Paper 7 : Relation of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ to the Universeˆ
7:0.1 THE Original Son is ever concerned with the execution of the spiritˆual aspects of the Father’s eternalˆ purpose as it progressively unfolds in the phenomena of the evolving universesˆ with their manifold groups of living beings. We do not fully comprehend this eternalˆ plan, but the Paradiseˆ Son undoubtedly does.
7:0.2 The Son is like the Father in that he seeks to bestow everything possible of himself upon his co-ordinate Sons and upon their subordinate Sons. And the Son shares the Father’s self-distributive nature in the unstinted bestowalˆ of himself upon the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, their conjoint executive.
7:0.3 As the upholder of spiritˆ realities, the Second Source and Centerˆ is the eternalˆ counterpoise of the Isle of Paradiseˆˆ, which so magnificently upholds all things material. Thus is the First Source and Centerˆ forever revealed in the material beauty of the exquisite patternsˆ of the central Isle and in the spiritˆual values of the supernal personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ.
7:0.4 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the actualˆ upholder of the vast creation of spiritˆ realities and spiritˆual beings. The spiritˆ world is the habit, the personal conduct, of the Son, and the impersonal realities of spiritˆ nature are always responsive to the will and purpose of the perfectˆ personalityˆ of the Absoluteˆ Son.
7:0.5 The Son is not, however, personally responsible for the conduct of all spiritˆ personalitiesˆ. The will of the personal creature is relatively free and hence determines the actions of such volitionalˆ beings. Therefore the freewillˆ spiritˆ world is not always truly representative of the character of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, even as nature on Urantiaˆ is not truly revelatory of the perfectˆion and immutability of Paradiseˆ and Deityˆ. But no matter what may characterize the freewillˆ action of man or angelˆ, the Son’s eternalˆ grasp of the universal gravityˆ control of all spiritˆ realities continues as absoluteˆ.
1. The Spiritˆ-Gravity Circuitˆ
7:1.1 Everything taught concerning the immanence of Godˆ, his omnipresenceˆ, omnipotenceˆ, and omniscienceˆ, is equally true of the Son in the spiritˆual domains. The pure and universal spiritˆ gravityˆˆ of all creation, this exclusively spiritˆual circuitˆ, leads directly back to the person of the Second Source and Centerˆ on Paradiseˆ. He presides over the control and operation of that ever-present and unerring spiritˆual grasp of all true spiritˆ values. Thus does the Eternalˆ Sonˆ exercise absoluteˆ spiritˆual sovereignty. He literally holds all spiritˆ realities and all spiritˆualized values, as it were, in the hollow of his hand. The control of universal spiritˆual gravityˆ is universal spiritˆual sovereignty.
7:1.2 This gravityˆ control of spiritˆual things operates independently of time and spaceˆ; therefore is spiritˆ energyˆ undiminished in transmission. Spiritˆ gravityˆˆ never suffers time delays, nor does it undergo spaceˆ diminution. It does not decrease in accordance with the square of the distance of its transmission; the circuitsˆ of pure spiritˆ powerˆ are not retarded by the mass of the material creation. And this transcendenceˆ of time and spaceˆ by pure spiritˆ energies is inherent in the absoluteness of the Son; it is not due to the interposition of the antigravityˆ forcesˆ of the Third Source and Centerˆ.
7:1.3 Spiritˆ realities respond to the drawing powerˆ of the center of spiritˆual gravityˆ in accordance with their qualitative value, their actualˆ degree of spiritˆ nature. Spiritˆ substance (quality) is just as responsive to spiritˆ gravityˆˆ as the organized energyˆ of physical matter (quantity) is responsive to physical gravityˆˆ. Spiritˆual values and spiritˆ forcesˆ are real. From the viewpoint of personalityˆ, spiritˆ is the soulˆ of creation; matter is the shadowy physical body.
