Discourse On Superhuman Thinkers
March 2, 2018 (accompanying audio below)
Discourse On Superhuman Thinkers
What does it mean to be ‘superhuman’?
The superhuman type of progressing personality functions in a union of mind and spirit. 1:5.12
Prior to the teachings of Jesus and His ‘kingdom that dwells within’ we had no training in what a superhuman thinker was. Because of revelation (immediate knowledge) we now do!
The superhuman can think with God.
To assume that the universe can be known, that it is intelligible, is to assume that the universe is mind made and personality managed. Man's mind can only perceive the mind phenomena of other minds, be they human or superhuman. If man's personality can experience the universe, there is a divine mind and an actual personality somewhere concealed in that universe. 1:6.7
The universe is like nature ~ we can perceive God who created nature, but nature is not God. The universe has been created by God who’s personality has been involved in it’s unfolding. The chef is not the omelet although the chef made the omelet.
God is not only the determiner of destiny; he is man's eternal destination. (The Father IS our Father’s Will...that’s why our book is a Journey To The Father). All nonreligious human activities seek to bend the universe to the distorting service of self; the truly religious individual seeks to identify the self with the universe and then to dedicate the activities of this unified self to the service of the universe family of fellow beings (without rebellion...this bending to the distorted self will), human and superhuman (those who are thinking with God). 5:4.3.
The fact of the cosmic mind explains the kinship of various types of human and superhuman minds. (I think of Van and Amadon here) Not only are kindred spirits attracted to each other, but kindred minds are also very fraternal and inclined towards co-operation the one with the other. Human minds are sometimes observed to be running in channels of astonishing similarity and inexplicable agreement. 16:6.3
This is possible for us here and now. This is a super additive consequence of bona fide worship whereby God changes and uplifts our minds.
On first thought it might appear that Urantia and its associated isolated worlds are most unfortunate in being deprived of the beneficent presence and influence of such superhuman personalities as a Planetary Prince and a Material Son and Daughter. But isolation of these spheres affords their races a unique opportunity for the exercise of faith and for the development of a peculiar quality of confidence in cosmic reliability which is not dependent on sight or any other material consideration. It may turn out, eventually, that mortal creatures hailing from the worlds quarantined in consequence of rebellion are extremely fortunate. We have discovered that such ascenders are very early intrusted with numerous special assignments to cosmic undertakings where unquestioned faith and sublime confidence are essential to achievement. 50:7.1
Mind and spirit, when fully united, are potential for the creation of superhuman values, even morontia realities. 67:3.9
(again for emphasis)
5:4.3 God is not only the determiner of destiny; he is man’s eternal destination. All nonreligious human activities seek to bend the universe to the distorting service of self; the truly religious individual seeks to identify the self with the universe and then to dedicate the activities of this unified self to the service of the universe family of fellow beings, human and superhuman.
LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN:
> "The truly religious individual (one who has simple faith or one who has attained their Father by pure mind)
> seeks to identify the self with the universe (of which there is no rebellion = true clean/clear cosmic spiritual community)
> and then to dedicate the activities of this unified self (we look to Jesus for this role model)
> to the service of the universe family (those who choose our Father’s way and not the way of rebellion which excludes our correct Father from the mix)
> of fellow beings, human (lowly thinkers utilizing simple faith)
> and superhuman (those who can think with God)." 5:4.3
Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be in the cosmic community where there is NO SPIRITUAL REBELLION! We would/will be SO SHOCKED!!!
What will these superhuman thinkers look like?
They will look a lot like Jesus. They will WANT to talk with all kinds of people ~ even those people new to our community, those with new ideas and those with new talents (possibly even better than our own)! Jesus really enjoyed those folks. He wanted to know what they were thinking. And He regularly stopped His teachings to walk over to some passerby so He could say some word of encouragement to them. Thus, revealing to His audience how much more important the person was over His teaching for that moment. Um...I think we can all learn something from this. Yes?
How will we ever reach our world for our Father if we do not enjoy the new thoughts of others? How will the world ever know of our Father if we do not introduce the true teachings of Jesus and His true revelation of His Father to our people? This doesn’t mean that we embrace false doctrines (teachings) passing them on and to then confuse our people further as to who God is. And we obviously don’t agree with the ideas of spiritual rebellion found in some world religions depicted on the coexist logo. We can ALWAYS be safe when we look to how Jesus handled situations/events and what He said to people.
“Children are permanently impressed only by the loyalties of their adult associates; precept or even example is not lastingly influential. Loyal persons are growing persons, and growth is an impressive and inspiring reality. Live loyally today — grow — and tomorrow will attend to itself. The quickest way for a tadpole to become a frog is to live loyally each moment as a tadpole.” 100:1.4
Blessings, Lucy, your fellow tadpole