Vasterviksposten for February 26 offers some criticism...


Vasterviksposten for February 26 offers some criticism from the still anonymous "Scutum" on the doctrine and method of Christian Science. Everybody is, of course, free to maintain his own opinion regarding his neighbor's religion; but in order that a wrong opinion may not be imposed upon the esteemed circle of readers of your paper I may, perhaps, be permitted to state in a few words some facts from the Christian Science point of view, which are recommended for unprejudiced consideration.

Christian Scientists have a prayer which is especially dear to them, and which it is their joy to pray constantly. It is the beautiful prayer: "Thy will be done." Christian Science points out that since God is Life, the ever present and almighty Love, everyone can learn to pray this prayer daily in calm and unselfish expectation of partaking of the rich and good gifts of Life and Love, and through faith be enabled to receive of these gifts. In proportion, therefore, as these gifts are received, one is freed from everything that is opposed to God, good.

On page 41 of the Manual of The Mother Church, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, formulates the "Daily Prayer" thus: "'Thy kingdom come;' let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!" From this is clearly seen that the critic has misjudged and wrongly presented the question when he says that the prayer "Thy will be done" easily becomes "My will be done" by Christian Scientists.

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