The Lectures

Bicknell Young of Chicago lectured on Christian Science before a large audience in Music Hall Monday night [June 5]. The speaker was introduced by Charles T. Root of East Orange, who said in part,—

Christian Science is offered as a platform built of and upon the immovable rock of truth, which has been from the beginning. The full understanding of it is boldly asserted to be the panacea for all ills, to be a compass that never varies, a rudder that never breaks, a light that never goes out, a comforter that is never absent, a restorer and preserver of health and happiness. Christian Science is not put forward as one theory among many, much less as a human invention; but as a demonstrable science, whose soundness, like that of any natural science, is proven by the results which follow strict compliance with its rules.

A practical people, men and women who are weary of speculation on vital questions, or of thought systems which seem to them sterile and inert, are eager for something of this kind, for which they can constantly use. To them, the subject of Christian Science, its nature and its far-reaching claims, would naturally be of immediate interest, as well as of the deepest concern. That such is the case is attested by the rapid spread of the movement and by the increasing respect of those who know it as yet only as it shines through the lives of its individual adherents.

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