The Lectures

New York, N. Y. (Second Church).—John C. Lathrop, lecture; introduced by Charles E. Heitman, who said in part:—

The history of the world reveals the fact that nothing has so decisively influenced the affairs of man and nations as their concept of God. In fact, as we begin to learn something of the true source and character of being, we realize that all the seeming trouble of mankind, from the slightest illness to the most severe malady and from the least important social or political disorder to the present world war, is directly traceable to a misconception of God,—to some phase of idolatry founded on a belief in a power apart from good. It is evident, therefore, that when Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, stated that "spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress" (Science and Health, p. 170), she clearly recognized that the great need of humanity was to gain a clear, practical, and demonstrable understanding that the Principle of life is spiritual and not material. Christian Scientists are proving that as this spiritual understanding is acquired and applied in their daily experiences, they are enabled to overcome all manner of sin, sickness, and disease.

Mattoon, Ill. (Society).—William D. Kilpatrick, lecturer; introduced by W. A. Flowers, who said in part:—

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April 26, 1919

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