A good audience was present at the lecture on Christian Science given at Edsell's opera house by Frank H. Leonard. He was introduced by Harry A. Bardeen, who said in part,—

Many centuries ago there appeared upon earth one whose life proclaimed, "On earth peace, good will toward men." He came with sweet humility, teaching purity, truth, and brotherly love, healing the sick, and even raising the dead. The doctrine he taught and demonstrated was so strange and incomprehensible to his age, that with the exception of a few who recognized the Christ, he was reviled, rejected, and even crucified. But he appeared again to his followers, proving his eternal sonship with God and demonstrating conclusively man's oneness with the Father. Through inability to comprehend the Master's teachings, and consequent futile efforts to perform the works he did, the divine light which he brought to the world was nearly lost sight of in a few centuries after his ascension; but again the light has shone forth, revealing that Principle and unerring Science which Jesus taught and proving its divine source by its works. Agains has this truth been reviled and rejected by those who are ignorant of its meaning, but today there are many thousands of people who through this truth or Science have been released from a life which was once a weary burden, perhaps from sickness, sin, or the other haunting specters of mankind,—poverty, failure, and fear of death; and these people are eager to proclaim the truth which makes men free.

To prove the good work of Christian Science, it is only necessary to point to its remarkably rapid and substantial growth throughout the entire world where man abides, including in its ever widening circle the rich, the poor, the high, the low. Observe also that those accepting this new-old light are not fanatics, but are intellectual, thinking people, who are endeavoring to follow calmly and fearlessly "the way, the truth, and the life," as pointed out by the humble Nazarene. It is not the purpose of these lectures to teach Christian Science, to evangelize, or to take issue with any class or creed, but simply to explain its facts and forestall unjust criticism and mistaken beliefs. There is only one Christian Science, and that was discovered and founded by Mrs. Eddy, and it stands on no creed, ritual, or personality.—Otsego Union.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has redeemed my life from destruction
May 3, 1913

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