The Lying Spirit[s] of Urantia Book
The Bible says God became a man (Y‘shua) to die for our sins, he was sent from heaven for this purpose. The Urantia book claims it was a mistake, he did not have to die.
89:0.1 PRIMITIVE man regarded himself as being in debt to the spirits, as standing in need of redemption. … As time passed, this concept developed into the doctrine of sin and salvation. The soul was looked upon as coming into the world under forfeit -- original sin. The soul must be ransomed; a scapegoat must be provided. The head-hunter, in addition to practicing the cult of skull worship, was able to provide a substitute for his own life, a scapeman.
The idea of sin was universally established in the world before revealed religion ever made its entry. It was only by the concept of sin that natural death became logical to the primitive mind. Sin was the transgression of taboo, and death was the penalty of sin.”
The Urantia book denies the universality of sin which the Bible teaches from cover to cover. If you are a Christian and you think you are getting more revelation from this book you need to pause and question this book and take stock in your faith.
Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”1 Cor. 15:21-23: “For since by man came death.” ‘‘in Adam all sinned;’ death is the consequence of sin. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10:20 “the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God” (referring to Deut. 32:12) making a distinction of these spirits called by the Urantia book and what God has instructed to Israel in the Old Testament.
The Urantia book89:6.6 Moses had forbidden these foundation sacrifices, but the Israelites reverted to them soon after his death.” No Moses introduced the Priesthood and the sacrificial system
89:6.8 The spectacle of Abraham constrained to sacrifice his son Isaac, while shocking to civilized susceptibilities, was not a new or strange idea to the men of those days. It was long a prevalent practice for fathers, at times of great emotional stress, to sacrifice their first-born sons.”
No, this is incorrect, God instructed Abraham to bring his son to be sacrificed at a certain mountain. Abraham was tested and God withheld him from doing so, Abraham then prophesied of another who would be sacrificed, and it occurred on the very same mount (Gen.22). Abraham prophesied, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering’ (Gen. 22:8).
89:9.3 The ancient social brotherhoods were based on the rite of blood drinking; the early Jewish fraternity was a sacrificial blood affair. Paul started out to build a new Christian cult on “the blood of the everlasting covenant.” And while he may have unnecessarily encumbered Christianity with teachings about blood and sacrifice, he did once and for all make an end of the doctrines of redemption through human or animal sacrifices. His theologic compromises indicate that even revelation must submit to the graduated control of evolution. According to Paul, Christ became the last and all-sufficient human sacrifice; the divine Judge is now fully and forever satisfied.
Again this is purposely incorrect, as the Old Testament instructions from God through ALL the prophets spoke of sacrifice s for sin and the prophets spoke of one coming that would be the final sacrifice.Hebrews 11:4 “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,” referring to Genesis 4:3-4 “Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock”
You see Cain brought a bloodless sacrifice as the Urantia book says is right, but the Bible says God rejected it. What brought Cain to kill his brother? It was his failure to obey God. The way of Cain is man’s own way it is the basis of every false religion in history. Man, since the fall, has been trying to find another way instead of doing it God’s way, and that is what the Urantia book is doing.
You see, allblood sacrifices pointed to Christ, as the last sacrifice. Why? When Adam and Eve first sinned disobeying God neither of them knew what death actually was. Adam and Eve saw what death looked like for the first time through their Creator. God showed them how serious sin is - it brings death. They saw their own future. The Creator who gave them life killed an animal. He sacrificed a life for Adam and Eve’s sake. The first animals killed were not for food. God did the first sacrifice in front of Adam and Eve and covered them in animal skin, showing their need for a covering in their now fallen spiritual condition. This also gave them instruction on what they would do periodically for their sinning for each succeeding generation.
Man’s first clothing by God typified garments of salvation and the righteousness we would receive from Christ). The death of an animal and dressing them was a physical illustration of the effect of sin, showing our mortality, what their sin has brought. The blood in the first sacrifice was to temporarily provide a covering for man until the ultimate and final sacrifice would come. Man was to continue to sacrifice animals as a reminder of the sin that took place with our first parents and have repentance of sin with this action. This is the bible consistent revelation with Noah, Abraham, Moses and ALL the prophets.
89:9.4 And so, after long ages the cult of the sacrifice has evolved into the cult of the sacrament. Thus are the sacraments of modern religions the legitimate successors of those shocking early ceremonies of human sacrifice and the still earlier cannibalistic rituals. Many still depend upon blood for salvation, but it has at least become figurative, symbolic, and mystic.
