The Urantia Book: An Attack on the Blood Atonement! Part 5
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
October 14, 1997

Last Updated :
November 24, 2012

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At this point in our email exchange, this misguided follower of the Urantia Book quoted the following from my article entitled "The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!":

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I do not recommend that any Christian, particularly young Christians who are new in the faith, read this demonic work of darkness. If you do, you may seriously doubt your faith!

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Actually, upon re-examining that article, I realized that this person misquoted me. What I actually said in my article is the following:

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I do not recommend that any Christian, particularly young Christians who are new in the Faith and not yet grounded in the True Word of God, read this demonic work of darkness. If you do, you may find yourself seriously doubting your Christian heritage!

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He then offered the following twisted response in which he compares me to using practices that were used by the Roman Catholic Church when I was a young boy:

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I'm afraid the cat is out of the bag, and the more you badmouth the UB, the more courageous truth seekers out there will simply have to read the book for themselves and make their own decisions. You are in the position that the Catholic Church used to take, telling folks not to see certain movies, thus guaranteeing a large audience.

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While you may be right in that more people may possibly be drawn to the Urantia Book, at the same time, by way of this current series, it is my hope that I will be able to counter at least some of the negative effect that misguided people such as yourself may be having on God's true sheep with that deceptive book. As Jesus said in the Gospel of John:

"And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers . . . My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:"
John 10:4-5, 27, KJV

Tragically, this person has become so deceived by the lies that are found in the Urantia Book, that he has convinced himself that it may actually serve to enhance a person's Christian faith. Thus he writes the following:

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Your faith may well be CHANGED, changed even into a greater faith, but that's the nature of growth and the search for truth. When Jesus had finished his mission, many in Palestine had had their faith shaken. The Urantia Book will only ENHANCE your faith in God and in his Son.

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How can the Urantia Book possibly give people greater faith in our Heavenly Father and Jesus, when it outright denies the very reason for the which Jesus came to the Earth in the first place? You have clearly told me that you do not think that the Blood Atonement of Jesus Christ is necessary for our Salvation. Byron Weeks has referred to it as a barbaric act. You both attack the very foundation of our faith. That being the case, how are these absolute lies, in which you deny the Lord who bought you, going to enhance a person's Christian faith? It is ludicrous for you to even suggest it.

Not content with claiming that the Urantia Book will somehow enhance one's Christian faith, this deceived individual then takes another jab at the Apostle Paul. In his foolish pride, he also compares some of our Christian beliefs to belief in Santa Claus, and claims that such "erroneous beliefs" will eventually have to be done away with:

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However, it's possible that some of your erroneous beliefs, especially some promulgated by Paul, will have to go by the wayside, just as little children have to eventually stop believing in Santa Claus.

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Again you reveal your total ignorance of the Scriptures, and your lack of understanding of God's plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ, with your silly lies. Comparing the redemptive Blood Sacrifice of Jesus to belief in Santa Claus is nothing short of blasphemous. God help you! To reiterate a point that I made earlier, the Apostle Paul did not teach anything that was not first taught by Jesus Himself, and also by the first Apostles. As such, to claim that Paul invented the necessity of the Sacrifice of Christ, exposes the depth of your own ignorance. You know not whereof you speak. I encourage you to read my article entitled "Humility in Our Understanding of God's Word".

This Urantia Book follower then quotes again from my article with the following:

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As far as I can tell, the voice or entity which inspired this book comes from the very depths of hell itself!

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However, guess what? Fifteen years later, I just discovered that for the second time, he has purposely misquoted me. What I actually say in the article is the following:

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As far as I can tell, the voice or entity which inspired this book is definitely not of God.

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Not only does he not know what the Bible really teaches, but he cannot even quote me properly either. I must assume that this is intentional on his part, in order to try to make me look bad to his Urantia Book-believing friends. Why else would he purposely do this?

Surprisingly, out of his own mouth, in his response to my previous remarks, this man openly admits that the Urantia Book contains information which is "not Biblical or Pauline". In other words, he knows that what the Urantia Book teaches cannot be supported by the Scriptures, and yet, he still defends, supports and promotes that deceptive book:

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Again, I must ask you, how can you "tell" that? The fact is that all you can "tell" is that some things in the UB are not Biblical or Pauline, are not according to what you "believe".

