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Be Very Afraid Most people expected Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential election. If she had won, the Deep State would have been assured of the following: -continuation of the international drug trade -continuation of a policy of perpetual war -confront Russia and China as enemies -US military adventures around the world would continue to be funded -2009-like bailouts would be readily available -central bankers would continue to print as much fiat currency as needed to fund military conflicts abroad -trade deals would remain in place despite their unfairness -globalists would be assured of open borders and an influx of illegal immigrants and refugees, which would weaken US sovereignty (see Killing the Deep State: the Fight to Save President Trump, by Jerome Corsi). Illuminati bankers financed intellectuals 50 years ago to come up with ways to weaken society. Timothy Mathews listed their suggestions: 1. continual change to create confusion 2. racial offences 3. teaching sex and homosexuality in schools 4. undermining the authority of teachers and schools 5. promotion of drinking 6. huge immigration to destroy identity 7. emptying of churches 8. unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime 9. dependency on state benefits 10. control and dumbing down of media 11. encouraging the breakdown of the family As you can see, these problems are rife in our society. There has also been some backlash. For example, people have turned to alternative media, the churches are not empty, teachers are treating students more respectfully (there really is a better classroom climate), and Americans are adjusting to their hectic lifestyles. There’s pushback. Freemasonry is another secret society, and it is very powerful. It goes back centuries. America’s founders were Freemasons. Masonic symbolism is all over Washington, DC and the dollar bill. Between 1941 and 1971 Masons controlled the Supreme Court. During that time, they removed God, prayer and the Bible from the public schools. They are dedicated to a new world religion-the religion of the ‘Great Light.’ The Nordics are to usher in the New World Order with its new Luciferian religion. Nordics can be northern Europeans or a race of aliens-with Satanists, it’s a toss-up which they mean. With other secret societies there is a deeply hidden cabal which worships Satan but which is also tied in into military and CIA black budget programs running the gamut from time travel and teleportation to secret space programs. In addition they are in touch with ETs. They are allowing ETs to cross breed with humans and send their dangerous hybrids into our midst. See Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity, by David Jacobs. Jacobs says that “abduction evidence points to a single goal: global integration resulting in takeover.” And the takeover is in process currently. According to Lt. Col. Robert MCGinnis “some globalists like Bill Gates want to reduce the world’s population through force, such as forced vaccinations and eugenics.” A large intelligent middle class is a threat to the globalists, and they plan to destroy the middle class first. Ted Turner of CNN opines that the population should be lowered to 500 million. When David Rockefeller spoke at the Annual Ambassadors’ Dinner in 1994, he indicated his support for the UN’s covert population stabilization effort, including vaccinations, sterilizations, abortions, use of food as weapons and disease. Control by secret societies was addressed by President Kennedy on April 27, 1961, when he said, “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” James Forrestal, the first Secretary of Defense, noted that government leaders were not acting in the best interests of the country. He may have paid with his life for speaking out because in 1949 he either fell, jumped or was pushed from a 16th floor window at Bethesda Naval Hospital. In 1973 Col. Fletcher Prouty, a Focal Point liaison officer, wrote about a ‘secret team’ that controls the US “as an inner sanctum of a new religious order answerable only to themselves.” James Paul Warburg told a Senate Committee in 1950 “We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” All of this information comes from The Illuminati: The Secret Society that Hijacked the World, by Jim Marrs. Henry Kissinger is a member of the Bilderberger group, CFR, Club of Rome, Trilateral Commission, and is an alleged 33rd degree Mason. He has been Secretary of State and adviser to the last 8 or 9 presidents, but he is a troublemaking man. He said, “We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.” Jacques Cousteau, in an interview with the UNESCO Courier in 1991 opined that “In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.” The above information comes from Rise of the New World Order: The Culling of Man, by J. Micha-el Thomas Hays. Hays goes on to say, noting how immoral society has become and subject to multinational corporations, “Welcome to the New World Order. You are currently living in its transitional phase from a planet of sovereign nations to a borderless one world government controlled by the wealthiest, most diabolically evil people in the world.” Hays refers to the New World Order as the Great Plan. David Rockefeller thanked the media for its 40 years of discretion in not reporting on the Great Plan. That is OVER! The Internet has spilled the beans. Everywhere you hear NWO jargon bandied about. The internet may have saved us or put our fate off a little further. New we know what they are up to, and the conspiracy buffs can hold their heads up in pride. But we are not done here-there are other heads on this monster. In fact here are some things the bankers were ready to force on us: 1. the abolishing of nations and borders 2. the abolishing of all private property 3. the abolishing of all inheritance 4. the abolishing of all patriotism 5. no religion except the cabal’s Satanism 6. no family or marriage 7. the culling of humanity to 500 million In the 70s the Carter administration appointed a task force to study the effects of mankind on the world. He intended to legislate the Great Plan into law. This resulted in the Global 2000 Report. This report concluded that “the resources of the planet were not sufficient enough to support the expected dramatic increase in the world’s population” (see Hays). Hays goes on to say “This report called for the population of the US to be culled to less than 100 million by the year 2050, THIS IN A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONED REPORT”(emphasis mine). He says FEMA concentration camps all over the US are ready for the time when the economy crashes and marshal law is declared. And I’ve heard that Congress has bought guillotines-ponder and be afraid.

