September 13th, 1915
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, John Bunyan:
I am the writer of the Pilgrims Progress, and I want to tell you that I am an inhabitant of the Celestial Spheres and a follower of Jesus.
I am now a Christian who knows that many of the things that I wrote in my book as allegory are truths.
Of course, my belief in Jesus as God and as having made a vicarious atonement is all wrong, for now I know that there is only one God, the Father, and that every other living being, either in the earth plane or in the spirit world, is his child – son or daughter, of the Father.
Jesus is the brightest spirit in all God’s universe, and possesses more of the Divine Love than the other spirits, and consequently is nearer the Father, with whom he has his spiritual communions.
My belief in God and in his love and mercy is stronger than when on earth, and I want every man to believe and understand that the great thing to be acquired is the Divine Love of the Father and His grace.
I am so very happy that I cannot tell you of its extent, and when I think of the troubles and sufferings that I endured when on earth it makes me believe that I acquired the wonderful love at a very small cost.
I will not write more tonight, but will come again soon and write you more at large.
I am in the Second Celestial Sphere where your folks are – I mean those who write to you. I want to tell you also that you are a very highly favored man to have been selected to do this work. I know the fact that Jesus is with you so very often, and that his great love and power will be with you and you will feel their wonderful influences.
So remember that I want to write again.
Your brother in Christ,