadek pertains to the reasons for permitting Lucifer, Satan, and the fallen princes to work mischief so long before being apprehended, interned, and adjudicated.

54:4.2 (616.1) Parents, those who have borne and reared children, are better able to understand why Michael, a Creator-father, might be slow to condemn and destroy his own Sons. Jesus’ story of the prodigal son well illustrates how a loving father can long wait for the repentance of an erring child.

54:4.3 (616.2) The very fact that an evil-doing creature can actually choose to do wrong — commit sin — establishes the fact of free-willness and fully justifies any length delay in the execution of justice provided the extended mercy might conduce to repentance and rehabilitation.

54:4.4 (616.3) Most of the liberties which Lucifer sought he already had; others he was to receive in the future. All these precious endowments were lost by giving way to impatience and yielding to a desire to possess what one craves now and to possess it in defiance of all obligation to respect the rights and liberties of all other beings composing the universe of universes. Ethical obligations are innate, divine, and universal.

54:4.5 (616.4) There are many reasons known to us why the Supreme Rulers did not immediately destroy or intern the leaders of the Lucifer rebellion. There are no doubt still other and possibly better reasons unknown to us. The mercy features of this delay in the execution of justice were extended personally by Michael of Nebadon. Except for the affection of this Creator-father for his erring Sons, the supreme justice of the superuniverse would have acted. If such an episode as the Lucifer rebellion had occurred in Nebadon while Michael was incarnated on Urantia, the instigators of such evil might have been instantly and absolutely annihilated.

54:4.6 (616.5) Supreme justice can act instantly when not restrained by divine mercy. But the ministry of mercy to the children of time and space always provides for this time lag, this saving interval between seedtime and harvest. If the seed sowing is good, this interval provides for the testing and upbuilding of character; if the seed sowing is evil, this merciful delay provides time for repentance and rectification. This time delay in the adjudication and execution of evildoers is inherent in the mercy ministry of the seven superuniverses. This restraint of justice by mercy proves that God is love, and that such a God of love dominates the universes and in mercy controls the fate and judgment of all his creatures.

54:4.7 (616.6) The mercy delays of time are by the mandate of the free will of the Creators. There is good to be derived in the universe from this technique of patience in dealing with sinful rebels. While it is all too true that good cannot come of evil to the one who contemplates and performs evil, it is equally true that all things (including evil, potential and manifest) work together for good to all beings who know God, love to do his will, and are ascending Paradiseward according to his eternal plan and divine purpose.

54:4.8 (616.7) But these mercy delays are not interminable. Notwithstanding the long delay (as time is reckoned on Urantia) in adjudicating the Lucifer rebellion, we may record that, during the time of effecting this revelation, the first hearing in the pending case of Gabriel vs. Lucifer was held on Uversa, and soon thereafter there issued the mandate of the Ancients of Days directing that Satan be henceforth confined to the prison world with Lucifer. This ends the ability of Satan to pay further visits to any of the fallen worlds of Satania. Justice in a mercy-dominated universe may be slow, but it is certain.

5. The Wisdom of Delay

54:5.1 (617.1) Of the many reasons known to me as to why Lucifer and his confederates were not sooner interned or adjudicated, I am permitted to recite the following:

54:5.2 (617.2) 1. Mercy requires that every wrongdoer have sufficient time in which to formulate a deliberate and fully chosen attitude regarding his evil thoughts and sinful acts.

54:5.3 (617.3) 2. Supreme justice is dominated by a Father’s love; therefore will justice never destroy that which mercy can save. Time to accept salvation is vouchsafed every evildoer.

54:5.4 (617.4) 3. No affectionate father is ever precipitate in visiting punishment upon an erring member of his family. Patience cannot function independently of time.

54:5.5 (617.5) 4. While wrongdoing is always deleterious to a family, wisdom and love admonish the upright children to bear with an erring brother during the time granted by the affectionate father in which the sinner may see the error of his way and embrace salvation.

54:5.6 (617.6) 5. Regardless of Michael’s attitude toward Lucifer, notwithstanding his being Lucifer’s Creator-father, it was not in the province of the Creator Son to exercise summary jurisdiction over the apostate System Sovereign because he had not then completed his bestowal career, thereby attaining unqualified sovereignty of Nebadon.

54:5.7 (617.7) 6. The Ancients of Days could have immediately annihilated these rebels, but they seldom execute wrongdoers without a full hearing. In this instance they refused to overrule the Michael decisions.

