The Urantia Book is an interesting book that jumped out at me from the shelf at a bookstore one day.   It is a thick dictionary-sized book that was over 2,000 pages thick. When I opened the pages and viewed the table of contents, I was amazed by the four parts listed:

  • Part I: The Central and Superuniverses
  • Part II: The Local Universe
  • Part III: The History of Urantia
  • Part IV: The Life and Teachings of Jesus

I bought the book and tried to read the first part, but it was so complicated I couldn’t make sense of it.  I skipped forward and read Part III about the History of Urantia, which is the book’s name for Earth, and the Part IV about Jesus. I was amazed by the enlightening stories about Adam and Eve and Jesus’s life on earth.  In fact, the stories about Jesus were so much richer and grander than anything I could recall from the bible.

The book described seven dimensions of existence, with life on earth being the first dimension. The spiritual career of an individual was to progress up through these various levels and eventually become one with God on the seventh level.  According to the Urantia Book, Jesus, whose real name is Michael, had already progressed through the various life dimensions to the sixth level.  Along the way, he assumed more and more responsibility,  first taking on a planet just like Adam and Eve, and eventually on the sixth level creating his own physical universe. That physical universe was the one we currently exist within.  But, in order to move from the sixth to the seventh level, to finally become one with the father, Michael had to return to the first level and live a human life once again.  While he was here on earth and known as Jesus, he shared what information he could regarding the incredible reality that life really is, but only shared what could be understood by the humanity that existed 2,000 years ago.  While it is true that he came here to help us, the main purpose of his visit was for his own development.

There’s a link below if you are interested in more information about the Urantia Book.