It is literally true...

 

The Urantia Book uses the phrase It is literally true . . . 16 times.
This phraseology should provide us with a bit of incentive to pay a little closer attention to what is being described.

 

P.29 - 6
It is literally true ... in all your afflictions he is afflicted.
Derived from Isaiah 63:9
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

 

P.44 - 5
It is literally true that God is all and in all.
Compare this with Colossians 3:11
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

 

P.46 - 6
Within the bounds of that which is consistent with the divine nature,
it is literally true that "with God all things are possible."
Derived from Matthew 19:26
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

 

P.87 - 5
It is literally true, whosoever has seen a Paradise Son has seen the Eternal Son of God.
Compared with John 14:9
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

 

P.189 - 2
... It is literally true that these Seven Spirits are the personalized physical power, cosmic mind, and spiritual presence of the triune Deity, "the Seven Spirits of God sent forth to all the universe."
Compared with Revelation 4:5
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

 

P.500 - 6
... It is literally true, "melody has power a whole world to transform."

 

P.644 - 2
All creational phenomena are reflective of antecedent creator-spirit activities. Said Jesus, and it is literally true, "The Son does only those things which he sees the Father do."
Derived from John 5:19
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise."

 

P.647 - 5
...Self-realization is potentially evil if it is antisocial. It is literally true: "No man lives by himself."
Derived from Romans 14:7
For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

 

P.671 - 5
... It is literally true, as your poet has said, "The dust we tread upon was once alive."

 

P.1103 - 6
... It is literally true: "If any man has Christ Jesus within him, he is a new creature; old things are passing away; behold, all things are becoming new."
Derived from 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

P.1118 - 4
... It is literally true, "Human things must be known in order to be loved, but divine things must be loved in order to be known."

 

P.1193 - 1
...Through the bestowal of the divine gifts the Father makes the closest possible approach to sin and evil, for it is literally true that the Adjuster must coexist in the mortal mind even in the very midst of human unrighteousness.

 

P.1223 - 2
... It is literally true, "Pride goes before a fall."
Compared with Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

 

P.1227 - 6
... It is literally true, "No man lives unto himself."
Again, we have Romans 14:7
For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

 

P.1407 - 7
... It is literally true that the creative Word--the Creator Son--of the Universal Father was "made flesh and dwelt as a man of the realm on Urantia."
Derived from John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

Universally yours,
George

George's Related Urantia Book Websites at
http://www.microserve.net/~georgez/ubsites/

 

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