Virgil O. Strickler delivered lectures on Christian Science in the new edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oct. 5 and 7. He was introduced the first evening by Atty. Carl E. Herring, who said:—

Within our own generation a religion has been given to the world which has circled the globe with churches, whose followers are numbered by hundreds of thousands, but which lays no claim to originality except the originality of returning to the simple words and works of the religion of Jesus the Christ. On this basis of doing the things which Jesus commanded,—endeavoring to bring the kingdom of heaven down on earth, instead of reaching it by an unknown journey called death,—Christian Science has healed the sick of their diseases, reclaimed the drunkard, taught the utter uselessness of sin, and better far than all, has brought its adherents into the realization of an ever-present, protecting God, and dignified the perfect, real man as made in His image and likeness.

This discovery, or the reawakening of a slumbering truth, was made by our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, and we recognize that hers was the divinely appointed task to find and hers the task to demonstrate this truth until the Master's teaching should clear away the mists and break down the false structure which stood between man and his legitimate inheritance as a child of God. Coming as we do from many religions, nationalities, beliefs, and occupations, we have had neither time nor inclination for disputations as to doctrines, dogmas, or creeds, but we have united upon the common platform that God created all things, and without Him was not anything made that was made; that God is good, and that evil is not, never was, and never will be triumphant; that poverty, sickness, and sin are evil—not of God—and can be overcome through the understanding of the perfection and harmony of the divine Principle which creates, rules, and governs all.

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