“The appealing teachings of the prevailing mystery cults, especially the Mithraic doctrines of redemption, atonement, and salvation by the sacrifice made by some god.121:7.8
The atheists would agree as they use this very argument but this is also incorrect. Lk.2:24 tells us of the sacrifices that were by law through Moses and from the beginning long before mystical cults or Babylon.
125:2.3Even at this early date, though he said nothing about such matters to his parents, Jesus had begun to turn over in his mind the propriety of celebrating the Passover without the slaughtered lamb. He felt assured in his own mind that the Father in heaven was not pleased with this spectacle of sacrificial offerings, and as the years passed, he became increasingly determined someday to establish the celebration of a bloodless Passover.
125:2.4Jesus slept very little that night. His rest was greatly disturbed by revolting dreams of slaughter and suffering. His mind was distraught and his heart torn by the inconsistencies and absurdities of the theology of the whole Jewish ceremonial system. His parents likewise slept little. They were greatly disconcerted by the events of the day just ended. They were completely upset in their own hearts by the lad's, to them, strange and determined attitude. Mary became nervously agitated during the fore part of the night, but Joseph remained calm, though he was equally puzzled. Both of them feared to talk frankly with the lad about these problems, though Jesus would gladly have talked with his parents if they had dared to encourage him.
This is complete lie on purpose, we find this incorrect with the Bible as the Urantia book calls Joseph his parent (no virgin birth), Jesus told everyone to obey the law of Moses which required sacrifices
John 1:29 states:On the morrow he saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world!” Jesus allowed John to baptize him
Paul later says “For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us” (1 Cor. 5:7). Jesus is the high priest for all mankind, not a Levitical high priest.
Hebrews 5:1-4:1 “For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also beset by weakness. Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins. “
Hebrews 10:3-7 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls andgoats could take away sins. Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me.
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, 'Behold, I have come--
In the volume of the book it is written of Me-- To do Your will, O God.'
It was God’s will to stop the temporary sacrifices with a permanent one, and Jesus fulfilled it. The sacrifices were temporary, a covering until the last and ultimate sacrifice was made by God himself. “So He became their Savior” (Isaiah 63:8. 1 John 4:14-16 “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.”
Hebrews 10:11-12 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, (Jesus Christ) after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,”
in other words God the Father approved his sacrifice and gave him the highest position to a man.
Acts 2:23-24 “Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;” whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
In the Gospel of John, the death of Jesus is mentioned numerous times, both prophetically and historically.John introduced as the lamb of God referring to the Passover lamb. You think Jesus and his apostles made up all their statements (or an emperor) about him fulfilling scripture to die? Jesus spoke of his death and resurrection numerous times
In John 3:14, Jesus saidmust the Son of Man be lifted up; (speaking of the way he would day)
In John 6:51, Jesus saidthe bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the
world.” (speaking of giving his body, his life for us)
In John 10:11 He said of himself,the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (speaking of him being God the shepherd making the ultimate sacrifice).
In John 11:49-52, one man is to give his life for the nation.
In John 12:24, He is like the grain that must fall and die.
In John 15:13, He lays down His life for His friends.
The Old Testament type of the Passover (Ex. 12:1-51) emphasizes salvation through blood, specifically the lamb.
The application of the blood- they had to apply the blood upon the lintel and the two
door-posts of their home. This brought them physical salvation from the last plague, the
plague of the death of the firstborn son.
The death of Jesus described as the death of the Lamb of God,
the paschal lamb, as a Passover sacrifice.
Jesus’ own words Matt 20:28 “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
The fact is, Jesus’ death is found in the Old Testament, prophesied by God before He came to earth is proof that this was God’s plan. So those who endorse the Urantia book and other books like it, lie. The death of the Messiah for our sin is the central theme of Scripture that was to be fulfilled from Genesis on, until he incarnated on earth and accomplished it.
The primary reason Christ had to die to redeem us from sin, which means he had to become man.
Leviticus 17:11:For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes atonement by reason of the life.”
Hebrews makes the same point, Hebrews 9:22: “And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.”
The Old Testament principle was that the blood made atonement for the soul. The New Testament gives
the same message -- All things are cleansed with blood.
Two key passages the Old Testament predicts the death of Jesus. Although stoning was the Jewish mode of execution, not crucifixion, Crucifixion was practiced by the Romans.
