Your correspondent who has written to your paper criticizing...

Calgary Daily Herald

Your correspondent who has written to your paper criticizing Christian Science says: "Christian Scientist do not pray. A visit to any of their services will establish this." The fact is, that at every Christian Science service the congregation engages in silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer. A visitor at those services could hardly fail to note this fact. Christian Scientists are thus obeying the injunction of Christ Jesus, who, in giving the Lord's Prayer for our use, said, "After this manner therefore pray ye." Moreover, they are daily seeking to understand better and demonstrate more fully its practical spiritual meaning and the healing power that goes with it. Christian Science emphasizes the value of silent prayer, and enables its adherents to put into daily practice the precept of the Apostle Paul, "Pray without ceasing."

Material things or fleshly so-called pleasures had no place in the life of the Master. Although he was in the world, he was not of it. Christian Science teaches that the human Jesus appeared in the flesh. Christian Science teaches that Christ Jesus was the mediator, or Way-shower, between God and men. He taught mortals how to escape from bondage to the flesh by demonstrating the real man's sonship with God.

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