The Lectures

The Rev. A. C. McHenry of St. John's Universalist Church, in introducing Clarence W. Chadwick at a lecture on Christian Science, said:—

The Universalist and Christian Scientist have at least a common attitude—they are both liberal; and they have a common conception of infinite fatherhood and motherhood, as Theodore Parker would say; that is, God is love. They have a common faith and human trust that no man can escape divine love; and they have a common philosophy that this love will continue to grow in the human soul, until all men become the expression of God. The road may be long, but the goal is sure! I could not admit that all the Bible is Christian, and perhaps I could not admit all that Christian Science admits as Christian, but I do admit that the logical result of belief in the authority of New Testament Christianity is Christian Science—applied Christianity.

Christian Science is primitive Christianity transplanted from a book religion to the souls of living men and women. It is not a modern heresy or a new religion, but rather the New Testament interpretation of the faith of Jesus and his early disciples vitalized in the faith of modern men and women. It is more than practical Christianity, more than social justice or temple building; it is the rebirth of Christ's faith in the Father—the faith that could say, "I and my Father are one."

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science found me five years ago, I was ill...
November 28, 1914

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