December 3rd, 1916
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Cornelius.
I will write only a line or two, as I see from your condition of
mind that you are anxious to study the
prayer, that the Master wrote you last night. Well I am not
surprised, for it is a wonderful prayer, and one, that when earnestly
breathed to the Father, will bring into your soul this Great Love
which is the only thing necessary to make you at-one with the Father.
As I have before told you, I am the
happy possessor of this Love, and know that it is real and causes
the soul of the mortal and the spirit to partake of the essence
of the Father, and in a manner become Divine itself. I should like
to write you a message tonight about some of the truths of the teachings
of the apostles which are very pertinent to the subject upon which
the preacher discoursed tonight. I was present, as were also many
other spirits - orthodox Presbyterians - and those that have been
freed from their creeds and erroneous beliefs of earth life.
You might be surprised, if I should tell you the great number of
spirits who listened to the sermon with interest and in expectation
of learning something that they could accept as truth. The preacher
had a vastly larger audience of spirits than of mortals, and among
a great many of the former, his teachings were received just as
they were by the mortal hearers.
But I must not write more now. So hoping that
I will soon have the opportunity
to write, I will say, good night.
Your brother in Christ,
Cornelius (First Gentile Christian )
This message is a composite of two, being published
in Volume III on page 103 and Volume IV on page 211. For more details
see this page.