Yoder777 wrote:I am currently reading the first Conversations With God, and I've been reading the Urantia Book for over two years. Can someone please elaborate on the similarities between these two books, instead of just the differences? I would appreciate your perspectives.
There is not much I think that is similar. For sure CWG is amusing and light hearted, and the Ubook is very serious, so I think CWG is an easy read. In my view it was channelled by a spirit in the sixth Mansion World or lower. I would put money on it not being from Father. If you want to hear what Father sounds like, try any of the messages on my board from "Father" or, even better, read the book The Guiding Light within
. No matter who the medium, I have found Father always sounds the same
. And quite different to spirit.
Yoder777 wrote:What matters to me is whether the basic concepts of the book are true, even if I might disagree with some minor details. Walsch points out that if God is in all of us, then God can use human imagination in order to impart important truths, including an imaginary dialogue.
Sadly, if you are being tutored by a sixth sphere (mansion world) spirit, as opposed to what the Urantia Book called a fused spirit, you have to accept that you are not dealing with the highest levels of truth, and in particular this is in respect of their understanding, knowledge and even experience of the First Source and Centre. If you are unfamiliar with these terms, try reading my short summary
. You could, after many months study, come up with something similar from the Urantia book, but it will take you a lot of effort to assimilate that book. The essential issue, which I do not believe is clearly stated in the Ubook, is that those in the sixth mansion world do not choose to fuse, or have not yet chosen to fuse. As such they are a long way from "Truth" and in particular the experience of Father. It is possible to be in the sixth and deny the existence of the First Source and Centre, as I believe does Buddha. In point of fact a spirit in the Fifth Mansion World is closer to fusion than one in the Sixth. They reflect quite different spiritual paths.
I abandoned the very first book of CWG when "god" told Walsch that Jesus was not perfect. Now I have no problem with someone channeling Jesus, and having Jesus tell us he is not perfect, in fact he did that very thing through James Padgett, but no fused spirit, never mind Father would IMHO EVER make such a comment about any creation, never mind one so advanced as Jesus (Christ Michael).
Then you have CWG stating that reincarnation is true. It isn't. On the other hand, it can take thousands of years for a spirit to realise that.
Well lets take basic concepts. Which ones? Love is important? Yes thats true. You find that a lot of places. What else? I am not sure I recall. I do recall hanging out on a CWG forum, where the folks there deny fusion is necessary, because they believe they are already "God". This is a serious error, and it appears to be the result of what Walsch teaches. You may know from your studies that a TA can abandon a human, if that human chooses NOT to fuse. Sadly this sort of teaching leads to exactly those choices.
Love commands the universe. Man only resorts to control when love is missing.
~ said Jesus through Glenda Green in "Love without End" ~