The Lectures

At Windsor Hall, Virgil O. Strickler delivered a lecture on Christian Science. He was introduced by the Rev. Mr. Poulson as follows:—

Although not a member of the Christian Science church, but a deeply interested student thereof, it was with pleasure that I accepted the invitation from First Church of Christ, Scientist, to introduce the speaker of this evening.

If there is one star in the religious world today that is attracting more attention than any other, it is the star of Christian Science. The rapidity of its rise, its magnitude, and the brilliancy of its light, have caused a general leveling of the most powerful glasses upon it. It is not my purpose to enlarge upon this teaching; but let me say that the success of Christian Science lies almost solely in the fact of its being an active religious organization in which to believe is not enough; there must be "signs following." The churches of today are all ready and only too faithful to obey the divine command to preach. There is no lack of preachers of high standard, trained and educated. Money, time, and energy in abundance are spent in the production of preachers; but why the latter part of Christ's command should be censored by the churches, is a mystery,—"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils." Surely the church does not mean to say that there are no sick to heal, no lepers to cleanse, no dead to raise, no devils to cast out.

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Testimony of Healing
The advent of Christian Science into the life of a young...
April 17, 1915

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