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Questions and answers on the public practice of Christian Science
When people first learn of Christian Science, they are often interested in understanding more of its healing ministry. The following questions and answers cover a few basic points about the public practice.
What is a Christian Science practitioner? Christian Science practitioners help people exclusively through prayer. Physical, mental, and moral problems are healed through a deeper, more heartfelt understanding of the nature of God and man. Christian Science treatment affords the kind of healing associated with Jesus and his disciples, but most importantly, increased spirituality is its hallmark.
What happens when I call a practitioner? Usually the patient lets the practitioner know what kind of help is needed. Then the practitioner may simply agree to pray, or, in addition, may talk with the patient, sometimes briefly, helping the patient to understand spiritual truths relevant to the case. A direction for study in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy may also be suggested. This all can happen in person or on the telephone—prayer is not limited by distance. Sometimes a person may contact a practitioner just to learn more about Christian Science.
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