A LECTURE on Christian Science bears close resemblance to a sermon, and if I were to select a text of Scripture as a basis for an address of this character, I could not well select a more interesting or a more important one than that of Jesus' commission to his disciples, that their preaching should be with respect to the kingdom of God—the immediate presence of the power of good, and to be accompanied by the healing of the sick, the cleansing of the leper, the raising of the dead, the casting out of devils. The tenth chapter of Matthew's gospel is entirely devoted to the Master's instructions and admonitions in this respect, and the closing chapter of the same gospel adds to this specific commission the more general and universal one, namely, that his followers should teach all nations to observe all things whatsoever he had commanded them to do, thus plainly making it a Christian's duty to heal the sick and remove evils as well as preach the gospel.
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