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r; Ctiristian Science
Virgil 0. Strickler, C. S. B.
Member of (lie Board of Lectureship
of The Mother Cliurch, Tho First
Church of Chriit, Scientist, in
Lecturer V. 0. Strickler was heard
t tho Princess Theatre Sunday after
oon by a crowd greatly reduced by
tho extreme weather.
Mr. Strickler in his lecluro said:
As it becomes more generally un
derstood that through the ministry of
Christian Science people aro being
healed of sickness, sin, unhappincss,
worry, fear, and other discordant
conditions, there is an ever-increasing
desire upon tho part of the genera;
public to learn now these results are
accomplished. It is the purpose of
this lecture to explain how Christian
Science decs these things. There is
ho mystery about Christian Science
fcealinir, nor is it difficult to under
ttand. It can be stated without any
reservation whatever that every per
son who is willing to do so may learn
iow to heal sickness and to destroy
the desire to sin for himself and
ethers through Christian Science.
Many Different Religious
It is said that there arc more than
two hundred different kinds of the
Christian religion alone, not to men
tion the hundreds of other forms of
religions that are not Christian. It is
3 fact that people do entertain widely
differing religious beliefs. In many
instances the differences are irrecon
cilable, and yet every one believes
with all the sincerity of which he is
eapable that his own particular beliefs
rc true. It must be conceded that,
is the main, all people are equally
honest and equally sincere in their
religious beliefs. The only reason
why they are grouped together in
different forms of religion is because
tbey honestly believe that through
their own particular form of religion
they will find the good which they so
As one considers the subject of re
ligion from this broad viewpoint it
becomes entirely plain that most of
the people in the world are believing
as their re'igion many things that are
Every one will recognize not only
the desirability, but the necessity, of
exchanging false and erroneous be
liefs about religious matters for posi
True religion consists of spiritual j
truth, and not of erroneous beliefs;
hence it follows that one's religion is
limited to the amount of spiritual
truth he knows, and that erroneous
religious beliefs are only so many de
himt l that serve no other purpose
an tj obstrucfspiritual growth.
erroneous religious beliefs by substi
tuting a knowledge of truth in place
A thereof, and to destroy out of the hu
man mind all evil qualities by plant
ing good qualities in their stead. It
wages relentless warfare against all
wrong mental qualities. It seeks to
substitute love in ' place of hate, un
selfishness in place of selfishness,
honesty in place of dishonesty, and
truth in place of error. It lays tre
mendous emphasis upon the necessity
, for "bringing into 'captivity every
thought to the obedience of Christ,"
(II. Cor. x, 5) as the Bible commands.
It shows that the cause of all disease
and sin is mental, and not physical,
. and that both sickness and sin are de
stroyed by the evangelization of the
human mentality with truth and love.
It teaches without any reservation
. whatever that the truth taught and
kracticed by Jesus, when understood
, .and applied, is sufficient without any
drugs or any material means to heal
fcesfck and regenerate tho sinner,
aitd Christian Scientists everywhere
aro engaged daily in demonstrating
and proving this to be true.
Every student of religion should
) begin to give heed to what the Biblo
teaches concerning the importance of
j lvoWng to tho mental rather than to
' Hie physical for deliverance from hu-
man discord. We read in Romans
f viii. 6i 7, "To bo carnally minded is
f death, but to bo spiritually minded is
the Scriptures leave no room for
doubt as to the cause of sin, disease,
and death, or their cure. Tho carnal
mind is nothfng more nor leas than
tho unregencrated human mind. It
is the human mind in its natural state,
when filled with hatred, selfishness,
deceit, dishonesty, and other evil
qualities, and with superstition and
falso beliefs. These evil and errone
ous mental qualities rcsii't in sin, dis
c tse and death, and in all. human
The command is to get rid vA erro
neous mental qualities, and to have in
us "the mind which was also in Christ
Jesus," for in thjs mind there was
not a single sinful quality, nor any
superstition or false religious belief.
Thus the.human mind is renewed by
the destruction of erroneous and sin
ful mental qualities, and the substihr
tion in their nlacc of qualities that
inhere in the Mind of the Master.
As this renewing process goes on,
sickness, suffering, and discordant
conditions begin to disappear, and
wnen it is finished, and every morta'
thought has been brought into sub
ection to Christ, then man will be
transformed from a sinning, suffer
ing mortal into a state of peace and
harmony. The carnal mind with its
sin and superstition produces the
conditions that lead to death, while to
be spiritually minded, that is to have
the Mind that was in Christ Jesus,
'is life and peace." Christian Science
teaches that this is the precise pro
cess by wnicn Human beings arc
saved from sickness and sin.
