The Apostle Paul said that in the last “times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). Urantia is one of the newer of these false teachings that twist the scriptures. It was administered to its founder through a spirit mediator. Thus, we can readily connect it with Paul’s teaching. Further, Deuteronomy forbids our dabbling in the “spirits” and spirit guides.

This New Age cult began in the 1930’s but found an open audience in the late 60’s with the Aquarian movement focusing on mind control and drug experimentation while dabbling in the UFO movement. Its doctrine can be found in the “Urantia Book.” It’s a huge tome which contradicts the scriptures on many key doctrines of the faith. My copy of the book has 2097 pages. “987,000,000,000 years ago associate force organizer and then acting inspector number 811,307 of the Orvonton series, traveling out from Uversa, reported to the Ancients of Days that space conditions were favorable for the initiation of materialization phenomena in a certain sector of the, then, easterly segment of Orvonton.” “875,000,000,000 years ago the enormous Andronover nebula number 876,926 was duly initiated.” If this sounds like a science fiction movie you may be right. It is sometimes referred to as a “UFO” religion like Scientology.

Like other cults that claim extra-Biblical revelations, it is claimed that the Urantia book compliments the Bible, and that Christians should not be wary of it. But in reality, the Urantia book is in direct conflict with the Bible on many important doctrines, including the most important one which is the issue of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone. The Jesus of Urantia is not the Jesus of the Bible. According to its scenario, planet earth, originally called Urantia, was created by Michael of Nebadon one trillion years ago. Michael eventually came to earth as the man Jesus. The one thing all cults have in common is a denial of the deity of Christ and Christ work on the cross as being all sufficient payment for sins of those who believe.

“Do you believe that I am the one I claim to be? If you don’t, you will certainly die in your sins.” John 8:24 (NIRV)