The Queen's Hall was crowded last night [Jan. 4] to hear the lecture given by William D. McCrackan, M.A., on Christian Science, under the auspices of First Church of Christ, Scientist. Every seat was filled, and numbers of people had to be refused admission. The chair was taken by Capt. Geoffrey Wilkinson, R.E., who spoke in part as follows:—

These lectures have been instituted, not with any idea of obtaining adherents for the Christian Science church. Christian Science is in no need of numbers for its support, besides which people do not become Christian Scientists merely by listening with approval to the teachings of Christian Science; on the contrary, they have been instituted with a view to correcting the various mistaken notions of these teachings which are current. It is not possible, of course, to enter into much detail in the short space of time at the lecturer's disposal; the best way to find out what Christian Science does teach is to study the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

This book, which is the Christian Science commentary on the Bible, has been found by those who have assimilated its teaching to throw a most wonderful illumination on the Scriptures, especially on the words and works of Jesus the Christ, and to make of the Bible the most practical and helpful book in the whole world. Christian Scientists have found that their text-book has unfolded to them the spiritual law which always has existed and must always continue to exist, and which, when applied to their every-day experience, has brought them a freedom, hitherto unobtainable, from sorrow and fear; in fact, from the many conditions of evil and discord to which mortal man is subject. There must be hundreds in this hall who like myself have received countless benefits, both moral, physical, and spiritual, from the study of Christian Science; and because Christian Science is based on the absolute spiritual law, we know that it is universal in its application, and that what it has done for us it will do for all those who study and practise its teaching.—Brixton and Lambeth Gazette.

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