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- Opportunities for Service
Opportunities for Service
The following section highlights the lectures Jesus gave at Cymboyton's School of Religion and Philosophy. It may serve as the impetus for those looking to engage in a global educational service, to serve through the School of Statesmanship (SOS). The SOS survey course, currently under development, will be free to all who seek an understanding of true statesmanship in the context or Urantia's potential for one world democracy; global government of, by, and for all of humankind.
- Urmia Revisited
This survey is designed to promote a culture that honors a tradition of borrowing the best from science, philosophy, and religion for the edification of all. We have placed special emphasis on the lectures Jesus gave, during his thirtieth year, while returning from a caravan trip to the Caspian. During these "Urmia Lectures," Jesus outlined a path forward, towards an era of light and life. He gave these lectures in the context of the time of their presentation, a time in which the world was a very different place. Even so, the principles he chose to highlight gracefully transcend time and are just as valid today. Accordingly, these lectures have been restated, within a contemporary context and modern phrasing. Your comments and references to relevant essays and treatises are encouraged.
During his lectures, our now Sovereign Lord organized the topic of Sovereignty under three general headings.
- Cymboyton Amphitheatre
On the largest of a group of islands, situated a short distance offshore near Urmia, was a lecture amphitheater — dedicated to the “spirit of religion.” This temple of religious philosophy had been built by a wealthy merchant citizen of Urmia and his three sons. This man was Cymboyton, and he numbered among his ancestors many diverse peoples. The teachers of various religions made a great effort to show how similar their religions were in regard to the fundamental things of this life and the next. There was but one doctrine which had to be accepted in order to gain a seat on this faculty — every teacher must represent a religion which recognized God — some sort of supreme Deity.