The Lectures

Bellefontaine, Ohio (Society).—Virgil O. Strickler, lecturer; introduced by Lewis L. Harney, who said in part:—

A prominent topic of conversation in these days of stress and turmoil is God's relation to the world war. Some people have even doubted that there is a God, because He has not interfered and stopped the struggle in answer to the multitude of prayers offered by good Christian people. The words of James are certainly applicable: "From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."

As a Christian Scientist I can say that for the past ten years I have been learning to pray aright, and have had the genuine joy of seeing my righteous prayers answered in the healing of diseases and the overcoming of sin. The vital points is to learn how to pray. Christian Science offers a satisfactory explanation of these perplexing problems, and shows how it is possible for all to gain a knowledge of God efficient and sufficient to meet all our needs.

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January 11, 1919

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