Bicknell Young of Chicago, U. S. A., delivered his first lecture on Christian Science for First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sydney, Australia, Sunday afternoon, June 21, in the Sydney Town Hall at three o'clock. The attendance was large, there being nearly three thousand people present. The lecturer was introduced by Charles H. Gibbs, chairman of the church, who spoke in part as follows:—

Representing the Christian Science Church of this city, it gives me very great pleasure to welcome you here most cordially. We may not know everything about any one subject, but as intelligent people we wish to understand it. It is not the object of this lecture to make proselytes of people or to disturb their faith, but to correct misconceptions and misrepresentations regarding Christian Science. Sometimes Christian Science is condemned by those who have never investigated it, but who have been influenced by the opinion of some other individual who has never looked into it carefully; others feel prejudiced against any new thing.

Christian Science is commanding the attention of many thousands of intellectual people throughout the world at the present time. The lecturer who will address you to-day is an accredited member of the Board of Lectureship of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, U. S. A., and can speak with authority on the subject of Christian Science. I am confident that this audience of intelligent people is competent to divest itself of all hindering prejudices and give close attention to the lecturer.

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September 5, 1908

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