Rev. George M. Hammell, formerly pastor of the Mt. Lookout M. E. Church, who divorced himself from the pulpit to devote his endeavors to Christian Science, introduced Bicknell Young of The Mother Church in Boston to an audience in Music Hall Tuesday night [Dec. 4]. Incidentally he paid a glowing tribute to Mrs. Eddy, referring to her as "by far the most powerful woman of the time." Speaking of his withdrawal from the Methodist Church, he said: "Hungering for self-consistent truth which should demonstrate itself in all the attributes of the Christ's own truth, seeking for a Principle of interpretation which would relieve the Bible of difficulties which contradict the theory of its verbal inspiration and which made it impossible for me longer to repeat the creeds extracted from it,—or, rather, imposed upon it,—until at last, scarcely knowing whither to go, I withdrew from the membership and ministry of a church which from my youth I had sincerely knowing whither to go, which from my youth I had sincerely endeavored to serve. But my knowledge of church history, my knowledge of the history of Christian doctrine, prepared me to see that the New England woman, brooding so passionately over the problems of life, had found the solution, not only for herself, but for me."—Times-Star

Edward A. Kimball lectured on Christian Science in the Congregational church Dec. 8. He was introduced by the pastor, Rev. I. L. Cory, who said in part,—

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

February 2, 1907

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.