The Lectures

At a lecture on Christian Science delivered in Mechanics hall by Prof. Hermann S. Hering, the introductory words of Dr. R. B. Reed were as follows:—

This evening we are to hear a lecture on Christian Science, a subject which is occupying the attention of thinking men and women more and more every day, and of which no one at this time can offord to be ignorant. Some five years ago it came to my knowledge that a very great friend of mine, who had been ill for some months and who had tried nearly all of the usually accepted methods of treatment without receiving benefit, had turned as a last resort to Christian Science.

Though I knew nothing of the teachings of Christian Science beyond what I had read in several disparaging newspaper articles, I deemed it my duty to go to my friend and to try to persuade him that if he could not be healed by more orthodox methods, he had no right to be healed at all. I well remember the kindly way in which he received my abusive and unwarranted attack upon Christian Science. So much was I impressed with the change in his mentality and the improvement in health that I determined to borrow from him a copy of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. This I studied for some months, but without making much progress, for I always tackled the subject in a faultfinding and critical frame of mind. At last, however, I saw that in my folly I was trying to cast away what has since proved to be the greatest blessing which has ever come into my life. This evening we are to hear something of this practical, liberty-bringing religion.

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September 20, 1913

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