The Lectures

Boston, Mass. (The Mother Church).—John Randall Dunn, lecturer; introduced by Bicknell Young, first reader, who said in part:—

In behalf of the Directors of The Mother Church, and of its world-wide membership, I take great pleasure in welcoming you here this evening. The very name Christian Science, which Mary Baker Eddy gave her discovery, at once arrests the attention and inspires the hope of any earnest thinker. Until this name was clarioned forth, Christianity, though rich in history, poetry, literature, and art, was still only a system of postponed salvation. To-day, through Christian Science, it has become, with all its promises of health and peace, a scientific, demonstrable certainty.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy thus spiritually defines day: "The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love" (p. 584). Many have come here to-night led by an expectant hope. Others, perhaps, under the shadow of pain, sorrow, sin, or despair, may be turning to Christian Science as the last recourse. May we not take Mrs. Eddy's beautiful explanation of the word day, as used in the Bible, and apply it to our meeting here, and may we not expect that this occasion and our participation in it will be a great measure of the veritable day of salvation? The apostle Paul, to those who had ears to hear, long ago removed the depressing element of time from the demonstration of Truth, in the glorious declaration, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."—The Christian Science Monitor.

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