Urantia Book 31. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua ben Joseph, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of Nebadon. Some of the 12 were fishing and mending their nets when Jesus called them together. The date was Sunday, January 12, AD 27, and Jesus was going to ordain the Apostles. “At last the long awaited hour had come! They were going apart with the Master to participate in some sort of solemn ceremony of personal consecration and collective dedication to the sacred work of representing their Master in the proclamation of the coming of his Father’s kingdom” (140.0.3). Before Jesus ordained the Apostles, he had them sit down around him and gave preliminary instructions about the kingdom: what it was and what it wasn’t. First, it will be everlasting–forever. The Father is not the Father of the Jews only; he is the creator and Father of all the world. His power will not be of armies; his power will be in the reborn sons of the kingdom. But, said Jesus, there is a severe test for those who would follow the Apostles into the kingdom. Faith will get one into the kingdom, but one must always do the will of the Father in heaven. That could be full of trials. Jesus told the Apostles what their message to the world would be: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and in finding these, all other things essential to eternal survival shall be secured therewith” (140.1.5). And Jesus made it plain to them that the kingdom was not one of outward power or demonstration. The kingdom is inside you, he told the 12. It is God within you. If you want to be great in the kingdom, Jesus told them, first be a minister to all. But when you actually achieve the kingdom, you will not be a servant, you will be a son, a son of the living God. Jesus predicted that the kingdom would grow and take over the earth. (Indeed, Christianity is growing in China, in Muslim countries, in Russia, in South America, in Africa. Christian apologists debate new atheists here and in Britain and do very well. Despite the intelligencia and their atheism, religion is very popular in the US, especially in the South.) Jesus said something that I do not understand. He said: “Even now is the kingdom at hand, and some of you will not die until you have seen the reign of God come in great power.” What did he mean? Why did he say it if he knew it wasn’t going to happen? Surely he knew the future. He made a similar claim in the Bible. Why would he disappoint so many people? I’ve heard that he has come back, but with no fanfare. For example, I heard that he attended a formal dinner in NYC. The truth is that he can come back anytime he wants in any form he wants. He’s in my church every time I go to church. I don’t believe he attended any event because the crowds would have gone crazy and the media would have picked it up. But it is a fact that Christianity was made the state religion in a remarkably short time. To continue: Jesus had the 12 kneel in a circle, putting his hands on each of their heads, he blessed each one and prayed: “My Father, I now bring to you these men, my messengers. From among our children on earth, I have chosen these twelve to go forth to represent you. Love them and be with them as you have loved and been with me. And now, Father, give these men wisdom as I place all the affairs of the coming kingdom in their hands. And I would, if it is your will, tarry on earth a time to help them in their labors for the kingdom. And again, my Father, I thank you for these men, and I commit them to your keeping while I go on to finish the work you have given me to do” (140.2.2). When Jesus finished, there was dead silence. Nobody dared to say a word or ask a question. After Jesus ordained the Apostles, he delivered a sermon. He said: “Now that you are ambassadors of my Father’s kingdom, you have thereby become a class of men separate and distinct from all other men on earth…Of the teacher more is expected than of the pupil; of the master more is exacted than of the servant. Of the citizens of the heavenly kingdom more is required than of the citizens of the earthly rule. Some of the things I am about to say to you may seem hard, but you have elected to represent me in the world…I send you forth to proclaim liberty to the spiritual captives, joy to those in bondage to fear, and to heal the sick in accordance with the will of my Father in heaven. When you find my children in distress, speak encouragingly to them, saying: “Happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…Happy are the humble and poor in spirit…Happy are those who mourn…Happy are the merciful…Happy are the peacemakers…Happy are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake…” Jesus told the Apostles that they were the ‘light of the world’ and to let men see their good work so the Father may be glorified. They must put their trust in the Father whose kingdom they represent. They are not to put trust in physical strength. Jesus gave them advice that is also in the New Testament, like turn the other cheek, which isn’t good advice for women in some situations. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. Be merciful, even as God is merciful, and in the eternal future of the kingdom, you shall be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect… You are commissioned to save men, not to judge them. Make not the mistake of trying to pluck a mote out of your brother’s eye when there is a telephone pole in your own eye. I warn you against false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing while on the inside they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them. In the great day of the kingdom judgment, many will say to me: “Did we not prophesy in your name? And by your name do many wonderful works?” But I will be compelled to say to them: “I never knew you. Depart from me, you false teachers!” But everyone who sincerely executes his commission to represent me before men shall find an abundant entrance into my service and into the kingdom of the Father. The Apostles had never heard Jesus speak to them this way because he suddenly spoke with supreme authority–the authority of a king. They didn’t say a thing as they walked back down the mountain(140.3.1-21).

