The Urantia Book: An Attack on the Blood Atonement! Part 2
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
October 14, 1997

Last Updated :
November 24, 2012

Urantia Book's False Claim That Jesus Is Archangel Michael, Test The Spirits, Search The Scriptures, Questions Regarding Origin Of Urantia Book, Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Is Calling God A Liar, Spirit Of Antichrist, Byron Weeks Denies Necessity Of Jesus' Blood Atonement, Blind Leading The Blind, Encyclopedia Of Biblical Errancy, False Claim That Urantia Book Is Superior To The Bible, Satan's Dares, Destruction Of The Wicked, No Need To Read Urantia Book's Lies, Replacing Light With Spiritual Darkness, Enemies' Use Of Shock Value, Sennacherib Warns King Hezekiah To Surrender, Corrupt NIV

Continuing our 1997 email discussion from part one, this misguided individual then made the following statements regarding the false teachings that are contained in the Urantia Book:

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The UB teaches that Jesus, when he is not on earth, is Michael, a Prince, and Son of God, not an archangel. Jesus is Michael, but Michael is not an archangel.

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With what authority does the Urantia Book teach these false ideas? Certainly not with the Authority of God, or by the inspiration of His Spirit. Let me remind you of these two verses:

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1, KJV

"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
Acts 17:11, KJV

Personally, I am convinced that what you have written is not so. I am quite confident that God would not instruct anyone to write something which clearly contradicts His own Word, as it was delivered to all of His holy Scribes and Prophets of bygone ages. So exactly how did this deceptive work come into existence? Who wrote the Urantia Book? What are their names? Was this so-called "channeled" information that is supposed to have come from certain "spiritual entities", as I mention in "The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!? If this is the case, then why should it be trusted? Please provide me with some verses from the KJV Bible which substantiate your claims. Show me specifically where God's Word clearly states that Jesus is called Michael in Heaven, and that Michael is not an Archangel.

The fact of the matter is that due to your own stubbornness and spiritual blindness, you are elevating the teachings of the Urantia Book above God's holy Word, the Bible. To accept the teachings of the Urantia Book when they contradict the Bible is basically to accuse God, and His holy Prophets and Scribes, of being liars. This amounts to blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

It may interest you to know that in the Gospels, Jesus said that the only sin which is unforgivable both in this life, as well as in the next, is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. As I explain in a number of other articles, it is my belief that the reason why this sin is viewed as being so grievous, is because it is basically calling God a liar, and His Word a lie. This is because Jesus teaches us that the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Truth, which I believe is an extension of God the Father Himself. The Holy Spirit bears witness to the truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born in human flesh, and who then sacrificed Himself on the Cross for the sins of the world. To deny these basic truths is to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit -- or Spirit of Truth -- and thus call God a liar. It is in fact the very spirit of antichrist. Consider the following verses:

"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."
Matthew 12:31-32, KJV

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
1 John 2:22, KJV

"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
1 John 4:3, KJV

"For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist."
2 John 1:7, KJV

At this point in our discussion, this misguided Urantia Book supporter then quotes the following from my previous article entitled "The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!":

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"In quite a few of my other articles, I have sounded the alarm for the many lies and inaccuracies which are being espoused and propagated in this current "Age Of Deception" by the New Age thought advocates and other self-styled false prophets."

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He then responds with the following remarks:

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I would be very happy to address any "lies and inaccuracies" that you may think you find in the UB. I think what you really mean are differences from what you believe, rather than "lies and inaccuracies". I hope that's what you really mean. Are you open to discussion?

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No, that is not what I mean. There you go trying to twist my words again. It is not an issue of lies and inaccuracies I think I may find, but rather lies and inaccuracies which I know I have found based on God's written Word. As I said previously, if what you believe contradicts the Scriptures, then it is you who are in error here, and not I.

In reality, no, I wasn't open to discussion regarding this issue; yet look how much time I have already devoted to it in the hope of clearing things up for you. This is precisely why I endeavor to avoid these kinds of discussions. This past day would have been better spent writing a new article for those people who have a sincere interest in learning about God's Word, and not wasting time on those people who reject His Word, and replace it with a deceptive work such as the Urantia Book. However, God knows what He is doing by having me write this series. Perhaps it will alert some people to the true nature of the deceptive lies which are contained in the Urantia Book.

