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Week 13 of our study of religion, Paper 101. The Real Nature of Religion presented by a Melchizedek.
This week, Paula, André, Chuck and Marvin will be taking a look at sections 9. Religion and Morality and 10. Religion as Man’s Liberator. The source of morality is the individual's personal relationship with God and therein lies the secret of one aspect of each human being's potential to be truly liberated in this life.
When you presume to sit in critical judgment on the primitive religion of man (or on the religion of primitive man), ... Do not make the mistake of judging another’s religion by your own standards of knowledge and truth. [(1115.3) 101:9.2]
Faith becomes the connection between moral consciousness and the spiritual concept of enduring reality. [(1116.1) 101:9.9]
Only in the spiritual sense is man a child of God. And this is true because it is only in the spiritual sense that man is at present endowed and indwelt by the Paradise Father. Mankind can never discover divinity except through the avenue of religious experience and by the exercise of true faith. The faith acceptance of the truth of God enables man to escape from the circumscribed confines of material limitations and affords him a rational hope of achieving safe conduct from the material realm, whereon is death, to the spiritual realm, wherein is life eternal. [(1116.5) 101:10.4]
This series of rich and insightful papers are often called the Religion Papers.
Many great cross references will enhance our study,
We hope you can join us on The Cosmic Citizen as we continue this exploration on how The Urantia Book defines the meaning, purpose and value of true religion. http://tobtr.com/11629729