This post is a clarification of the previous post sent in yesterday. I spoke about Deborah Tavares’s documents which alleged that bridges and dams were being allowed to crumble and fall apart. I reflected about that and realized that I’ve seen a lot of bridges being repaired in my travels. And I know of one reservoir that was repaired some time after it was built. It’s an earthen dam, which is very rare, and is one of five dams that supply water to New York City. The other topic that doesn’t sound right is the Black Pope being at the top of the human food chain, answering to the Reptilians. I’ve always read that men with vast wealth and power were the controllers, not some priest. I think some of Deborah’s information was disinformation, which somebody put out to see where it would go. I hear a lot of stuff on YouTube and I never know whether to believe it or not. I usually run it past my therapist and if it sounds silly coming out of my mouth I forget I heard it. I never actually believe anything, but I like bouncing crazy new information around in my mind. I’ve heard enough and read enough to know at least that there’s a separate civilization living off the trillions spent by the defense department in black budget programs, and which includes the secret space program, secret new weapons, satellites used for nefarious purposes, bases on the moon, Mars, space flight out of the Solar System, possible use of clone drones and other things like super soldiers we can’t even imagine.

I am pausing the blog to present new information that comes from research into what those who hold the fate of seven and one-half billion people in their hands are planning for us. I watched a round-table discussion on Kerry Cassidy’s Project Camelot You Tube channel and Deborah Taveras brought new information to the discussion. I’ll start with the less controversial. Many countries are pooling their resources to build space platforms for space based weapons. These weapons are to defend against alien attack. We now have the same kind of weapons that aliens do; we have scalar weapons that operate and get their energy from space. Also, aliens are at war with each other just above our cloud cover. Why are they fighting? They didn’t say, but I would guess that one species is trying to defend humans against a hostile force. And we are blithely unaware of all this.************** The command and control structure in this world has a pyramid shape. At the very top are the Reptilians, an alien species that has lived underground for thousands of years. They consider this planet their home. The next level down is the cabal. They answer to the Reptilians. The cabal includes the “Illuminati,” parts of the Deep State, the top bankers, the Rothschilds, some in the Council on Foreign Relations(CFR), the Bilderberg Group, those in the 1%, or those in a position to make life and death decisions for millions of people. This group contains dark magicians and blood-drinking Satanists. At the top of this group is supposedly the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits. It is said that the new SG is working toward global socialism. The real pope is also being smeared and it is said that he drinks blood. This is simply a misunderstanding of the Eucharist. ****************************************** The supercollider at Cern in Switzerland is a place where portals are opening up, enabling Reptilians to bring heavy machinery though from their other reality.**********************************The next bit of information is sickening. You have heard about our crumbling infrastructure. Every president promises to fix it but never does. Deborah revealed documents that expose the reason why these things never get done. The powers that be don’t intend to fix crumbling dams, bridges, tunnels, etc. They are going to let them fall apart. Sound crazy?Not if you are out to destroy the country. The engineers who inspect them give them a passing grade even if there are obvious weaknesses. When they collapse, that will further the goal of reduced population and decay of society and culture. For example, there’s a dam near San Francisco that caused an earthquake. Dams and reservoirs cause earthquakes. This in turn weakens the fabric of the dam.THINK: fake lakes cause quakes. I didn’t understand why this happens, but the dam near SF is on a fault line. The dam is weak and they aren’t going to fix it. That means it will break, flooding San Francisco, Los Angeles, tributary rivers, agriculture, farms, houses, millions of people and making the land unlivable for who knows how long. It will also wash people out to sea, where they will have a slim chance of surviving. All this comes from documents Deborah Tevaras found in her researches.********************** You know the trade war with China has been in the news. But its not about what the media is telling us. It’s about some kind of chip that China wants to sell in the West because when its installed China can spy on whatever country buys the chip. Britain bought the chip and it’s going to take 2 years to integrate its streetlights with China’s technology. I’m wondering about its traffic cams-London has an obscene number of them. Trump doesn’t want any of China’s technology, no matter what it is.******************** And the last bit of news is that California is being blitzed with nanomachines from jet exhaust and ending up in peoples’ bodies. The good news is that the Father is still in charge and Jesus is more popular than ever. The Good will find a way.

