The lecture on Christian Science at the Grand, Friday night [Feb. 28]. attracted a representative and appreciative audience. Col. Joseph W. Preston, in introducing the lecturer, Mr. Bicknell Young, said in part, —

For two thousand years men have struggled in the light of Jesus' teaching to attain unto the perfect light, but until this day, with all their intelligence, all their yearning interest, all their craving desire, all their prayers, there remained and still remains in the world an unsatisfied and uncertain, unsteady and unfixed, and restless state of mortal mind upon this momentous subject. The world has been seeing through a glass darkly. The teachings of Christ Jesus have been variously interpreted and indistinctly understood, and for this reason were to a great degree unsatisfactory. It would seem that men have failed to understand that he was the greatest of all scientists; that he was the divine Scientist, and that his teachings were the perfect embodiment of science. But it is now claimed that in the nineteenth century there rose up among men a woman — a most remarkable woman — who proclaimed that Christ Jesus was a Scientist; that his words and works did reveal the grand truth of spirituality to her; that she plainly understood and realized the true light, the true science; and so, in the abundance of her love and her rejoicing, her great heart went out to all the world, proclaiming this true light, and finally established the Christian Science Church — adopting the holy name of her great Master, which has attracted, and is attracting, in a wonderful degree and with powerful demonstration and increasing force, the thinking people of the world. I wish to state that I am closely associated personally with some of the members of this church, and I am a friend though not a member of it. I sympathize and believe in many of the doctrines and teachings which I have drawn from a careful study and reading of the literature of that church, and the demonstrations which I have witnessed and of which I have read. Like all other liberal-minded men and women, I am willing to hear the truth from whatever source it may come.—The Macon Telegraph.

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March 28, 1908

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