The Urantia Book-- Part III. The History Of
PAPER 102: Section 1.
Assurances Of Faith
The work of the Thought Adjuster constitutes the explanation of the translation
of man's primitive and evolutionary sense of duty into that higher and more
certain faith in the eternal realities of revelation. There must be perfection
hunger in man's heart to insure capacity for comprehending the faith paths to
supreme attainment. If any man chooses to do the divine will, he shall know
the way of truth. It is literally true, "Human things must be known in order
to be loved, but divine things must be loved in order to be known." But honest
doubts and sincere questionings are not sin; such attitudes merely spell delay
in the progressive journey toward perfection attainment. Childlike trust secures
man's entrance into the kingdom of heavenly ascent, but progress is wholly dependent
on the vigorous exercise of the robust and confident faith of the full-grown
The reason of science is based on the observable facts of time; the faith of
argues from the spirit program of eternity. What knowledge and reason
cannot do for us, true wisdom admonishes us to allow faith to accomplish through
religious insight and spiritual transformation.
Owing to the isolation of rebellion, the revelation of truth on Urantia has
all too often been mixed up with the statements of partial and transient cosmologies.
Truth remains unchanged from generation to generation, but the associated teachings
about the physical world vary from day to day and from year to year. Eternal
truth should not be slighted because it chances to be found in company with
obsolete ideas regarding the material world. The more of science you know, the
less sure you can be; the more of religion you have, the more certain
The certainties of science proceed entirely from the intellect; the
of religion spring from the very foundations of the entire personality.
Science appeals to the understanding of the mind; religion appeals to the loyalty
and devotion of the body, mind, and spirit, even to the whole personality.
God is so all real and absolute that no material sign of proof or no demonstration
of so-called miracle may be offered in testimony of his reality. Always will
we know him because we trust him, and our belief in him is wholly based on
our personal participation in the divine manifestations of his infinite reality.
The indwelling Thought Adjuster unfailingly arouses in man's soul a true and
searching hunger for perfection together with a far-reaching curiosity which
can be adequately satisfied only by communion with God, the divine source
of that Adjuster. The hungry soul of man refuses to be satisfied with anything
less than the personal realization of the living God. Whatever more God may
be than a high and perfect moral personality, he cannot, in our hungry and
finite concept, be anything less.