Urantia Book 30. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua ben Joseph, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of the Universe of Nebadon. James and Judas Alpheus, twin fishermen, were the ninth and tenth apostles chosen, and chosen by James and John Zebedee. They were 26 years old and married with children. The UB says there is not much to say about these commonplace fishermen. They didn’t understand the philosophical discussions or theological debates of the other apostles. But they loved being among such mighty men. They were identical in appearance and in spiritual perception, so what is said about one can be said about the other (139.9-10.2). Their assignment by Andrew was to police the multitudes. They were the ushers while Jesus or the apostles were preaching, and they had to recruit more ushers if the crowds were large. They were general gofers at other times; they helped Philip with the supplies; they carried money to the families for Nathaniel and were always ready to help the other apostles. The multitudes of common people were encouraged to see two like themselves serving high in the kingdom. By their acceptance as apostles, they were the means of bringing a host of fainthearted believers into the kingdom. Such hesitant doubters took more kindly to being directed and managed by such common folk. James and Judas had neither strong points nor weak points. The nickname given to them by the other apostles was “the least of all the apostles,” which they accepted cheerfully. James Alpheus loved Jesus for his simplicity. They couldn’t comprehend the mind of Jesus, but they could grasp the sympathetic bond between themselves and the heart of the Master. They were intellectually challenged, but they had real spiritual experience; they believed in Jesus; they were sons of God and fellows of the kingdom. Judas Alpheus was drawn to Jesus because of his humility. Jesus never wanted people to know about his miracles. The twins, along with John, were the first to believe in the Resurrection. After the Ascension, they went back to fishing, not realizing there was more to be accomplished.*********** Simon the Zealot, the eleventh apostle, was chosen by Simon Peter. He was an able man of good background; he was 28 and lived with his family. He was also a fiery, nationalist, agitating revolutionist. Before he joined the apostolic corps, his whole attention had been on the nationalist organization of the Zealots. He often spoke without thinking. Andrew assigned him to the Wednesday recreation and relaxation program, and he was quite efficient at this assignment. “His strength was his inspirational loyalty. When the apostles found a man or woman who floundered in indecision about entering the kingdom, they would send for Simon. It usually required only about 15 minutes for this enthusiastic advocate of salvation through faith in God to settle all doubts and remove all indecision, to see a new soul born into the liberty of faith and the joy of salvation” (139.11.3). Simon’s great weakness was materialism. Jesus was patient with him, because changing from a materialist patriot to a spiritual internationalist was a great leap. He never quite made it. Simon admired Jesus for his inexplicable composure. Simon gradually went from being a rabid revolutionist to a powerful and effective preacher of “Peace on Earth and Goodwill Among Men.” Simon loved to argue, so when it came to dealing with legalistic Jews or the intellectual quiblings of Greeks, the task was always assigned to Simon. He was a rebel by nature and an iconoclast by training, but Jesus won him over for the higher concepts of the kingdom of heaven. Simon was a loyal and devoted person to any cause he adopted, and he profoundly loved Jesus. “Jesus had many talks with Simon and told him it was proper to want to see the social, economical and political areas improved.” But, Jesus would say, “That is not the business of the kingdom of heaven. We must be dedicated to the doing of the Father’s will. Our business is to be ambassadors of a spiritual government on high, and we must not immediately concern ourselves with aught but the representation of the will and character of the divine Father who stands at the head of the government whose credentials we bear” (139.11.9). During the Jerusalem persecutions, Simon went into retirement for a few years. But later he rallied and went to Alexandria, where he preached and baptized. He went up the Nile River and into the heart of Africa, preaching and baptizing. He died an old man in Africa.** Judas Iscariot, the twelfth apostle, was born in a small town in southern Judea. He grew up working in his father’s various businesses. He joined John the Baptist, which caused his parents to disown him. He was 30 years old and unmarried when he joined the apostolic corps. Judas was a good thinker, but not always honest with himself. Andrew assigned him to be treasurer, a position he was well fitted to hold. Up to the betrayal he carried out his duties honestly, faithfully and most efficiently (139.12.2). Jesus didn’t have a trait that Judas admired above all others, except in general the Master’s exquisitely charming personality. Judas, a Judean, was never able to overcome his prejudice against all the Galilean apostles. He even criticized Jesus in his mind. He thought Jesus was timid and afraid to assert his power and authority. But “Judas was a good business man. It required tact, ability and patience, as well as painstaking devotion, to manage the financial affairs of such an idealist as Jesus, to say nothing of wrestling with the helter-skelter business methods of some of the apostles. Judas was a great executive, a far-seeing and and able financier. And he was a stickler for organization. None of the apostles ever criticized Judas” (139.12.5). Money, says the UB, could never have been the motive for his betrayal of the Master. To Jesus, Judas was a faith adventure. From the beginning, Jesus understood the weaknesses of Judas and the dangers of admitting him to intimacy. “But it is the nature of the Sons of God to give every created being a full and equal chance for salvation and survival…The door of eternal life is open to all; there are no restrictions or qualifications save the faith of the one who comes” (139.12.7-8). Jesus let Judas go to the end, doing everything possible to save “the weak and confused apostle.” Judas grew intellectually but not spiritually. Judas became a brooder over disappointments, which led to resentments. He became suspicious of his fellow apostles, even the Master. Next, he became obsessed with the idea of getting even, and even betraying his Master. All of these thoughts were in the form of a smog in Judas’ mind until a woman put an expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet. Judas spoke up that the money should be used for the poor. Jesus put him down with a crowd looking on, spiking Judas’ anger, and his anger focused on the most innocent person in the crowd: Jesus. As far as the UB is concerned, Judas has never been forgiven. It doesn’t say how he died.

