The Urantia book informs us that religion must evolve – it cannot remain static or it is
destined to die out. The case for Christianity (the true teachings of Jesus minus the
doctrines of any religious order of institutionalized beliefs which are not in concert with the
teachings presented in the Urantia book) must be made soon if civilization itself is to survive.
This is something Urantians should feel deeply about. The case for Christianity has evolved
almost entirely from the origins of the Catholic Church and its offshoot the Christian Bible,
along with the Protestant reformation. Albeit, we have remained here for centuries with only a
modicum of meaningful change, a slave to the past endowments of ecclesiastical authority
which has engulfed humanity in a belief system unworthy of our reverence in this the 21st
Not until recently has humanity learned of the early life of Jesus, and been presented with
the essential part of his youth, along with the clarification of his daily existence from birth to
his ignominious suffering and ultimate death incurred by the Jewish Sanhedrin.
Our case can now be made through comparative analysis of a variety of schools of thought,
inclusive of both modern and arcane religions, diverse cults, and further comparisons to
agnostic philosophies propounding relationships of humanistic endeavors, quite apart from
the restrictive influence of the Christian Church. There is one notable exception to the
standard sources mentioned above. We now have the revealed works supplied by a host of
brilliant celestial personalities who have considerably enriched our lives through the
compilation of historical events, along with the concomitant and extraordinary efforts of
hundreds of dedicated humans who have supplied us with an overview of life in our ever
expanding universe, a life that until recently we knew nothing about. Through this
compendium of thought we have a most fascinating exposure to the universe in which we
live, and will continue to live throughout eternity.
The case for Christianity can begin with the enlightened lessons of life presented by our
creator Son, the Father and ruler of our creation. To gain sovereignty over his created
domain he made the most fortunate decision for all beings living on earth in the last 2000
years. His desire to bestow himself on a misfortunate world harboring semi-civilized human
life amongst a family of almost 4 million other planets harboring such life was literally a
Godsend to all genuine truth seekers residing on the planet in the last two millennia;
something that only recently I have come to more fully appreciate, and not just attributed to
an exposure to the Urantia book. One can draw to this conclusion through a comparison to
any other religion, especially Islam. Without Jesus and the religion that followed we could
easily have fallen prey to the restrictions of Islam like the one billion other planetary citizens
that have chosen such an arcane religion for the 21st century.
Before we launch into a discussion on the case for change let’s explore the major concepts
influencing religion at the inception of the Christian Church; influences that persist in religion
to this very day. Rather than outline the ecclesiastical authority and the organization of the
church we are better off mentioning those things which are due for change so as to limit the
scope of this article.
MAKING A CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY