An audience which packed Perkins Hall to its capacity, listened with almost spellbound interest on the evening of Aug. 8, to the lecture on "Christian Science, the Religion of the Bible," given by Judge Septimus J. Hanna of Colorado Springs. He was introduced by J. W. Wright, who said in part,—

The value of anything is determined by its usefulness. The value of a person's religion depends entirely upon the applicability of that religion to the problems of daily life. We may define religion as a faith in and reliance upon a supreme power infinitely greater than that of man or the phenomena of nature. Obviously, a satisfying and adequate conception of that power must comprehend its readiness and ability to govern wisely and well every condition of existence. If one's religion is to be anything more than a mere form it must be able to meet and solve every human problem—not some of those problems, but all of them—not occasionally, but every day in the year. It must bring spiritual purification, bodily soundness, and material supply.

Some two thousand years ago the Man of Sorrows, Jesus of Nazareth, bestowed such a religion upon the world. At that time it was dimly understood. The Christ—the Divine idea manifested by and transmitted through the man Jesus—banished sin, destroyed all manner of disease, restored sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, life to the dead, and established peace. That this religion was not a mere theory is amply evidenced by the fact that Jesus' healing work was successfully carried on by his disciples for some three hundred years after the crucifixion. By striving to "attain that mind which was also in Christ Jesus," and by faithfully following the teachings of the Master, Christian Scientists are to-day, here and now, destroying sin, healing sickness in every form, and demonstrating prosperity. This is a strong statement, but it is nevertheless indisputable; for there can be no appeal from the positive testimony of thousands of persons who have been spiritually, morally, and physically healed in Christian Science. This new-old religion, this actual daily living of the Christ-spirit, has been and is being maligned and persecuted by some who do not understand it, but it is a noteworthy fact that throughout the civilized world fair-minded people are demanding fair play and a "square deal," for they concede that whatever produces purer minds, stronger and healthier bodies, and better material conditions is entitled to respect and consideration.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science first attracted my attention some...
August 31, 1907

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