November 25th, 1916.
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Goliath.
I have been present for some time and have listened to your conversations
on the various sects who are expecting a great teacher and others
who look for a reincarnation and if it were not so serious to the
welfare of mankind, it would be very humorous. But the matter- is
too serious to deal with in a humorous vein and I will say a few
words as to the utter falsity of both of these beliefs.
There will appear no such great teacher as is expected. Of course,
many may appear on earth claiming to be such a teacher and they
may declare some moral truth that may be beneficial to mankind but
these teachings will not be such as these people may expect a great
teacher to make known and the result will be that if the world had
to depend on such teachings, it would be very little if any better
than it now is, for there is only one course of truth and in order
for any great teacher to teach such truths, he necessarily will
have to have a knowledge of such truths. And here I want to say
that there is only one means of learning such truths and that is
through the help of Jesus Christ and his followers, who know these
truths and the Holy Spirit that speaks to all men if they will open
their souls to its silent voice of truth and love.
So I say that these people who are expecting some earthly teacher
to arise and come to them with a knowledge of truth will be greatly
disappointed, for it is impossible that any man will ever come in
some mysterious and godlike way be endowed with this knowledge.
The souls of these people are longing for the truth and not having
a knowledge as to how it may come about are willing to conjure up
in their minds some being that may possibly burst on the world and
enlighten them in those truths for which their souls are longing
and wishing. No, they will never in all time and eternity learn
what they so anxiously desire from any great teacher of the kind
that I have named and they expect.
As to the others who are equally misguided and who believe that
their salvation or future condition of happiness and perfection
depends on reincarnation, I must say that they are now, and will
be, disappointed just as will the first class that I mention. This
doctrine of reincarnation is a false and misleading one and will
never enable any man or spirit to live the second time in the body
as a mortal.
It is so utterly absurd that it is astonishing that men can believe
that such a thing can be and besides, if they will only think seriously
for a moment, they will realize that there is no necessity for man
to live again on earth, for the surroundings and things that prevent
the progress of man to perfection are so detrimental to his progress
that it would not assist him one particle, in acquiring such progress,
to have to undergo a second incarnation.
When the spirit leaves the body, its possibility for progress then
becomes greater than ever existed on earth, though some spirits
for long ages do not take advantage of such possibilities, yet they
exist, and earth life can afford no means equal to them for making
this progress towards what these people call Nirvana. Some day the
truths will become so plain and easily understood by mortals that
these beliefs will of their own weight, and I mean weight that absurdity
gives them, that they will cease to exist.You may be somewhat surprised
that I write on these subjects, but you must know that I am an angel
of the Celestial Heavens and have a work to do, and being present,
I requested the privilege of writing and it being granted, I did
so.I know what Divine Love means and what progress means, as I came
from the lowest hells and found no necessity for reincarnation,
and you may be assured that if my condition of suffering and darkness
could have been gotten rid of by reincarnation, I would have reincarnated
centuries before I was relieved of my awful condition. I have met
spirits who said they believed in the doctrine, but strange to say,
none of them had ever been able to reincarnate though they persisted
that they felt assured that other spirits had who were just in that
condition that permitted it, and that they would when they became
in a condition that was suitable, but I have noticed that these
spirits never got in that suitable condition, but progressed in
the spirit world and now say that they were mistaken and are thankful
that there is no such thing as re- incarnation. Well, the race will
die and a new race will arise on earth, but in the new race there
will not be any who have been reincarnated. I want to stop now,
so thanking you, I will say good night.
Your brother in Christ,
Goliath of whom men may think a mythical person.
but who really lived and died, even though he may not have been
killed by a slingshot of David, as the Bible relates, but yet a
real living mortal who followed the ways of other mortals in sinning
and dying and gone through hell and is at last redeemed.