In your recent issue a writer makes an erroneous statement...

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In your recent issue a writer makes an erroneous statement about Christian Science, namely, "Christian Scientists ... utilize the powers of autosuggestion and cannot produce authentic miracles."

Autosuggestion depends on the use of the human mind, designated by the Apostle Paul as "the carnal mind," and would seem to be a form of hypnosis; whereas Christian Science can succeed only to the extent that its adherents discern and express the divine Mind, described in the Bible as the Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." In the Church Manual of the Christian Science denomination, written by Mary Baker Eddy, Article XI, Section 9, reads, "Members of this Church shall not learn hypnotism on penalty of being excommunicated from this Church."

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