It will thus be seen that Christian
Science healing in every case is spirit
ual, and results from the operation of
Truth or divine Principle in human
consciousness, and not from the ac
tion of one human mind upon anoth
er, nor from hypnotism, nor from
To summarize the matter in a single
sentence, it can bo said that Christian
Science healing is accomplished
through the activity of right thinking
and right living, and in no other way
can one demonstrate the Principle that
Jesus healed the sick without drugs,
and, what is more important to us, he
taught other people huwtodo so, thus
proving that his method of healing
physical diseases by spiritual means
could be taught to others, and under
stood and practiced by them.
As the disciples walked up and
down the country with Jesus listening
to his explanations of spiritual truth,
and watching him apply this truth to
human needs as he healed the leper,
the lame, the deaf, the blind, whom
he met by the wayside, they began to
understand for the first time that di
vine love is adequate to meet every j
human need, and that Jesus come to
leach the way whereby every one
might learn to prove it.
Moses and the prophets also healed
the sick and raised the dead and did
many other wonderful works in dem
onstration of the power of the Spirit
to meet human needs, and the Old
Testament is filled with such instan-
sMi woekt now heal people of sick
ness and sin and every evil human
condition the same as then:
Thjs idea grew and expanded in her
contciousness until it became the im
pelling motive of her entire We. In
the year 1866 the discovered the law
of Spirit, and named it Christian
Science. After waiting nine years,
during which timo she subjected the
Principle she had discovered to the
broadest practical tests in healing
sickness and other forms of human
discord, she published a statement of
Christian Science in a book which she
entitled "Scienco and Health with
Key to the Scriptures." This book is
everywhere now recognized as tho
only text-book of Christian Science
A great religious movement has form
cd around its teachings; which in one
generation has girdled tho earth with
its churches. Tbo spread of Christian
Science has been phenomenal, and its
growth has resulted from healing.
Every adherent of Christian Science
has actually been healed by some
sickness, disease or sinful appetite,
and most of them have been healed of
many such conditions. These facts
are easily verified, and are worthy of
very serious considerations.
Mrs. Eddy discovered the law of
Spirit as truly as Sir Isaac Newton
discovered the law of gravitation, and
this fact should be thoroughly under
stood. Just as Newton discovered
that movements of material bodies
are regulated and governed by this
material law, so Mrs. Eddy discover
ed the Principle tb'at'governs the en
tire universe, including every detail
in the lives of men. The supreme
creative governing, omnipresent Mind
or Principle is God, tho only cause,
the only creator, tho only Ruler of
man and the universe.
life and peace. Because tho carnal
wind is enmity auainst God; for U is
not subject to tho law of God, neither,
indeed, can be." Again in Philippians
ii, 5, it U said, "Let this mind be in
you, which, was also In Christ Jesus;"
and In Romans xil, 2, "Bo ye trans
Sermed by the renewing of your
TjMiigttMUt MMWM TOM
It will thus be seen that the knowl
edge of spiritual truth, and the meth
od of its application to deliver people
from sickness, sin, and every kind of
evil human condition has reappeared
upon the earth at many times, and it
is claimed for Christian Science that
it is the reappearance in our own gen
eration of the understanding of the
same spiritual law that was known
and understood in part by Moses and
the prophets, and which was perfect
ly understood and demonstrated by
Jesus, and by him taught to tho dis
ciples. There is no mystery about it,
and the results produced by Christian
Science are the results which have
always followed and must necessarily
fnltriw. fmm thn nnnpphpnsinn nnH rtf-
nu;ti.i i.tn. nu-t. sin, when
tian Science is nothing more nor less
than a return to primitive Christiani
ty, and every one who turns to it
fairly and honestly will find it that
which will satisfy his spiritual aspira.
Hons and meet his human needs.
Mrs. Eddy's Discovery.
Mrs. Eddy is acknowledged to bo
the Discoverer and Founder of Chris
tian Science, and many people ask
what it is that sho has discovered. In
reply it can bo said that she has discovered-
tho law of Spirit which is
Mrs. Eddy also studied the miracles
In tho Old and Now Testaments, and
came to tho inevitable conclusion that
all of theso events were correlated by
means of an underlying spiritual law
that had been known and understood
by tho men who wrought them, and
she said that if she could discover the
law it would be found to operate In
the same manner now as in Dibit
tfeae that It wojdd be ahe&Uafkw'
Source of Good and Evil.
Outside of Christian Science very
few people have ever reasoned out
the question to their satisfaction as
to where good and evil como from,
and still fewer have even a satisfacto
ry theory as to how good may be se
cured or evil avoided in actual human
Christian Science shows that all
good comes to man from God through,
the operation of His laws, and that
evil originates in the human carnal
mind, which is "enmity against God."
