posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by Alexander1111
that is exactly what i love about the urantia book. it teaches that fear is the opposite of love. to instill fear in someone is to do an act of evil.
the idea of hell is a fearful tactic. to say to someone that they are going to experience an eternity of pain and suffering because they do not say
the words, "i accept jesus as my lord and savior", is in itself an act of instilling fear in another person to achieve the goal of a selfish means.
there are people that call themselves christians that scream this stuff at me while i am simply walking down the street.
if they were selling something, let's say jelly beans, and they were screaming, "buy these jellybeans or you will live an eternity of
suffering!!!!", i would not buy the jellybeans.
the urantia book states that a soul is immortal if it follows the will of the universal father, which is the will of love. it is that feeling you get
whenever you are presented with a moral decision in life. this happens everyday, whether it be holding a door open for another or wanting to yell at
someone whenever they cut you off in a car, you just need to make the right choice.
if you decide to immerse your whole life in rebellion, which is not following the law of love, to the extent that it consumes you then yeah, you will
be consumed in the fires by the ancient of days.
if you live a life where you are somewhat moral trying to experience everything you can to find the best path toward living in the love will of the
universal father then you will live a succession of lives that last almost an eternity, all the while learning, until you bind with the universal
according to the urantia book that is.