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Answers to Planetary Concerns

Presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

(Also available in the book, Global Change Teachings for the New Millennium, Series One)

Introduction by Gabriel of Urantia

The title of this teaching is called: “Answers to Planetary Concerns,” and it is about concerns of the citizens of this planet, people just like you and I who struggle to exist, try to raise their children and live a “normal” life, if you can live a normal life today. Everyone tries, but for most people life seems to be dominated by the problems that exist in trying to feed our children, clothe them, and put a roof over our heads. It is not just the concern of the poor in this country; it is of concern to the poor people all over the world.

There are many signs indicating that our planet is in trouble: global warming, extreme weather conditions, the growing gap in the ozone layer, diminishing natural resources but the worst problem on our planet continues to be the religious and political separation that divides people and all nations. The majority of the people of the world believe in God but disagree on the laws of God interpreted by humans. People write laws and say, “Thus sayeth the Lord.” “Thus sayeth, Allah.” “Thus sayeth Jesus.” “Thus sayeth Buddha.” Whoever disagrees with these man-made laws form their own religions and denominations. Our planet has five major religions and thousands upon thousands of religious subgroups, so the unity of the citizens of the planet is at best a compromise of surface compliance. There is no real brotherhood or sisterhood based upon the Fatherhood of God. Read the rest of this entry »

Divine Administration That Serves All Is Implemented When Individuals Move Into Divine Pattern

Presented by Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

(Also available in the book,Global Change Teachings for the New Millennium, Series Three)

Much of my teaching today on government and the evolution of government is based on two Papers in The URANTIA Book: Paper 70, which is entitled “The Evolution of Human Government,” and Paper 71, “The Development of the State.” From reading those papers we learn that the human church and the human civil government on evolutionary planets unfolds in a progressive process over hundreds of years of trial and error. As more individuals move into self-regulation, self-control, and self-mastery, there is less need of government intervention, but the more that people move out of that and are not self-controlled or self-governed, then you need government intervention. That is why, on any planet in that evolutionary process, it is so important that religions, especially revelatory religions, are encompassed in the individual citizen’s lives. Then individuals become aware of God’s divine law and live their lives making decisions based on those divine standards, thus having less need for regulation from the human government in their lives. But as long as most people in a sector or on a planet do not live in divine pattern by God’s true laws, then they must have regulation from the outside, from some form of government. Read the rest of this entry »