The Lectures

Lieut.-Col. Robert Standen, in introducing Bicknell Young at the Kensington Town Hall, spoke in part as follows :—

If one were asked to give in half a dozen words a reason for the rapid spread of Christian Science, and the increasing interest in its teaching to which tonight's crowded audience bears testimony, the answer might very well be that Christian Science offers an interpretation of the teachings of jesus of Nazareth and of the Scriptures at once logical, practical, and demonstrable. It was its inexorable logic that appealed to me when, more than ten years ago, Christian Science came into my life; the dcctrine that God, omnipotent, all-knowing Love, was either unwilling or unable to put an end to the pain and sorrow of poor humanity, had always seemed a contradiction in terms, and finding no satisfactory solution to this and to many other difficulties in the teachings of orthodoxy, I turned away from the church in which I had been brought up. On taking up the study of Christian Science, I soon found my questions answered satisfactorily and my doubts set at rest, for this teaching is wholly consistent, from first to last.

That Christian Science is a practical, workaday religion, many here tonight, I am certain, both men and women, would gladly testify. It is not a one-day-a-week affair, to be put on and off with one's Sunday clothes, but is ready for practical use at all times and under all conditions. It links religion with conduct, and greatly benefits those who put its teachings into practice.

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Testimony of Healing
I feel that the time has come when I should give to the...
November 14, 1914

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