7:1.4 The reactions and fluctuations of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ are ever true to the content of spiritˆual values, the qualitative spiritˆual status of an individual or a world. This drawing powerˆ is instantly responsive to the inter- and intraspirit values of any universeˆ situation or planetary condition. Every time a spiritˆual reality actualˆizes in the universesˆ, this change necessitates the immediate and instantaneous readjustment of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ. Such a new spiritˆ is actuallˆy a part of the Second Source and Centerˆ; and just as certainly as mortalˆ man becomes a spiritˆized being, he will attain the spiritˆual Son, the center and source of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ.
7:1.5 The Son’s spiritˆual drawing powerˆ is inherent to a lesser degree in many Paradiseˆ orders of sonshipˆ. For there do exist within the absoluteˆ spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ those local systemsˆ of spiritˆual attraction that function in the lesser units of creation. Such subabsoluteˆ focalizations of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ are a part of the divinityˆ of the Creatorˆ personalitiesˆ of time and spaceˆ and are correlated with the emerging experientialˆ overcontrol of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ.
7:1.6 Spiritˆ-gravity pull and response thereto operate not only on the universeˆ as a whole but also even between individuals and groups of individuals. There is a spiritˆual cohesiveness among the spiritˆual and spiritˆized personalities of any world, race, nation, or believing group of individuals. There is a direct attractiveness of a spiritˆ nature between spiritˆually minded persons of like tastes and longings. The term kindred spirits is not wholly a figure of speech.
7:1.7 Like the material gravityˆ of Paradiseˆ, the spiritˆual gravityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is absoluteˆ. Sinˆ and rebellion may interfere with the operation of local universeˆˆ circuitsˆ, but nothing can suspend the spiritˆ gravityˆˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. The Luciferˆ rebellion produced many changes in your system of inhabited worlds and on Urantiaˆ, but we do not observe that the resultant spiritˆual quarantine of your planet in the least affected the presence and function of either the omnipresent spiritˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ or the associated spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ.
7:1.8 All reactions of the spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ of the grand universeˆˆ are predictable. We recognize all actions and reactions of the omnipresent spiritˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and find them to be dependable. In accordance with well-known laws, we can and do measure spiritˆual gravityˆ just as man attempts to compute the workings of finiteˆ physical gravityˆˆ. There is an unvarying response of the Son’s spiritˆ to all spiritˆ things, beings, and persons, and this response is always in accordance with the degree of actualˆity (the qualitative degree of reality) of all such spiritˆual values.
7:1.9 But alongside this very dependable and predictable function of the spiritˆual presence of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, there are encountered phenomena which are not so predictable in their reactions. Such phenomena probably indicate the co-ordinate action of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ in the realms of emerging spiritˆual potentials. We know that the spiritˆ presence of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the influence of a majestic and infinite personalityˆ, but we hardly regard the reactions associated with the conjectured performances of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ as personal.
7:1.10 Viewed from the personalityˆ standpoint and by persons, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ appear to be related in the following way: The Eternalˆ Sonˆ dominates the realm of actualˆ spiritˆual values, whereas the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ seems to pervade the vast domain of potential spiritˆ values. All actualˆ value of spiritˆ nature finds lodgment in the gravityˆ grasp of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ but, if potential, then apparently in the presence of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ.
7:1.11 Spiritˆ seems to emerge from the potentials of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ; evolving spiritˆ finds correlation in the experientialˆ and incomplete grasps of the Supremeˆ and the Ultimateˆ; spiritˆ eventually finds final destinyˆ in the absoluteˆ grasp of the spiritˆual gravityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. This appears to be the cycle of experientialˆ spiritˆ, but existentialˆ spiritˆ is inherent in the infinity of the Second Source and Centerˆ.
2. The Administration of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ
7:2.1 On Paradiseˆ the presence and personal activity of the Original Son is profound, absoluteˆ in the spiritˆual sense. As we pass outward from Paradiseˆ through Havonaˆ and into the realms of the seven superuniversesˆ, we detect less and less of the personal activity of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. In the post-Havonaˆ universesˆ the presence of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is personalized in the Paradiseˆ Sons, conditioned by the experientialˆ realities of the Supremeˆ and the Ultimateˆ, and co-ordinated with the unlimited spiritˆ potential of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ.
