Paper 6 : The Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:0.1 THE Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the perfectˆ and final expression of the “first” personal and absoluteˆ concept of the Universal Fatherˆ. Accordingly, whenever and however the Father personally and absolutelˆy expresses himself, he does so through his Eternalˆ Sonˆ, who ever has been, now is, and ever will be, the living and divineˆ Word. And this Eternalˆ Sonˆ is residential at the center of all things, in association with, and immediately enshrouding the personal presence of, the Eternalˆ and Universal Fatherˆ.
6:0.2 We speak of Godˆ’s “first” thought and allude to an impossible time origin of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ for the purpose of gaining access to the thought channels of the human intellect. Such distortions of language represent our best efforts at contact-compromise with the time-boundˆ minds of mortalˆ creatures. In the sequential sense the Universal Fatherˆ never could have had a first thought, nor could the Eternalˆ Sonˆ ever have had a beginning. But I was instructed to portray the realities of eternityˆ to the time-limited minds of mortalsˆ by such symbols of thought and to designate the relationships of eternityˆ by such time concepts of sequentialityˆ.
6:0.3 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the spiritˆual personalization of the Paradiseˆ Fatherˆ’s universal and infinite concept of divineˆ reality, unqualified spiritˆ, and absoluteˆ personalityˆ. And thereby does the Son constitute the divineˆ revelation of the creatorˆ identity of the Universal Fatherˆ. The perfectˆ personalityˆ of the Son discloses that the Father is actuallˆy the eternalˆ and universal source of all the meanings and values of the spiritˆual, the volitionalˆ, the purposeful, and the personal.
6:0.4 In an effort to enable the finiteˆ mindˆ of time to form some sequential concept of the relationships of the eternalˆ and infinite beings of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ, we utilize such license of conception as to refer to the “Father’s first personal, universal, and infinite concept.” It is impossible for me to convey to the human mindˆ any adequate idea of the eternalˆ relations of the Deities; therefore do I employ such terms as will afford the finiteˆ mindˆ something of an idea of the relationship of these eternalˆ beings in the subsequent eras of time. We believe the Son sprang from the Father; we are taught that both are unqualifiedlyˆ eternalˆ. It is apparent, therefore, that no time creature can ever fully comprehend this mystery of a Son who is derived from the Father, and yet who is co-ordinately eternalˆ with the Father himself.
1. Identity of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:1.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the original and only-begotten Son of Godˆ. He is Godˆ the Sonˆ, the Second Person of Deityˆ and the associate creatorˆ of all things. As the Father is the First Great Source and Center, so the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the Second Great Source and Center.
6:1.2 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the spiritˆual center and the divineˆ administrator of the spiritˆual government of the universeˆ of universesˆ. The Universal Fatherˆ is first a creatorˆ and then a controller; the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is first a cocreator and then a spiritˆual administrator. “Godˆ is spiritˆ,” and the Son is a personal revelation of that spiritˆ. The First Source and Centerˆ is the Volitionalˆ Absoluteˆ; the Second Source and Centerˆ is the Personalityˆ Absoluteˆ.
6:1.3 The Universal Fatherˆ never personally functions as a creatorˆ except in conjunction with the Son or with the co-ordinate action of the Son. Had the New Testament writer referred to the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, he would have uttered the truth when he wrote: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Godˆ, and the Word was Godˆ. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.”
6:1.4 When a Son of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ appeared on Urantiaˆ, those who fraternized with this divineˆ being in human form alluded to him as “He who was from the beginning, whom we have heard, whom we have seen with our eyes, whom we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, even the Word of life.” And this bestowalˆ Son came forth from the Father just as truly as did the Original Son, as is suggested in one of his earthly prayers: “And now, O my Father, glorify me with your own self, with the glory which I had with you before this world was.”
6:1.5 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is known by different names in various universesˆ. In the central universeˆˆ he is known as the Co-ordinate Source, the Cocreator, and the Associate Absoluteˆ. On Uversaˆ, the headquarters of the superuniverseˆ, we designate the Son as the Co-ordinate Spiritˆ Center and as the Eternalˆ Spiritˆ Administrator. On Salvingtonˆ, the headquarters of your local universeˆˆ, this Son is of record as the Second Eternalˆ Source and Center. The Melchizedeksˆ speak of him as the Son of Sons. On your world, but not in your system of inhabited spheres, this Original Son has been confused with a co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sonˆ, Michael of Nebadonˆˆ, who bestowed himself upon the mortalˆ races of Urantiaˆ.