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I then responded to his remarks with the following:

How can I tell? If all of the Bible verses that I have shared with you in this series don't show you how I can tell, then I really don't know what else to tell you, other than the fact that you obviously are in need of a strong shake-up from the Lord. You should be advised that He has been known to ruffle up a few people in order to get their attention. What alarms me the most is the fact that you recognize that some parts of the Urantia Book are not Scripture-based, and yet it doesn't bother you in the least. In fact, you continue to promote this deceptive garbage! In a word, you have willingly chosen to be deceived. I am reminded of the following verses:

"I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Isaiah 66:4, KJV

"And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:"
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11, KJV

At this point in our 1997 email conversation, this deceived person again quotes from my article "The Urantia Book : A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!" with the following:

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For some people, my words may seem rather harsh. However, after reading the following excerpts, I am sure you will understand why my reaction to this material is so strong; particularly if you happen to be a Bible-believing Christian like myself.

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To this remark, this misguided Urantia Book follower retorts with the following:

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Well, how about if I take a look at the excerpts below and your comments and see if I can shed light on the situation? OK?

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I then wrote to him the following response:

Quite frankly, shedding light on the situation is going to be rather difficult for you to do; the simple reason being that before a person can share the Light with others, they must be walking in the Light themselves; and you sir, most definitely are not. Quite to the contrary, as I shared with you earlier, if anything, you appear to be guilty of this:

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Isaiah 5:20, KJV

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
2 Corinthians 11:13-15, KJV

You sir, are in fact a false angel of light, and a minister of unrighteousness, exactly as the Apostle Paul warned. Why? Because you foolishly and erroneously make the claim that we can achieve our own righteousness through our own supposed good works, simply by forgiving each other. Thus, through your misguided belief in the doctrines of the Urantia Book, you annul the necessity of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. By so doing, you make yourself antichrist.

At this point in our email dialog, this person shared some excerpts from Dr. Byron Weeks' article. However, being as I already include those excerpts in my previous article "The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!", I saw no need to publish the Devil's lies a second time in this current series. Please refer to that article if you have an interest in reading what the Urantia Book has to say regarding the doctrine of the Blood Atonement of Jesus Christ. In response to the excerpts that this person included in his message, I simply said "What blatant lies!"; to which he retorted "What lies do you refer to?". I then told him the following:

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Please refer to all of my previous comments and Bible verses. I have spent half my day dealing with this issue, and I don't feel that there is much more that I can say to you concerning it. At this point, all I can do is commit you into the Lord's hands. It seems that only a work of His Spirit is going to remove the scales from your eyes, remove your hardened heart, and give you a heart of flesh, as we see in this verse:

"And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:"
Ezekiel 11:19, KJV

What heresies are being committed in the holy name of Truth!

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To my last comment, this Urantia Book follower shot back with yet another sarcastic remark, revealing yet again his combative spirit and unyielded heart:

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What heresies do you refer to? If I'm not mistaken, a "heresy" is simply someone else's religious belief that you don't agree with, isn't that so?

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As you can see, this individual has basically fallen for the modern, popular lie which claims that everyone has their own truth and their own reality. Based on this modern deception, he claims that a heresy consists of anything which does not agree with someone's personal religious beliefs. However, in a Scriptural sense, this is not what the word means at all. A heresy is anything which denies or contradicts the truth of the Scriptures. I responded to this deceived person with the following remarks:

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That is your definition, and not God's definition. Allow me to share a few verses with you which will explain it better to you:

"But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:"
Acts 24:14, KJV

What the Apostle Paul is saying here, is that he believed all of the things which were written concerning the Life, Ministry, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Law of Moses -- or Torah -- and in the Books of the Prophets. As a result of their twisted perspective and rejection of Jesus Christ, the unbelieving Jewish Elders viewed such beliefs as being heretical. In reality, however, it was they who were in fact committing the heresy by denying the truth regarding Jesus that was revealed in their very own Scriptures, which many Jews continue to do to this very day.

