They aren't honking huge discrepancies. Even at the beginning, there were 7 church[es]. While many don't like denominations, it is not bad. Try to pass a $100 bill at a convenience store, sometimes they don't have change because the "denomination" is too big. It isn't always a bad thing and CERTAINLY not fodder for another gospel.There is some truth to what you say, even as a child I already knew that the people who murdered Jesus were evil. It was obvious to me that the things they wrote about in their history were not true or exaggerated. (But the UB reveals that their major themes were true minus their self important exaggerations, speaking as if God were speaking). I could easily see the inconsistency's and conflicting doctrines of sect divided Christendom.
Sort of. It requires "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and LEAN NOT on your own understandings. YOU, sir, are NOT smarter than God. If you think so, and think that you have to be 'dumb' it already sets you up for a 'god of YOUR own making.' Guess what? YOUR god isn't that intelligent comparatively. Did you READ the Jesus' childhood section???? Simply? NOT from a messenger and frankly childish and hack. It is SO obvious there is nothing divine about it. It doesn't lead me to God, it leads away from Him. At the very least, this important discussion and comparison sheds light on Urantia inadequacies. It doesn't need 1000 pages, to point that out but it may lead you to truth instead of making up your own and buying into humanism. ALL of your reasons for dismissing the Bible are rationalizations.Surrendering to Bible worship requires dumbing down peoples God given sensibilities.
Keep telling yourself that? You can bring up a point to discuss so that it can be proved wrong. The same God that is involved in the O.T. quoted from it in the New. THAT same God says He "so loved the world." It is the very thing you dismiss as neanderthal, BUT we aren't a civilized race. Look at the headlines. Look at the 'entertainment fodder' of the average citizen. We need a bit of handling and need wake ups to keep us from destroying ourselves. You don't agree? Well, you don't get to write or embrace your own sentimentalities over it. Such doesn't do anything to help. Platitudes aren't helpful and that is about the whole of the content of your Urantia book. It is completely useless for the need of mankind steeped in sin.They tell you that you are too stupid to understand profundities which aren't there. The OT was written for the child like mind of Bronze Age men who would only respond to a Great and Terrible God of power, fire, vengeance, jealousy etc. To me I liken the Israelite priest class to the Wizard of OZ behind the curtain, presenting a great and powerful Yahweh, the nature God of the Sini Volcano which everyone should FEAR!
Incorrect, He died for them.Jesus wasn't on board with your need to have someone killed because you are incapable of owning your own sins.
Thus he WAS on board : Plain:“Abraham is our father,” they replied.
“If you were children of Abraham,” said Jesus, “you would do the works of Abraham. But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing. You are doing the works of your father.”
Thwarting the original Gospel and killing the Son was the will of the devil, turning the other cheek in Love on the cross was the will of the Father.
I realize that is WHY you turned to Urantia in the first place, looking for an out, and excuse rather than addressing the actual need. Disenfranchisement leaves you without that God and creating, running to a different one of your OWN mind and head. Guess what? Your head and rationalizations aren't mine. It means necessarily one of us is chasing a demon, a fake, a charlatan. Remember Jesus saying "many will say here is a Christ? There is a Christ?" He said not to be disenfranchised, yet you did. YOU did. You cannot blame anybody for that, it wasn't an act of love, Caino. It was an exercise of YOUR selfishness. YOUR self-centered desires. God demands we become like Him, not vice versa.I Identify with Jesus who was so excited for his first visit to the Temple but in turn it began his disillusionment with the system.
No, not really anything but a platitude. The Pharisees weren't looking for 'information.' The Sadducees weren't either. They were looking to exercise THEIR doctrine and Jesus told them where they were 'badly mistaken' (like with you here).Jesus at Jerusalem
125:5.2 (1382.4) Before the day had ended, the entire attention of the chief discussion group of the temple had become focused upon the questions being asked by Jesus. Among his many questions were:
125:5.3 (1382.5) 1. What really exists in the holy of holies, behind the veil?
No, this is simply 20th century reasoning transplanted. It is MORE than obvious that this is what Dr. Sadler and friends were wanting to import into THEIR theology FROM the 20th century!125:5.4 (1382.6) 2. Why should mothers in Israel be segregated from the male temple worshipers?
It was simply because a barbaric people needed to understand the depths of the problem of sin as well as the drastic situation to compare it to. Sin IS life and death Caino! When is the last time you watched the news? (not that I advocate, just that it is evident man still needs a Savior desperately. It IS life and death. Men die because of sin in this world.)125:5.5 (1382.7) 3. If God is a father who loves his children, why all this slaughter of animals to gain divine favor—has the teaching of Moses been misunderstood?
No idea why this even crossed Dr. Sadler's mind.125:5.6 (1382.8) 4. Since the temple is dedicated to the worship of the Father in heaven, is it consistent to permit the presence of those who engage in secular barter and trade?
: Plain: Even the disciples didn't grasp enough of this to even ask the question until AFTER His death.... Dr. Sadler had a poor grasp of the scriptures (as did you). I wrested with God as Jacob did. You? You ran. I pray God runs after you and plagues you as he did Jonah. You'll have to get over 'barbaric' or any other means He must use, before you'll be approachable though. It'll start with your humility rather than your mere man-not-quite-so-righteous-as-you-imagine justifications first.125:5.7 (1382.9) 5. Is the expected Messiah to become a temporal prince to sit on the throne of David, or is he to function as the light of life in the establishment of a spiritual kingdom?