by James R. Watkins No one can argue that Billy Graham was a person who not only had tremendous faith in Jesus and the Heavenly Father, but also exuded a faith in a way that is rarely seen in modern times. It would be fair to say, taking into account the backwardness of our world … More The Future Estate of Billy Graham
by James R. Watkins I am always encouraged when I see some element of God being mentioned in our mainstream culture, but more often than not, I see the opposite. For example, when a shooting takes place where 17 people get killed by a 19 year-old boy, someone who obviously did not have love in … More Are We In The Spiritual Dark Ages?
By James R. Watkins Well respected Urantia Book speaker David Kantor posed an interesting question at a symposium on the subject of Christianity and The Urantia Book. He said, “there are two paths: the Urantia Book could develop its own “religion,” or the Urantia Book teachings could become a part of Christianity. In the first … More Urantia vs. Christianity, Part II
One thing I have noticed about today’s society is that we don’t say “God Bless You,” enough when we talk with people. Maybe its an old custom, but I like it when someone says that phrase to me. I find it comforting. It makes me pause for a moment and appreciate social contact, that the … More We Should Say “God Bless You” More Often
There is much to say about how the Urantia Book came to be. Unfortunately, most of what is being perpetuated about the origins of this strange tome of profound religious, scientific and philosophical subject matter appears to be jaded by man’s incessant need to “make stuff up” when the real facts are hard to comprehend. … More The Truth About Urantia Book Origins
There really is a parallel universe, its just not what you think it is. If you are a materialist you might think earth came to be by some kind of cosmic disbursement 14 billion years ago, the first uncaused cause, you think man has been alone all along, you might think all of the entirety … More A Greater Reality
by James R. Watkins Most, if not all, of our contemporary leaders are political or social-justice warriors serving an ideology rooted in mortal gain. But where are our spiritual prophets? What of those generational personalities who arrive on the scene from time to time to inspire us to seek for spiritual gain? Every generation, stretching … More Where are the Modern Day Prophets?
As I peruse the different Christian websites that seek to portray The Urantia Book as a false “religion,” I feel compelled to point out the similarities between Urantia teachings and those of the Christian faith, hoping to facilitate a better understanding between both. Christians believe in heaven, in the resurrection, in souls, in the ‘Spirit … More Urantia vs. Christianity, Part I
According to Paper 114 of The Urantia Book, there are an average of about 1.2 billion angels assigned to watch over and work behind the scenes with mankind. Some work with religious leaders, others work alongside our major world leaders, trying to instill hope, trust and cooperation among these mortal working groups. While we might … More The Angelic Influence
This is just too important not to comment.Two stories crossed my desk this week, both having to do with large organizations that serve in the public interest being told to remove any vestiges of religious symbols that might “offend” other people who may not share the same religious views, or any at all Last week … More Being Offended by God