The following excerpts are random extracts from several pages in the Urantia book that may be of
benefit to all of us who hope to understand the need to place spiritual values above material values in
a material world which holds so little value of true spiritual content to so many of our inhabitants.  It is
absolutely essential that today’s world incorporate these truths (spiritual realities) into their daily living
pattern if the world social orders are to succeed to “light and life”.

Spirit Dominance (page – 1275)
“In the evolutionary superuniverses energy-matter is dominant except personality, where spirit through
the mediation of mind is struggling for the mastery.”
The revelation goes on to say, that, “the goal of
evolutionary universes is the subjugation of energy-matter by mind, the co-ordination of mind with
spirit, and all of this by virtue of the creative and unifying presence of personality.”
Therefore since
matter is subordinate to spirit, the spiritual always reigns supreme in the universe. And it is the
recognition of transcendence of the spiritual domain over the material that acts as the basis of human
goodwill and provides the underlying philosophy of our spiritual fraternity in the Urantia Readers
International. However, there seems to exist an evolutionary problem – a problem of a dual nature. We
are informed that all humanity possesses both an inherited animal nature and that of the urge of
innate spiritual endowments, and that the two are not always compatible and in fact often difficult to
reconcile
. “But to the truly God knowing such conflicts are inconsequential.”

The Mortal Problem (page – 381)
“In every mortal there exists a dual nature: the inheritance of animal tendencies and a high urge of
spirit endowment. During the short life you live on Urantia, these two diverse and opposing urges can
seldom be fully reconciled; they can hardly be harmonized and unified; but throughout your lifetime the
combined Spirit ever ministers to assist you in subjecting the flesh more and more to the leading of the
Spirit. Even though you must live your material life through, even though you cannot escape the body
and its necessities, nonetheless, in purpose and ideals you are empowered increasingly to subject the
animal nature to the mastery of the Spirit. There truly exists within you a conspiracy of spiritual forces,
a confederation of divine powers, whose exclusive purpose is to affect your final deliverance from
material bondage and finite handicaps.”

The purpose of all this ministration is, “that you may be strengthened with power through His spirit in
the inner man. And all this represents but the preliminary steps to the final attainment of the perfection
of faith and service, that experience wherein you shall be “filled with the fullness of God,” “for all those
who are led by the spirit of God are the sons of God.”

Mortals by necessity have to live, interact, and learn in this experiential/material environment. At this
time in our planetary experience we are compelled to interact within a largely materialistic/secular
society, all the while trying to understand the divine pattern. It is the incorporation of divine values
relative to truth, beauty, and goodness into our daily lives that sets us apart from the animal order.
Our revelation proclaims
: “those who cannot know God are reckoned among animals of any given
realm.” “There are two great classes of beings discernible in the universe – those who know God and
those who do not, those who want to do his will and those who do not.” (Page – 1468)

LIVING SPIRITUALLY