I AM HERE. Your grandmother. (Ann
Rollins, Celestial spirit)
Well, my son, I come tonight, as I promised, for the
purpose of writing you a letter, telling you of a
certain spiritual Truth that I desire you to know.
I am now in the Third Celestial Sphere, as I already
told you, and am now in a much more exalted
condition in my knowledge of spiritual Truths than I
have ever been, and have had opened up to me a
spiritual view that increases my understanding of
Truth and of the Father's Provisions for the
happiness and salvation of His children.
I know now more than ever that He is a real,
existing God of Love and Power and Wisdom, and that
wrath, such as is taught in the Bible, is no part of
His Nature; and that He has only Love and Solicitude
and Sympathy for His children on earth as well as in
the spirit world.
He is not a God that is afar off waiting for the
arrival of the “great judgment day” in order to
approve or condemn His children according to the
deeds done on earth, but He is with all men and
spirits in a way that His Influence of Love and
Beneficence may be felt by them (if they will only
place themselves in that condition of receptivity of
soul that such Influence may be felt); for, as we
have said before, the relationship and nearness of
God to man depends upon the will and desires of man
himself to a very large extent.
God is not with men in what may be called His
Personality, as has been taught by the teachers of
the Bible and the religions of the world. And men do
not live, move, and have their being in Him, as Paul
wrote, for His Personality has a location which is
not everywhere, but is in the high Heavens.
I know that this will appear startling to many
persons, orthodox and otherwise, and that it
apparently takes from them the consolation of
believing and feeling that God is with and in them;
but, nevertheless, what I say is true.
He is not in them or in nature, as some of the
scientists say who believe in God. He is not in
every flower or tree or other manifestation of His
Creation. And, as regards His Personality, He is not
omnipresent, though He has a knowledge of all things
which He has created. I say “which He has created”
because there are some things which appear to man as
a part of the realities of the universe which He did
not create, but which man alone created. And, for
these things, He has no love and does not approve of
or favor their existence; in the end, they will be
destroyed from the face of His Universe.
And when I say that God, in His Personality, is not
everywhere and not with men at all times, forming a
part of their being, I do not mean that it shall be
understood that He is not the Loving, Watchful
Father, trying to make them happy and save them from
the results of their own many wrongdoings, for such
inference would not be true.
And, as I say, while He is not with men in this
Personality, yet, He is with them in the sense and
Truth that His Attributes of Love and Wisdom and
Knowledge and Power are with them always. Life
emanates from God, but life is not God; it is only
one of His Attributes that is conferred upon the
objects of His Creation so that they may live and
grow and fulfill the designs of their creation. And
when that purpose has been accomplished, He
withdraws this Attribute of Life from them, and men
can realize that fact.
God, Himself, has not ceased to be a part of that
object, for He never was a part of it; but only this
Attribute of Life has ceased to be a part of that
God is the Source and Origin of all life. But that
life is merely one of His creatures, as we say, as
is man or other things which mortals call matter.
Man does not live and move and have his being in
God, but merely in the Attributes of God. So, you
see, not all these Attributes together constitute
God, for He is a Personality from which all these
I know that it is difficult for you to comprehend
the full purport of what I intend to convey, but you
may grasp my meaning in part.
Love is a greater Attribute than even Life. But Love
is not God, just as love is not man, though it is
his greatest possession when it exists in its
purity. And as man has many attributes which all
together do not make the man, so God has many
Attributes. Yet they are only part of His Nature and
not His Entity.
Man has a physical body and a mind. Yet they do not
constitute man, for he may lose them both and still
be man, or spirit; that is, the ego or the soul is
the real man—the personality. And all the wonderful
parts of man, such as the mind and affections and
desires and will, are merely of him. And if he were
deprived of any of them, he would still be man,
though not the perfect man as when they are all with
him performing their proper functionings.
Man is so created that, unless he has these
qualities which were made parts of him in his
creation, and which were necessary to make him the
perfect creature that he was, then he is not the
perfect man that God decreed him to be. And until
these qualities are fully restored or regained by
him, he will not be the man that was the greatest
Handiwork of the Almighty.
God is not God by reason of having Qualities, but
these Qualities exist because they are the
Attributes of God. He never loses them, nor do they
become hidden or cease to do their functioning, but
they are always existing and working and obedient to
GOD IS SOUL, AND SOUL IS GOD. AND IN THIS SOUL IS
GOD'S PERSONALITY AND LIFE, WITHOUT FORM BUT REAL
AND EXISTING, AND FROM WHICH FLOW ALL THESE
ATTRIBUTES OF LIFE AND LOVE, ETC., OF WHICH I HAVE
SPOKEN. GOD IS SPIRIT, BUT SPIRIT IS NOT GOD. SPIRIT
IS ONLY ONE OF GOD'S QUALITIES.
I write this to give you some additional conception
of Who and What God is, and to show you that He is
not in man, nor does man have his being in God. To
further show you that God does not, and could not,
exist in the same place with those things which are
not in accord with His Nature and Qualities, were He
in man or man in Him, then no sin or error or things
which violate would exist.
I must stop now, but will come soon to
With all my love, I am