7:2.2 In the central universeˆˆ the personal activity of the Original Son is discernible in the exquisite spiritˆual harmony of the eternalˆ creation. Havonaˆ is so marvelously perfectˆ that the spiritˆual status and the energyˆ states of this patternˆ universeˆ are in perfectˆ and perpetualˆ balance.
7:2.3 In the superuniversesˆ the Son is not personally present or resident; in these creations he maintains only a superpersonalˆ representation. These spiritˆ manifestations of the Son are not personal; they are not in the personalityˆ circuitˆˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ. We know of no better term to use than to designate them superpersonalˆities; and they are finiteˆ beings; they are neither absoniteˆ nor absoluteˆ.
7:2.4 The administration of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ in the superuniversesˆ, being exclusively spiritˆual and superpersonalˆ, is not discernible by creature personalities. Nonetheless, the all-pervading spiritˆual urge of the Son’s personal influence is encountered in every phase of the activities of all sectors of the domains of the Ancients of Daysˆ. In the local universesˆ, however, we observe the Eternalˆ Sonˆ personally present in the persons of the Paradiseˆ Sons. Here the infinite Son spiritˆually and creatively functions in the persons of the majestic corps of the co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sonsˆ.
3. Relation of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ to the Individual
7:3.1 In the local universeˆˆ ascent the mortalsˆ of time look to the Creatorˆ Sonˆ as the personal representative of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. But when they begin the ascent of the superuniverseˆ training regime, the pilgrimsˆ of time increasingly detect the supernal presence of the inspiring spiritˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, and they are able to profit by the intake of this ministry of spiritˆual energization. In Havonaˆ the ascendersˆ become still more conscious of the loving embrace of the all-pervading spiritˆ of the Original Son. At no stage of the entire mortalˆ ascensionˆ does the spiritˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ indwellˆ the mindˆ or soulˆ of the pilgrimˆ of time, but his beneficence is ever near and always concerned with the welfare and spiritˆual security of the advancing children of time.
7:3.2 The spiritˆual-gravity pull of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ constitutes the inherent secret of the Paradiseˆ ascensionˆ of surviving human souls. All genuine spiritˆ values and all bona fide spiritˆualized individuals are held within the unfailing grasp of the spiritˆual gravityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. The mortalˆ mindˆ, for example, initiates its career as a material mechanism and is eventually mustered into the Corps of the Finalityˆ as a well-nigh perfected spiritˆ existence, becoming progressively less subject to material gravityˆ and correspondingly more responsive to the inward pulling urge of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ during this entire experience. The spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ literally pulls the soulˆ of man Paradisewardˆ.
7:3.3 The spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ is the basic channel for transmitting the genuine prayers of the believing human heart from the level of human consciousness to the actualˆ consciousness of Deityˆ. That which represents true spiritˆual value in your petitions will be seized by the universal circuitˆ of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ and will pass immediately and simultaneously to all divineˆ personalities concerned. Each will occupy himself with that which belongs to his personal province. Therefore, in your practical religious experience, it is immaterial whether, in addressing your supplications, you visualize the Creatorˆ Sonˆ of your local universeˆˆ or the Eternalˆ Sonˆ at the center of all things.
7:3.4 The discriminative operation of the spiritˆ-gravity circuitˆ might possibly be compared to the functions of the neural circuitsˆ in the material human body: Sensations travel inward over the neural paths; some are detained and responded to by the lower automatic spinal centers; others pass on to the less automatic but habit-trained centers of the lower brain, while the most important and vital incoming messages flash by these subordinate centers and are immediately registered in the highest levels of human consciousness.
7:3.5 But how much more perfectˆ is the superb technique of the spiritˆual world! If anything originates in your consciousness that is fraught with supremeˆ spiritˆual value, when once you give it expression, no powerˆ in the universeˆ can prevent its flashing directly to the Absoluteˆ Spiritˆ Personalityˆ of all creation.
