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Section 1: Nature of the Supreme Being
p5: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
Section 2: The Source of Evolutionary Growth
p5: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
Section 3: Significance of the Supreme to Universe Creatures
Section 4: The Finite God
Section 5: The Oversoul of Creation
Section 6: The Quest for the Supreme
p5: Morontia etymology: In general (m) material substance (mor) is like (on) this thing (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)”
Note also: mor–Danish origin 1930’s, refering to humus formed under acidic conditions.
p8: This is the only place where the term God the Mother is used.
See Halbert Katzen’s short essay In the Name of the Father, which develops a philosophical foundation for using the word Father for God that focuses in on the parental, personal, and freewill nature of our relationship to God.
p12: Havona etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new heaven” (Rev:21.1).” “-a = L. noun suffix (first declension, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate the additional specific meanings of the coined name”
p22: no respecter of persons See Topical Study page: No respecter of persons.
p5: “Universal Mother” only appears twice. 6:8.1 Concerning identity, nature, and other attributes of personality, the Eternal Son is the full equal, the perfect complement, and the eternal counterpart of the Universal Father. In the same sense that God is the Universal Father, the Son is the Universal Mother. And all of us, high and low, constitute their universal family.
p7: This is the only use of “Mother Supreme.”
p8: This is the only use of “God the Mother.” “God the Father” is used 62 times.
See Topical Study: Mother Cults.
Section 7: The Future of the Supreme
p16: Uversa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the hub of the superuniverse that is the seventh expression of triune pattern (“U” is the 21st letter of the alphabet, and 21 equals 7 times 3. Hence, the headquarters worlds of the other superuniverses are Cversa, Fversa, Iversa, Lversa, Oversa, and Rversa. The “U” notation is also used in “Umajor the fifth” and “Uminor the third”.)” “versa = L., focus, hub (see endnote entitled “Versa”)”
masculine: metrical sequence of words (He wrote a verse.); also, versus (plaintiff versus defendant); feminine: poetical character (She wrote in verse.); also, vice versa (vice = in the place of another + versa = focus, hub)
“Versa is the nondirectional aspect of “a turning”, that is, the hub; while versus is the directional aspect, the rotation.”
Orvonton etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the out-dwelling town (The superuniverse domain is the dwelling place for ascending mortals that is outside of the local universe domain, and the seventh Paradise satellite of the Infinite Spirit is the hometown for “the reunions of the struggles and triumphs of the ascendant career” [17:1.9].).” “ton < O.E., tun = town” “or- = O.E., out” “von < M.E., wone = dwelling, dwelling place, domain”
p17: galaxies Nigel Nunn, a UB student since 1979, attended the Australian National University in the late 1990’s in order to better understand the UB’s scientific information, receiving a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Astrophysics. He prepared a six page explanation with excellent graphics about how the description of Orvonton relates to current science and the “so-called Milky Way” galaxy.
p7: fidelity is used seven times: (17:6.5), (22:2.2), (33:3.5), (36:5.8), (83:8.8), (117:7.7), (140:8.20).
p18: Seven Papers were sponsored by a Mighty Messenger: 28, 30, 52, 115, 116, 117, and 118. Seven Papers were presented by a Mighty Messenger: 32, 34, 40, 42, 54, 55, and 56. One Paper is said to be narrated by a Mighty Messenger: 22.