Introduction to The Urantia Book Course: Class #1004
Overview of Part II of The Urantia Book
Dates: May 21-June 17, 2017
About the Class
"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!" 32:5.7 (365.3)
Part II of The Urantia Book focuses on the local universe - the immense arena wherein our spiritual evolution occurs from the basic material level through the many morontia levels of existence. In this class we will explore the origin and structure of our local universe of Nebadon and learn about the nature and functions of its magnificent divine creators and rulers - Michael, the Creator Son and the Mother Spirit, the Creative Daughter of the Infinite Spirit.
The Ministers, Teachers and Administration of the Local Universe
Over the course of billions of years, Michael and the Mother Spirit engage in creating countless celestial beings whose wide-ranging, special endowments allow them to administer the vast organization of their universe and to teach and minister to the ascending mortals of its millions of inhabited worlds. In this class we will learn more about the specific functions of many of these orders of beings.
We will discover that our local universe (and all the universes of space and time) is remarkably well-ordered, efficiently administered, and superbly coordinated in order to advance and support the Paradise ascension scheme of mortal spiritual progression.
The Destiny of Our Local Universe, Creators and Mortal Ascenders
Part II of the Urantia Book, The Local Universe, begins with Paper 32: The Evolution of Local Universes, and ends with Paper 56: Universal Unity. Part II helps us to understand the evolutionary scheme of spiritual progression for mortal beings like us, beginning with our human careers here on Urantia through our resurrection and transitional training on the mansion worlds and beyond. Our ascension journey will take us "upwards" and inwards through ascending levels of "morontia" existence all the way to Salvington, the capital of our local universe of Nebadon where we finally attain first-stage spirit status.
We will also examine the history of Nebadon from its origin and early stages of development to its present status and beyond to its glorious destiny in a far distant future when it achieves the highest stage of light and life. Just as the physical universe and all its personal beings are evolving towards perfection, so too are our Creator Son and Mother Spirit as they guide their creation to the fullness and exhaustion of all its potentials.
After I enroll, what happens next?
Can I audit this class?
Yes, the audit option is available for this class.
Will I get a grade for this class?
At this time, no grades are given for completing UUI classes. This class has been designed chiefly for personal enrichment and is part of the larger Introduction to The Urantia Book Course.