Wrath Turned to Praise

Carol Norton delivered a lecture on Christian Science in Carnegie Hall, New York City, December 19, 1898, which was attended by three thousand people and the event was ignored by the entire daily press of the city, with the exception of The Postscript, an afternoon paper published in Harlem.

The lecture was given at the time when the newspapers of the world were filled with stories and comments on the Harold Frederic case, and the metropolitan press almost unanimously condemned Christian Science.

An address of the Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Concord, N. H., read February 22 last, contained the following prophetic assurance: "Rest assured that the injustice done by press, and pulpit, to this denomination of Christians will cease, when it no longer blesses it. This I know, for 'God is for me.' Psalms. And in the words of St. Paul, 'If God be for us, who can be against us?'" Mrs. Eddy also quoted the following Scripture, as a reason why she could be patient with the press: "The wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain."

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The Lectures
June 8, 1899

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