The Spirits' Book
Book Four - Hope and Consolation
Chapter II - Future Joys and Sorrows
Duration of Future Atonements
1008. Does the duration of a spirit’s atonement always depend on its will? Is it ever inflicted on it for a given time period?
“Yes, atonement may be imposed for a fixed time. Still, God wants nothing but the best for creation. God always welcomes repentance and the desire to make amends never remains fruitless.”