7:3.6 Conversely, if your supplications are purely material and wholly self-centered, there exists no plan whereby such unworthy prayers can find lodgment in the spiritˆ circuitˆˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. The content of any petition which is not “spiritˆ indited” can find no place in the universal spiritˆual circuitˆ; such purely selfish and material requests fall dead; they do not ascend in the circuitsˆ of true spiritˆ values. Such words are as “sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.”
7:3.7 It is the motivating thought, the spiritˆual content, that validates the mortalˆ supplication. Words are valueless.
4. The Divineˆ Perfectˆion Plans
7:4.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is in everlasting liaison with the Father in the successful prosecution of the divineˆ plan of progress: the universal plan for the creation, evolution, ascensionˆ, and perfectˆion of will creatures. And, in divineˆ faithfulness, the Son is the eternalˆ equal of the Father.
7:4.2 The Father and his Son are as one in the formulation and prosecution of this gigantic attainment plan for advancing the material beings of time to the perfectˆion of eternityˆ. This project for the spiritˆual elevation of the ascendantˆ souls of spaceˆ is a joint creation of the Father and the Son, and they are, with the co-operation of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, engaged in associative execution of their divineˆ purpose.
7:4.3 This divineˆ plan of perfectˆion attainment embraces three unique, though marvelously correlated, enterprises of universal adventure:
7:4.4 1. The Plan of Progressive Attainment. This is the Universal Fatherˆ’s plan of evolutionaryˆ ascensionˆ, a program unreservedly accepted by the Eternalˆ Sonˆ when he concurred in the Father’s proposal, “Let us make mortalˆ creatures in our own image.” This provision for upstepping the creatures of time involves the Father’s bestowalˆ of the Thought Adjustersˆ and the endowing of material creatures with the prerogatives of personalityˆ.
7:4.5 2. The Bestowalˆ Plan. The next universal plan is the great Father-revelation enterprise of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and his co-ordinate Sons. This is the proposal of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and consists of his bestowalˆ of the Sons of Godˆ upon the evolutionaryˆ creations, there to personalize and factualize, to incarnate and make real, the love of the Father and the mercy of the Son to the creatures of all universesˆ. Inherent in the bestowalˆ plan, and as a provisional feature of this ministration of love, the Paradiseˆ Sons act as rehabilitators of that which misguided creature will has placed in spiritˆual jeopardy. Whenever and wherever there occurs a delay in the functioning of the attainment plan, if rebellion, perchance, should mar or complicate this enterprise, then do the emergency provisions of the bestowalˆ plan become active forthwith. The Paradiseˆ Sons stand pledged and ready to function as retrievers, to go into the very realms of rebellion and there restore the spiritˆual status of the spheres. And such a heroic service a co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sonˆ did perform on Urantiaˆ in connection with his experientialˆ bestowalˆ career of sovereignty acquirement.
7:4.6 3. The Plan of Mercy Ministry. When the attainment plan and the bestowalˆ plan had been formulated and proclaimed, alone and of himself, the Infinite Spiritˆˆ projected and put in operation the tremendous and universal enterprise of mercy ministry. This is the service so essential to the practical and effective operation of both the attainment and the bestowalˆ undertakings, and the spiritˆual personalities of the Third Source and Centerˆ all partake of the spiritˆ of mercy ministry which is so much a part of the nature of the Third Person of Deityˆ. Not only in creation but also in administration, the Infinite Spiritˆˆ functions truly and literally as the conjoint executive of the Father and the Son.
7:4.7 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the personal trustee, the divineˆ custodian, of the Father’s universal plan of creature ascensionˆ. Having promulgated the universal mandate, “Be you perfectˆ, even as I am perfectˆ,” the Father intrusted the execution of this tremendous undertaking to the Eternalˆ Sonˆ; and the Eternalˆ Sonˆ shares the fostering of this supernal enterprise with his divineˆ co-ordinate, the Infinite Spiritˆˆ. Thus do the Deities effectively co-operate in the work of creation, control, evolution, revelation, and ministration — and if required, in restoration and rehabilitation.
