Episode:Jesus—The Way, the Truth, and the Life (Part 4)

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Since the bestowal of the Spirit of Truth, man is subject to the teaching and guidance of a threefold spirit endowment: the spirit of the Father, the Thought Adjuster; the spirit of the Son, the Spirit of Truth; the spirit of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit. However, regardless of plurality of origin, all spirit influences are one in function.


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Summary by Kermit

We finished our series Jesus—The Way, the Truth, and the Life with Part 4 covering Paper 194, Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth, sections 2-4.

In the Significance of Pentecost we are reminded that Jesus lived and taught a gospel that redeemed man from the superstition that he was a child of the devil. This message was an effective solvent for man’s spiritual difficulties in the day of its statement. Having personally left the world, he sends the Spirit of Truth, designed to live in man and restate the Jesus message so that every new group of mortals to appear on the face of the earth shall have a new and up-to-date version of the gospel for personal enlightenment and group guidance such as can serve as an effective solvent for man’s ever-new and varied spiritual difficulties.

The coming of the Spirit of Truth forever changed the spiritual economy of our planet and our local universe. Among other things it came to foster and personalize truth, destroy the believers’ feeling of orphanhood, and effectively prepare all normal men’s minds for the universal bestowal of the Thought Adjusters. It also came to help men recall and understand the Master’s words as well as illuminate and reinterpret his life on earth. Further, it came to help the believer to witness to the realities of Jesus’ teachings and his life and to live anew and afresh in the individual believer of each passing generation of the spirit-filled sons of God.

Thus it appears that the Spirit of Truth came really to lead all believers into all truth, into the expanding knowledge of the experience of the living and growing spiritual consciousness of the reality of eternal and ascending sonship with God.


3. What Happened at Pentecost

When Jesus was on earth, he lived his life as one personality — Jesus of Nazareth. As the indwelling spirit of the “new teacher,” the Master has, since Pentecost, been able to live his life anew in the experience of every truth-taught believer. Pentecost obliterated all religious discrimination founded on racial distinction, cultural differences, social caste, or sex prejudice. At last, true religion is delivered from the custody of priests and all sacred classes and finds its real manifestation in the individual souls of men.

The religion of Jesus is the most powerful unifying influence the world has ever known.

But, it is sad to record that so few persons on Urantia at the time of introduction of the FER, manifest the work of this Spirit their religious lives.