The Lectures

Bicknell Young lectured on Christian Science at Grand Army Hall, Friday evening [April 6]. He was introduced by Ezra W. Reid, who spoke in part as follows:—

To-day we hear of the love of God and the brotherhood of man; we see an unmistakable movement away from creeds and doctrines and traditions, towards a religion of Spirit. Jesus foresaw this, and said, "The hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father: . . . the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth." Every step which has been taken in the theological world towards a higher ideal is an indication that mankind is reaching out towards perfection, Truth, God, and away from creed and speculation. It is now forty years since a woman standing alone began to proclaim to humanity a religion which was practical and operative, and during these forty years it has stood the test. Christian Science is nothing if not practical. The human mind of the present time demands something more than mere thories; it is unconsciously to itself, throwing off every unreasonable and speculative belief and is demanding that which is consistent with the idea of God as an all-powerful and wise creator.—Rockland Independent.

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