June 24, 1917
Received by:James Padgett
I am here, G.W.H.
I would like to write a few lines, as I am much interested in the
conversation that I have heard, and know that what you two say about
the falsity of Jesus' blood and sacrifice being necessary or sufficient
to save a soul from sin and error and to make it at-one with the
Father, is true.
I know this from personal experience, for no mortal ever believed
more in that doctrine than did I, and many - yes, most all the years
- of my life were spent not only in believing that false doctrine,
but in teaching it. And not until I had suffered and realized that
such blood and sacrifice were not able to save me did I seek for
something else; and then it was a long time before I found that
something else. For when I was first told of the Divine Love being
the only thing necessary to save my soul and that without it all
the blood and vicarious sufferings of Jesus would not avail, I found
it so contrary to my old beliefs that I refused to entertain the
thought. And as I suffered and could find no way of relief, and
as the spirits who had told me of this Love insisted on my seeking
for it, I commenced to do so, though at times I felt that I was
Well, I found it, and then commenced to seek with more energy and
faith until I found relief. And now I can say that the only thing
that will save a soul is this Divine Love, and everything else that
mortals believe to be necessary is useless.
I have never written you before, although I have told Helen that
I desired to do so, and now I am very happy that I have the opportunity.
Before closing, I wish to say that you are in the truth in your
beliefs, and must not let any, or all, of the preachers on earth
cause you to doubt these truths.
I am in the Third Sphere and progressing, and hope to continue
until I arrive in the Celestial Heavens, of which Helen has told
me so much.
With my love, I will say, good night.
Your brother in Christ,
This appears to be Geo W Heyde, Padgett's father
in law. As he was a practising minister, it seems probable that
they became estranged either prior to or after his daughter's death,
and James Padgett took up mediumship. The death
notice for Helen seem to indicate that something was amiss,
even before Helen's death.