1. What is the Urantia Book?
ANSWER #1: The Urantia Book is a revelation of truth given to the peoples
of our planet, Urantia. It instructs us on God, angels, life after
death, the structure of the universe and its divinely planned
developments, the origin and history of our planet, the life and
teachings of Jesus, and our eternal destiny as perfected citizens of
a friendly universe. It provides an enlightening picture of reality
in which science, religion and philosophy are unified. It give us
the “big picture” and shows us where we, as individuals, fit into
ANSWER #2: The Urantia Book provides powerful evidence that
our world is part of a friendly, intelligent and well-ordered
universe. Many believe it to be the most important revelation of
truth to our world since Jesus. The book truly provides a deep
appreciation and understanding of the origin, history and destiny of
mankind while illuminating our place in the cosmic family of
freewill intelligent beings. It reveals as never before an infinite
circle of creation at the center of which reigns our infinite,
almighty and loving Creator.
ANSWER #3: The teachings of the Urantia Book blend science,
philosophy, and religion seamlessly into a beautiful narrative that
challenges, informs, and integrates truth in a new way. The entire
subject matter of the book seeks to make clear our divine and
eternal destiny, “the age-long process from animal to angel, from
angel to spirit, from spirit to God.” (P. 558). The teachings
include information on the organization, places, and personalities
of the cosmos; the history of our planet, Urantia; a description of
our continuing spiritual evolution; a new view of reality by
explaining the concepts of personality, mind, and soul; how we
experience supreme evolution of our progression towards God in
partnership with spirit in our minds; and lastly a new and enlarged
account of the life and teachings of Jesus.
ANSWER #4: The Urantia Book may be the most powerful evidence
ever that there is intelligent life in the universe. The Urantia
Book boldly claims to be a revelation of truth to our world from the
headquarters of the superuniverse. A revelation in book form,
it is intended to help guide humankind into the next era of
evolutionary progress. The Urantia Book provides a deeper
appreciation and understanding of our own planetary family, as well
as of our place in the cosmic family of freewill intelligent beings.
It reveals as never before an infinite circle of creation, at the
center of which reigns our beneficent and loving Creator.
ANSWER #5: It is a 2097-page text containing beautiful
spiritual teachings, including a unique perspective on deity that
integrates science and physics with religion in a way that has never
been done before. It depicts the history of our universe, our planet
and civilization, and contains a profound, in-depth account of the
life and teachings of Jesus far beyond what has ever been written.
It provides a detailed analysis on the state of our religious
institutions and their shortcomings, and guidance on what needs to
be done for them to keep pace with advancing civilization.
Ultimately, it provides guidance on realizing world peace.
ANSWER #6: The Urantia Book is the fifth epochal revelation
to our planet. It is a 2097-page compendium of cosmology, science,
philosophy, history and religion. It is unified, consistent,
inspiring and beautifully written. One third of it is a restatement
of the life and teachings of Jesus, the fourth epochal revelation.
ANSWER #7. It has been called the handbook for learning to
become a cosmic citizen. It has also been called a revelation of
truth of epochal significance. But no amount of talking about it is
adequate—to find out what it is you’ll just have to read it for
yourself and draw your own conclusions.