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Here is what we've covered so far in Urantia Paper 3. The Attributes of God: 1.God's Everywhereness, 2.God's Infinite Power, 3.God's Universal Knowledge, 4.God's Limitlessness. This week we hope to conclude our study of Urantia Paper 3 with sections 5 & 6, God's Supreme Rule and God's Primacy.
This week we will study a section that many Urantia students would call a favorite, it covers the "inevitabilities" in Section 5.God's Supreme Rule.
The uncertainties of life do not contradict the universal sovereignty of God. Creature life is beset with certain inevitabilities. To develop courage, we must grapple with hardships. To develop altruism, we must experience social inequality. Hope results from being faced with insecurity, and faith arises when we live in such a way that we know less than we can believe. The love of truth is created only in an environment where falsehood is possible. Idealism comes as we struggle for a better world. Loyalty cannot emerge unless we live with the possibility of betrayal, and unselfishness results only if we have a self-life to forsake. To appreciate pleasure we must live in a world where pain and suffering are possible. The only evolutionary world without error would be a world without free intelligence. Man must be fallible if he is to be free.
We will then put a bow on this paper with The Father's Primacy!
Consider: 3:6.2.The sovereignty of God is unlimited; it is the fundamental fact of all creation. The universe was not inevitable. The universe is not an accident, neither is it self-existent. The universe is a work of creation and is therefore wholly subject to the will of the Creator. The will of God is divine truth, living love; therefore are the perfecting creations of the evolutionary universes characterized by goodness—nearness to divinity; by potential evil—remoteness from divinity.
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