Judge Clifford P. Smith delivered a lecture on Christian Science in the New Odeon Theater, Friday evening, Sept. 29, to a very appreciative audience. The speaker was introduced by Atty. Leonard Carney, who said:—

We, the men and women of today of every belief and faith, demand the truth. To some of us the test of truth is our blind reason, our intellect, our judgment. Yet even to such the truth of many phenomena of life is unexplained, for who can tell us the mystery of love, its height, breadth, depth? The single test of truth is in its results.

As we observe Christian Science, it is not a science of books, but a Science of deeds. It is not a science of theory so much as it is a Science of proven fact; proven not by the lives of a few of its leaders alone, but by the lives of thousands who are daily accomplishing what may appear to us to be the impossible. Its numbers have grown because each one has demonstrated his ability to prove in some part the things that he professes. Christian Science must prove its truth under all conditions and all circumstances, else it is true as to none. We have all observed its beneficient results in certain cases; but we shall be more loyal to our judgment to deny its applicability in any instance, than to admit its usefulness in some and not in all.

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November 25, 1911

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