About eight hundred persons heard a lecture last night, May 11, 1911, delivered at First Church of Christ, Scientist, by Bliss Knapp of Boston. He was introduced by John S. Willis, member of the local board of trustees, who said:—

This is an age of progress. In all walks of life and in all activities occupying the time and commanding the attention of the world's thinkers and workers of today, "progress" is the watchword and sounds the key-note of the times. Enterprises of great magnitude are being undertaken and carried through to success. The man who says a thing cannot be done is constantly interrupted in his statement by some one doing the thing declared to be impossible. This progress is not confined to things material, but is also manifested in a metaphysical way. The religious thought of the age is undergoing a change. People are ceasing to content themselves with impractical and outgrown theories. They are no longer satisfied with a religion that separates the ministry of preaching from the ministry of healing.

Intelligent progress toward improved physical and metaphysical conditions can only be made by gaining some understanding of the spiritual significance of the Scriptures and of the life, words, and works of our blessed Master, Christ Jesus. Christian Science is essentially a religion of works,—good works,—and it is educating its followers up to a higher understanding of God and a deeper insight into the truth taught in the Bible. It is teaching the earnest seeker after this truth that "faith without works is dead," and that "by their fruits ye shall know them."

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Testimony of Healing
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August 19, 1911

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