Intertwining the Concentric Circles, The Cross, and the Center

 

The Symbolism of the Emblem of The Spiritual Fellowship

 

Meredith Sprunger

 

The emblem of the three azure blue concentric circles intertwined with the multicolored gold cross and a symbol at the center is simple in construction, diverse in interpretation, and rich in meaning. Each element conveys core teachings of The Urantia Book, and there is room for individual interpretation and expression.

 

The three concentric circles in The Spiritual Fellowship emblem signifies its historic foundation and the value of diversity of interpretation. The concentric circles are the emblem of the Paradise Trinity, the banner of Michael, the insignia of Machiventa Melchizedek, and a symbol of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. It has been variously interpreted in it long historic use.

 

This tradition of a variety of interpretations is central to its unique strength and appeal. It does not lend itself to a dogmatic and fixed theology. By implication the concentric circles reject fundamentalist concepts of the Urantia Papers and encourage diversity of spiritual insight. It is inherently positive in its message as a dynamic representation of the

continuation of the revelation of Christ Michael.

 

The cross in The Spiritual Fellowship emblem identifies us as “the world of the cross” and signifies that love is the most powerful value in the universe. It presents us with an opportunity to correct the erroneous ideas of atonement and propitiation associated with the cross.

 

The cross stands as the token of the highest form of unselfish service and love. It is an eloquent statement that the infinite love of God is not secondary to anything in the divine nature. The cross symbolizes the good news of Jesus’ message of the Fatherhood of God and the brother/sisterhood of all people. The cross points to the living link between time and eternity.