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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:06 AM



 

~ A Course In Love ~

 

~ Falling In Love With God  ~

 

...Facing the world of personality, God is discovered to be a loving person; facing the spiritual world, he is a personal love; in religious experience he is both....

 

A Divine Counselor – Paper 2:6.9 of The Urantia Book - P.42.1

 

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:42 AM

 

~ A Course In Love ~

 

~ Love & Divine Volition ~

 

...Love identifies the volitional will of God. The goodness of God rests at the bottom of the divine free-willness — the universal tendency to love, show mercy, manifest patience, and minister forgiveness....

 

A Divine Counselor – Paper 2:6.9 of The Urantia Book - P.42.1

 

 

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:01 AM

 

 

~ A Course In Love ~

 

 

~ Truth, Beauty, Goodness & Love ~

 

 

...The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love....

 

 

A Divine Counselor – Paper 2:7.10 of The Urantia Book - P.43.3

 

 

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:10 AM

 

 

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~ A High Order of Love ~

 

...Truth is coherent, beauty attractive, goodness stabilizing. And when these values of that which is real are co-ordinated in personality experience, the result is a high order of love conditioned by wisdom and qualified by loyalty. The real purpose of all universe education is to effect the better co-ordination of the isolated child of the worlds with the larger realities of his expanding experience. Reality is finite on the human level, infinite and eternal on the higher and divine levels....

 

A Divine Counselor – Paper 2:7.12 of The Urantia Book - P.43.5

 

 

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:46 AM

 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ Love Dwellers ~
...Truly of the human race has it been said, “You are of God” because “he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him....”
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:1.5 of The Urantia Book - P.45.3
 
 
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

~ A Course In Love ~

 

~ Love’s Limitations On Omnipotence ~

The divine omnipotence is perfectly co-ordinated with the other attributes of the personality of God. The power of God is, ordinarily, only limited in its universe spiritual manifestation by three conditions or situations:

 

1. By the nature of God, especially by his infinite love, by truth, beauty, and goodness.

2. By the will of God, by his mercy ministry and fatherly relationship with the personalities of the universe.

3. By the law of God, by the righteousness and justice of the eternal Paradise Trinity….

 
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:2.11 of The Urantia Book – P.48.3

 

 
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:23 AM


~ A Course In Love ~

 

~ God's Inexhaustible Love ~

 

...The successive bestowal of himself upon the universes as they are brought into being in no wise lessens the potential of power or the store of wisdom as they continue to reside and repose in the central personality of Deity. In potential of force, wisdom, and love, the Father has never lessened aught of his possession nor become divested of any attribute of his glorious personality as the result of the unstinted bestowal of himself upon the Paradise Sons, upon his subordinate creations, and upon the manifold creatures thereof....

 

 

 

A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:4.1 of The Urantia Book – P.49.5

 

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 08:39 AM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ Experiencing God’s Infinite LOVE ~
 
Mortal man cannot possibly know the infinitude of the heavenly Father. Finite mind cannot think through such an absolute truth or fact. But this same finite human being can actually feel — literally experience — the full and undiminished impact of such an infinite Father’s LOVE. Such a love can be truly experienced, albeit while quality of experience is unlimited, quantity of such an experience is strictly limited by the human capacity for spiritual receptivity and by the associated capacity to love the Father in return….
 
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:4.6 of The Urantia Book – P.50.4
 
 
 
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:45 AM

~ A Course In Love ~

 

 

~ The Love Approach To God ~

 

…Finite appreciation of infinite qualities far transcends the logically limited capacities of the creature because of the fact that mortal man is made in the image of God — there lives within him a fragment of infinity. Therefore man’s nearest and dearest approach to God is by and through love, for God is love. And all of such a unique relationship is an actual experience in cosmic sociology, the Creator-creature relationship — the Father-child affection….

 

 

A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:4.7 of The Urantia Book – P.50.5

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:26 AM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ Love, Wisdom & The Eternal Purpose ~

In the affairs of men’s hearts the Universal Father may not always have his way; but in the conduct and destiny of a planet the divine plan prevails; the eternal purpose of wisdom and love triumphs….
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:5.3 of The Urantia Book – P.51.2
 
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Posted 28 September 2014 - 01:48 PM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ Love Of Truth & Inevitable Error ~

Is the love of truth and the willingness to go wherever it leads, desirable? Then must man grow up in a world where error is present and falsehood always possible….
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:5.10 of The Urantia Book – P.51.9
 
 
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Posted 05 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ Love & God’s Primacy ~
 
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….
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:6.2 of The Urantia Book – P.52.5
 
 
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:34 AM

~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ A Trinity Of Love ~
 
God the Father loves men; God the Son serves men; God the Spirit inspires the children of the universe to the ever-ascending adventure of finding God the Father by the ways ordained by God the Sons through the ministry of the grace of God the Spirit….
 
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 3:6.8 of The Urantia Book – P.53.6
 
 
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:55 PM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 

~ Good & Those Who Love God ~

 

There is no limitation of the forces and personalities which the Father may use to uphold his purpose and sustain his creatures. “The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” “Behold, he who keeps us shall neither slumber nor sleep.” “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God….”
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 4:1.4 of The Urantia Book – P.55.2
 
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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ Realizing God’s Love ~

…In God the Father freewill performances are not ruled by power, nor are they guided by intellect alone; the divine personality is defined as consisting in spirit and manifesting himself to the universes as love. Therefore, in all his personal relations with the creature personalities of the universes, the First Source and Center is always and consistently a loving Father. God is a Father in the highest sense of the term. He is eternally motivated by the perfect idealism of divine love, and that tender nature finds its strongest expression and greatest satisfaction in loving and being loved….
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 4:4.6 of The Urantia Book – P.59.2
 
 
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Posted 02 November 2014 - 12:18 PM

 
 
~ A Course In Love ~
 
~ A Majestic & Yearning Love  ~
 
Our Father is not in hiding; he is not in arbitrary seclusion. He has mobilized the resources of divine wisdom in a never-ending effort to reveal himself to the children of his universal domains. There is an infinite grandeur and an inexpressible generosity connected with the majesty of his love which causes him to yearn for the association of every created being who can comprehend, love, or approach him; and it is, therefore, the limitations inherent in you, inseparable from your finite personality and material existence, that determine the time and place and circumstances in which you may achieve the goal of the journey of mortal ascension and stand in the presence of the Father at the center of all things….
 
 
A Divine Counselor – Paper 5:1.2 of The Urantia Book – P.62.4
 
 
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