The Urantia Book -- Part IV. The Life And
Teachings Of Jesus
PAPER 191: Section 6.
The Alexandrian Appearance
While the eleven apostles were on the way to Galilee, drawing near their
end, on Tuesday evening, April 18, at about half past eight o'clock, Jesus appeared
to Rodan and some eighty other believers in Alexandria. This was the Master's
twelfth appearance in morontia form. Jesus appeared before these Greeks and
Jews at the conclusion of the report of David's messenger regarding the crucifixion.
This messenger, being the fifth in the
Jerusalem-Alexandria relay of runners,
had arrived in Alexandria late that afternoon, and when he had delivered his
message to Rodan, it was decided to call the believers together to receive this
tragic word from the messenger himself. At about eight o'clock, the messenger,
Busiris, came before this group and told them in detail all that had
been told him by the preceding runner. Nathan ended his touching recital with
these words: "But David, who sends us this word, reports that the Master, in
foretelling his death, declared that he would rise again." Even as Nathan spoke,
the morontia Master appeared there in full view of all. And when Nathan sat
down, Jesus said:
"Peace be upon you. That which my Father sent me into the world to establish
belongs not to a race, a nation, nor to a special group of teachers or preachers.
This gospel of the kingdom belongs to both Jew and gentile, to rich and poor,
to free and bond, to male and female, even to the little children. And you are
all to proclaim this gospel of love and truth by the lives which you live in
the flesh. You shall love one another with a new and startling affection, even
as I have loved you. You will serve mankind with a new and amazing devotion,
even as I have served you. And when men see you so love them, and when they
fervently you serve them, they will perceive that you have become
faith-fellows of the kingdom of heaven, and they will follow after the Spirit
of Truth which they see in your lives, to the finding of eternal salvation.
"As the Father sent me into this world, even so now send I you. You are all
called to carry the good news to those who sit in darkness. This gospel of the
kingdom belongs to all who believe it; it shall not be committed to the custody
of mere priests. Soon will the Spirit of Truth come upon you, and he shall lead
you into all truth. Go you, therefore, into all the world preaching this gospel,
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages."
When the Master had so spoken, he vanished from their sight. All that night
these believers remained there together recounting their experiences as kingdom
believers and listening to the many words of Rodan and his associates. And they
all believed that Jesus had risen from the dead. Imagine the surprise of David's
herald of the resurrection, who arrived the second day after this, when they
replied to his announcement, saying: "Yes, we know, for we have seen him. He
appeared to us day before yesterday."