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Adresseavisen recently contained an article about an English sect which has introduced a "wonder-medicine" in Namdal. It is stated in this article that the "religious foundation" of the sect "has certain features in common with Christian Science." This "information" from your press connection in Bedford can only be based on ignorance of Christian Science, for if there is any relation whatever between the activities of the sect and its "religious foundation" this foundation must be wholly contrary to what Christian Science teaches.

Christian Science is based on the Bible, and especially on the words and works of Christ Jesus. It maintains that healing by prayer, which for about three hundred years was a vital part of the Christian religion, is still a part of it, and that this method of healing is the only effectual one. It is not founded on faith only, but on an understanding of spiritual law, of man's spiritual nature, and of man's relation to God.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science writes in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 1): "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."

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December 2, 1939

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