Urantia Book 29. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua ben Joseph, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of the Universe of Nebadon. He has many other titles, Prince of Peace and Word of God being only two of them. Philip was the fifth apostle to be chosen, called when Jesus and the first four were on their way to Cana. Philip had been aware of Jesus, but he didn’t know that Jesus was a great man until Jesus looked at him and said, “Follow me.” He was influenced by the fact that the others had become apostles and had accepted Jesus as the Deliverer. Philip was 27 years old when he became an apostle and had recently married. The other apostles gave him a nickname that meant ‘curiosity’ because he had to be shown everything. This lack of imagination was the great weakness of his character. He was a commonplace and matter-of-fact individual (139.5.1-2). Philip was appointed steward; it was his duty to make sure they had enough provisions. He had methodical thoroughness, the strongest part of his character, and he was both mathematical and systematical. Philip came from a family of 3 boys and 4 girls. After the resurrection, he baptized his whole family. Nothing big could be expected from Philip, but he did small things in big ways. Even emergencies did not find him unprepared. People like Philip found comfort from observing that one like themselves had found a high place in the kingdom. Philip was almost without discerning vision; he was without the ability to grasp the dramatic possibilities in a situation. He would not hesitate to loudly interrupt Jesus during a profound discourse, but Jesus never reprimanded him. Jesus knew it would kill Philip’s urge to ask questions. Jesus knew there were other philips all over the Universe and he did not want to discourage them. Philip was a successful worker, not easily discouraged, and tenacious in anything he undertook. When Philip’s first convert, Nathaniel, wanted to argue the merits of Jesus and Nazareth, Philip’s effective reply was “Come and see.” Philip went through the terrible time of the trial and crucifixion, participated in the reorganization of the 12 and was the first of the 12 to win souls who were not Jews, being most successful in Sumaria. Philip’s wife was an efficient member of the women’s corps, and after they fled the persecutions in Jerusalem, she evangelized with Philip. When Philip was crucified, she stood at the foot of the cross encouraging him. After his death, irate Jews stoned her to death. Their daughter, Leah, continued their work and became known as the prophetess of Hierapolis, where Philip is buried.****** Nathaniel was the sixth and last apostle to be chosen be Jesus himself. He was brought to Jesus by his friend, Philip. They were both on their way to see John the Baptist when they encountered Jesus. Nathaniel, at 25, was the youngest of a family of 7, and was the sole support of aged and infirm parents. He and Judas Iscariot were the best educated of the apostles. Nathaniel’s great virtue was his honesty. He was truly sincere, without guile. His weakness was his pride: he was proud of his family, his city, his reputation and his nation, which is fine if not taken too far. But Philip went to extremes. He would prejudge people according to his opinions about their backgrounds, religion, or social class. His question: “Can any good come out of Nazareth?” is a perfect example of this. But he wasn’t stubborn; he quickly reversed himself when he looked into Jesus’ face. Nathaniel was the genius of the corps; he was the philosopher and dreamer, but he was a very practical dreamer. He alternated between periods of profound philosophy and periods of humor. Jesus much enjoyed hearing Nathaniel discourse on things both serious and frivolous. Nathaniel progressively took Jesus and the kingdom more seriously, but he never took himself seriously after meeting Jesus. Judas Iscariot once secretly complained to Jesus that Nathaniel did not take his apostleship sufficiently seriously. Jesus replied: “Judas, watch carefully your steps; do not over magnify your office. Who of us is competent to judge his brother? It is not the Father’s will that his children should partake only of the serious things of life. Let me repeat: I have come that my brethren in the flesh may have joy, gladness and life more abundantly. Go, then, Judas, and do well that which has been intrusted to you, but leave Nathaniel, your brother, to give account of himself to God” (139.6.5). These words lodged, along with other imagined rebukes, in Judas’s mind, festering. Nathaniel’s assignment was to maintain the families of the apostles, so he was often absent from the apostolic councils. If he received a report of a sick child, he was off immediately to the home of the child. The apostles felt secure in the knowledge that Nathaniel was taking care of their families.