Dear Forum Friends,
UAI Forum will again participate in this day of simultaneous global study, actually two days. ANZURA, the Australia/New Zealand Urantia Readers Association, has chosen the weekend and the topic; the last one of May and Papers 4&5.
Follow this enlightening and fun annual tradition by arranging a special study session with your local Study Group, or join us right here at the Events, Conferences & Meetings sub-Forum. The Forum moderator will present a segment from the chosen study material every few hours. Visitors and guests may read along with the rest of the world, Forum members are encouraged to post comments and reflections about the text at any time.
ANZURA invites you to the
2012 Annual Inter - National Study Day
On the Weekend of 26th and 27th May
Please join us for a whole day of studying The Urantia Book and socialising. Study groups throughout Australia, New Zealand and around the World will also be meeting on the same day to study the same topic, so this is a special annual event – one not to be missed!
This year’s topic of study will be:
God’s Relation to the Universe
God’s Relation to the Individual
(Papers 4 & 5)
The Universal Father has an eternal purpose pertaining to the material, intellectual, and spiritual phenomena of the universe of universes, which he is executing throughout all time. God created the universes of his own free and sovereign will, and he created them in accordance with his all-wise and eternal purpose. It is doubtful whether anyone except the Paradise Deities and their highest associates really knows very much about the eternal purpose of God. Even the exalted citizens of Paradise hold very diverse opinions about the nature of the eternal purpose of the Deities. (P.54:1)
For ages the inhabitants of Urantia have misunderstood the providence of God. There is a providence of divine outworking on your world, but it is not the childish, arbitrary, and material ministry many mortals have conceived it to be. The providence of God consists in the interlocking activities of the celestial beings and the divine spirits who, in accordance with cosmic law, unceasingly labor for the honor of God and for the spiritual advancement of his universe children. (P.54:4)
To help explore these inspiring two papers, please join us - as in previous years - by organising your Study Group and/or readers in your Region for this ‘globally connecting experience.
Looking forward to get some feedback on your day