Bliss Knapp spoke to a large crowd at Carpenter's Hall on Monday evening [June 19]. The lecturer was introduced by J. D. Utley, Jr., who said in part,—

Some nineteen centuries ago there came into this world one whose life was to be dedicated to the uplift of mankind. Coming as he did at a time when the world seemed almost sunken in sensualism and sin, the advent of Jesus of Nazareth illumined a new page of the world's history. Brief as was his ministry, never before nor since has so much been accomplished in the practical operation of Immanuel or "God with us," as in those short three years when Jesus went about doing good, in binding up the broken-hearted, overcoming sin, and healing the sick, all three by the Christ-method which he was sent to exemplify in those works.

Authentic history records the fact that for about three centuries following this ministry, the dual command of Jesus to preach the gospel and heal the sick was obeyed after the manner of his teaching. Then followed a period when the spiritual qualifications for this healing became drowned in the materiality engulfing that age. And so this method of spiritual healing, though recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible and in the New, lay hidden from view until one should come with spiritual vision sufficiently keen to bring to light the hidden meanings of the Scripture and to reestablish spiritual healing among men. This reestablishment has been accomplished in a thorough and practical manner during the past fifty years, and has been presented to the world under the name of Christian Science. That some misconceptions as to what this Science teaches may be corrected and that the world at large may gain some knowledge of the elementary truths of its doctrine, lectures are given such as we are assembled to hear this evening.

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Testimony of Healing
I have had many striking proofs of God's power, as well...
September 16, 1911

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