The Lectures

Introductions to Lectures

Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (First Church).

Lecturer: John Randall Dunn; introduced by Mrs. Dorothy Agnes Crosthwaite, who said:—

There is probably no subject on which there is a greater need for enlightenment as to its true teachings than the subject of Christian Science. Eleven years ago I accepted erroneous opinions about Christian Science, and as a result I deemed its teachings to be most dangerous from a religious point of view, and to be avoided at all costs; while its healing aspect I dismissed as being too absurd for consideration. Fortunately I was not allowed to remain under such a wrong impression. A friend of mine had been very seriously ill for fourteen years. She was a beautiful Christian, and everything that love could do for her had been done, from a medical point of view, by her church and by her friends, but all in vain; and when she was pronounced to be dying, she resolved to try Christian Science as a last resort. She was rescued from the very brink of the grave and gradually restored to a life of usefulness. This impressed me so much that I decided to investigate the teachings of Christian Science for myself. My own need was very great. Materia medica had stated that I could not live much longer, and that was the opinion of the friends who knew me intimately. I went to a Christian Science practitioner, secured a copy of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, studied it most earnestly, and found that what I had been led to believe was the teaching of Christian Science was not Christian Science at all but a misunderstanding about it.

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Lecture Notice
July 17, 1926

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