54:5.8 (617.8) 7. It is evident that Immanuel counseled Michael to remain aloof from the rebels and allow rebellion to pursue a natural course of self-obliteration. And the wisdom of the Union of Days is the time reflection of the united wisdom of the Paradise Trinity.

54:5.9 (617.9) 8. The Faithful of Days on Edentia advised the Constellation Fathers to allow the rebels free course to the end that all sympathy for these evildoers should be the sooner uprooted in the hearts of every present and future citizen of Norlatiadek — every mortal, morontia, or spirit creature.

54:5.10 (617.10) 9. On Jerusem the personal representative of the Supreme Executive of Orvonton counseled Gabriel to foster full opportunity for every living creature to mature a deliberate choice in those matters involved in the Lucifer Declaration of Liberty. The issues of rebellion having been raised, the Paradise emergency adviser of Gabriel portrayed that, if such full and free opportunity were not given all Norlatiadek creatures, then would the Paradise quarantine against all such possible halfhearted or doubt-stricken creatures be extended in self-protection against the entire constellation. To keep open the Paradise doors of ascension to the beings of Norlatiadek, it was necessary to provide for the full development of rebellion and to insure the complete determination of attitude on the part of all beings in any way concerned therewith.

54:5.11 (617.11) 10. The Divine Minister of Salvington issued as her third independent proclamation a mandate directing that nothing be done to half cure, cowardly suppress, or otherwise hide the hideous visage of rebels and rebellion. The angelic hosts were directed to work for full disclosure and unlimited opportunity for sin-expression as the quickest technique of achieving the perfect and final cure of the plague of evil and sin.

54:5.12 (618.1) 11. An emergency council of ex-mortals consisting of Mighty Messengers, glorified mortals who had had personal experience with like situations, together with their colleagues, was organized on Jerusem. They advised Gabriel that at least three times the number of beings would be led astray if arbitrary or summary methods of suppression were attempted. The entire Uversa corps of counselors concurred in advising Gabriel to permit the rebellion to take its full and natural course, even if it should require a million years to wind up the consequences.

54:5.13 (618.2) 12. Time, even in a universe of time, is relative: If a Urantia mortal of average length of life should commit a crime which precipitated world-wide pandemonium, and if he were apprehended, tried, and executed within two or three days of the commission of the crime, would it seem a long time to you? And yet that would be nearer a comparison with the length of Lucifer’s life even if his adjudication, now begun, should not be completed for a hundred thousand Urantia years. The relative lapse of time from the viewpoint of Uversa, where the litigation is pending, could be indicated by saying that the crime of Lucifer was being brought to trial within two and a half seconds of its commission. From the Paradise viewpoint the adjudication is simultaneous with the enactment.

54:5.14 (618.3) There are an equal number of reasons for not arbitrarily stopping the Lucifer rebellion which would be partially comprehensible to you, but which I am not permitted to narrate. I may inform you that on Uversa we teach forty-eight reasons for permitting evil to run the full course of its own moral bankruptcy and spiritual extinction. I doubt not that there are just as many additional reasons not known to me.

6. The Triumph of Love

54:6.1 (618.4) Whatever the difficulties evolutionary mortals may encounter in their efforts to understand the Lucifer rebellion, it should be clear to all reflective thinkers that the technique of dealing with the rebels is a vindication of divine love. The loving mercy extended to the rebels does seem to have involved many innocent beings in trials and tribulations, but all these distraught personalities may securely depend upon the all-wise Judges to adjudicate their destinies in mercy as well as justice.

54:6.2 (618.5) In all their dealings with intelligent beings, both the Creator Son and his Paradise Father are love dominated. It is impossible to comprehend many phases of the attitude of the universe rulers toward rebels and rebellion — sin and sinners — unless it be remembered that God as a Father takes precedence over all other phases of Deity manifestation in all the dealings of divinity with humanity. It should also be recalled that the Paradise Creator Sons are all mercy motivated.

54:6.3 (618.6) If an affectionate father of a large family chooses to show mercy to one of his children guilty of grievous wrongdoing, it may well be that the extension of mercy to this misbehaving child will work a temporary hardship upon all the other and well-behaved children. Such eventualities are inevitable; such a risk is inseparable from the reality situation of having a loving parent and of being a member of a family group. Each member of a family profits by the righteous conduct of every other member; likewise must each member suffer the immediate time-consequences of the misconduct of every other member. Families, groups, nations, races, worlds, systems, constellations, and universes are relationships of association which possess individuality; and therefore does every member of any such group, large or small, reap the benefits and suffer the consequences of the rightdoing and the wrongdoing of all other members of the group concerned.

