Priceless Discovery and Fulfillment

For all who are harmonizing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints with The Urantia Book

 

The Treasure

THE URANTIA BOOK

Discovered ---- glowing from a light within : )



In 1967 I was privileged to discover the Urantia Revelation, and I recorded my experience, Priceless Discovery and Fulfillment, for my brothers and sisters in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, who are in the process of coordinating the two Revelations in their minds. I shared how I discovered THE URANTIA BOOK and my testimony of it being an Epochal Revelation.  Then I shared how it is a fulfillment of prophecy and how it harmonizes with the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.


    For years I shared it with very few, and could not afford to publish it, so it remained a coil-bound private book.  A few months ago I realized that on iBooks Author I could publish books and have them in the iTunes Store! 


    In 2014 I have organized an iBook that you can receive as a free book if you have a Mac or an iPad.  I think for other brands of computers you may need to purchase an iTunes APP in order to download it.  I titled the book, “Latter Day Saints and Urantia Revelation Harmony.” 

Click on this link to download the book:

   




    In addition, on my YouTube Channel: UrantianArtists Channel, I have 15 video’s that I have narrated about the Harmony between the Latter Day Saints and the Urantia Revelation.  The iBook and the Video’s have the same material, with slightly more shared in the iBook.


        I will share on this website the account of how I discovered The Urantia Book:


THE DISCOVERY


In late April of 1967 on a rainy afternoon, with my five young children waiting for me in the car, I hurried in to the State Library to return some books, and suddenly decided to run upstairs in the library to the philosophy and religion section.  I turned the corner and reaching "up", took down a book which I had never heard of before, THE URANTIA BOOK!  I carried the large heavy book down the stairs and checked it out and hurried to the car where my young children were waiting for me to take them home!  As I ran down the stairs with the book I thought my action was very much like a young child playing the "fishing' game!  I had reached out my 'line' and now I wondered what I had caught!  (It turned out to be a Handbook of the Universe!)  I glanced at it when I got home and after reading the authors I came to a fast judgment!  I decided I had another of those channeling books that I labeled, "the whipped cream trips!"  Those books that had wonderful English words strung together in such a way that they appeared on first glance to make sense, but very soon it was 'poof', there was no substance!  I put the book down when I got home and went about my home and family responsibilities for two weeks!

About ten in the evening of May 4th 1967 I decided to reach again for THE URANTIA BOOK and see just what kind of book it was before I returned it to the library!  I opened the book to page 1651 and read the words of "no ordinary human being!" I read words that I knew were the words of Jesus!  I read more and more, not wanting to stop to sleep!  It was 4 a.m. when I finally gave in to the demands of sleep! 

As each day following, I read as continuously as I could!  Within a week I wrote to the address given in the book as the Publishers of the book, The Urantia Foundation, to ask how the book came to be!  Did it come through automatic writing and so forth?  I received a letter from Miss Emma Christiensen saying that I should continue reading the book and I would eventually understand how the Celestial messengers communicate with people on our earth and it is in none of the psychic ways that I listed!  It was reassuring to me, as I had been taught that those ways were not the ways that true revelation came either!

I read the book daily and late into the evening!  I almost read with one hand holding the book and the other hand on the "broom" or other household appliance!  The day after I started reading the book I shared it with a friend who lived on the other side of the Island in Laie.  Soon she was reading the book also and I got a twenty-five feet cord on my phone so I could do the housework and still hear as she read me the book!  When she had to do things I would read aloud to her on the phone!  It was very much a love affair with the book from the beginning!  As soon as school ended the first of June, each morning I would prepare lunch for the children and we would go to visit various parks and beaches on the Island.  I sat in the shade and nursed my baby and read THE URANTIA BOOK while the children played close by!   It was a wonderful and memorable summer!   Within the week as I read the library book I knew I wanted to have my own copy, so I called the bookstore ready to spell the name of this unusual book.  Instead, when I asked if they had a book called THE URANTIA BOOK the woman answering the phone said, "Yes, we just received one copy of that book!"  I quickly responded, "That is for me!  Please hold it for me!"  That day I wondered where I would get $12.00 to pay for the book!  Money was very scarce for me.  That evening my husband came home and apologetically began to confess that he had felt it necessary to take out a loan to pay our pressing bills!  He handed me the check and asked me to take care of things!  I made sure that I had the twelve dollars I needed and the next morning I brought home my own copy of the first edition of THE URANTIA BOOK!

In studying the history of the church I came upon this wonderful quote of Parley P. Pratt, who was an apostle in the days when Joseph Smith organized the Church in 1830.  He wrote this about his discovery and reading of THE BOOK OF MORMON.  It fits perfectly how I felt when I read THE URANTIA BOOK!   I think it must be a reaction to reading eagerly sought after truth.

