The Lectures

Cambridge, Massachusetts (First Church).—Introducing Miss Lucia C. Coulson, a Christian Science lecturer, to her audience, William P. McKenzie spoke as follows:—

The influence of Christian Science in the world is to bring enlightenment. Observation shows that in this land some forms of mesmerism are yielding and lessening. For example, it was once customary to issue licenses permitting citizens to engage in the producing of drunkenness. The better sense of the majority has decided that civic and family life should be delivered from this hurtful mesmerism. In the Constitution, therefore, there has been established a provision for protection. It is beneficial especially to women and children. As a result, homes have been reestablished, savings have been multiplied, thousands of children are getting education and are properly clothed and fed who formerly knew deprivation. Jails and places of penance are becoming empty and must be sold for better than former uses.

Christian Science comes like sunlight to disperse just such effects of mesmerism as involve mankind in the belief of intoxication. Those who are lustful, those who hate, those who walk in fear, are manifestly befogged by errors of belief, whereas it is a man's privilege to be one of the children of light and to walk in the light. Christian Science bears witness to the light, and its mission is to deliver mankind from belief in evil and fear of death, and to bring enlightenment, because it unfolds the spiritual truth of God's messenger, Christ Jesus, who could say, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." Through her own experience of healing, Mary Baker Eddy was thrilled with the vision of the ever present Christ, and her life-work has resulted in the redemption already of thousands upon thousands who have experienced healing, redemption, and renewal of life through the demonstrable truth which they have come to understand.

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Lecture Notices
November 15, 1924

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