Paper 195: After Pentecost/ /Midwayer Commission

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

T. R. Glover, The World of the New Testament (Cambridge at the University Press, 1931) Wikipedia page: Glover.

Rufus M. Jones, A Preface to Christian Faith in a New Age (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Jones.

M. S. Rice, Diagnosing To-day: Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Life (New York: Abingdon Press, 1932). Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.

For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.


p3See Topical Study: Is The Urantia Book “gay friendly?”

See the excellent book review of “A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy” by Craig Jones (2015).


p3polygamy (polygamous) See Cross-reference page: Polygamy Polygamous.

Section 1: Influence of the Greeks


Section 2: The Roman Influence


Section 3: Under the Roman Empire

p10Poutaenus taught Clement and then went on to follow Nathaniel…: The correct spelling of this name is Pantaenus; Dr. Sadler, in a March 17, 1959 letter  to the Reverend Benjamin Adams of San Francisco, suggested the possible source of the error: “I think the spelling of the name of the teacher in Alexandria is undoubtedly an error in transcribing the manuscript into typewriting. An “an” was undoubtedly transcribed as an “ou”. I remember when we were sometimes in doubt as to whether a letter was an “n” or a “u” in the manuscript. Of course, we who were preparing this matter, did not know the name of this teacher so could have easily made this mistake.”


Section 4: The European Dark Ages


Section 5: The Modern Problem

p2(Also 195:7.22) See Marjorie Ray’s presentation on water at the 2016 Scientific Symposium held at Urantia Foundation. Watch a video showing the peculiar relationship that your editor has to ice spikes or Halbertcicles, as I like to call them. Here’s one I call “The Spherical Cube”:


Section 6: Materialism


p11: physics (chemistry) is used six paragraphs and every time it is used in association with chemistry. See: (12:9.3), (58:2.3), (65:6.8), (66:5.24), (102:4.6), and (195:6.11)Chemistry also appears at: (41:2.6), (42:9.1), (49:5.19), (65:6.1), (74:6.3), and (81:2.9).

Section 7: The Vulnerability of Materialism

p2,7The scientific method . . .;  The partially evolved . . .: These passages are used in “Logical Consistency vs Personal Creativity,” a special presentation by Chris Halvorson, which was prepared on this subject at the request of conference organizer, Halbert Katzen, for the UBtheNEWS 2010 Education for Outreach conference.

p15: 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.


p20melody is used eight times in 44:1. The other three occurrences are at: (48:7.12), (132:6.3), and (195:7.20).

Section 8: Secular Totalitarianism


Section 9: Christianity’s Problem

p2Urantia 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 10: The Future

p11: See Robert Sarmast video on “The Urantia Religion – Power of Symbolism.”  List of quotes used in his presentation.


p11spiritual unity (6:4.3), (103:1.1), (103:5.12), (141:5.0,1,2), (194:3.17), (195:10.11).

p13need each other appears twice. The other instance at (84:6.6) concerns the relationship between men and women.

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