"I opened it with eagerness, and read its title page.  I then read the testimony of several witnesses in relation to the manner of its being found and translated. (In The Urantia Book those testimonies are found in the Forward and other places in the book) After this I commenced its contents by course.  I read all day; eating was a burden, I had no desire for food; sleep was a burden when the night came, for I preferred reading to sleep.  As I read, the spirit of the Lord was upon me, and I knew and comprehended that the book was true, as plainly and manifestly as a man comprehends and knows that he exists.  My joy was now full, as it were, and I rejoiced sufficiently to more than pay me for all the sorrows, sacrifices and toils of my life..."

pg 37

I felt that same joy as I read the pages of THE URANTIA BOOK!  It took me about five months to finish reading the book which has 2096 pages!  I didn't want it to ever end!  Even forty plus years after my discovery of the book, I find that as I read this magnificent book, it is ever new and inspiring, ever allowing the Spirit to teach me things that I did not see and understand before! 

From the first day of reading it, I was praying fervently for a sure witness that I would know if the book was true.  Very soon I had a sure witness of the Spirit of Truth and from my own Divine Spirit that the book was indeed a true Revelation for our earth.  It was a revelatory WORLD BOOK! 

I then prayed to be able to reconcile it with the restoration of the gospel to Joseph Smith in 1830, which I had already received a firm testimony about.  Soon I began to have personal insights to show me how Joseph Smiths experience and his revelations "fit" into the pattern and under the authority proscribed in THE URANTIA BOOK.  I saw how Joseph Smith's revelations testified that there would be more to come and how the 10 tribes, who Joseph was told would bring back their history of Jesus Christ, was one and the same with the 10 corps of midwayers which organized and gave us the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in the fourth book of THE URANTIA BOOK!   

About fifteen years later I head a Church leader speaking to a large group of people, say that there would eventually be three great witnesses in scripture that Jesus is the Christ, the beloved Son of our Heavenly Father!  He held up the BIBLE and said it was the first great witness, and then he held up the BOOK OF MORMON and said it was the second witness, and said there would yet be a third witness, the other great book will come!  I smiled and was thrilled as I knew I have the privilege of reading it that evening!

I know the Church of Jesus Christ was organized under the direction of Melchezidek, John the Baptist, Elijah, and Jesus Christ!  It is the best "Church School" there is on Earth, an excellent place to prepare for the next experience in the great adventure our Father has planned for us in the Universe schools!

I know THE URANTIA BOOK is a true revelation to mortals on earth.  It contains a message for the whole world, that God is our Father and we are all brothers and sister, and that we have a divine Spirit within us to help guide us back to our Father, if we will listen!   The Book gives the reader a glimpse into the great educational plan of our Heavenly Father, the Universe we live in, under the direction of the beloved Creator Son, a history of our earth, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.  It is a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ.  To know him is to love him, and we learn that the more we love him the more we will know him.   In a description of the book prepared by the URANTIA FOUNDATION who published the book, it states, " The first three sections of the book constitute an informing introduction, a universe backdrop, for the enthralling drama of this human-divine life of Jesus on our planet.  The presentation, therefore, of the picture of this matchless life in its cosmic frame is rightly the climax, the fitting conclusion of the URANTIA revelation.  Jesus' life and precepts, in their original form, unencumbered by tradition and dogma, are by far the greatest possible help that mortal man can have in his age-long climb to Paradise.  "The great hope of Urantia lies in the possibility of a new revelation of Jesus with a new and enlarged presentation of his saving message which would spiritually unite in loving service the numerous families of his present-day professed followers."  (Page 2086, par 2)  "The time is ripe to witness the figurative resurrection of the human Jesus from his burial tomb amidst the theological traditions and the religious dogmas of nineteen centuries.... What a transcendent service if, through this revelation, the Son of Man should be recovered from the tomb of traditional theology and presented as the living Jesus to the church that bears his name, and to all other religions!" (Page 2090-, par. 3)

After my discovery of THE URANTIA BOOK, we had two more daughters.  We now have three sons and four daughters.  I attended the University of Hawaii and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion in 1981. Much of my motivation to major in World Religions was because of the things I read in THE URANTIA BOOK. I wanted to know more about Lao-Tse. Gautama Siddhartha, Mo Ti, Confucius, Shinran, Honen, Asoka, Amenemope, Ikhnaton, and the whole history of Religion on the Earth. 

My study of THE URANTIA BOOK has made me happy and grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I value all the Church has given and the opportunities it gives me to be of service and to fellowship with others who love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

I am so grateful to be a part of THE FATHER'S PLAN: AN EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE OF PROGRESSIVE PERFECTION AND SERVICE!


A  Urantian Artist


“When I only begin to read, I forget I’m in this world. 

It lifts me on wings with high thoughts.”

Quote by Anzia Yezierska, Novelist.


Please take time to read the two PDF’s on the 6th page of this website. One will give more about the harmony between the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints and the Urantia Revelation. The other PDF is about The Urantia Book and what it contains and how it was given to our earth.








 
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