The editorial printed in your issue of December 13,...

The editorial printed in your issue of December 13, from the Catholic World, captioned "Revival of Paganism," has grossly misrepresented Christian Science, and as an authoritative writer on this subject I kindly ask for space to make a brief reply.

Your writer quotes as follows: "The official manual of the sect, Science and Health, inculcates neither prayer nor worship of God." The first chapter of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," written by Mrs. Eddy, is entitled "Prayer." This chapter completely refutes the statement quoted, and the first paragraph of this chapter reads as follows: "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say or think on this subject, I speak from experience. Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind."

August 16, 1924

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