Psalm 22:1-21, describes a crucifixion 700 years prior, written by King David. It pictures the Lord hanging on the cross. It describes how the people mocked Christ (Ps. 22:7-8; Mt. 27:41-43), how they cast lots to divide up his clothes (Ps. 22:18; Mt. 27:35), how his bones were out of joint (Ps. 22:14), how the wicked had surrounded him and pierced his hands and feet (Ps. 22:16) the scars of which Thomas insisted to touch and feel (Jn. 20:27). And ends by saying God's righteousness would be declared to “a people that shall be born” (Ps. 22:31).
We can concentrate on a few passages within Psalm 22. V.6 “But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people” (the word is tola, a worm they crushed to get the die color of red/scarlet for their royal garments) Psalm 22 goes on in vivid detail about the Messiahs crucifixion.
Ps 22:7-8 “All those who see Me ridicule Me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
Ps. 22:14 “I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it has melted within Me.”
Psalms 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.”
John 19:28 “Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”
Ps. 22:16-17 “For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.”
New Testament fulfillment: John 19:36-37 “For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
Zech. 12:10 “… they will look upon Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for hisonly son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Stoning was the Jewish mode of execution, not crucifixion, crucifixion was of the Romans.
Ps. 22:18 “They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
New Testament Matt 27:35 “Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
Instead of pointing to the fulfillment[s] by Jesus the Urantia book ignores it so how can it be accurate?
The other portion is Isaiah 52:13-53:12,
Isaiah 53:9-12 “He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied ; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
In Isaiah 53:10-11 we read: “Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities.”
The point of Isaiah 53 is that the animal sacrifices under the Mosaic Law were of a temporary duration. God’s intent was for there to be one final sacrifice and that would be the sacrifice of the Messiah Himself (God the Son).
That is why Isaiah 53 uses the same type of words, figures and concepts found in the Book of Leviticus. verse 10 “you shall make his soul an offering for sin.”is the sacrificial concept found in the Mosaic Law.
When a person died a criminal’s death, he would be buried in a criminal’s grave. But Jesus was not buried in a
common criminal’s grave, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 53:9. This passage prophesied that while the Messiah would be assigned a criminal’s grave, He would nevertheless be buried in a rich man’s tomb.
Daniel 9:24-26 V. 26 “After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.”The word cut off means from life. So it not only tells us he would die but gives us the very time period
Matthew 27:38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.”
Luke 22:37 It is written: 'And he was numbered with the transgressors'; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me.”
Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.”
All that was spoken of his atonement in the Old Testament is fulfilled. Jesus fulfilled redemption by being a substitute (Lev. 25:47-49). Jesus died in the believer’s place as his substitute, being our kinsmen-redeemer.
If YOU deny the gospel, according to the word of God I have to tell you that you are endangered of eternal judgment
Mark 8:31 “And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.”
Jesus knew what he was to do because he knew his mission.
Luke 24:7”saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'“
Even Jesus’ contemporary enemies God spoke correctly “nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” (John 11:50-51)
John 18:14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. “Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation”
Rom 5:6-8 “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
This is the plan of God, do not let any man or book tell you otherwise. God showed how he loved us all by giving Jesus to pay as a substitute for our sins.
1 Cor 15:3 “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.”Paul says the scripture teaches he died for our sin and rose from the dead.
Eph 5:2 “as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Heb. 12:2-3 “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.”
If Jesus did not do this as God’s plan than the Old Testament sacrifices are still in effect, to be practiced.
The Old Covenant still stands
The Urantia book wants you to believe in a Jesus who was NOT crucified for your sin. This is about as loud and clear an opposition as you can get.
Heb 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.”
The Urantia book has only one purpose to deceive, to keep people from God’s glorious gospel.
The Devil hates God’s way to redeem Man from sin, just as Cain
rejected the way of God. Hebrews 9-10 emphasizes that the believer is purified
by means of the blood of the Messiah. He will do everything he can to have
people deny it. So he gave a revelation to those who knew about the Bible that
hate the Jesus of the Bible and offer another Jesus to mankind.
According to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the gospel contains three points: first, He died for our sins according
to the Scriptures; secondly, He was buried; thirdly, He rose on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Here we find the real intention of the Urantia book- They use Jesus and certain portions of his life from the gospels to deny him being the redeemer that died for our sin. How devious is this religious view? The bible makes it clear that when one denies the gospel, they deny God who gave it and they are accursed by God (Gal.1:6-9)
As Jesus said see to it that no one deceives you (Mt.24)