The Only Way to Salvation as Taught by Jesus
In this mediated message, Ann Rollins discusses the only way to salvation that is available to all humans and spirits. She also explains the second death that will be experienced by those who refuse to follow that way. For more on this topic, see this page.
Ann Rollins Discusses the Necessity of Obtaining the Divine Love.
She Cautions That Those Who Refuse This Great Gift, After the Privilege of Obtaining It Is Withdrawn,
Will Suffer the “Second Death.”
I AM HERE. Your grandmother.
I thought that I might write you a message tonight, if you feel like receiving it.
The only Way in which salvation can be obtained by man, and make him of a nature divine, is through the medium of the Holy [Spirit], and by the Way pointed out by Jesus.
I will not attempt to go into details here as to the methods, for they have been fully explained to you. But I must say that no other methods can be pursued that will bring the soul of man in unison with God and make him of a nature divine.
No sacraments of baptism or mere ceremony of the church will enable a man to accomplish this end; and, in fact, such things frequently retard the soul of man from becoming in the condition of development that places him in the position of a redeemed child of God.
I WILL NOT WRITE MUCH OR IN DETAIL AS TO WHAT MAN HIMSELF SHOULD DO IN ORDER TO BRING INTO OPERATION THE WORKINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, BUT WILL MERELY SAY THAT HE MUST PRAY WITH THE SINCERE LONGINGS OF HIS SOUL FOR THE INFLOWING OF THE FATHER’S LOVE; AND HE MUST HAVE FAITH THAT SUCH LOVE IS A REAL THING, AND THAT IT COMES TO HIM IN RESPONSE TO HIS PRAYERS.
And now to continue as to the Truth that this Love is waiting for all mankind, no matter where and of what race the individuals may be, and that they can receive this Love even though they have never heard of the Plan of salvation as declared by Jesus.
When God rebestowed this Love, He intended that every human being, as well as spirit, should have the opportunity to obtain It, and that the manner in which It might be obtained should be made known to all mankind. And, in carrying out this intention, He specially selected Jesus for this work, who, through his own teachings, would enable mankind to learn of this Love.
Of course, during the short ministry of Jesus on earth, it was impossible that all men should learn of him through the teachings of himself or of his disciples. Hence, the spirits of the world of spirits were permitted to hear these teachings and come into their knowledge. Then, when they should obtain this Love, they were to teach It to mortals and spirits, which they did; and they have been doing so ever since.
But while they have been working all these centuries to bring about this great consummation, yet, they have not succeeded for the reason that they could not force the Truth of the Plan of salvation upon either mortal or spirit.
Consequently, in the exercise of their free wills, unless men and spirits would open up their understandings of the soul qualities, supplemented by the exercise of their mental qualities, they could not obtain this Divine Love. And just as men on earth have refused to listen to those in mortal life who have attempted to teach them of religious things, so, in the spirit world, many spirits have refused and are refusing to listen to the teachings of other spirits who have the knowledge and possession of this Great Love. And mortals have also failed to respond to the impressions which spirits have been trying to make upon them as to this Truth, and, as a consequence, were unable to open up their soul perceptions. Thus, many mortals, as well as spirits, have never received the benefit of the Great Gift of rebestowal of this Love.
Yet, as I have said, many have responded to these impressions and, even while on earth, have had the inflowing of this Love to a more or less extent, although they may not have been conscious of the fact in such a definite manner as to know that what they had received was a portion of the Divine Love.
Among the great obstacles to men putting themselves in this condition of receptivity are the creeds and mental beliefs and ceremonies obtaining in many of the churches of Christendom, and in many of the faiths and teachings of the races which live outside of Christendom, and which have never heard of this great Plan of salvation.
In the spirit world, the followers of many of the faiths and creeds, distinct and different from one another, live together in communities as separate races, still believing in their various creeds and teachings of their leaders. And they have never heard of this Divine Love or of the necessity of receiving It, but worship God according to their beliefs on earth, satisfied that the doctrines which they profess are the true and only ones. And they absolutely refuse to listen to the spirits who often try to teach the Truths as to eternal life in the Celestial Spheres.
Of course, these spirits have the right and the power to refuse to listen to these Truths, and are never compelled to. And then, again, some of them will listen, but will decline to believe that there are any other Truths than the ones that they have embraced.
And, thus, you see that, while this Great Gift of the Divine Love, and the privilege of obtaining It, was bestowed upon all men, and that this Love is ever ready to enter into their souls, yet, a very large majority of spirits and mortals will never receive It and become inhabitants of the many mansions.
All men and spirits will have the opportunity to receive this Love before the great day of final separation, but many will not be willing to accept this Gift. They will be satisfied in the happiness of their natural love, and will be contented to live in their merely spiritual homes.
BECAUSE OF THE FACT OF THE GREAT VARIETY OF BELIEFS AND TEACHINGS ON EARTH AS TO THE MEANING OF THE “SECOND DEATH,” LET ME SAY HERE THAT MANY MEN AND SPIRITS WILL NEGLECT TO EXERCISE THEIR PRIVILEGE OF OBTAINING THE GREAT GIFT OF THE DIVINE LOVE AND SUFFER THE SECOND DEATH. THE SECOND DEATH WILL TAKE PLACE WHEN THAT GREAT SEPARATION OCCURS, AND THE GIFT OF THIS PRIVILEGE OF RECEIVING THE DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER WILL AGAIN BE WITHDRAWN FROM MAN AND SPIRIT. NO OTHER DEATH IS MEANT, FOR MAN AND SPIRIT WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE THEIR MORTAL AND SPIRIT LIVES WITHOUT ANY OTHER DEATH THAN THAT WHICH IS NOW CONSTANTLY TAKING PLACE. THERE WILL BE NO DEATH IN THE SENSE OF CONDEMNING THE SPIRIT OF MAN TO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT, OR CAUSING THE ANNIHILATION OF ANY SPIRIT, AS IS TAUGHT BY SOME OF YOUR RELIGIOUS TEACHERS. NO, THE ONLY DEATH WILL BE THE DEATH THAT THE FIRST PARENTS DIED AT THE TIME OF THEIR DISOBEDIENCE, WHICH WAS THE DEPRIVATION OF THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF RECEIVING THE DIVINE LOVE AND THEREBY PARTAKING OF THE DIVINE NATURE OF THE FATHER AND IMMORTALITY.
Well, my dear boy, I have written enough for tonight and will stop.
You have my love and my influence to help you in every way, and also my prayers to the Father for your spiritual development.
So, with my blessings, I will say good night.
Your loving GRANDMOTHER.
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