5. The Spiritˆ of Bestowalˆ
7:5.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ without reservation joined with the Universal Fatherˆ in broadcasting that tremendous injunction to all creation: “Be you perfectˆ, even as your Father in Havonaˆ is perfectˆ.” And ever since, that invitation-command has motivated all the survival plans and the bestowalˆ projects of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and his vast family of co-ordinate and associated Sons. And in these very bestowalsˆ the Sons of Godˆ have become to all evolutionaryˆ creatures “the way, the truth, and the life.”
7:5.2 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ cannot contact directly with human beings as does the Father through the gift of the prepersonal Thought Adjustersˆ, but the Eternalˆ Sonˆ does draw near to created personalities by a series of downstepping gradations of divineˆ sonshipˆ until he is enabled to stand in man’s presence and, at times, as man himself.
7:5.3 The purely personal nature of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is incapable of fragmentation. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ ministers as a spiritˆual influence or as a person, never otherwise. The Son finds it impossible to become a part of creature experience in the sense that the Father-Adjuster participates therein, but the Eternalˆ Sonˆ compensates this limitation by the technique of bestowalˆ. What the experience of fragmented entities means to the Universal Fatherˆ, the incarnationˆ experiences of the Paradiseˆ Sons mean to the Eternalˆ Sonˆ.
7:5.4 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ comes not to mortalˆ man as the divineˆ will, the Thought Adjusterˆˆ indwellˆing the human mindˆ, but the Eternalˆ Sonˆ did come to mortalˆ man on Urantiaˆ when the divineˆ personalityˆ of his Son, Michael of Nebadonˆˆ, incarnated in the human nature of Jesusˆ of Nazarethˆˆ. To share the experience of created personalities, the Paradiseˆ Sons of Godˆ must assume the very natures of such creatures and incarnate their divineˆ personalities as the actualˆ creatures themselves. Incarnationˆ, the secret of Sonaringtonˆ, is the technique of the Son’s escape from the otherwise all-encompassing fetters of personalityˆ absolutism.
7:5.5 Long, long ago the Eternalˆ Sonˆ bestowed himself upon each of the circuitsˆ of the central creation for the enlightenment and advancement of all the inhabitants and pilgrimsˆ of Havonaˆ, including the ascendingˆ pilgrimsˆ of time. On none of these seven bestowalsˆ did he function as either an ascenderˆ or a Havonerˆ. He existed as himself. His experience was unique; it was not with or as a human or other pilgrimˆ but in some way associative in the superpersonalˆ sense.
7:5.6 Neither did he pass through the rest that intervenes between the inner Havonaˆ circuitˆ and the shores of Paradiseˆ. It is not possible for him, an absoluteˆ being, to suspend consciousness of personalityˆ, for in him center all lines of spiritˆual gravityˆ. And during the times of these bestowalsˆ the central Paradiseˆ lodgment of spiritˆual luminosity was undimmed, and the Son’s grasp of universal spiritˆ gravityˆˆ was undiminished.
7:5.7 The bestowalsˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ in Havonaˆ are not within the scope of human imagination; they were transcendentalˆ. He added to the experience of all Havonaˆ then and subsequently, but we do not know whether he added to the supposed experientialˆ capacity of his existentialˆ nature. That would fall within the bestowalˆ mystery of the Paradiseˆ Sons. We do, however, believe that whatever the Eternalˆ Sonˆ acquired on these bestowalˆ missions, he has ever since retained; but we do not know what it is.
7:5.8 Whatever our difficulty in comprehending the bestowalsˆ of the Second Person of Deityˆ, we do comprehend the Havonaˆ bestowalˆ of a Son of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, who literally passed through the circuitsˆ of the central universeˆˆ and actuallˆy shared those experiences which constitute an ascenderˆ’s preparation for Deityˆ attainment. This was the original Michael, the first-born Creatorˆ Sonˆ, and he passed through the life experiences of the ascendingˆ pilgrimsˆ from circuitˆ to circuitˆ, personally journeying a stage of each circle with them in the days of Grandfandaˆ, the first of all mortalsˆ to attain Havonaˆ.
