The Lectures

San Antonio, Texas (First Church).—Ezra W. Palmer, lecturer; introduced by Judge William Merritt Pardue, who said in part:—

In many respects we are living in the most remarkable age that the human race has ever known. Time-honored systems, and dogmas that for centuries have been thought all-sufficient, are being analyzed and weighed in the scales of usefulness, and are found wanting. They are being cast out because they do not bring happiness and contentment to the people. All the nations of the earth are in commotion, demanding peace, and surcease from strife and sorrow.

Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, foresaw this restless condition into which mankind was drifting. She first published the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," in 1875, and on pages 96 and 97 of this book she has written: "This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace.... During this final conflict, wicked minds will endeavor to find means by which to accomplish more evil; but those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection."

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August 30, 1919

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