THE ENLIGHTENED WORLDS of time and space— and there are millions upon untold millions of them— all recognize and worship the Universal Father, the eternal maker and infinite upholder of all creation. Will creatures hailing from universe upon universe have embarked upon the long, long Paradise journey— the fascinating struggle of the eternal adventure of attaining God the Father. For the transcendent goal of the children of time is to find the eternal God, to comprehend his divine nature, and to stand before and recognize the Universal Father as he is in Paradise.
God-knowing creatures have only one supreme ambition, just one consuming desire: to become— as they are in their spheres— like him as he is in his Paradise perfection of personality and in his universal sphere of righteous supremacy.
From the Universal Father who inhabits eternity, there has gone forth the supreme mandate: “Be you perfect, even as I am perfect.” In love and mercy the messengers of Paradise have carried this divine exhortation down through the ages and out through the universes; even to such lowly animal-origin creatures as the human races of our world, Urantia.
It’s entirely possible for human beings, starting out as we do on this planet, to attain the supernal and divine goal which the infinite God has set for us; and when we do achieve this destiny, we will, in all that pertains to self-realization and mind attainment, be just as replete in our sphere of divine perfection as God himself is in his sphere of infinity and eternity. Such perfection may not be universal in the material sense, unlimited in intellectual grasp, or final in spiritual experience, but it is final and complete in all finite aspects of divinity of will, perfection of personality motivation, and God-consciousness.
This is the true meaning of that divine command, “Be you perfect, even as I am perfect,” which ever urges us onward and beckons us inward in the long and fascinating struggle for the attainment of higher and higher levels of spiritual values and true universe meanings. This sublime search for the God of universes is the supreme adventure of the inhabitants of all the worlds of time and space.