13. Isn't the Bible enough? Why do we
need the Urantia Book?
One could just as easily wonder why any person should strive
to learn and know more. Why send a child to college when a
high school education is sufficient to survive in the world?
The Creator put the propensity in each of us that we might
constantly strive to better our civilization and ourselves.
A better question might be, “Why wouldn’t God reveal more to
us, especially as we are able to understand and know more?”
Children cannot reach the fulfillment of their personal dreams and
potential without the periodic help, wisdom and guidance of more
experienced adults. Neither can humankind reach its objectives nor
can we live up to our true potential without some form of periodic
wisdom and guidance from above.
considering the epic struggle of humanity to reach our own
often-stated goal of “peace on earth, and goodwill among men,” one
source of religious truth and knowledge can hardly be adequate. This
is even more evident considering the great diversity that exists in
humanity. If humans needed only one source of information, then
human history would not be punctuated with great religious,
scientific, and philosophic teachers. Jesus would not have come to
offer a “new testament” if the “old testament” alone were adequate.
It was he who promised a response for those who would seek, ask, and
knock. Why would he have stated this great truth if no new answer or
discovery were ever forthcoming?