January 1, 1916
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Helen:
Well, I see that you are not in such a good condition tonight in your development, and I am sorry for I want so very much that you have this Love of the Father in all its beauty and fullness.
I see that the book* you read did not have a good influence on you, but you must not let it trouble you or cause you to doubt, for I am your own true Helen and am writing to you. I am not the spirit of some lost angel of God, but the spirit of the women who was your wife on earth.
The writer of that book will find to his surprise and sorrow. when he comes to the spirit world, that his teachings are all wrong and very injurious and will have to pay the penalties for his false teachings; for he has prevented many a person from coming into the truth and learning that there is no such thing as a dead spirit.
So as I say, pay no further attention to what you have read.
Your own true and loving,
*Pastor Russell on Spiritualism