THE LECTURES

Frank Eberman in presenting William R. Rathvon, who lectured on Christian Science Tuesday evening, April 30, said:—

The theme of the evening is not a new one. The divine mandate, "Let there be light," voiced with almost the first syllable of Holy Writ, is an indelible condition of consciousness, and surely, now as then, involves the human response, so quaintly recorded by the author of Genesis, "And there was light." "As it was in the beginning," so this glory "above the sun" shines with unchanging ray into the hearts of men to heal and to save. The inspiration of prophet and apostle, the stay of saint and martyr, none have added, none have subtracted. When Jesus of Nazareth enunciated a new commandment, "that ye love one another," he but summarized the intent of the Mosaic code. Likewise, when Mrs. Eddy declared that " 'Love thine enemies' is identical with 'Thou hast no enemies' " (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 9), she but made another translation of spiritual truth and established a scientific and therefore demonstrable foundation for those intuitive precepts which in all time have gone to make up the religious experiences of a God-fearing race.

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