In order to answer this question, we need to define "most" folks. For our purposes, "most" folks are those who live a pretty good life. They care for their family and friends, and are neither overly religious, nor overly materialistic. They may indeed "belong" to a religious group, and participate regularly, or irregularly. They may even be atheistic, and certainly we do not assume they are Christian.
Most of all, we do assume that they have never heard
of Divine Love. This is however where it gets tricky. We do know
that God hears soul aspirations, not the words our minds construct.
Thus it is possible for someone who has never heard of Divine Love,
to have actually received a great deal of divine love. Such a person
was Mother Teresa. Clearly, Mother Teresa is not one of "most"
folks. But still we need to answer the question - "What happens
to most folks?"
In these messages it is explained that most will progress
slowly back to being the perfect natural man - the same state that
Adam and Eve were created in. They will live in the sixth sphere,
a heaven of total happiness. While the Celestial heavens are spheres
of "greater" happiness, none will miss that which they
have not experienced, although it is said that they will become
aware of something that is not theirs. But
it is sad that most will never reach the spiritual heights that
they are capable of.
||Date of Message
G. Riddle: A former law partner of Mr. Padgett tries to help
an intellectual spirit to understand spiritual progress.
||April 6th, 1915
describes his life in the spirit world.
||June 24th, 1915
of spirits and their experiences and beliefs that are below
the Celestial Heavens; how they congregate together.
||September 25th, 1915
|John B Comeys
experience when entering the spirit world and their progress
||December 22nd, 1915
of Tarsus: The resurrection that is common to all, be they saint
||January 16th, 1916
development of the soul in its natural love, wherein the New
Birth is not experienced.
||February 3rd, 1916
development of the soul in its natural love - continued.
||February 16th, 1916
object of man's life on earth and the necessity of doing certain
things whereby man can become perfect man - but not the Divine
||March 15th, 1916
a brother lawyer of Mr. Padgett's, is wondering if the church
of today has any value in helping man to prepare himself to
properly live in the spirit world.
||March 19th, 1916
does the spirit of man do when it leaves the physical body for
||May 29th, 1916
is the correct way in which a man should live the life on earth,
in order to receive the cleansing from his sins, so that he
can acquire the purification of his natural love.
||June 11th, 1916
a mortal may obtain the development of his soul without the
help of the Divine Love.
||June 17th, 1916
is the destiny of the mortal who has not experienced the New
Birth, but will progress to that condition which may be called
the perfect man.
||September 23rd, 1916
destiny of the man who does not have the Divine Love in his
soul and dies only with the natural love and a belief in the
||September 28th, 1916
- Continued from preceding message.
||September 30th, 1916
is the real body that is resurrected at the time of the physical
||October 4th, 1916
from preceding message.
||October 5th, 1916
does exist among spirits in the hells. All who refuse to seek
the Way to the Celestial Heavens will eventually find their
way to the kingdom where the perfect natural man exists.
||October 29th, 1916
The Apostle of Jesus declares that no man can possibly reach
the condition of the perfect man unless his mental beliefs are
in accord with the Truth.
||January 4th, 1917
|Samuel P. Shannon
spirit in the second sphere that cares nothing about spiritual
progression or the Divine Love of the Father.
||January 8th, 1917
man can again be restored to the perfect man, like the first
parents before their fall.
||March 8th, 1917
kingdom of God on earth and in the spirit world or the way to
the kingdom of the perfect man.
||May 5th, 1917
comments on Billy Sunday's sermon, to the effect that his teachings
are directed towards the progress of the soul and the perfect
||January 9th, 1918
man can come into harmony with the laws that govern him as the
created man, without obtaining the Divine Love.
||March 13th, 1919
who think that they have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit
have only advanced in the natural love and not the Divine Love.
Difference between God's Spirit and the Holy Spirit.
||May 10th, 1920
Sprague: A spirit who lived for the development of mind while
on earth now realizes the importance of love.
||date not known
All of the dogmas, creeds and apostolic succession in the world
cannot bestow upon the souls of men the love or mercy of the
||date not known
Is that forever?
We are told that the opportunity to progress beyond the perfect natural man will be withdrawn, at some point, but only after every soul has refused this opportunity.