The Lectures

The Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk delivered a lecture in the church edifice to a large and very attentive audience. Charles I. Ohrenstein of Syracuse introduced the lecturer. He said: —

In speaking to the people of his time, Paul said, "Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?" Speaking in a Christian land, may not we at least ask, Why should it be a strange thing with you, that God should heal the sick? I am sure all will agree that it should not be a strange thing, but a very natural thing, a very usual thing, and a very welcome thing. How shall it become so, — by adherence to the doctrines which deny the possibility of doing this, or by the honest investigation of the doctrine which is proving it all over the world?

It should not be understood from this that these lectures are given for the purpose of converting those of other denominations to Christian Science, for that is not so. They are given for the purpose of making known that Christian Science is not some strange or weird thing, but is the truth of God and of His Christ applied to human needs today. They are given that the discouraged and disconsolate, the body-sick and sin-sick, may learn that there is a "balm in Gilead," — the balm of truth, which Jesus said that ye shall know, and it shall make you free. They are given for the purpose of correcting, as far as possible, the mistaken notions about this Science and the various misrepresentations of it.

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Testimony of Healing
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