The Lectures

Muncie, Ind. (First Church).—Introductory to a Christian Science lecture Mr. Walter H. Troutman spoke in part as follows:—

What the world needs to-day is courageous thinkers, not scorners; men and women who are willing to break the shackles of custom and suffer the ridicule of those who traverse the easy road of popular thought, that they may hew through the wilderness a path to some more desirable goal. Columbus saw beyond the bending horizon of limited human vision, another land. For years he plead vainly against the bigotry, superstition, and mental inertia of the wise men and philosophers of his day. At last he sailed away beyond that horizon whence none had ever returned—simply because they had not ventured; but he returned and laid the treasures of a new world at the feet of his queen, forever silencing his accusers.

Mary Baker Eddy, too, faced the derision and criticism of the commonly accepted religious thought of her day. Her task was an arduous one, and required unbounded courage, but, as she says in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 226), "I saw before me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilderness; but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged."

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Testimony of Healing
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