6:1.6 Although any of the Paradiseˆ Sons may fittingly be called Sons of Godˆ, we are in the habit of reserving the designation “the Eternalˆ Son” for this Original Son, the Second Source and Centerˆ, cocreator with the Universal Fatherˆ of the central universeˆˆ of powerˆ and perfectˆion and cocreator of all other divineˆ Sons who spring from the infinite Deities.
2. Nature of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:2.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is just as changeless and infinitely dependable as the Universal Fatherˆ. He is also just as spiritˆual as the Father, just as truly an unlimited spiritˆ. To you of lowly origin the Son would appear to be more personal since he is one step nearer you in approachability than is the Universal Fatherˆ.
6:2.2 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the eternalˆ Word of Godˆ. He is wholly like the Father; in fact, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is Godˆ the Fatherˆ personally manifest to the universeˆ of universesˆ. And thus it was and is and forever will be true of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and of all the co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sons: “He who has seen the Son has seen the Father.”
6:2.3 In nature the Son is wholly like the spiritˆ Father. When we worship the Universal Fatherˆ, actuallˆy we at the same time worship Godˆ the Sonˆ and Godˆ the Spiritˆˆ. Godˆ the Sonˆ is just as divinelˆy real and eternalˆ in nature as Godˆ the Fatherˆ.
6:2.4 The Son not only possesses all the Father’s infinite and transcendent righteousness, but the Son is also reflective of all the Father’s holiness of character. The Son shares the Father’s perfectˆion and jointly shares the responsibility of aiding all creatures of imperfection in their spiritˆual efforts to attain divineˆ perfectˆion.
6:2.5 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ possesses all the Father’s character of divinityˆ and attributes of spiritˆuality. The Son is the fullness of Godˆ’s absoluteness in personalityˆ and spiritˆ, and these qualities the Son reveals in his personal management of the spiritˆual government of the universeˆ of universesˆ.
6:2.6 Godˆ is, indeed, a universal spiritˆ; Godˆ is spiritˆ; and this spiritˆ nature of the Father is focalized and personalized in the Deityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. In the Son all spiritˆual characteristics are apparently greatly enhanced by differentiation from the universality of the First Source and Centerˆ. And as the Father shares his spiritˆ nature with the Son, so do they together just as fully and unreservedly share the divineˆ spiritˆ with the Conjoint Actorˆ, the Infinite Spiritˆˆ.
6:2.7 In the love of truth and in the creation of beauty the Father and the Son are equal except that the Son appears to devote himself more to the realization of the exclusively spiritˆual beauty of universal values.
6:2.8 In divineˆ goodness I discern no difference between the Father and the Son. The Father loves his universeˆ children as a father; the Eternalˆ Sonˆ looks upon all creatures both as father and as brother.
3. Ministry of the Father’s Love
6:3.1 The Son shares the justice and righteousness of the Trinityˆ but overshadows these divinityˆ traits by the infinite personalization of the Father’s love and mercy; the Son is the revelation of divineˆ love to the universesˆ. As Godˆ is love, so the Son is mercy. The Son cannot love more than the Father, but he can show mercy to creatures in one additional way, for he not only is a primal creatorˆ like the Father, but he is also the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of that same Father, thereby sharing in the sonshipˆ experience of all other sons of the Universal Fatherˆ.
6:3.2 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the great mercy minister to all creation. Mercy is the essence of the Son’s spiritˆual character. The mandates of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, as they go forth over the spiritˆ circuitsˆ of the Second Source and Centerˆ, are keyed in tones of mercy.
6:3.3 To comprehend the love of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, you must first perceive its divineˆ source, the Father, who is love, and then behold the unfolding of this infinite affection in the far-flung ministry of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ and his almost limitless host of ministering personalities.