54:6.4 (619.1) But one thing should be made clear: If you are made to suffer the evil consequences of the sin of some member of your family, some fellow citizen or fellow mortal, even rebellion in the system or elsewhere — no matter what you may have to endure because of the wrongdoing of your associates, fellows, or superiors — you may rest secure in the eternal assurance that such tribulations are transient afflictions. None of these fraternal consequences of misbehavior in the group can ever jeopardize your eternal prospects or in the least degree deprive you of your divine right of Paradise ascension and God attainment.

54:6.5 (619.2) And there is compensation for these trials, delays, and disappointments which invariably accompany the sin of rebellion. Of the many valuable repercussions of the Lucifer rebellion which might be named, I will only call attention to the enhanced careers of those mortal ascenders, the Jerusem citizens, who, by withstanding the sophistries of sin, placed themselves in line for becoming future Mighty Messengers, fellows of my own order. Every being who stood the test of that evil episode thereby immediately advanced his administrative status and enhanced his spiritual worth.

54:6.6 (619.3) At first the Lucifer upheaval appeared to be an unmitigated calamity to the system and to the universe. Gradually benefits began to accrue. With the passing of twenty-five thousand years of system time (twenty thousand years of Urantia time), the Melchizedeks began to teach that the good resulting from Lucifer’s folly had come to equal the evil incurred. The sum of evil had by that time become almost stationary, continuing to increase only on certain isolated worlds, while the beneficial repercussions continued to multiply and extend out through the universe and superuniverse, even to Havona. The Melchizedeks now teach that the good resulting from the Satania rebellion is more than a thousand times the sum of all the evil.

54:6.7 (619.4) But such an extraordinary and beneficent harvest of wrongdoing could only be brought about by the wise, divine, and merciful attitude of all of Lucifer’s superiors, extending from the Constellation Fathers on Edentia to the Universal Father on Paradise. The passing of time has enhanced the consequential good to be derived from the Lucifer folly; and since the evil to be penalized was quite fully developed within a comparatively short time, it is apparent that the all-wise and farseeing universe rulers would be certain to extend the time in which to reap increasingly beneficial results. Regardless of the many additional reasons for delaying the apprehension and adjudication of the Satania rebels, this one gain would have been enough to explain why these sinners were not sooner interned, and why they have not been adjudicated and destroyed.

54:6.8 (619.5) Shortsighted and time-bound mortal minds should be slow to criticize the time delays of the farseeing and all-wise administrators of universe affairs.

54:6.9 (620.1) One error of human thinking respecting these problems consists in the idea that all evolutionary mortals on an evolving planet would choose to enter upon the Paradise career if sin had not cursed their world. The ability to decline survival does not date from the times of the Lucifer rebellion. Mortal man has always possessed the endowment of freewill choice regarding the Paradise career.

54:6.10 (620.2) As you ascend in the survival experience, you will broaden your universe concepts and extend your horizon of meanings and values; and thus will you be able the better to understand why such beings as Lucifer and Satan are permitted to continue in rebellion. You will also better comprehend how ultimate (if not immediate) good can be derived from time-limited evil. After you attain Paradise, you will really be enlightened and comforted when you listen to the superaphic philosophers discuss and explain these profound problems of universe adjustment. But even then, I doubt that you will be fully satisfied in your own minds. At least I was not even when I had thus attained the acme of universe philosophy. I did not achieve a full comprehension of these complexities until after I had been assigned to administrative duties in the superuniverse, where by actual experience I have acquired conceptual capacity adequate for the comprehension of such many-sided problems in cosmic equity and spiritual philosophy. As you ascend Paradiseward, you will increasingly learn that many problematic features of universe administration can only be comprehended subsequent to the acquirement of increased experiential capacity and to the achievement of enhanced spiritual insight. Cosmic wisdom is essential to the understanding of cosmic situations.

54:6.11 (620.3) [Presented by a Mighty Messenger of experiential survival in the first system rebellion in the universes of time now attached to the superuniverse government of Orvonton and acting in this matter by request of Gabriel of Salvington.]