The lecture on Christian Science by Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk at the Croswell, Thursday night [Oct. 18], was well attended by a good-sized audience. The speaker was introduced by Clarke E. Baldwin, one of the leading young attorneys of this city, who said in part,—

While it is true that this Church is comparatively new, its doctrines, to my mind, are founded upon the oldest teachings of Christianity. It is simply the working out of those and putting them into practical use, not alone in a religious sense but in every-day life. It is Science, as I understand, that cannot be practised in churches and on Sundays alone, and simply when you have on your Sunday clothes; but it is a practical Science, which can be used at all times, in all places, and for all peoples, not special occasions, chosen people, nor selected communities.

Hope and faith in a hereafter has been the greatest cleanser of souls from time immemorial; why should not hope and faith be the great healer of those physical ills which are largely contributed to by the mental and moral condition of the patients? Give a sick man hope, faith, and courage, and you give him ambition, and a new desire to live and to throw off the ills of life. You make him independent, you make him hopeful, cheerful, and of some benefit to himself, his family, and society. And as I understand Christian Science, that object and aim is one of its principal doctrines,—to make men realize this power and exert it. And then, if they are successful, they do not perform unseemly things or miracles, they simply bring mankind to a higher moral, religious, mental, and physical standard, and demonstrate the use of divine law instead of simply theorizing.—The Adrian Times.

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December 8, 1906

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