The Lectures

At a lecture on Christian Science in Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, D. A. Clippinger, first reader, in introducing Clarence W. Chadwick, said:—

That God is good is a part of all religious teaching. The world accepts this theoretically, and doubtless would rise up and defend it, if challenged. Nevertheless, I venture the assertion that what the world needs most to know is that God is good. Centuries of education have so filled the human mind with false concepts, fallacies, and contradictions concerning the Almighty, that there is scarcely a human attribute which has not in some way become attached to Deity. We acknowledge God as the author of every good and perfect gift, but we also manage to connect His inscrutable wisdom with all of our afflictions. This erroneous concept of His creation is the direct cause of all human misery. Christian Science undertakes to correct this. It teaches that God is omnipotent, omnipresent, unchanging good; that He is the author of good and of nothing else, and that evil in any degree whatsoever is no part of the divine nature and purpose. To the practical application of this teaching is due the phenomenal growth of Christian Science in the past fifty years.—Correspondence.

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Testimony of Healing
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