7:5.9 Whatever else this original Michael revealed, he made the transcendent bestowalˆ of the Original Mother Son real to the creatures of Havonaˆ. So real, that forevermore each pilgrimˆ of time who labors in the adventure of making the Havonaˆ circuitsˆ is cheered and strengthened by the certain knowledge that the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of Godˆ seven times abdicated the powerˆ and glory of Paradiseˆ to participate in the experiences of the time-space pilgrimsˆ on the seven circuitsˆ of progressive Havonaˆ attainment.
7:5.10 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the exemplary inspiration for all the Sons of Godˆ in their ministrations of bestowalˆ throughout the universesˆ of time and spaceˆ. The co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sonsˆ and the associate Magisterial Sonsˆ, together with other unrevealed orders of sonshipˆ, all partake of this wonderful willingness to bestow themselves upon the varied orders of creature life and as the creatures themselves. Therefore, in spiritˆ and because of kinship of nature as well as fact of origin, it becomes true that in the bestowalˆ of each Son of Godˆ upon the worlds of spaceˆ, in and through and by these bestowalsˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ has bestowed himself upon the intelligent will creatures of the universesˆ.
7:5.11 In spiritˆ and nature, if not in all attributes, each Paradiseˆ Son is a divinelˆy perfectˆ portraiture of the Original Son. It is literally true, whosoever has seen a Paradiseˆ Son has seen the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of Godˆ.
6. The Paradiseˆ Sons of Godˆ
7:6.1 The lack of a knowledge of the multiple Sons of Godˆ is a source of great confusion on Urantiaˆ. And this ignorance persists in the face of such statements as the record of a conclave of these divineˆ personalities: “When the Sons of Godˆ proclaimed joy, and all of the Morning Stars sang together.” Every millennium of sector standard time the various orders of the divineˆ Sons forgather for their periodic conclaves.
7:6.2 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the personal source of the adorable attributes of mercy and service which so abundantly characterize all orders of the descending Sonsˆ of Godˆ as they function throughout creation. All the divineˆ nature, if not all the infinity of attributes, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ unfailingly transmits to the Paradiseˆ Sons who go out from the eternalˆ Isle to reveal his divineˆ character to the universeˆ of universesˆ.
7:6.3 The Original and Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the offspring-person of the “first” completed and infinite thought of the Universal Fatherˆ. Every time the Universal Fatherˆ and the Eternalˆ Sonˆ jointly project a new, original, identical, unique, and absoluteˆ personal thought, that very instant this creative idea is perfectlˆy and finally personalized in the being and personalityˆ of a new and original Creatorˆ Sonˆ. In spiritˆ nature, divineˆ wisdom, and co-ordinate creative powerˆ, these Creatorˆ Sonsˆ are potentially equal with Godˆ the Fatherˆ and Godˆ the Sonˆ.
7:6.4 The Creatorˆ Sonsˆ go out from Paradiseˆ into the universesˆ of time and, with the co-operation of the controlling and creative agencies of the Third Source and Centerˆ, complete the organization of the local universesˆ of progressive evolution. These Sons are not attached to, nor are they concerned with, the central and universal controls of matter, mindˆ, and spiritˆ. Hence are they limited in their creative acts by the pre-existence, priority, and primacy of the First Source and Centerˆ and his co-ordinate Absolutesˆ. These Sons are able to administer only that which they bring into existence. Absoluteˆ administration is inherent in priority of existence and is inseparable from eternityˆ of presence. The Father remains primal in the universesˆ.
7:6.5 Much as the Creatorˆ Sonsˆ are personalized by the Father and the Son, so are the Magisterial Sonsˆ personalized by the Son and the Spiritˆ. These are the Sons who, in the experiences of creature incarnationˆ, earn the right to serve as the judges of survival in the creations of time and spaceˆ.