At this point in our email exchange, this misguided New Age advocate who erroneously promotes the Urantia Book as being God-given truth again quotes the following from the aforementioned article:

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"The above quote is clearly another example of the strong delusion which is overcoming those people who have rejected God's holy Word, the Bible."

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He then responds with the following:

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I believe you misinterpreted Dr. Weeks' statement, and hopefully I have shed some light on that situation.

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I didn't misinterpret anything. I have the whole letter in my possession exactly as he stated it. Dr. Weeks denies the Redemptive Power of Jesus' Blood that was shed on the Cross. He in fact describes it as being a barbaric act. There is absolutely no way to misunderstand what he is saying. What Weeks is promoting is an antichrist false doctrine of Satan. Tell me; how are you going to shed light when you yourself are walking in utter darkness? That is totally contrary to Jesus' teachings when He said the following in the Gospels:

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
John 3:19-20, KJV

"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear."
Matthew 13:10-16, KJV

"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Matthew 15:14, KJV

"Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! . . . Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."
Matthew 23:16, 24, KJV

"And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other."
Mark 3:5, KJV

"And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?"
Luke 6:39, KJV

"And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth."
John 9:39-41, KJV

Following are a few additional verses that are found in the Epistles of the Apostle Paul where he discusses this very same subject of spiritual blindness:

"(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day . . . For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in."
Romans 11:8, 25, KJV

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
1 Corinthians 2:14, KJV

"This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
Ephesians 4:17-18, KJV

This Urantia Book advocate then continues his message to me with the following -- what he obviously considers to be -- challenging statement:

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Regarding what you describe as "God's holy unerring Word, the Bible", I have a wonderful book here called "The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy". You can order one from Prometheus Press if you are unafraid.

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"Wonderful"? I fail to see what is so wonderful about it. Why would I want to waste my money reading Satan's lies? If you are foolish enough to do such things, well, it is your money, so it is really your choice. However, I do find it a bit silly that a person is willing to spend money in order to gain their own ignorance. You have really exposed your true feelings towards the Bible with your previous remarks.

As my readers can see, this person demonstrates his true attitude towards the Bible -- as well as his true intentions concerning it -- by revealing that he reads and uses "The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy", which he foolishly refers to as "a wonderful book". In other words, very similar to the Mormons who elevate the Book of Mormon above the Bible, and claim that it is true scripture, this is precisely what this follower of the Urantia Book is trying to do as well. He is endeavoring to convince people that the Urantia Book is a superior book, by attempting to find fault with the Bible, and thus discredit it. There is no difference. Thus, as the Apostles warned us long ago, this man is in fact preaching "another Jesus" and "another gospel". I then continued by telling him the following:

Just look at that last remark you made. You stated "if you are unafraid". That sounds just like Satan himself. You know, Satan also dared Jesus a number of times while He wandered in the wilderness during His forty-day fast. He also dared Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. He likewise dares many people to follow him today. According to the Bible, someday they will follow him directly to their own fiery destruction. Consider the following verses and be warned:

"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Matthew 24:37-39, KJV

"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Matthew 3:11-12, KJV

". . . The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn . . . He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."
Matthew 13:24b-30, 37b-43, KJV

"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Matthew 10:28, KJV

"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
1 Thessalonians 5:3, KJV

"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Revelation 14:9-11, KJV

"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."
Revelation 19:20-21, KJV

"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever . . . And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 20:10, 15, KJV

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8, KJV

At this point in our email discussion, this misguided New Age advocate again quotes from my article "The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!" with the following:

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I have never read the "Urantia Book" in its entirety. To be quite honest, based on what I have read, I have absolutely no desire to waste my time doing so either.

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This Urantia Book advocate then reveals his longtime history -- four decades in fact -- with this deceptive book in the following response:

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How much have you actually read? And how much information about the UB have you gotten from other sources? I have read it several times through since 1959 and to tell you the truth, it's simply wonderful.

