The Lectures

Fairbanks, Alaska (Society).—When introducing Paul Stark Seeley, a Christian Science lecturer, to his audience, Mrs. Alma Durant Bixby said in part:—

Jesus the Christ said, in his wonderful Sermon on the Mount, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." And at another time he said, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." There has never been a time in the history of the world when mankind so longed for peace as to-day. This unrest may seem to take the form of sickness, poverty, or war, but the trouble really is lack of knowledge of God.

A mind filled with fear, doubt, discouragement, personal animosities, jealousy, or revenge cannot see—understand—God, pure good. And unless we have some understanding of God, we cannot overcome the world. Through the daily study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, earnest seekers everwhere are learning to know more of God. Our Leader writes, beginning on page 323 of this textbook: "Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear,—this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress."

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Lecture Notices
November 29, 1924

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