The Urantia Book -- Part III. The History
PAPER 116: Section 2.
The Almighty And God The Sevenfold
The appearance of the universe power presence of the Almighty is concomitant
with the appearance on the stage of cosmic action of the high creators and controllers
of the evolutionary superuniverses.
God the Supreme derives his spirit and personality attributes from the Paradise
Trinity, but he is power-actualizing in the doings of the Creator Sons, the
Ancients of Days, and the Master Spirits, whose collective acts are the source
of his growing power as almighty sovereign to and in the seven superuniverses.
Unqualified Paradise Deity is incomprehensible to the evolving creatures of
time and space. Eternity and infinity connote a level of deity reality which
time-space creatures cannot comprehend. Infinity of deity and absoluteness
of sovereignty are inherent in the Paradise Trinity, and the Trinity is a
reality which lies somewhat beyond the understanding of mortal man. Time-space
creatures must have origins, relativities, and destinies in order to grasp
universe relationships and to understand the meaning values of divinity. Therefore
does Paradise Deity attenuate and otherwise qualify the extra-Paradise personalizations
of divinity, thus bringing into existence the Supreme Creators and their associates,
who ever carry the light of life farther and farther from its Paradise source
until it finds its most distant and beautiful expression in the earth lives
of the bestowal Sons on the evolutionary worlds.
And this is the origin of God the Sevenfold, whose successive levels are encountered
by mortal man in the following order:
- The Creator Sons (and Creative Spirits).
- The Ancients of Days.
- The Seven Master Spirits.
- The Supreme Being.
- The Conjoint Actor.
- The Eternal Son.
- The Universal Father.
The first three levels are the Supreme Creators; the last three levels are the
Paradise Deities. The Supreme ever intervenes as the experiential spirit personalization
of the Paradise Trinity and as the experiential focus of the evolutionary almighty
power of the creator children of the Paradise Deities. The Supreme Being is
the maximum revelation of Deity to the seven superuniverses and for the present
By the technique of mortal logic it might be inferred that the experiential
reunification of the collective acts of the first three levels of God the Sevenfold
would equivalate to the level of Paradise Deity, but such is not the case. Paradise
Deity is existential Deity. The Supreme Creators, in their divine unity
of power and personality, are constitutive and expressive of a new power potential
of experiential Deity. And this power potential of experiential origin
finds inevitable and inescapable union with the experiential Deity of Trinity
origin -- the Supreme Being.
God the Supreme is not the Paradise Trinity, neither is he any one or all of
those superuniverse Creators whose functional activities actually synthesize
his evolving almighty power. God the Supreme, while of origin in the Trinity,
becomes manifest to evolutionary creatures as a personality of power only through
the co-ordinated functions of the first three levels of God the Sevenfold. The
Almighty Supreme is now factualizing in time and space through the activities
of the Supreme Creator Personalities, even as in eternity the Conjoint Actor
flashed into being by the will of the Universal Father and the Eternal Son.
These beings of the first three levels of God the Sevenfold are the very nature
and source of the power of the Almighty Supreme; therefore must they ever accompany
and sustain his administrative acts.