Mr. Edward A. Kimball delivered a lecture for First Church of Christ, Scientist, Detroit, Mich., at the Light Guard Armory on Dec. 11, and was introduced by Mr. Enoch Smith of the United States Savings Bank. Mr. Smith spoke in part as follows:—

We have gathered here this evening to listen to a lecture on a subject which has been much in public thought of late, and widely discussed by the press of our country. There is much misapprehension in the public mind as to what Christian Science really is. Many there are who have a great store of information which is not true, regarding this subject. Many have little or no knowledge concerning it. Since the beginning of history mankind have ceased not in their pursuit of the truth; and until perfection shall have been reached, profoundly is it to be hoped that men may never lose their divine dissatisfaction with what comes short of Truth. I understand Christian Science to be founded on the Bible, to be an interpretation of the Scriptures by the great and wise Leader of the movement; and that its tenets teach and instruct how best to follow in the footsteps taken on this earth nineteen centuries ago by the mighty Nazarene. I take it to be the genius of our country and the present temper of our people to give to every man and to all questions submitted to them a square deal. A movement which in thirty short years has attracted to itself thousands in our own country, and whose adherents are found in nearly every country of the world, and in the islands of the sea, is entitled to at least a fair hearing. In order that all who desire correct and authentic teaching on this subject may be reached, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Boston, has established a Board of Lectureship, and the member of this Board who will address us this evening is eminently fitted to do so by reason of his experience. He was for many years a successful business man. Nineteen years ago, when hope was dead within him and when he had prepared himself for the supposedly inevitable death which was impending, he was healed by Christian Science. Since that time, as Reader, practitioner, teacher, and lecturer, he has devoted his whole life to this great Cause.—Correspondence.

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January 12, 1907

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