******************** Matthew, the seventh apostle, was chosen by Andrew. He was a customs collector in Capernaum. He was 31, married, with 4 children. He had moderate wealth, was a good businessman, an easy social mixer and made friends easily. Andrew appointed him the financial representative of the apostles; he was the fiscal agent and publicity spokesman for the 12. It sounds like he was the money collector. He was a keen judge of human nature, an efficient propagandist and an earnest disciple. He had an increasing belief in the mission of Jesus and in the certainty of the kingdom. Since it was his duty to keep the treasury replenished, he was absent frequently and missed important training sessions. Matthew always appreciated the Master’s forgiving disposition. He liked to say that faith only was necessary in the business of finding God. Matthew made extensive notes on the sayings and doings of Jesus, which became the basis of the Gospel according to Matthew. He was very devoted to the task of making sure the messengers of the kingdom were adequately financed. Matthew kept the doors of the kingdom wide open for hosts of downhearted and outcast souls, despairing men and women who were never turned away. Matthew never solicited funds from the multitudes; he quietly raised most of the funds from the more wealthy class of believers. And he gave most of his fortune to Jesus and the apostles. He was dead broke after the Resurrection. The apostles disdained Matthew because of his background, and they never knew where their food came from. They never knew of Matthew’s generosity except Jesus. After the persecutions started in Jerusalem, Matthew went to Syria and Thrace. There, Jews conspired with Roman soldiers to bring about his death.*************************************Thomas was the eighth apostle, and he was chosen by Philip. He has come to be known as ‘doubting Thomas,’ but the other apostles didn’t look on him as a doubter. He had a logical, skeptical mind, but he was also courageous and loyal. Thomas, when he joined the corps, was 29 and married, with 4 children. He had recently switched from carpentry to fishing. Thomas had the one truly analytic mind of the 12, and he was the real scientist of the group. Due to family conflicts, Thomas grew up having a disagreeable personality, which was reflected in his marriage. His wife was happy to see him join the apostles and be away for long stretches of time. Thomas also had a streak of suspicion, which made it difficult to get along with him. But as time passed, the others began to see his good qualities and liked him more. Thomas was honest and loyal, but he was a pessimist. He was losing faith in mankind when he met Jesus. The contact with Jesus began at once to transform his whole disposition and to effect great changes in his mental reactions to other people. Thomas’s great strength was his superb analytical mind coupled with his unflinching courage–when he had once made up his mind. His weakness was his suspicious doubting, which he never fully overcame. Thomas’s assignment was to arrange and manage the itinerary, and this he did with great skill. Although a good executive and a great businessman, his mood swings made him a different man every day. But contact with Jesus largely cured him of morbid introspection. Thomas attracted many like him, those with doubts and depression. If he was voted down in a council meeting, he fearlessly led the way in the execution of the plan decided upon. He was a good loser. “Thomas is a great example of a human being who has doubts, faces them and wins. He had a great mind; he was no carping critic. He was a logical thinker. He was the acid test for Jesus and the other apostles. If Jesus and his work had not been genuine, it could not have held a man like Thomas from the start to the finish. He had a keen and sure sense of fact. At the first appearance of fraud or deception, Thomas would have forsaken them all…There lived and worked with the Master and his human associates a man whose mind was that of a true scientist–Thomas Didymus–and he believed in Jesus of Nazareth” (139.8.12). When persecution scattered the believers in Jerusalem, Thomas went to Cyprus, Crete, North Africa, Sicily, ending up in Malta, where he was put to death by the Romans. He had begun writing about the life and sayings of Jesus.