6:3.4 The ministry of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is devoted to the revelation of the Godˆ of love to the universeˆ of universesˆ. This divineˆ Son is not engaged in the ignoble task of trying to persuade his gracious Father to love his lowly creatures and to show mercy to the wrongdoers of time. How wrong to envisage the Eternalˆ Sonˆ as appealing to the Universal Fatherˆ to show mercy to his lowly creatures on the material worlds of space! Such concepts of Godˆ are crude and grotesque. Rather should you realize that all the merciful ministrations of the Sons of Godˆ are a direct revelation of the Father’s heart of universal love and infinite compassion. The Father’s love is the real and eternalˆ source of the Son’s mercy.
6:3.5 Godˆ is love, the Son is mercy. Mercy is applied love, the Father’s love in action in the person of his Eternalˆ Sonˆ. The love of this universal Son is likewise universal. As love is comprehended on a sex planet, the love of Godˆ is more comparable to the love of a father, while the love of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is more like the affection of a mother. Crude, indeed, are such illustrations, but I employ them in the hope of conveying to the human mindˆ the thought that there is a difference, not in divineˆ content but in quality and technique of expression, between the love of the Father and the love of the Son.
4. Attributes of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:4.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ motivates the spiritˆ level of cosmic reality; the spiritˆual powerˆ of the Son is absoluteˆ in relation to all universeˆ actualˆities. He exercises perfectˆ control over the interassociation of all undifferentiated spiritˆ energyˆ and over all actualˆized spiritˆ reality through his absoluteˆ grasp of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ. All pure unfragmented spiritˆ and all spiritˆual beings and values are responsive to the infinite drawing powerˆ of the primal Son of Paradiseˆ. And if the eternalˆ future should witness the appearance of an unlimited universeˆ, the spiritˆ gravityˆˆ and the spiritˆ powerˆ of the Original Son will be found wholly adequate for the spiritˆual control and effective administration of such a boundless creation.
6:4.2 The Son is omnipotentˆ only in the spiritˆual realm. In the eternalˆ economy of universeˆ administration, wasteful and needless repetition of function is never encountered; the Deities are not given to useless duplication of universeˆ ministry.
6:4.3 The omnipresenceˆ of the Original Son constitutes the spiritˆual unity of the universeˆ of universesˆ. The spiritˆual cohesion of all creation rests upon the everywhere active presence of the divineˆ spiritˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. When we conceive of the Father’s spiritˆual presence, we find it difficult to differentiate it in our thinking from the spiritˆual presence of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. The spiritˆ of the Father is eternallˆy resident in the spiritˆ of the Son.
6:4.4 The Father must be spiritˆually omnipresent, but such omnipresenceˆ appears to be inseparable from the everywhere spiritˆ activities of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. We do, however, believe that in all situations of Father-Son presence of a dual spiritˆual nature the spiritˆ of the Son is co-ordinate with the spiritˆ of the Father.
6:4.5 In his contact with personalityˆ, the Father acts in the personalityˆ circuitˆˆ. In his personal and detectable contact with spiritˆual creation, he appears in the fragments of the totality of his Deityˆ, and these Father fragmentsˆ have a solitary, unique, and exclusive function wherever and whenever they appear in the universesˆ. In all such situations the spiritˆ of the Son is co-ordinate with the spiritˆual function of the fragmented presence of the Universal Fatherˆ.
6:4.6 Spiritˆually the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is omnipresent. The spiritˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is most certainly with you and around you, but not within you and a part of you like the Mystery Monitorˆ. The indwellˆing Father fragmentˆ adjusts the human mindˆ to progressively divineˆ attitudes, whereupon such an ascendingˆ mindˆ becomes increasingly responsive to the spiritˆual drawing powerˆ of the all-powerful spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ of the Second Source and Centerˆ.
6:4.7 The Original Son is universally and spiritˆually self-conscious. In wisdom the Son is the full equal of the Father. In the realms of knowledge, omniscienceˆ, we cannot distinguish between the First and Second Sources; like the Father, the Son knows all; he is never surprised by any universeˆ event; he comprehends the end from the beginning.
