Jesus' Early Manhood






AS JESUS of Nazareth entered upon the early years of his adult life, he had lived, and continued to live, a normal and average human life on earth. Jesus came into this world just as other children come; he had nothing to do with selecting his parents. He did choose this particular world as the planet whereon to carry out his seventh and final bestowal, his incarnation in the likeness of mortal flesh, but otherwise he entered the world in a natural manner, growing up as a child of the realm and wrestling with the vicissitudes of his environment just as do other mortals on this and on similar worlds.

Always be mindful of the twofold purpose of Michael's bestowal on Urantia:

1. The mastering of the experience of living the full life of a human creature in mortal flesh, the completion of his sovereignty in Nebadon.

2. The revelation of the Universal Father to the mortal dwellers on the worlds of time and space and the more effective leading of these same mortals to a better understanding of the Universal Father.

All other creature benefits and universe advantages were incidental and secondary to these major purposes of the mortal bestowal.





--Presented by the Midwayer Commission, from the Urantia Papers.





The Twenty-First Year (A.D. 15)
This year Jesus went up to Jerusalem with...


The Twenty-Second Year (A.D. 16)
The latter part of this year, when carpenter work was slack about Nazareth, Jesus went over to Sepphoris to work with a smith.


The Twenty-Third Year (A.D. 17)
This year the financial pressure was slightly relaxed, and Jesus stopped work for three weeks to take Simon to Jerusalem for the Passover...


The Damascus Episode
The last four months of this year Jesus spent in Damascus as the guest of the merchant whom he first met at Philadelphia when on his way to Jerusalem.


The Twenty-Fourth Year (A.D. 18)
The week following the Passover of this year a young man from Alexandria came down to Nazareth to arrange for a meeting...


The Twenty-Fifth Year (A.D. 19)
While Jesus talked with Lazarus and sought to arrange for their joint celebration of the Passover, Jude started up real trouble for them all.


The Twenty-Sixth Year (A.D. 20)
As this year began, Jesus of Nazareth became strongly conscious that he possessed a wide range of potential power.


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