Urantia Book 69. The life of Jesus of Nazareth, Joshua ben Joseph, Christ Michael, Sovereign God of Nebadon. Lucifer was serious about his cause and the rebellion took form as the Lucifer Declaration of Liberty. There were three main causes of his rebellion: 1. The Reality of the Universal Father. Lucifer had been born in Nebadon and had never seen the Father, so he thought the Father was a myth invented by the Paradise Sons to enable them to rule the universes in their Father’s name. He said those who came back from Paradise had a vague impression of the Father; they didn’t have a clear-cut idea of the Father’s personality as it is seen on Paradise; he traded on reverence as ignorance. The charge was sweeping, terrible and blasphemous. 2. The universe government of the Creator Son-Michael. Lucifer contended that the local systems should be autonomous. He protested against the right of Michael, the Creator Son, to assume sovereignty of Nebadon in the name of a hypothetical Paradise Father and require all personalities to acknowledge allegiance to this unseen Father. He attacked the right of the Ancients of Days to interfere in the affairs of the local universes and systems. He said these rulers could do nothing if men and angels only had the courage to assert themselves and claim their rights. (The Ancients of Days are the 3 superuniverse rulers and have jurisdiction over all the universes contained in it–and they are as old as God) 3. The attack on the universal plan of ascendant mortal training. (This is how we are trained to approach Paradise; we get a lot of training in spirituality, administration and all sorts of other subjects. We also teach the people behind us on the ladder what we’ve learned.) Lucifer maintained that far too much time and energy were expended on the scheme of so thoroughly training ascending mortals in the principles of universe administration, principles which he alleged were unethical and unsound. He protested against preparing the mortals for some unknown destiny–a destiny of pure fiction, as finaliters on Jerusem could attest. So with that Declaration Lucifer launched his orgy of darkness and death.********************* The Lucifer manifesto was issued at the annual conclave of Satania on the sea of Glass in the presence of the assembled hosts of Jerusem, on the last day of the year, about 200,000 years ago, Urantia time. Satan proclaimed that worship could be accorded the universal forces–physical, intellectual and spiritual–but allegiance could be acknowledged only to the actual and present ruler, Lucifer, the “friend of men and angels” and the “God of liberty.” Self-assertion was the battle cry of the Lucifer rebellion. One of his chief arguments was that if self-rule was good and right for the Melchizedeks and for other groups, it was equally good for all orders of intelligence. He was bold in advocating the “equality of mind” and the “brotherhood of intelligence.” He maintained that all governments should be limited to the planet level and their voluntary confederation into the local systems. He promised the Planet Princes that they would rule the worlds as Supreme Executives. He denounced the legislative activities on the constellation headquarters and the judicial affairs on the universe capital. He contended that all these functions of government should be concentrated on the system capitals and proceeded to set up his own legislative assembly and organize his own tribunals under the jurisdiction of Satan. And he directed that the princes on the apostate planets do the same. The entire administrative cabinet went with Lucifer in his rebellion and were sworn in as officers of his admin.******************** Lucifer was ignored by Michael, Gabriel and others, but the Most Highs of the constellation immediately confined the action of these disloyal personalities to the system of Satania. Urantia’s Planet Prince went with Lucifer and messed up the development of earth’s history. And earth is still quarantined; it doesn’t enjoy the many perks of being spiritually connected to Jerusem, the universe capital, Salvington, or Paradise. And those who just passed over and were on the mansion worlds must have had a very hard time because there was so much confusion with angels following Lucifer and leaving their jobs.******************* Michael had a policy of non-interference because he was not yet the Sovereign God. So he gave Lucifer 200,000 years of playtime before yanking his tail. But it was Gabriel who dealt with Lucifer when things came to a head. Gabriel went to Jerusem and waged war with Lucifer for eternal souls. It was not a war with bloody battles; it was a war of words, a debate. There would be a trial later. Some of the beings would travel back and forth from Lucifer to Gabriel and back again as they changed their minds. Lucifer now is gone, and I’m amused when I read or hear about Christians warning people against the devil. The devil makes people do things-what a crock!