Former Judge Septimus J. Hanna, of Colorado Springs, lectured on "Christian Science, the Religion of the Bible," in Second Church of Christ, Scientist, last evening [March 11]. The large auditorium of the church, seating fifteen hundred persons, was crowded, and several hundred were unable to gain admission. Judge Hanna was introduced by Walter H. Vanzwoll, First Reader of the church, who spoke in part as follows:—

If all the noble thoughts and higher aims of mankind were successfully realized, if all the lofty aspirations of humanity were achieved and satisfied, how much room, think you, would be left for evil? How much of an opportunity would it have to inflict upon the race the sin and suffering which would hinder us from the enjoyment of the happiness and peace which are God-bestowed upon man? A comprehensive view of the world to-day would show us a vast arena where all are striving for that which they deem to be success, but even the very ones comprising this great army of aspirants feel, in a greater or less degree, the handicap of an uncertain sense of life's purpose—the loss of power and inspiration arising from a probable ignorance and misconception of the facts of being.

Our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, tells us that we "can never succeed in the Science and demonstration of spiritual Life through ignorance or hypocrisy," and it is because many are ready and eager to replace ignorance and hypocrisy with actual knowledge and sincerity of purpose, that the world is witnessing to-day the remarkable growth of what is known as Christian Science.

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April 13, 1907

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