The Story of Everything
An abridged edition of The Urantia Book

Paper 27: Ministry of the Primary Supernaphim

The seven orders of primary supernaphim are perfect servants of the Paradise Deities. Primary supernaphim serve on the Eternal Isle, of which it is said: "There shall be no night there; and they need no light of the sun, for the Great Source and Center gives them light; they shall live forever and ever. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more "

Instigators of Rest collaborate with the Complements of Rest on Havona to produce the final sleep of mortal ascenders to Paradise. Metamorphic sleep is required between earth and the mansion worlds, from Orvonton to Havona, and from Havona to Paradise.

Chiefs of Assignment preside over the self-governing orders of primary, secondary, and tertiary supernaphim.

Interpreters of Ethics assist new Paradise arrivals with the ethics needed to get along with their ever-increasing circle of universe associates.

Directors of Conduct instruct newcomers in proper Paradise conduct. They teach divine techniques for spontaneous worship and the approach of Divinity.

Custodians of Knowledge are living books of knowledge, automatic libraries for reference and verification. These brilliant beings are "the very thing you wish to know."

Masters of Philosophy conduct elaborate courses in seventy functional divisions of wisdom. They delight in their work and teach by every possible method of instruction.

Conductors of Worship direct worship experiences on Paradise. Never since the time the first ascendant mortal reached Paradise have the supernaphim been able to fully accommodate the spirit of worship on Paradise.

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