The Lectures

A very attentive audience gathered in the auditorium of the East High School to listen to a lecture on Christian Science by Bicknell Young. He was introduced by Mrs. Lina B. Emigh, first reader, who said in part:—

Everybody loves the truth, and all thinking people are seeking for it. In chemistry, in astronomy, in mathematics, in all the physical sciences, nothing is ever accepted as true until it has been thoroughly tested and proved to be so. No man's belief has any weight. Between the covers of your own Bible, the same old Bible you and I have always loved, our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, found the truth about God and man; the truth which Jesus taught and practised, which has been and is being proved over and over again by healing, and is sweetening and purifying the blighted and benighted lives of countless people in all parts of the world.

Every word which Jesus uttered is deeply significant, and when he declared that a knowledge of the truth will make us free, he was not trifling with words. He plainly and unmistakably implied that without this knowledge you and I are in bondage. And what bondage could be more servile than the relentless control of a sick body; than the degrading mastery of a false appetite, a sinful habit, an ungovernable temper? What slavery could be more abject and hopeless than the continual struggle against poverty and want; what more depressing and disheartening than the never-lightened load of care and sorrow, of greed and hate, of superstition and fear, that make of this existence a very prison-house of suffering? All these things have been overcome by the knowledge of this wonderful truth; and in their place has come the peace which "passeth all understanding;" "clean hands, and a pure heart;" and "the glorious liberty of the children of God," manifested in harmonious bodies and sound minds.—Correspondence.

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