6:4.8 The Father and the Son really know the number and whereabouts of all the spiritsˆ and spiritˆualized beings in the universeˆ of universesˆ. Not only does the Son know all things by virtue of his own omnipresent spiritˆ, but the Son, equally with the Father and the Conjoint Actorˆ, is fully cognizant of the vast reflectivityˆ intelligence of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, which intelligence is at all times aware of all things that transpire on all the worlds of the seven superuniversesˆ. And there are other ways in which the Paradiseˆ Son is omniscient.
6:4.9 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ, as a loving, merciful, and ministering spiritˆual personalityˆ, is wholly and infinitely equal with the Universal Fatherˆ, while in all those merciful and affectionate personal contacts with the ascendantˆ beings of the lower realms the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is just as kind and considerate, just as patient and long-suffering, as are his Paradiseˆ Sons in the local universesˆ who so frequently bestow themselves upon the evolutionaryˆ worlds of time.
6:4.10 It is needless further to expatiate on the attributes of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. With the exceptions noted, it is only necessary to study the spiritˆual attributes of Godˆ the Fatherˆ to understand and correctly evaluate the attributes of Godˆ the Sonˆ.
5. Limitations of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:5.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ does not personally function in the physical domains, nor does he function, except through the Conjoint Actorˆ, in the levels of mindˆ ministry to creature beings. But these qualifications do not in any manner otherwise limit the Eternalˆ Sonˆ in the full and free exercise of all the divineˆ attributes of spiritˆual omniscienceˆ, omnipresenceˆ, and omnipotenceˆ.
6:5.2 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ does not personally pervade the potentials of spiritˆ inherent in the infinity of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ, but as these potentials become actualˆ, they come within the all-powerful grasp of the spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ of the Son.
6:5.3 Personalityˆ is the exclusive gift of the Universal Fatherˆ. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ derives personalityˆ from the Father, but he does not, without the Father, bestow personalityˆ. The Son gives origin to a vast spiritˆ host, but such derivations are not personalities. When the Son creates personalityˆ, he does so in conjunction with the Father or with the Conjoint Creatorˆ, who may act for the Father in such relationships. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is thus a cocreator of personalities, but he bestows personalityˆ upon no being and of himself, alone, never creates personal beings. This limitation of action does not, however, deprive the Son of the ability to create any or all types of other-than-personal reality.
6:5.4 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is limited in transmittal of creatorˆ prerogatives. The Father, in eternalˆizing the Original Son, bestowed upon him the powerˆ and privilege of subsequently joining with the Father in the divineˆ act of producing additional Sons possessing creative attributes, and this they have done and now do. But when these co-ordinate Sons have been produced, the prerogatives of creatorship are apparently not further transmissible. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ transmits creatorship powersˆ only to the first or direct personalization. Therefore, when the Father and the Son unite to personalize a Creatorˆ Sonˆ, they achieve their purpose; but the Creatorˆ Sonˆ thus brought into existence is never able to transmit or delegate the prerogatives of creatorship to the various orders of Sons which he may subsequently create, notwithstanding that, in the highest local universeˆˆ Sons, there does appear a very limited reflection of the creative attributes of a Creatorˆ Sonˆ.
6:5.5 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ, as an infinite and exclusively personal being, cannot fragmentize his nature, cannot distribute and bestow individualized portions of his selfhood upon other entities or persons as do the Universal Fatherˆ and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ. But the Son can and does bestow himself as an unlimited spiritˆ to bathe all creation and unceasingly draw all spiritˆ personalitiesˆ and spiritˆual realities to himself.
6:5.6 Ever remember, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the personal portrayal of the spiritˆ Father to all creation. The Son is personal and nothing but personal in the Deityˆ sense; such a divineˆ and absoluteˆ personalityˆ cannot be disintegrated or fragmentized. Godˆ the Fatherˆ and Godˆ the Spiritˆˆ are truly personal, but they are also everything else in addition to being such Deityˆ personalities.
6:5.7 Though the Eternalˆ Sonˆ cannot personally participate in the bestowalˆ of the Thought Adjustersˆ, he did sit in council with the Universal Fatherˆ in the eternalˆ past, approving the plan and pledging endless co-operation, when the Father, in projecting the bestowalˆ of the Thought Adjustersˆ, proposed to the Son, “Let us make mortalˆ man in our own image.” And as the spiritˆ fragment of the Father dwells within you, so does the spiritˆ presence of the Son envelop you, while these two forever work as one for your spiritˆual advancement.
