The Lectures

Introductions to Lectures

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Second Church).

Lecturer: Thomas E. Hurley; introduced by Charles C. Butterworth, who said:—

We hear a great deal about freedom these days, especially about freedom of speech. Before the lecture begins I should like to call your attention to another kind of freedom, no less important, and that is the freedom to hear. Are we really free to hear what God is revealing to each one of us? Christ Jesus once said, "Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word." Freedom to hear means that we must be free from prejudice and pride of opinion; free from fear and other false habits of thought; free from mental interference, domination, and superstition—in a word, it means freedom from error. Jesus also said, "Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." So let us realize and cherish our moral freedom to hear and to accept the Word of Truth.

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Bible Notes
July 8, 1939

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