Episode:Jesus—Human and Divine (Part 3)

From Symmetry of Soul

The extended conference between Rodan of Alexandria and the apostles Nathaniel and Thomas concluded with all three men testifying to the divine nature of Jesus. The Master’s superhumanity is recounted in a series of personal observations that are reverent and eloquent—firsthand testament to the Son of Man and the Son of God. Jesus of Nazareth did achieve a perfect union of the human and the divine minds.

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Keywords: Urantia, Jesus, Son of Man, Son of God, Revelation

Summary by Kermit

We concluded our series Jesus—Human and Divine, which was part of our larger study of the fourth epochal revelation begun in mid-October of last year.

2. The Divine Nature of Jesus

Thomas and Nathaniel’s views for Jesus’ divine nature are condensed, rearranged, and restated by the midwayer authors in nine points.

  1. Jesus admitted his divinity
  2. Jesus’ life of friendship bespeaks divinity.
  3. Jesus’ lives a perfect life and approves of belief in his divinity.
  4. Jesus’ character and the perfection of his emotional control.
  5. Jesus seems to know the thoughts of men’s minds, and unfailingly responds to the spectacle of human need.
  6. Jesus’ superhuman knowledge.
  7. Jesus does not hesitate to assert his superhumanity, yet free from pride.
  8. Jesus talks about God as an ever-present associate in all that he does.
  9. Jesus’ prayer life appears to entail communicating directly with God, face to face as it were.

We are reminded that Jesus was a perfected (first circler) first century man. Most of the reasons given by Thomas and Nathaniel for Jesus’ divinity could be accounted for by this fact alone. Any perfected man would reflect divinity in his daily life. But of course, divinity is not the same as deity.

So, a question for the faithful, how do we KNOW Jesus is God. All objective evidence, must be validated by our subjective feelings on the 2nd LoM, but of origin on the 6th LoM—3rd Cosmic Intuition reality response. We know revelation by experience!

We discussed the reasons for the midwayers’ recasting of Thomas’ and Nathaniel’s discussion with Rodan in terms suitable for 20th-21st century humanity. Again, we are confronted with the disparity between the first century and today, with respect to language, concepts and usage. A literal translation of their words would most certainly seem strange in the context of today.

We also mused about the mystery of Rodan. Why is there is no record of his living? And why do the authors tell us about his teaching is the school of Meganta? Could evidence for his living be extant but as yet undiscovered?

3. Jesus’ Human and Divine Minds

In this final section of this paper the midwayers indulge in disclosure concerning what they know and what they do not know concerning Jesus’ consciousness of his divinity and his ability to limit his human consciousness of his divinity.

We speculated that Jesus was very careful to experience the unfolding of his life as fully human. In order to do that he had to be very careful to not allow his divine nature to override his human reactions to the events of his life, particularly his final days wherein he experienced the heights of his bestowal and the depths of physical suffering, mental anguish, and spiritual sorrow. For it is in these events that his accessibility as a man is so precious to all beings who suffer as he did.

The midwayers conclude by admitting to incomplete knowledge of this mystery of the human and divine consciousness of Jesus.

With the remainder of our broadcast each of SoS then proceeded to share some personal reflections on the meaning and value of Jesus’ life.