6. The Spiritˆ Mindˆ
6:6.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is spiritˆ and has mindˆ, but not a mindˆ or a spiritˆ which mortalˆ mindˆ can comprehend. Mortalˆ man perceives mindˆ on the finiteˆ, cosmic, material, and personal levels. Man also observes mindˆ phenomena in living organisms functioning on the subpersonalˆ (animal) level, but it is difficult for him to grasp the nature of mindˆ when associated with supermaterial beings and as a part of exclusive spiritˆ personalitiesˆ. Mindˆ must, however, be differently defined when it refers to the spiritˆ level of existence, and when it is used to denote spiritˆ functions of intelligence. That kind of mindˆ which is directly allied with spiritˆ is comparable neither to that mindˆ which co-ordinates spiritˆ and matter nor to that mindˆ which is allied only with matter.
6:6.2 Spiritˆ is ever conscious, minded, and possessed of varied phases of identity. Without mindˆ in some phase there would be no spiritˆual consciousness in the fraternity of spiritˆ beings. The equivalent of mindˆ, the ability to know and be known, is indigenous to Deityˆ. Deityˆ may be personal, prepersonal, superpersonalˆ, or impersonal, but Deityˆ is never mindless, that is, never without the ability at least to communicate with similar entities, beings, or personalities.
6:6.3 The mindˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is like that of the Father but unlike any other mindˆ in the universeˆ, and with the mindˆ of the Father it is ancestor to the diverse and far-flung minds of the Conjoint Creatorˆ. The mindˆ of the Father and the Son, that intellect which is ancestral to the absoluteˆ mindˆ of the Third Source and Centerˆ, is perhaps best illustrated in the premind of a Thought Adjusterˆˆ, for, though these Father fragmentsˆ are entirely outside of the mindˆ circuitsˆ of the Conjoint Actorˆ, they have some form of premind; they know as they are known; they enjoy the equivalent of human thinking.
6:6.4 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is wholly spiritˆual; man is very nearly entirely material; therefore much pertaining to the spiritˆ personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, to his seven spiritˆual spheres encircling Paradiseˆ and to the nature of the impersonal creations of the Paradiseˆ Son, will have to await your attainment of spiritˆ status following your completion of the morontiaˆ ascensionˆ of the local universeˆˆ of Nebadonˆ. And then, as you pass through the superuniverseˆ and on to Havonaˆ, many of these spiritˆ-concealed mysteries will clarify as you begin to be endowed with the “mindˆ of the spirit” — spiritˆual insight.
7. Personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:7.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is that infinite personalityˆ from whose unqualified personalityˆ fetters the Universal Fatherˆ escaped by the technique of trinitization, and by virtue of which he has ever since continued to bestow himself in endless profusion upon his ever-expanding universeˆ of Creatorsˆ and creatures. The Son is absoluteˆ personalityˆ; Godˆ is father personalityˆ — the source of personalityˆ, the bestower of personalityˆ, the cause of personalityˆ. Every personal being derives personalityˆ from the Universal Fatherˆ just as the Original Son eternallˆy derives his personalityˆ from the Paradiseˆ Fatherˆ.
6:7.2 The personalityˆ of the Paradiseˆ Son is absoluteˆ and purely spiritˆual, and this absoluteˆ personalityˆ is also the divineˆ and eternalˆ patternˆ, first, of the Father’s bestowalˆ of personalityˆ upon the Conjoint Actorˆ and, subsequently, of his bestowalˆ of personalityˆ upon the myriads of his creatures throughout a far-flung universeˆ.
6:7.3 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is truly a merciful minister, a divineˆ spiritˆ, a spiritˆual powerˆ, and a real personalityˆ. The Son is the spiritˆual and personal nature of Godˆ made manifest to the universesˆ — the sum and substance of the First Source and Centerˆ, divested of all that which is nonpersonal, extradivine, nonspiritˆual, and pure potential. But it is impossible to convey to the human mindˆ a word picture of the beauty and grandeur of the supernal personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. Everything that tends to obscure the Universal Fatherˆ operates with almost equal influence to prevent the conceptual recognition of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. You must await your attainment of Paradiseˆ, and then you will understand why I was unable to portray the character of this absoluteˆ personalityˆ to the understanding of the finiteˆ mindˆ.