Urantia Book 28. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua ben Joseph, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of the Universe of Nebadon. The men Jesus chose to be his apostles all had their own characters, strengths and backgrounds. Andrew, the first chosen, and his brother, Simon Peter, were partners in the fishing business with James and John Zebedee. Andrew was the ablest man of the 12, and they all referred to him as “Chief.” He was a good organizer and administrator. Andrew was 33 years of age and Peter was 30, but Peter was the better speaker. Andrew was not at all jealous of Peter for this. The brothers got along very well together, although they were very different in character and temperament. Andrew was the best judge of men among the 12, and he knew there was something brewing with Judas Iscariot long before others suspected. Later, when Jesus had many disciples, Andrew advised Peter, James and John concerning which missionaries to be sent out to proclaim the gospel. In this role Andrew was of great service to the kingdom. He also had a gift for discovering the hidden resources and latent talents of young people. After the Ascension, Andrew started a personal record of the acts and sayings of Jesus. It was added to and became quite substantial, but it was destroyed in a fire in Alexandria about 100 years after it was written. Andrew was a man of clear insight, logical thought, and firm decision whose great strength of character consisted in his superb stability. Persecutions eventually scattered the apostles from Jerusalem. Andrew went through Armenia to Macedonia and, after bringing thousands into the kingdom, was arrested and crucified in Patrae in Achaia. He suffered on the cross for two days, preaching the gospel while hanging there.************** Simon Peter was 30 when he joined the apostolic corps. Peter was well known for being impulsive and erratic. He had a habit of speaking without thinking, which always created problems for those around him. He even received a mild rebuke from Jesus. But he was smart enough to talk his ideas over with Andrew before he acted on them. Peter was a fluent speaker, eloquent and dramatic. He was also a natural and inspirational leader of men. While the other apostles were expressing astonishment to see the resurrected Jesus on the shore, Peter was swimming to him and half-way to shore. Peter never forgot Jesus’ supernal tenderness. Peter truly loved Jesus. Peter was the first to comprehend that Jesus was both man and God, and was brave enough to announce it. Peter was the one man–besides Paul–to establish the kingdom, and to send its messengers to the far corners of the earth in one generation after the Resurrection. Peter visited churches from Babylon to Corinth and all of Paul’s churches. “But Peter persisted in making the mistake of trying to convince the Jews that Jesus was after all really the Jewish Messiah. Right up to the day of his death, Peter continued to suffer confusion in his mind between the concepts of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah, Christ as the world’s redeemer and the Son of Man as the revelation of God, the loving Father of all mankind” (139.2.1-12). Peter was pleased when told he would be executed like his Master-on a cross. He was crucified in Rome–some say up-side down.*********** James was the older apostle son of Zebedee, whom Jesus nicknamed “sons of thunder.” He was married and had four children. With his brother John, he was a fisherman in partnership with Andrew and Simon Peter. James and John Zebedee had the advantage of knowing Jesus much longer than the other apostles. James had a temper which he tried to pass off as righteous indignation. Otherwise his personality was much like that of Andrew, except that James was a better public speaker. James would be taciturn and reclusive one day and telling stories the next day, but he always talked to Jesus. James had an outstanding ability to see all sides of a proposition. Of all the 12, James came the closest to understanding the importance and significance of Jesus’ teaching. Slow to ‘get it’ at first, James, by the time their training was complete, had acquired a superior concept of Jesus’ message. He was also able to understand a wide range of human nature. James was totally impressed by Jesus; he admired the Master’s sympathetic affection, and his interest in both the small and the great, the rich and the poor. James Zebedee was a well-balanced thinker and planner. Along with Andrew, he was one of the more level-headed of the apostolic group. He was modest and undramatic, a daily server, an unpretentious worker, seeking no special reward when he once grasped something of the real meaning of the kingdom. James was the first of the 12 to experience martyrdom, dying by the sword of Herod Agrippa. Herod feared James above all the other apostles. James bore himself with such grace and dignity that his accuser/informer became a Christian (139.3.1-9).********************* John was the youngest apostle at 24 years old. He was a fisherman with his brother James and in partnership with Andrew and Peter. John was the baby of the family and of the apostles. The UB says he was “conceited” and “it cannot be truthfully said that he was ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved.'” John lived to be 103, and he wrote the gospel when he was around 99 or 100, so who knows what he remembers. Andrew assigned Peter, James and John as personal aides to Jesus only because they had entered the group in that order. John’s strongest trait was dependability. John most appreciated the Master’s love and unselfishness. John’s whole life became dominated by love; he talked about love and wrote about love. When he was Bishop of Ephesus, he was so old that he had to be carried to church in a chair. When asked to say a few words, he would only say: “My little children, love one another.” John was deeply sympathetic with Jesus because his family had deserted him, and he saw Jesus obeying the Father even as far as the cross. This changed John forever. John had more courage than any other apostle. He stayed with Jesus during his so-called trial, and he stood at the foot of the cross. All others, except the women, stayed away in fear. Just a word about the Book of Revelation. The UB maintains that it is highly distorted and missing a great deal of its text.

