Truths Of The Spirit World...The Hells  
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This is a message received from a messenger or angel from the other
side of the grave.  It describes what happens when one dies, and
crosses over to the spirit world.

"You were right in your surmise that I was with you tonight and, as you
imagined, I was standing close to you at the time the preacher was
delivering his discourse. You felt the influence of my love and
sympathy, and you also received the thoughts that I was
superimposing on your brain.

The preacher's sermon was an advance upon the beliefs of the
orthodox in many particulars. But in the most important particular, and
in the one that will affect mortals most vitally in their progress in the
spirit life, he was wrong, very wrong. I refer to his declaration that he
saw or knew of no statement in the Bible that would justify him in
asserting that there would be an opportunity for the spirits of mortals to
receive pardon, or to progress from the condition of hell to that of light
and heaven in the spirit world when they had not started on that journey
in the mortal life. This, as I have told you, is a damnable doctrine, and
one, from the time of my living on earth, that has done more harm all
down the centuries than most any other teaching of the church that
claims to be representative of me and my teachings.

Many poor souls have come into the spirit world with this belief firmly
fixed in their minds and conscience. And the difficulties have been
great and the years long before they could awaken from this belief and
realize that the Love of the Father is waiting for them in spirit life just as
in the earth life, that probation is never closed for men or spirits, and
that it never will be until the time of the withdrawal of the great
opportunity for men to become inhabitants of the Celestial Heavens.
Even then, the opportunity to purify their natural love will not cease, and
never will, until all who have the opportunity shall become perfect men
in their natural loves.

Had he searched the Scriptures, in which he so implicitly believes, he
would have found an authorization for him to declare that, even in the
spirit world, the spirits of the unsaved sinners on earth who died
without having become reconciled to God had the gospel of salvation
preached to them (First Epistle of Peter 3:19,20: "...being put to death
in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and
preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient,
when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while
the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved
by water..").

Furthermore, when he declared that the Bible says that I said, "He that
sinneth against the son of man it shall be forgiven him; but he that
sinneth against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in
this world nor in the world to come," had the preacher placed the
natural and only implied construction on this declaration, he would have
found that the sinner who neglected the opportunity on earth would yet
have another chance for salvation in the "world to come," as the spirit
world is referred to.

So, even according to his own source of belief and foundation of his
knowledge of these things of the future, as an honest preacher of the
Scriptures, he would be justified, and even required, to declare that
probation did not end with the physical death of the mortal.

There is a hell, or rather hells, just as there is a heaven, or heavens.
And when all men become spirits, they will be compelled to occupy
one or the other of these places - not because God had decreed that,
because of his earth belief or condition, any particular spirit shall
occupy that place, but because the condition of his soul development
(or want of development) fits and fixes him for that place and no other.

God has made His Laws of Harmony, and these laws are never
changed. And when any particular soul gets into a condition of
agreement with these laws, then that soul becomes at-one with the
Father and an inhabitant of His Heavens. And so long as that soul
remains out of such condition, it is in hell - which is the condition of
being out of agreement with the harmony of God's Laws. This is hell,
and there is no other comprehensive definition of it - every thing or
place that is not heaven is hell.

Of course, there are many gradations of hell, and these gradations are
made by the condition of the inhabitants' soul development, which is
determined by the quantity and quality of the defilement and sin that
exists in these souls. The soul is developed as the love becomes
purified and sin is eradicated. And just as this process progresses, the
soul starts to develop.

God has decreed that His Universe, both of men and things, shall be
harmonious. Only the creature, man, has fallen out of that harmony.
And as the universe shall continue, the only destiny for man is that he
shall return to that harmony from which he fell by reason of his own
misdirected will. Had God decreed that the sinner who dies in his sins
shall forever remain in his sins and in a state of antagonism to such
harmony, as the preacher by necessary implication declared, then God
Himself would necessarily become the cause and power of defeating
His Own Laws of Harmony, which no sane mortal would or could
believe, whether he believes in the Scriptures or not.

