The Padgett Messages

the gospel revealed anew by Jesus and the Apostles

Alexander Campbell did not understand the plan of man's salvation when on earth.

October 28th, 1915

Received by James Padgett

Washington D.C.

I am, Campbell.

I am the founder of the Campbellites. Well, I have spelled it as it should be spelled. I know my followers are called Camellites, but that is not correct.

But the name makes no difference, for I am the man, and these people are my followers.

I merely want to say that when on earth I did not understand the plan of man's salvation, and I taught erroneous doctrines as to this matter, and I now see the great harm that I did, but, nevertheless, there was some good done also; for my people worshiped God as their Heavenly Father, and prayed to Him, and many of them received the ministration of the Holy Ghost. So I am grateful for what I taught, and also very sorry for the errors that I taught.

I am now in the Celestial Heavens and know that Jesus is a spirit and not God, and that his great work is still going on.

So when I say that I am a follower of Jesus, I mean that I follow his teachings and try to imitate his life here as on earth. I am a stranger to you but I felt that I must write to you, and so took this opportunity.

So thanking you I am,

Your brother in Christ,

Alexander Campbell