The Universal Father is the God of all creation,
the First Source and Center of all things and beings.
First think of God as a creator, then as a controller,
and lastly as an infinite upholder.
The truth about the Universal Father had begun
to dawn upon mankind when the prophet said:
"You, God, are alone; there is none beside you.
You have created the heaven and the heaven of heavens,
with all their hosts; you preserve and control them.
By the Sons of God were the universes made.
The Creator covers himself with light as with a
garment and stretches out the heavens as a curtain."
Only the concept of the Universal Father - one God
in the place of many gods - enabled mortal man
to comprehend the Father as divine creator
and infinite controller.
The myriads of planetary systems were all made
to be eventually inhabited by many different types of
intelligent creatures, beings who could know God,
receive the divine affection, and love him in return.
The universe of universes is the work of God
and the dwelling place of his diverse creatures.
"God created the heavens and formed the earth;
he established the universe and created this world
not in vain; he formed it
to be inhabited."
The enlightened worlds all recognize and worship
the Universal Father, the eternal maker and
infinite upholder of all creation. The will creatures
of universe upon universe have embarked upon the
long, long Paradise journey, the fascinating struggle
of the eternal adventure of attaining God the Father.
The transcendent goal of the children of time is
to find the eternal God, to comprehend the divine
nature, to recognize the Universal Father.
God-knowing creatures have only one supreme
ambition, just one consuming desire, and that is
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 Urantia.
From THE URANTIA BOOK
Part I, Paper 1