Evil is not an entity. It has no king
dom and no kincr. It has no mind.
no presence, and no laws. The'dAly
power it can ever exercise, is what' it
derives from human belief in ir,'and
human acceptance of it.
Since God is infinite good He has
knowledge of good and of nothing
else. He could not possibly have
knowledge of evil, for evil does not
exist in the spiritual universe, and it
is really the only universe. The seem
ing existence of evil is in the carnal
mind. It has been well said tliat if
every one would quit sinning there
would be no more sin. Xs human
consciousnesses evangelized by truth
and love, sin disappears.
There is no such thing as an angry
God waiting to smite you for sin, for
God has no knowedge of sin in any
form. His law is against sin; yet the
punishment for or of sin is by sin,
and when the sin is destroyed and
put away out of tho human mind, the
punishment stops, but as long as the
sin remains it will whip and punish
Thus the forgiveness of sfn consists
in the destruction of sin, and the sin
exists nowhere but in the carnal
human mind. ThcbelieMhatGod
pardons sinjmerely because you ask
Him to do so, without turning from
that sin yourself arid putting it away
from you, is foolish deception.
People ask how God can destroy
he knows nothing of sin
and does not even know that it ex
ists. The answer is plain. He de
stroys it just as the sun destroys the
darkness which it never sees. , When
tho light appears darkness disappears.
Good and evil cannot mingle any
more than light and darkness can
mintrle. One vanishes before the
When were the President and Vice
President of the United -States from
different political leaders?
What is the total number of votes
la the 1917 Electoral College!
What men were three times noml
nees for the Presidency of tho United
States, and but twice elected?
Which President of the United
States died in office?
Name tho Presidents of the United
States who served less than ono term?
Which stato slnco 1880 has always
given its entire electoral vote to tho
Republican nominee for tho Prcsl
Name tho Presidents of the united
States who served but ono term.
Which Presidents of the United
States were previously Vice Presi
In which State sinco 1880 have elec
toral votes at a national election been
given to the nominees of three par
When and in what stato would a
change of 575 popular votes have giv
en the Presidency of the United States
to the candidate defeated at that elec
Which President of tho United
States received votes in three Electa
ral Colleges, but, never a sufficient
number to elect?
During the administrations of which
'residents has there been no Vice
President of the United States?
The home of Roy Duman burned
n Breckinridge county and his 12-
year-old daughter was cremated.
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on the human body, and that such be
liefs originate in the carnal mind, and
not in the body, but are manifested
on the body only after they are for
mulated in the material or carnal
mind. If this be true, and it Is true
beyond all possible question, it then
follows that the correct way to treat
disease is not through matter,, nor by
giving material remedies and drugs to
the body, hut by destroying the Im
ages of disease out of the human
Every one must see at a glance that
disease is not itself an entirety. It
has no mind, intelligence, volition, 1
nor presence. Disease is neither self-.
created nor was it created by God. '
It originates in the first instance in tho '
carnal human mind in the form of dis
ease thought, and is then objectified
on the body bj the material beliefs of
that same carnal mfnd. The true way
to cure it, therefore, is to give to the
mind something that will neutralize
and. distroy the disease producing
qualities and belief. The thing that
does this is the Christ-truth, which
Christian Science brings to the human
and in this way Christian Science has
healed very many people from all
kinds of disease.
Jesus said, "Come unto me all ye
that labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest," and Christian
Science'.iE teaching the human race
that the true way to come unto Him is
to live the Life that he lived, to mani
fest the Love that he manifested, and
to demonstrate tho Truth that Ho
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Korniloff Joins Kaledines,
Minnesota Man Killed
Pelrogard, Dec. 7. It is reported DavId Angstrom, of Minneapolis, an
that den. KomilnfF. wlm ronnnilv . expert dynamite shooter, In the em-
caped from Buikoff, where had been PIov of tho J- L- Rsser construction",
imprisoned by the Bolshevlkl authori-i company was fatally injured Sunday: .
ties has joined Gen. Kaledines,Hetman .whenaP,cceof tImber became disr
of the Don Cossacks'. Gen. Korniloff loaea ,rom e t0P or 8 well digger'
formerly was commander-in-chief of and struck hIm on 1,10 hcad- Hesdled;
of the Russian armies. later of concussion of tho brain. ;
Dawson Tribune. , " t
Armed sailors have arrested forty
employes of the Stato Rank who had
refused to work under tho Dolsheviki
M R. Kevii Mayor.
The City Council of Princeton, Ky.,
has elected M. R. Kevil Mayor for a
term of four years, beginning Janu
ary 1 next.
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Pistol Went Off.
Jas. Benson, aged 21, was accident-'
ly shot and killed by his room-mate,
Philip Fuqua, who was fooling with a
pistol, at Russcllville.
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