God's laws are fixed, unchangeable, and always in harmony with one
another and with His Will. Knowing this, every thinking man will know,
and should know, that whenever a proposition or opinion is put forth by
preacher or layman or philosopher or scientist that shows that, in order
for a certain condition or truth to exist, God's laws will have to work in
conflict with, or in opposition to one another, then that proposition or
opinion is false and has no foundation in fact.

And so, to accept this declaration of the preacher that there is no
probation after death, or as he said, no chance to progress out of the
hell which the mortal carries with him to the spirit world, men would
have to believe that in order to satisfy His "wrath" and meet the
"demands" of His supposed justice, the loving Father will set His laws
in conflict with one another and destroy the harmony of His universe.

The preacher spoke, as he said, as a scientist and not as a religious
teacher. And yet, when he declared the eternal existence of the hells,
the deduction that he made violated one of the fundamental laws of
science; that is, that two conflicting laws in the workings of God's
Universe cannot both be accepted as true. Only one of these two that
is in harmony with all the other known laws must be accepted as true.
Then I say that, founded on the Scriptures or founded on science, the
preacher had no basis for making the untrue and deplorable statement
that physical death ends man's possibility of progressing from a
condition or state of hell existence into that of purity and freedom from
sin, and into harmony with God's perfect laws, and the requirements of
His Will.

The preacher spoke from his intellect - mental beliefs of long years'
standing, and the memory echoes of what he had heard said by other
preachers and teachers who left upon his consciousness beliefs in
their false doctrines. But deep down in his soul, where the Love of the
Father is burning, and the soul sense is growing, he does not believe
this doctrine. For he realizes that this Love of the Father is so much
greater and purer and holier than any other love that exists in heaven or
on earth, and that the Father, from Whom It comes, must be holier and
more merciful and forgiving and thoughtful of His children than any
mortal father of his children.

Also, as a mortal father, having in his soul the Divine Love, he knows
that his child could not commit any sin or offense that could possibly
become unpardonable, or that he would not gladly permit the child to
repent of at any time. And so he should see that, if he denies to the
Father, from whom this Divine Love comes, a Love and Sympathy that
would be as forgiving to His children as is he, the earthly parent, then
the greatest attribute of God, who is all Love, would not be equal to the
love of His creature! The derivative would be greater and grander and
purer, and more Divine, than the fountainhead from which it is derived!

No, in his soul, the preacher does not believe this unnatural teaching.
And at times, he travails in his soul at the conflict that takes place
between the mental bondage of his intellectual beliefs and the freedom
of his soul sense - the creature of the Divine Love that is in him, and
the only part of Divinity that he possesses.

And thus is demonstrated the great and real paradox of the existence,
in the same mortal at the same time, of an intellectual belief and a soul
knowledge as far apart as the antipodes. And also is demonstrated
the Truth, a great Truth, that the mind of man and the soul of man are
not one and the same thing, but are as distinct from each other as the
creature of a special creation (the mind) and the creation of that which
is the only part of man made in the image of his Maker (the soul) must
necessarily be.

But someday, the soul knowledge will overcome the mental belief.
Then the preacher will know that harmony and in-harmony cannot
co-exist for all time, that sin and error must disappear, and purity and
righteousness must exist alone; and that every man and spirit must
become at-one with the Father, either as an inhabitant of the Celestial
Heavens, or as the perfect man that first appeared at the call of God,
and by Him was pronounced "very good."

I have written enough for tonight and must stop. But before doing so, I
want to say that I have been with you today, and saw that you were very
happy in your thoughts and in your soul experience. Other spirits were
also with you, throwing around you their love and influence.

Persevere in your efforts to obtain this Divine Love - pray to the Father,
and It will come to you in increased abundance, and with It, a wonderful

This was excerpted  from Angelic Visitations who publishes James Padgett's
messages received from messengers on the other side, back in the early
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"Dear Lord, Protect me from
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"Fear is manmade.
Religion is Fear."
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