The Lectures

Salt Lake City, Utah (First Church).—Mrs. Blanche K. Corby, lecturer; introduced by Mrs. Abbie W. Farnsworth, who said in part:—

The great apostle Paul upon going into Athens found on an altar this inscription, "To The Unknown God," and he said to the Athenians, "Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." So Christian Science is in the world to-day declaring unto us the God whom we have ignorantly worshiped, saying in the language of Jeremiah, "Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?"

In the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, our revered Leader, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, may be found these words (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 370): "In different ages the divine idea assumes different forms, according to humanity's needs. In this age it assumes, more intelligently than ever before, the form of Christian healing." Just so surely as the need of the age is that of healing, and that the age is crying out for deliverance from sorrow, strife, sin, sickness, and death, just so surely is God hearing that human cry, and through this divine idea of Him as revealed in Christian Science, is meeting that human need, scientifically proving that God is indeed "a God at hand . . . and not a God afar off."

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June 19, 1920

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