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On the Call to Leadership, the Responsibility of Divine Administration and Destiny Reservists to the People of Urantia

Presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase

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

Teaching by Niann Emerson Chase

Americans love the idea of freedom freedom on many levels. Many people have immigrated to America with the dream of religious freedom. Some of those people followed a religion that was not the status quo of their country and thus suffered various forms of persecution from governments and neighbors. So they decided to come to America where the dream of having freedom to pursue their personal choices of religion could be manifested. People still have the vision of the United States of America as being the land of freedom where an individual is allowed to pursue his or her choices of religion, career, lifestyle and pursuit of personal happiness.

True Freedom vs. False Liberty

On July 2 of this year, I gave a teaching about the paradox in gaining true freedom. According to The URANTIA Book, true freedom and personal liberty within God’s laws and His divine pattern are only attained through discipline and voluntary self-restraint. Lucifer challenged that paradox of true freedom and introduced the idea of unbridled liberty, liberty without personal responsibility which is so prevalent today in our American culture. Initially, Lucifer’s manifesto of unbridled liberty may seem like true freedom, but it very quickly deteriorates into confusion, chaos, and misery for the individuals, groups, and whole societies that follow it. In August of 1997, one of the classes in the Starseed and Urantian Schools of Melchizedek studied a section in The URANTIA Book on pages 613 and 614 called, “True and False Liberty.” It’s a section in a paper called “The Problems of the Lucifer Rebellion”. As a result, one of those students, Keea, wrote a reflection on the subject of liberty, and I’d like to share that reflection with you.

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The Elemental Necessities for Healing

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, Teachings on Healing, Second Edition)

Introduction by Gabriel of Urantia

Self-pity is one of the biggest blockages to healing in many people. When their expectations of how they think things should go and what God should do for them don’t pan out, they can get very caught up in feeling sorry for themselves, feeling victimized. What many individuals think God should do for Urantia (Earth) is often different than what God thinks He should do for Urantia at this moment in time and space. Often individuals think, I’ve done all of this for You, Father; why don’t You do this?  This kind of thinking cripples people; it cripples their minds, and it cripples their spirits. Why did you allow this, God? Why couldn’t you have done this?  Some people ask these questions often to Christ Michael (Jesus) or to God, the Father of Paradise.

Think of Jesus and our own self-pity. When He was being tried and persecuted not only physically but emotionally spit upon and mocked, despised by man, Jesus could have said, Father, look at all I have done for You; why, I have created a whole universe for You. I have created the possibility of ten million inhabited worlds in Nebadon. (Right now, there are over three and a half million inhabited worlds.) Look at what I have done. And now, You’ll allow me to be mocked, despised, spit upon, and crucified by souls that I even created.  That’s what Jesus could have said. Now we know that He didn’t do that. He didn’t give Himself the luxury of complaining, which we do as humans.

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On Contemplating The Ministry Of God

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)

I have been recently reading about the benefits of a stream or river periodically flooding. Flooding clears out the debris that has built up on the riverbanks and in the riverbeds, thus having much cleaner water after the flood. During the flood, the water is very dirty and churned up, but afterwards, because the river bottoms and the beds have been cleaned out, the water itself is much cleaner. The fast powerful waters tear out old dead growth so that new plants have room to come up. As the flood waters slow down, new nutrient-rich soil is deposited that enhances the new growth of these plants. I read last week in the local newspaper that according to a scientist who studies riparian areas and the rivers and streams that are a part of those areas, that the Verde River is in better shape than it has been for many years before and since the last flood in 1995. He stated that the flood in ‘95 had long-term benefits for the Verde River. Read the rest of this entry »