Michigan, US of A, February 13, 2009.
Subject: “Doctrines And Dogmas.”
Received by Chris.
Ophelius: “Good morning dear one. I have heard your call and I am here. It is I, Ophelius, and today I would like to speak about doctrines and dogmas. Throughout the long history on Urantia, men have developed belief systems that have had their beginnings based on some truth. Over time, much re-telling, and handwritten copies, have added to, and greatly distorted that truth, knowingly or unknowingly, by those interested to meet their own ends and purposes at the time of the transcription.
“Later followers, and for many generations have interpreted these writings as infallible truth, and have built up very large and complex organizations to venerate and uphold these doctrines, without any investigation into the origins of these writings. Thus, they have become tethered to a belief system that is rife with errors, and which is used to separate themselves from their brothers and sisters, and reject all other spiritual truths, nullifying these as the work of the devil. It becomes a ‘perfect dogma’ in that it produces a completely closed loop, which makes no provision for revision.
“It wasn’t very long ago when the orthodoxy believed that the sun and planets revolved around the earth, and many men of science were excommunicated and tried for heresy for having such contrary beliefs.
“The Father reveals truth to individuals, not to organizations, and men must begin to listen to the voice of their indwelling, which is the highest authority of truth, beauty, love and mercy. The Mystery Monitors (Thought Adjusters) will lead you into all truth, if you would only let go of the conflicts within your mind.
“God is no respecter of persons, and all are equally loved as his children. There are no ‘chosen people.’ All are called to do the will of the Paradise Father, and all will be received and given the opportunity to choose eternal life, and to continue the paradise adventure, provided they achieve fusion with their indwelling Thought Adjusters. There will be many surprised and bewildered persons of orthodoxy who will awaken on the Mansion Worlds to find the very people they fought against so diligently, or who were unconvertible to their creeds, walking freely among them, and apparently none so burning in the pits of some inescapable hell. God’s mercy is greater than man’s ideas of self righteousness, and even the most wicked of men who find themselves in the dark places they have prepared for themselves, will also find the mercy and the means to progress out of that sad condition, and into higher estates.
“You are all little children in the kindergarten of creation. You are not expected to have all the answers and responsibility of eternal consequence in your short life on the worlds of time and space. You were given very simple instructions – to love your God, and to love your neighbor as yourself – to do unto others, as you would have them do to you. Yet man finds ways to put conditions and loopholes into even the simplest of truths.
“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny – one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Paradise Father is perfect.
“The Circle of Seven.”
Reciever’s note: I was reluctant to write this when Ophelius spoke of the subject, because I know how sensitive it is to many people, but he was insistent on continuing, and no doubt he cut short his full message because of my reluctance.
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.