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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1907.
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LECTURES AT THE ILLINOIS
Says Personal Experience Prompted
Him to Accept the Belief and
Devote Himself to It.
An audience that well filled the III i
uois theater was present last evening
to hear the lecture on "Christian
Science, Demonstrable Religion," by
Frank H. Leonard, C. S. B., of Brook-
In, X. Y., and a member of the Chris
tian Science Board of Lectureship of
the First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Boston, Mass. The lecture was given
under the auspices of the First Church
of Christ, Scientist, of this city.
The speaker was introduced by
(Jeorge Sheldon, who presided at the
meeting. Mr. Leonard, in his lecture,
spoke in part as follows:
"I believe no one can successfully
analyze or present any subject to an
other when his statements relative
thereto are based solely on an acadenv
ic or theoretical knowledge of it. The
burden of proof rests with the speaker
who can never speak with authority
until he has made a personal demn
lrnfirn ..f tho ncinrMiilt. pnrnrnin" flllV
'M subject under discussion; and when he
lias done this his theoretical learning
is superceded by practical knowledge
and he is fitted to discuss that partic
ular subject because he knows whereof
"That, there may he no misunder
standing 'as to whether my knowledge
of Christian Science is theoretical or
practical, I am going to give you a
brief statement of my reason for ac
cepting and adheriug to it for more
than twenty years
"I was born with an incurable or
ganic disease that had made my life,
up to the time- I learned of Christian
Science, one of pain, fear, and hope
lessness, and I had reached the point
in my existence where dissolution
seemed certain. 'Man's extremity is
God's opportunity,' for, after having
about three months' treatment from a
Christian Science practitioner, my or
ganic trouble was entirely destroyed,
and for the first time in my life I
knew the joy of health. That was in
1SS5. and from that day to this Chris
tian Science, as revealed to the world
through Mrs. Eddy, has met every dis
eased condition as it presented itself
to nie. has destroyed it and given me
freedom. It is from the standpoint of
having proved Christian Science and
its eternal efficacy in removing and
destroying 'all the ills that llesh is
heir to,' that I shall address you.
"Mrs. Kddy started the investigation
which led to the revelation of Christian
Science, from the fundamental basis
that God is all in all. Starting from
this basis disclosed the principle which
actuated Jesus the Christ and made
possible his demonstrations of healing
and the overcoming of the world, the
flesh and the devil or evil, which were
left by him for man's guidance in all
"Many statements have been made
that Christian Science denies God and
Christ. I know it will be interesting
information that, within the six hun
dred pages of 'Science and Health
with Key to the Scriptures' reference
is made to God about 1.200 times and
to Jesus the Christ about eight hun
dred times, which is an average of
over three times to each page in he
entire book. In every instance the ref
erence brings but a more exalted
thought relative to both God and
Another frequent statement is that
the Christian Scientists discard the
bible of Christianity and use m its
place 'Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures,' the Christian Science
textbook written by Mrs. Eddy. Noth
ing could be more untrue.
Belief in God.
"Christian Science teaches belief in
the one indivisible God, the divinity
of the Christ, in the eternality of the
Holy Spirit, and in the teachings of
the inspired Scripture. At this point
all similarity between its teachings
and those commonly accepted cease,
because Christian Science reveals to us
God as 'a very present help In trouble
now, without discriminating as to the
kind of trouble; while the ordinary
teachings put off the promised help
until an undesired future after death.
and even then most of us makes it
rather doubtful. Christian ' Science
teaches us what life is and how to live
it, and is worthy the most exhaustive
"The general belief is that every
thing we see, hear or know, whether
good, bad or iudifferent, is createtl i
Him for some mysterious purpose, and
tnat in some unthinkable way His
glory is always manifested in every
thing, no matter how terrible it may
"God as a supposed creator of good
and evil, of life and death, is not the
God we Christian Scientists know, nor
is He the God of which the inspired
scriptures teach us. The bible tells us
that God is good, and that He is om
nipotent, omniscent, and omnipresent
and the same yesterday, today and for
ever. This being true, that which He
creates or, does must be always th
same and always good. How, then
could He give life and life be good
and then give death and have death be
good? When life was good what would
become of death, and when deatli was
good what would become of life?
"If God created both life and death
and they are a part of His finished
creation, and therefore as eternal a
their creator, how can they both exis
eternally, when one is as certainly the
annihilation of the other as light is of
"Again, we are taught that the
'wages of sin is death;' if this is true,
then we have to admit that God. if
He be the creator of death, is the ere
ator of sin. You cannot escape th
conclusion by saying) that He only
permits sin, for to permit it He must
know it. and how can He know it when
the bible teaches us 'God is of purer
eyes than to behold evil and cannot
look on iniquity.'
Stu anil DiNenMt.
Christian Scientists are often con
demned because they refer to disease
as sin, but are they not clinging close
to the scriptures in doing so? People
accept it as universal law that disease
is the natural and necessary forerun
ner oj death. The scriptures teach us
death is the wages of sin. Then, in
harmony with the scriptures, nothing
can cause death- but sin and the teach
ing of Christian Science relative to
death is simply corroborative of the
"The universal belief about death is
that it is the entrance to heaven or
the gateway to hell. The logical out
come of this belief would lead us to
kill the innocent infant, to insure its
going to heaven, and to commend the
action of the native women of India
in throwing their babes into the Gan
ges, as based on sound reason. But
the belief that deaih is a friend is falla
cious. Death is an enemy. Christ
proved its unreality and overcame it
in accordance with the law of God.
thus indicating ultimate freedom from
death for all mankind.