7:6.6 The Father, Son, and Spiritˆ also unite to personalize the versatile Trinityˆ Teacher Sonsˆ, who range the grand universeˆˆ as the supernal teachers of all personalities, human and divineˆ. And there are numerous other orders of Paradiseˆ sonshipˆ that have not been brought to the attention of Urantiaˆ mortalsˆ.
7:6.7 Between the Original Mother Son and these hosts of Paradiseˆ Sons scattered throughout all creation, there is a direct and exclusive channel of communication, a channel whose function is inherent in the quality of spiritˆual kinship which unites them in bonds of near-absolute spiritˆual association. This intersonship circuitˆ is entirely different from the universal circuitˆ of spiritˆ gravityˆˆ, which also centers in the person of the Second Source and Centerˆ. All Sons of Godˆ who take origin in the persons of the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ are in direct and constant communication with the Eternalˆ Mother Son. And such communication is instantaneous; it is independent of time though sometimes conditioned by spaceˆ.
7:6.8 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ not only has at all times perfectˆ knowledge concerning the status, thoughts, and manifold activities of all orders of Paradiseˆ sonshipˆ, but he also has perfectˆion of knowledge at all times regarding everything of spiritˆual value which exists in the hearts of all creatures in the primary central creation of eternityˆ and in the secondary time creations of the co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sonsˆ.
7. The Supremeˆ Revelation of the Father
7:7.1 The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is a complete, exclusive, universal, and final revelation of the spiritˆ and the personalityˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ. All knowledge of, and information concerning, the Father must come from the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and his Paradiseˆ Sons. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is from eternityˆ and is wholly and without spiritˆual qualification one with the Father. In divineˆ personalityˆ they are co-ordinate; in spiritˆual nature they are equal; in divinityˆ they are identical.
7:7.2 The character of Godˆ could not possibly be intrinsically improved upon in the person of the Son, for the divineˆ Father is infinitely perfectˆ, but that character and personalityˆ are amplified, by divestment of the nonpersonal and nonspiritˆual, for revelation to creature beings. The First Source and Centerˆ is much more than a personalityˆ, but all of the spiritˆ qualities of the father personalityˆ of the First Source and Centerˆ are spiritˆually present in the absoluteˆ personalityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ.
7:7.3 The primal Son and his Sons are engaged in making a universal revelation of the spiritˆual and personal nature of the Father to all creation. In the central universeˆˆ, the superuniversesˆ, the local universesˆ, or on the inhabited planets, it is a Paradiseˆ Son who reveals the Universal Fatherˆ to men and angelsˆ. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ and his Sons reveal the avenue of creature approach to the Universal Fatherˆ. And even we of high origin understand the Father much more fully as we study the revelation of his character and personalityˆ in the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and in the Sons of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ.
7:7.4 The Father comes down to you as a personalityˆ only through the divineˆ Sons of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ. And you attain the Father by this same living way; you ascend to the Father by the guidance of this group of divineˆ Sons. And this remains true notwithstanding that your very personalityˆ is a direct bestowalˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ.
7:7.5 In all these widespread activities of the far-flung spiritˆual administration of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, do not forget that the Son is a person just as truly and actuallˆy as the Father is a person. Indeed, to beings of the onetime human order the Eternalˆ Sonˆ will be more easy to approach than the Universal Fatherˆ. In the progress of the pilgrimsˆ of time through the circuitsˆ of Havonaˆ, you will be competent to attain the Son long before you are prepared to discern the Father.
7:7.6 More of the character and merciful nature of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of mercy you should comprehend as you meditate on the revelation of these divineˆ attributes which was made in loving service by your own Creatorˆ Sonˆ, onetime Son of Manˆ on earth, now the exalted sovereign of your local universeˆˆ — the Son of Manˆ and the Son of Godˆ.
7:7.7 [Indited by a Divineˆ Counselor assigned to formulate this statement depicting the Eternalˆ Sonˆ of Paradiseˆ.]