I wonder if the message you mentioned Dan was from vol 3 or 4, because the few messages I had from those volumes have been removed, because they were not transcribed by Mr. Padgett. I did this because I believe after looking at the original handwriting that only Mr. Padgett could transcribe his own automatic handwriting correctly. According to Mr. Gibson he transcribed some for vol 3 and 4 and also Ron Shoemakers wife, but sorry, I can't see how they could have done it without errors.
Here's something Jesus says about the second death though.
"Until the time comes when the Father shall withdraw from man and spirit the privilege of obtaining this Divine Love and Essence, which time will bring the second death, these spirits and all spirits and mortals will have the opportunity of seeking for and finding the way to the Celestial Spheres and Immortality. But after that time, this privilege will no longer exist. Then, those spirits and mortals who have not found and followed the Way of that privilege will be, and become, only the perfect beings, as were their first parents. They will have no assurance of immortality, or even continuous life, and that dissatisfaction and longing for something unknown will be theirs.
They will remain only the created beings in spirit body, soul, and mind. And as the first parents had all the qualities that these restored men will have, yet fell, then why may it not be that these latter will also fall, and that there may come some change in the individualized spirit that will destroy that individuality and dissolve it into its elements of pre-creation?"
Since I'm on vacation and don't have my copies of the messages with me except for V1, I'll have to reference this later. I did not know James transcribed his messages and assumed Dr. Stone had done that. Learned something new.
Dr. Stone was chosen to publish the messages, as I see it Mr. Padgett and Dr. Stone were a team, one took the messages and the other published them. Even if Dr. Stone did transcribe some of the messages I'm sure he received guidance and did a good job.
"I come to-night to tell you that your condition of soul is very much better than it has been for sometime, and you are more in unison with the Father's Love than you have been for sometime, and you realize that this Love is working in your soul and making you happy.
I have been with you a great deal to-day as you copied the messages and saw that you enjoyed the truths that they contained.
It's not that easy finding out all the details because after Dr. Stone passed over, people without scruples took over and we don't know what they got up to. That's why I stick to Vol 1 and 2 which Dr. Stone published, him I trust.