Paper 138: Training the Kingdom’s Messengers/ /Midwayer Commission

Paper 137          Paper 139

Foundation Map: March 1, 26 A.D. to January 19, 27 A.D.

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Introduction

Section 1: Final Instructions

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Section 2: Choosing the Six

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Section 3: The Call of Matthew and Simon

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Section 4: The Call of the Twins

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p3“could not comprehend” “found it very difficult to understand” Consider that the particular pattern associated with how the Revelators talk about the Alpheus twins invites speculation about whether they were in the subnormal category. Consider how valuable it might be from a universe perspective to have this group represented amongst the apostles of Jesus.
(113:1.1) The teaching about guardian angels is not a myth; certain groups of human beings do actually have personal angels. It was in recognition of this that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father.”
(113:1.3) The subnormal minded—those who do not exercise normal will power; those who do not make average decisions. This class embraces those who cannot comprehend God; they lack capacity for the intelligent worship of Deity.

Section 5: The Call of Thomas and Judas

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Section 6: The Week of Intensive Training

Matthew Block suggests that the following author was influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:

Walter Russell Bowie, The Master: A Life of Jesus Christ (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928) Wikipedia page: Bowie.

p4Urantia 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”

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Section 7: Another Disappointment

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Section 8: First Work of the Twelve

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Section 9: Five Months of Testing

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Section 10: Organization of the Twelve

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