The Lectures

A lecture on Christian Science was given last evening, Feb. 22, by Mr. Bicknell Young, in the Elks' Theatre, to a large and attentive audience. The speaker was introduced by Hon. E. S. Clark, Territorial Attorney-General, who said in part,—

Probably the ideas of most of us relating to the subject of the lecture are extremely vague. So far as I am personally concerned, I can say this with absolute assurance. And yet there is a wide and increasing interest in it. The presence of this great audience here to-night testifies to it. The mere mention of it excites instant attention everywhere, and attention leads to investigation; investigation leads to knowledge, and knowledge leads to a proper understanding of facts and principles, and this, I am told, is one of the corner-stones of Christian Science. At least, the doctrine is offered to us in the name of truth and justice, and in the spirit of brotherly love. In like manner, he who first healed the sick and raised the dead offered the religion of Jesus, and if the claims asserted by the adherents of Christian Science seem at first glance to be startling, it must be remembered that the first to exploit a great truth has ever been assailed by the skeptic, and the posterity of the doubting Thomas keeps pace with the onward sweep of demonstration and achievement. Christianity is the beacon-light of the world, yet the lowly Nazarene yielded up His life on the cross because men would not accept its truths.

Men live in captivity because of ignorance, yet their bonds have become somewhat loosened as they have discovered and applied the truth. Working within the narrow limitations of the finite, they have accomplished much; it is the claim of Christian Scientists that mankind has failed because of disbelief in the availability of infinite aid and co-operation. Who then shall say that as Christian Science becomes better understood it may not work out in large measure Christian purposes on earth, and that the splendid benediction which of right belongs to those whose hands dispense blessed relief from pain and disease may not follow its disciples?—Journal-Miner.

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