The practical outcome of my thoughts, on reading the...

The Onlooker

The practical outcome of my thoughts, on reading the interesting report of the Christian Science lecture (delivered by the Rev. Arthur Vosburgh) published in these pages a fortnight ago, landed me on Tuesday afternoon [Nov. 13] in the Queen's Hall, Langham place, determined to hear for myself what manner of man this was, and what was the message he came to give. The hall was filled to overflowing, and this in itself is no small achievement when it is remembered that the subject was a religious one and the place London.

The title of the lecture, "The Practical Orthodoxy of Christian Science," seemed to bristle with difficulties, but the striking simplicity and earnestness with which the Rev. Arthur Vosburgh broached his subject at once raised the question beyond any mere controversial basis. Four essentials underlie all the teaching of the Bible, and they formed for him, and he hoped for many others, rules whereby truth may be found:—

Belief in God—the God of the Bible. No "absentee God," but the divine Principle who is all around us, and in whose thoughts "we live, and move, and have our being;" belief and understanding of the Bible; belief in Christ Jesus; and the individual application of these, by each, to the daily living of the Christ life.

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February 23, 1907

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