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1Never was there a more solemn and imperious call than God makes to us all, right here, for fervent de-

3votion and an absolute consecration to the greatest and holiest of all causes. The hour is come. The great battle of Armageddon is upon us. The powers of evil

6are leagued together in secret conspiracy against the Lord and against His Christ, as expressed and opera- tive in Christian Science. Large numbers, in desperate

9malice, are engaged day and night in organizing action against us. Their feeling and purpose are deadly, and they have sworn enmity against the lives of our standard-


What will you do about it? Will you be equally in earnest for the truth? Will you doff your lavender-kid

15zeal, and become real and consecrated warriors? Will you give yourselves wholly and irrevocably to the great work of establishing the truth, the gospel, and the Science

18which are necessary to the salvation of the world from error, sin, disease, and death? Answer at once and practi- cally, and answer aright!


The editor of The Christian Science Journal said that at three o'clock, the hour for the church service proper,

24the pastor, Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, accompanied by Rev. D. A. Easton, who was announced to preach the sermon, came on the platform. The pastor intro-

27duced Mr. Easton as follows: —

Friends: — The homesick traveller in foreign lands greets with joy a familiar face. I am constantly home-

30sick for heaven. In my long journeyings I have met

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1one who comes from the place of my own sojourning for many years, — the Congregational Church. He is

3a graduate of Bowdoin College and of Andover The- ological School. He has left his old church, as I did, from a yearning of the heart; because he was not sat-

6isfied with a manlike God, but wanted to become a God- like man. He found that the new wine could not be put into old bottles without bursting them, and he came

9to us.

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