"You live in an emerging world. Let your understanding of this be incomplete, but keep your eyes and ears open. Keep your mind fresh. Do not settle on old ideas or comfortable conclusions." 
"Step beyond the limits of human awareness and understanding into a greater physical and spiritual universe called the Greater Community. As you are about to witness, our education about our life, meaning and spirituality is at a new beginning." 
Emerging from the ashes of the old
“The future world will have to be built from the ashes of the old world and from the desire, compassion and wisdom of those who can see and who recognize that humanity is turning a great corner and passing through a great threshold at this time. For the future world that will be greater than your past will have to be approached through a very difficult and dangerous time of transition—a time where many things will fall away; a time where there will be great and increasing environmental, social and economic instability; a time when there will be a great risk of war and competition over who will gain access to the remaining resources.” 
Emerging into the Greater Community of Intelligent Life
"For humanity has reached a great threshold, a threshold from which there is no turning back. It is a threshold unlike any threshold that humanity as a whole has ever reached before.. Now you must become a people of the world—not just people of one nation or tribe or group. For you are emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life, where all whom you may encounter and all who watch you now will consider you people of the world. Now you must become a people of the world—not just people of one nation or tribe or group. For you are emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life, where all whom you may encounter and all who watch you now will consider you people of the world.
You are entering a competitive environment in the Universe unlike anything you could even imagine. How you conduct yourself here, how you conduct your relations with each other, how you regard your position in the universe—all have tremendous weight in determining your future and how your destiny within this Greater Community will be fulfilled and even if it can be fulfilled. You have reached the great threshold where you have the power to destroy the life-sustaining resources of this world and to set humanity into a permanent state of decline."
"You are living in a time when humanity faces its greatest threshold, its greatest challenges, its greatest danger and yet its one great opportunity to establish human cooperation and unity in the face of great and dire circumstances." 
- A gulf
- "exists between a primitive race and an advancing race in the Greater Community. You are still a primitive race, but life is requiring that you pass over this gulf and learn to become an advancing race in the Greater Community. You are still a primitive race, but life is requiring that you pass over this gulf and learn to become an advancing race in the Greater Community. That is why Greater Community Spirituality is being presented now, and that is why preparation in The Greater Community Way of Knowledge is necessary. You must outgrow your primitive tendencies. You must go beyond your history. Your history is nothing to be proud of. However, you can see in your history a great movement towards unification, towards world inhabitancy, towards solving world problems and towards humanity achieving a greater awareness, education and responsibility." 
"Because humanity now spans your world, at least the surface of your world, and has gained a relative degree of control of the world with great risks, it is important now for you to know that you are entering into a new era. It is not a new age, for an age is a very long time. This is a period of transition, which will be difficult and turbulent. Its opportunities and demands will be tremendous. Its risk of failure will be substantial. It is not a time for the faint of heart or for the weak minded. It is not a time for the ambivalent or the self-indulgent. It is a time for great strength and dedication. Knowledge within you will give you this strength and determination." 
"It is no accident you are here at this time. God has sent you into the world at this time to help prepare humanity for its emergence into a Greater Community of intelligent life. But this emergence must be carried out with wisdom and discernment, strength and determination. This is no casual matter. It is the greatest threshold that humanity will ever face. And you will either gain strength and unity or lose your freedom in such an emergence." 
But how can this be done without a New Revelation from God? There is not a person on Earth who has the wisdom, the capacity and the comprehension to deal with everything humanity will be facing as it passes through this threshold into a new and more challenging world.
Who on Earth can prepare humanity for life in the universe, the great engagement—an engagement that is already taking place, in secrecy, carried out by groups who are here to take advantage of your ignorance and superstitions?"
"This is a great test that all emerging races in the universe must face and pass, for they will all deplete their world’s resources, which poses a tremendous set of problems in adaptation, cooperation and greater unity.
Humanity has reached this great threshold. It has also reached the great threshold where it will have to contend with invasive forces from the universe, who are here to take advantage of the situation, to present themselves as benign, enlightened and all powerful—qualities that a weakened and more desperate humanity can easily be seduced by." 
"Another great threshold that few people have passed through is the threshold of realizing the presence of Knowledge in their life. Here Knowledge has nurtured their quest for independence and should they acquire it or achieve it, it will nurture their desire to go on, to achieve union with others and to find purpose in life. Realizing the presence of Knowledge is a great threshold, for this is what initiates your inner life and gives you a sense of spiritual presence and purpose, a sense of origin and destiny. This is what enables you to transcend mundane life.
This is a great threshold with many steps. It takes a long time—a long time to recognize, a long time to accept and a long time to achieve and secure. It is a great threshold. Only an independent person can make this decision because you must have your life in order to give it over. You must be a person who can make very sound and important decisions based upon what is known within you. Only an independent person can do this."
"This is a spiritual emergence, a great spiritual threshold. Few have passed through it; few even recognize that it is awaiting them; few are ready for it. Like traversing a gigantic mountain range, the pathway is narrow and winding. It is not a great thoroughfare through which hoards of people crowd. It is a tiny walkway, not recognizable to many but traveled enough so that it can be discerned. This is a very great threshold. You do not simply pass through it. You live in this threshold.
You do not pass through it and go on to something else. You live in it. When you leave this life, then you will pass through this threshold."
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 1: Living in an Emerging World
- Marshall Vian Summers, Preface to Greater Community Spirituality
- The New World, Chapter 15: The Vision
- God Has Spoken Again, Chapter 8: The Blessing
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 11: What is your preparation for?
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 18: What is Human Destiny?
- Resisting the Intervention (September 10, 2008)
- The New Messenger, Chapter 1: The Will of Heaven
- The Goal and Purpose of the Revelation (November 3, 2012)
- Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book 2, Chapter 16: Thresholds
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 1: Living in an Emerging World
- Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume II, Chapter 16: Thresholds
- The Journey to a New Life, Chapter 5: The Turning Point