"The Christian Scientists have not
yet reached the point where they have
overcome the universal belief in death,
nor have they yet reached the point
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If sick hair only ached as tick, teeth do,
there would be very few bald people in the
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We do know.-Jiowever, when the in
fallible principle , of Christian Science
is followed absolutely, we shall solve
all life's problems correctly and shall
realize in full the meaning of the say-
ng, 'Glory to God in the highest, peace
on earth, good will toward men.'
Mind, Xot Matter.
Human sense cannot conceive of
the individuality of God, but to think
of him as a person, deified, located in
one spot or place is ' indefensible, be
cause he could not be omnipresent and
be in less than all of infinite space
Even if God be such a person, Is it not
true that He must have a mind that
controls His body, and which must
have preceded it? From this viewpoint
is not the Christian Science statement
that God is infinite mind, and that,
therefore, all is mind and mind's idea,
the most practical, reasonable and logi
cal solution of the subject?
"The contention that God is infinite
mind carries with it the logical con
elusion that the Infinite cannot think
of finite things or have finite ideas!
Every thought emanating from mind
or God must be infinitely good or in
finitely bad. There can be no dispute
on this point, for one is the antithesis
of tae oilier, hence all reality must be
either absolute good or absolute bad
"If infinite mind ever had for one
instant an idea, perception or concep
tion of sin, in that very instant it ceas
ed to be absolutely sinless. You may
as well assert that an immovable ob
ject and an irrisistible force can occu
py the same place at the same time;
that love and hate, truth and a lie, in
telligence and non-inteliigence are all
synonymous, as to cling to the unseem
ly belief that the good God creates.
permits, sees or knows sin.
"God, after He finished His creative
work, called it 'very good" and rested.
"Look around you and see the mis
ery, shame, dishonesty, immorality, deg
radation and crime that mortal man is
steeped in, and tell pie, is it 'very
good?' Can you conceive of the immu
table, good God, able to make His
children reflect Himself, looking down
on such things and enjoying them? No.
a thousand times, no; such a thing is
utterly impossible. These things' can
not be clung to as real, but. outside of
and apart from God, for He is omni
present. Then we are forced to admit
either that the Christian Science teach
ing as to the unreality of sin is true.
or else, that God is infinitely bad.
Sin llnx Xo I'lnee.
"Is there rio sin? Yes, as long as peo
ple believe so, and so long as they in
dulge in the belief in it, they shall
suffer for it, and there can be no hope
of pardon so long as it is indulged in.
Christian Science teaches that th
only way to escape the penalty of sin
is to stop sinning! When sin is aban
doned and destroyed, there is nothing
left to be forgiven or suffered for and
man is free. Sin has no place in the
uivme creuuon, is not oi uod, and, in
reality, does not exist.
"The great sin for which people suf
fer is the belief in a power apart from
God. God is the only creator and, if
such a power exist. He must have cre
ated it. If it is true, and who will
question it, that 'A double-minded man
is unstable in all his ways.' what hope
would there be for us in seeking sal
vation if God be 'double-minded' and
has done this thing?
"Is it possible for people to be both
good and bad at the same time?
Would it be possible for God to be so?
What right have we to call anythin
iii.it viou creates oaci wnen the scrip
ture tell ns that everything He made
is good? If we accept the theory that
uod creates or permits evil, how shall
we know whether that which the world
calls good is bad or whether that which
it calls bad is good?
'If God is capable only of good, and
knows nothing but good, and man is
capable of both good and evil, then it
would seem as though the created man
ifests something the creator knows
nothing of, and that the idea has inher
ent possibilities of which the mind.
which conceives it, is totaljy uncon
"It is impossible to reconcile all the
many theories concerning God. and
bring them into one harmonious whole,
so long as He is believed to be the cre
ator of both good and evil. The world
seems unwilling to accept. Christian
Science chiefly because it is different
in practice and precept from the com
monly accepted ideas about God, even
though it is the first application of
Jesus' teachings, since He was on
earth, that has healed the sick from a
purely spiritual and, therefore, from a
purely good or godly basis.
'There are in the world today near
ly 150 different Christian sects. Don't
you think this condition might well be
called the modern Babel?
'Looking at the history of Christian
ity what do we find? That the world
has seen more brutality, criminal in
genuity and fiendish torture perpe
trated in the name of Christ than in
Rexult of Fear. ,
"Because it believes God to be the
author of sickness, the whole world is
held in the bondage of an awful, un
justifiable fear and terror of Him, a
fear of disease and death, intensified
and ever growing in detail as we grow
older, and which has been fostered
from the foundations of our theoretical
"The fear of the Lord, which we
must have, is 'the beginning of know
ledge,' and 'the beginning of know
ledge' is 'to hate evil.
"Oua existing bondage is the result
of the 'fear taught by the precepts of
men,' and we shall be free in propor
tion as we refuse longer to submit
to Its dominations and begin to 'hate
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at the root of all evil belief and fear.
by teaching us that God is and there
is nothing else. It is teaching us daily
to more really and nearly know God.
"Our lives are one long hideous
night mare of fear, and nothing is done
by mankind unless consciously or un
consciously there is an underlying
stratum of fear governing it. Job said,
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aphernalia of sickness and sin.
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hasn't money that it never will have:
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with unspeakable terror and fears
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helplessness of abject slavery.
"There is no satisfaction, no profit.
no advancement for man in fear of
this kind, and we can escape it if we
will 'seek first the kingdom of heav
en,', knowing that we live, move and
have our being in God who is love.
l-'cnr in l:inlc.
"There are innumerable instances of
reat panics in which hundreds have
been lost through fear; fear which
made mankind lose all thought -f any
one except itself, and engage in a
mad struggle for freedom until in its
very madness it blocked its own en
deavor, and the end came to hundreds
who might have been saved had they
but known how to obey the Master's
great command 'Love thy neighbor as
thyself.' " :i
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1 "Christian Science has laid the axe