Urantia Book 27. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua ben Joseph, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of the Universe of Nebadon. Jesus started a program of intense training, pairing the new apostles with those who had chosen them. The old apostles were to tell the new apostles all they had learned. Jesus also established Wednesday as a day of rest and relaxation. Evenings would be spent in the Zebedee garden receiving instruction from Jesus. Jesus was the Master; his apostles were his pupils. Jesus tried to make clear to them the difference between his teachings about the kingdom and the teachings that would inevitably spring up ABOUT him . Jesus said: “My kingdom and the gospel related thereto shall be the burden of your message. Be not sidetracked into preaching ABOUT me…Proclaim the gospel of the kingdom and portray my revelation of the Father in heaven, but do not be misled into bypaths of creating legends and building up a cult having to do with beliefs and teachings about my beliefs and teachings” (138.6.3). They again didn’t understand him and were afraid to ask for clarification. Jesus had one motive and that was a better and truer revelation of his Paradise Father; he was a pioneer of a new and better way to God, the way of love. Ever his exhortation to his apostles was: “Go seek for the sinners; find the downhearted and comfort the anxious” (138.6.3). Comment: Jesus chose inadequate men, he started preaching with a very low profile among rural villages, he stripped himself of all his power, he must have realized that these men would preach about him the very day he ascended, and what did he do about any of it? We’ll never really know why Jesus did or didn’t do the things we see happening–we just have to take it all on faith.******************************* On the first morning of the first campaign, James Z., Judas I., and Peter came to Jesus and wanted to know if the time was right to enter the kingdom. And, also, was Jesus going to proclaim the kingdom at Capernaum or Jerusalem? Jesus gathered all of them together and admonished them: “My little children, how long must I bear with you! Have I not made it plain to you that my kingdom is not of this world? I have told you many times that I have not come to sit on David’s throne. And now, how is it that you are inquiring which place you will occupy in the Father’s kingdom? Can you not perceive that I have called you as ambassadors of a spiritual kingdom?… Banish from your minds this idea that my kingdom is a rule of power or a reign of glory…In another age you will indeed sit with me in power and glory, but it behooves us now to submit to the will of the Father and to go forth in humble obedience to execute his bidding on earth”(138.7.1).************************* Jesus sent them out in pairs to pray and when they returned, he told them all his recent history, starting with his baptism. When he was finished, the men, under Peter’s leadership, swore undying devotion to their Master and unswerving loyalty to the kingdom. Next, Jesus had them pool their money, and found that there wasn’t enough to maintain the 12 and their families. Jesus therefore decided that they would fish for two weeks and preach for two weeks, and they alternated thus until the end of AD 26. Jesus taught his apostles to preach the forgiveness of sins through faith in God without penance or sacrifice, and that the Father in heaven loves all his children with the same eternal love. He told his apostles to refrain from discussing the following: 1. The work and imprisonment of John the Baptist. 2. The voice of the TA at Jesus’ baptism. 3. The turning of water into wine at Cana. Jesus was very serious about these three items. Fishing alternately with preaching brought plenty of money in for the families and the expenses of itinerant preaching. “Jesus made plain to his apostles the difference between the repentance of so-called good works as taught by the Jews and the change of mind by faith–the new birth–which he required as the price of admission to the kingdom. He taught: “Faith is the open door for entering into the present, perfect and eternal love of God”…Jesus sought to divert their minds from miracle seeking to the finding of a real and personal experience in the satisfaction and assurance of the indwelling of God’s spirit of love and saving grace” (138.8.8). Jesus also told them that women are equal to men.****** The apostles came to love Jesus, no matter how they were tested by boredom or impatience. He was a lively companion at fishing or on the long walks between villages. Their loyalty to Jesus and to each other held until the crucifixion and resurrection. His family, however, all but deserted him, thinking he was insane. They would plead with him to come home. Not a chance–Jesus was on a mission. He and his apostles worked in the towns of Capernaum, Bethsaida-Julias, Chorazin, Gerasa, Hippos, Magdala, Cana, Bethlehem, Jotapata, Raman, Safad, Gischala, Gadara and Abila. In addition, they visited the villages in the countryside. Some of the apostles had several children, but they were able to make satisfactory arrangements for the care of their families. Thus, they were able to devote their energies to the work of the Master without worrying about the financial welfare of their families.*************** The apostles organized themselves in the following manner: 1. Andrew, the first chosen apostle, was designated chairman and director general of the 12. 2. Peter, James and John were appointed personal companions of Jesus. They were to attend him day and night, to minister to his physical and sundry needs, and to accompany him on those night vigils of prayer and mysterious communion with the Father in heaven. 3. Philip was made steward of the group. It was his duty to provide food and see that visitors had something to eat. 4. Nathaniel watched over the needs of the families of the 12. He received regular reports as to the requirements of each apostle’s family, and, making requisition from the treasurer, would send funds each week to those in need. 5. Matthew was the fiscal agent of the apostolic corps. It was his duty to see that the budget was balanced, and the treasury replenished. If funds were not sufficient for support of the 12 or their families, he was empowered to order the 12 back to fishing. But this wasn’t necessary. 6. Thomas was manager of the itinerary. It devolved upon him to arrange lodgings and in a general way select places for teaching and preaching, ensuring a smooth and expeditious travel schedule. 7. James and Judas, the Alpheus twins, were assigned to the management of the crowds. It was their job to deputize a sufficient number of assistant ushers to maintain order among the crowds during the preaching. 8. Simon Zelotes was given charge of recreation and play. He managed the Wednesday programs and also sought to provide a few hours of relaxation each day. 9. Judas Iscariot carried the bag of money as treasurer. He paid all expenses and kept the books. He made budget estimates for Matthew from week to week, and also made weekly reports to Andrew. The apostles were organized this way until Judas dropped out and betrayed Jesus.