Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, manifested...

Butte (Mont.) Miner

Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, manifested as divine Life, Truth, and Love. It assumes, therefore, that all cause and effect, law, activity, and force must be the manifestation of Truth, which is always the outcome of good. We have, then, an unchanging creator.

Prayer is an effort to approach God—to come into His presence. When a man prays he desires something. He wants something brought to pass. Let us see how the Christian Scientist prays: He sees around him the sin, the woe, and the sickness, but has learned that they are temporary monstrosities which are apparently occupying God's place and power, and manifesting a will which is not the will of the Father. The Christian Scientist remembers that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." He knows at once he cannot believe the testimony of both Spirit and matter. So he chooses that of Spirit, and realizes what James meant when he said, "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick."

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