Similar to the Jewish leaders of old, you are committing the very same error when you deny the necessity of Jesus' Blood Atonement. You are in fact indulging in a heresy. You may even be guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Another reason why denying the doctrine of Jesus Christ is heresy, is because the doctrine which Jesus taught to His followers regarding His coming Crucifixion and Resurrection, was not His doctrine alone; it was in fact His Father's doctrine, as we see by this verse:

"Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me."
John 7:16, KJV

In the Bible we are informed that all Scripture is inspired by God, and that the Prophets of old wrote as they were each moved by the Holy Ghost. This means that the things which they wrote concerning the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, were likewise inspired by God. Consider these verses:

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
2 Timothy 3:16, KJV

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts . . . For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
2 Peter 1:19, 21, KJV

The Urantia Book is not true Scripture. Given the lies which it promotes, there is absolutely no reason to believe that it was inspired by the one true God of Heaven. If that tome of darkness is scripture, who declared it so? The channelers who invented it decades ago? I do believe that the Urantia Book was inspired, but it was most certainly not inspired by the God in whom I believe. Rather, it was inspired by the following false god of this world, who has deceived humanity for millennia now:

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
2 Corinthians 4:4, KJV

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"
Ephesians 2:2, KJV

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."
Isaiah 14:12-14, KJV

"And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
Luke 10:18, KJV

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth . . . And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night."
Revelation 12:3-4a, 7-10, KJV

With these verses I will bring my exchange with you to its conclusion. If by now you cannot begin to understand the importance of Jesus' Sacrifice on the Cross, then I really don't know what else to tell you. I could share additional verses with you, but given your obviously hostile attitude towards the Bible, which you don't seem to embrace as the inspired Word of God, what good would it do? I am reminded of something that Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew:

"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."
Matthew 7:6, KJV

In other words, Jesus' advice is that we do not waste our time sharing the Word with those people who have absolutely no desire or intention of believing it. Despite your obvious animosity towards the Bible, nevertheless, you have received this lengthy message from me. I have responded to you in the hope that I will be able to get through to you, but it is really your choice. Given the general tone of all of your remarks regarding the Bible, and your misguided, blind faith in the Urantia Book, I realize that I am fighting an uphill battle. However, God may still work a miracle in your life at some point.

Please be advised that this will be my final response to you regarding the matter of the Urantia Book. I feel that I have more than delivered my soul to you, as we are commanded to do in the following verses:

"Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul."
Ezekiel 3:17-19, KJV

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As I mentioned at the beginning of this series, this email exchange with this misguided Urantia Book follower occurred fifteen years ago in 1997. I have not heard from him since, and I have no idea what happened to him. Perhaps the Lord delivered him from the dark deception of the Urantia Book; perhaps not.

What actually motivated me to update this series is the fact that a few days ago I received an email message from an individual who operates a website which is dedicated to the promulgation of the Urantia Book. This person has a section on his website which contains links to other websites which offer criticisms of the Urantia Book. A link to this series was included there, but the link was outdated; so the person wrote to me and inquired what the new URL is. I felt that before sending him the new URL, it would be a good idea to first review this series, and update it accordingly, as I have now done over the past several weeks.

With these words I will now bring this series to a close. I hope that you have found it informative, and I pray that it has been a blessing and an inspiration in your life. Please, whatever you do, do not allow yourself to become deceived by the poisonous, blasphemous lies of the Urantia Book. Do all that you can to keep yourself grounded in the true Word of God. As the Apostle John advises us to do, test the spirits and the prophets in order to determine if they are truly of God. If you determine that they are not, then please do your best to avoid them at all cost, lest you become deceived.

If you have enjoyed reading this series, please consider sharing its URL with your online friends. If you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc, I would also appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thanks so much, and may God bless you abundantly!

For additional information, you may want to refer to the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this series, or which are related to this series, and which are likewise located on this very same Bill's Bible Basics website:

All Are Given a Chance, But . . .
Age of Deception, Age of Delusion
Biblical Cafeteria, or the Whole Course?
Humility in Our Understanding of God's Word
Is Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God?
Is Salvation Meant for All Men?
Message to the World
My God is a Shocker
Not Everyone is a Child of God
Salvation is Free!
Should Christians Engage in Doctrinal Debates?
The Blood Atonement: In Jesus' Own Words
The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!

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