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I responded to him by telling him the following:

I read exactly as much as I needed to in order to determine that it is a lie of Satan. The minute Byron Weeks denied Christ's Sacrifice on the Cross, I realized that there was really no need to read any further; at least not for a God-fearing Bible-believing Christian such as myself. I have more important things to do with my time than read Satan's crap. You have read the Urantia Book several times since 1959? No wonder you are so deceived and think it is so wonderful. Tsk, Tsk! Please tell me how many times you have read the Bible in full during that same time frame.

At this point in our discussion, this misguided and blind follower of the Urantia Book again quotes the following from my aforementioned article:

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Taking into consideration the previously quoted material, plus another letter that was written by Dr. Weeks last year -- which I will quote below momentarily -- I have no doubt whatsoever that the "Urantia Papers" are just another product of New Age psychobabble. Please note that "Urantia" is their name for Earth.

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This Urantia Book advocate then responded to my previous comments with the following wayward remarks:

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The "above quoted material" regarding Michael as archangel has already been explained and neutralized, unless you have some other comments on it. I'm not saying the UB agrees with all things "Christian", but there's no need to misrepresent the Urantia Book. In fact, the UB is not "new age" at all, and is certainly not "psychobabble". But then you say you have never read it, so what do you know?

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I then offered the following response to him:

"Neutralized"? Perhaps in your twisted way of thinking. If you still think that after what I have just written, then you are in even worse spiritual shape than I had imagined. The more I read your comments, the more I realize how deeply involved you are in the forces of darkness. That which you foolishly claim to be light is in fact spiritual darkness. Consider the following verses:

"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

At this point, this misguided Urantia Book follower decides to change tactics. Apparently, he seems to think that he can shock me into accepting his point of view. As I explain in the series "My God is a Shocker", there are certain colorful passages in the Bible which the enemies of God's Word have long tried to use for shock value purposes. Thus he writes the following:

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I know some things about "God's holy unerring Word, the Bible". Here's an inspiring quote, don't you think? "But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? [hath he] not [sent me] to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?" 2 Kings 18:27

[All Bible quotes from the King James.]

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I responded to him with this:

What is this; your vain attempt to create some kind of shock effect? Are you trying to convince me that the Bible is a dirty, nasty little book? You must have worked really hard to find that one. I suggest that you read the whole chapter in order to understand the verse in its proper context. This chapter concerns how Sennacherib, the King of Assyria, sent his emissaries to warn King Hezekiah to surrender, and to not resist Sennacherib's invasion. In the above verses, the emissaries are saying how bad it will be if the King of Judah doesn't surrender, plain and simple.

It may interest my readers to know that this person quoted this same verse on at least two other occasions in other parts of his three-part message to me. He seems to have a morbid fascination for dung and piss. Either that, or he possesses a very childish mentality. He then continues with the following remarks:

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By the way, did you know that the NIV Bible has dropped over 65,000 words from the Bible, whole verses even? Amazing, isn't it? Just between you and me, I think the NIV version is sort of a perversion for having done that. I can send you the information if you like.

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In response to his attempt to use a red herring, I told him the following:

To be honest, that doesn't concern me in the least, being as I have never used the corrupt NIV. The King James Version of the Bible has long met my needs. As I have said many times before, I don't trust those modern, watered-down versions of the truth. They are lifeless and spiritless in my view.

At this point, the Urantia Book advocate then offers the following quote. I couldn't find it in "The Urantia Book: A Dangerous New Age Doctrine!", so I am assuming that he is quoting from an email message that I sent to him, and have since lost. Please remember that this discussion occurred fifteen years ago:

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I don't know where they originated from at this time, but it is absolutely clear to me that the motivation behind writing them was to strike another blow at the credibility of, and the Truth found within, the pages of the Holy Bible.

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The Urantia Book advocate then offers this rebuttal to the above quoted material:

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And how is this, "absolutely clear" to you? I can well imagine the Jewish traditionalists of Jesus' time saying the same about him, that he was there to strike a blow against the scriptures and the established Jewish religion.

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