8. Realization of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
6:8.1 Concerning identity, nature, and other attributes of personalityˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the full equal, the perfectˆ complement, and the eternalˆ counterpart of the Universal Fatherˆ. In the same sense that Godˆ is the Universal Fatherˆ, the Son is the Universal Mother. And all of us, high and low, constitute their universal family.
6:8.2 To appreciate the character of the Son, you should study the revelation of the divineˆ character of the Father; they are forever and inseparably one. As divineˆ personalities they are virtually indistinguishable by the lower orders of intelligence. They are not so difficult of separate recognition by those whose origin is in the creative acts of the Deities themselves. Beings of nativity in the central universeˆˆ and on Paradiseˆ discern the Father and the Son not only as one personal unity of universal control but also as two separate personalities functioning in definite domains of universeˆ administration.
6:8.3 As persons you may conceive of the Universal Fatherˆ and the Eternalˆ Sonˆ as separate individuals, for they indeed are; but in the administration of the universesˆ they are so intertwined and interrelated that it is not always possible to distinguish between them. When, in the affairs of the universesˆ, the Father and the Son are encountered in confusing interassociations, it is not always profitable to attempt to segregate their operations; merely recall that Godˆ is the initiating thought and the Son is the expressionful word. In each local universeˆˆ this inseparability is personalized in the divinityˆ of the Creatorˆ Sonˆ, who stands for both Father and Son to the creatures of ten million inhabited worlds.
6:8.4 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is infinite, but he is approachable through the persons of his Paradiseˆ Sons and through the patient ministry of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ. Without the bestowalˆ service of the Paradiseˆ Sons and the loving ministry of the creatures of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, beings of material origin could hardly hope to attain the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. And it is equally true: With the help and guidance of these celestialˆ agencies the God-conscious mortalˆ will certainly attain Paradiseˆ and sometime stand in the personal presence of this majestic Son of Sons.
6:8.5 Even though the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the patternˆ of mortalˆ personalityˆ attainment, you find it easier to grasp the reality of both the Father and the Spiritˆ because the Father is the actualˆ bestower of your human personalityˆ and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ is the absoluteˆ source of your mortalˆ mindˆ. But as you ascend in the Paradiseˆ path of spiritˆual progression, the personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ will become increasingly real to you, and the reality of his infinitely spiritˆual mindˆ will become more discernible to your progressively spiritˆualizing mindˆ.
6:8.6 Never can the concept of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ shine brightly in your material or subsequent morontialˆ mind; not until you spiritˆize and commence your spiritˆ ascensionˆ will the comprehension of the personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ begin to equal the vividness of your concept of the personalityˆ of the Creatorˆ Sonˆ of Paradiseˆ origin who, in person and as a person, onetime incarnated and lived on Urantiaˆ as a man among men.
6:8.7 Throughout your local universeˆˆ experience the Creatorˆ Sonˆ, whose personalityˆ is comprehensible by man, must compensate for your inability to grasp the full significance of the more exclusively spiritˆual, but none the less personal, Eternalˆ Sonˆ of Paradiseˆ. As you progress through Orvontonˆ and Havonaˆ, as you leave behind you the vivid picture and deep memories of the Creatorˆ Sonˆ of your local universeˆˆ, the passing of this material and morontiaˆ experience will be compensated by ever-enlarging concepts and intensifying comprehension of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of Paradiseˆ, whose reality and nearness will ever augment as you progress Paradisewardˆ.
6:8.8 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is a grand and glorious personalityˆ. Although it is beyond the powersˆ of the mortalˆ and material mindˆ to grasp the actualˆity of the personalityˆ of such an infinite being, doubt not, he is a person. I know whereof I speak. Times almost without number I have stood in the divineˆ presence of this Eternalˆ Sonˆ and then journeyed forth in the universeˆ to execute his gracious bidding.
6:8.9 [Indited by a Divineˆ Counselor assigned to formulate this statement depicting the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of Paradiseˆ.]