The Lectures

New York, N. Y. (Second Church).—Charles I. Ohrenstein, lecturer; introduced by Charles E. Heitman, who said in part:—

If there is one vanity more deeply rooted than another in the so-called mind of mortals, it is that of self-sufficiency; and in spite of the repeated declarations of Christ Jesus that of himself he could do nothing, but that it was the Father that worked in him, and the equally plain statement of the apostle Paul that our sufficiency was of God and not of ourselves, yet the fact remains that we cling to the belief of personal power, until the force of circumstances compels us to seek help from a source beyond ourselves.

It is under such circumstances that most of us have turned to Christian Science with the hope that it would enable us to gather up the scattered ends of a life made unhappy by seeming failure or some phase of sickness, sorrow, or sin. I know from experience that just in the measure that we turn to Christian Science with a whole heart, willing to be obedient to its teachings, willing to lay down our erroneous sense of personal pride and power, and willing humbly and gratefully to acknowledge God as the one infinite source of all power, just in that measure will we receive untold blessings in the form of health, happiness, and success.

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Testimony of Healing
With love I write my testimony for the Sentinel, to the...
April 24, 1920

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