The Lectures

MONTGOMERY, ALA. (First Church).—Introducing Mrs. Blanche K. Corby, a Christian Science lecturer, to her audience, William E. Cooper spoke as follows:—

In the Bible we read, "In the beginning was the Word, . . . and the Word was God." When the centurion came to Jesus beseeching help for his servant who was sick, Jesus said unto him, "I will come and heal him." The centurion replied, "Lord, . . . speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed." Throughout the Bible we learn that the Word of God heals. We are thankful that we have learned in this age through the writings of our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, that the Word of God still heals all those who come to God with a receptive heart. When Jesus sent out his disciples he commanded them to preach the gospel and heal the sick. Again, when he sent out the seventy he commanded them to preach the gospel and to heal the sick. Before he ascended, he commanded his disciples who were there to go and preach the gospel to the whole world and to heal the sick. That command applies to us to-day as much as it applied to those people in the time of Jesus; and we have the power through God's help, through the Word as given to us in the Bible, and as interpreted to us in this age through the writings of Mrs. Eddy, to obey that command. We have the power and the ability to use the Word of God, to express it, and to heal the sick, because "the Word was God," and the power that heals is God. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 345) we read, "When the omnipotence of God is preached and His absoluteness is set forth, Christian sermons will heal the sick."

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