May 20th, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by F.A.B.
I am here, Cotton Mather.
It is a particular thrill of mine to communicate to the
mortal world, a deed which, in my time, would have
entailed the most dire penalties. And this is particularly
sweet because you are now engaged in reading a biography
of me. I note the intense pleasure you derive from reading
biographies. This cements the rapport you have made with
the subjects of such biographies.
It has been a long time since I walked the Earth. I have
had ample time to reflect on the truth about Life and
Death and Immortality. And, since on Earth, I sincerely
loved the Truth, I continued to love the Truth when I came
And what I discovered caused a complete change in my
perceptions, accompanied by not a little pain, and, yes,
remorse. But since I was essentially a good person on
Earth, I escaped the sort of torment reserved for less
I do not want you to think, however, that I did not
suffer, for I did. And that is because not only did I
believe error, but I preached error to others as well.
Spirits like me have the burden of trying to undo the
damage we caused. What you must understand is that God is
a loving God, and that those who come to Him with a
contrite heart will not be turned away from his banquet of
unconditional Love and forgiveness. And, since I did
sincerely repent of my sins, with the greatest remorse, my
sins were forgiven.
I continue to do my best to undo the damage I caused, and
will always do so. But now, it is with joy and not
suffering and remorse. It's the same behavior, but with a
completely different soul state. There is no sin God will
not forgive, if the sinner is truly contrite.
I know you were never quite clear about a situation like
this. You felt, how could a sinner who taught error not
have to continue to pay the penalty, since so many were
turned aside from the Truth by his erroneous teachings?
Well, now you know that both laws work simultaneously -
the error must continue to be reversed by the originating
spirit, but the inner soul condition of that spirit is
I will enjoy intensely your reaction to reading about my
life. You have made it a priority in your reading at this
time. You feel you would like to have a better
understanding and love for us New England Colonial
Puritans. You have had a very negative attitude toward us,
and wish to be fair.
Well, let me say that God honors that. I think you will
come away with a more positive feeling about us, even as
you will continue to be aware of our sins and errors.
I will allow you to read now, but before I go, let me
encourage you to remove your worries and preoccupations
about money. You know that you recently made $40 tutoring
French. Things like that will continue to happen.
There will never be a time when you will be without funds.
Poverty will never be your lot in life.
I love you as my dear brother in Christ.
Love, Cotton Mather