The Manual of the Mother Church
Mary Baker Eddy

- MAN 41: -

 
Christ Jesus the Ensample. Sect. 3. He
who dated the Christian era is the Ensample in
Christian Science. Careless comparison or irreverent
reference to Christ Jesus is abnormal in a
Christian Scientist, and is prohibited. When it is
necessary to show the great gulf between Christian
Science and theosophy, hypnotism, or spiritualism,
do it, but without hard words. The wise
man saith, "A soft answer turneth away wrath."
However despitefully used and misrepresented
by the churches or the press, in return employ
no violent invective, and do good unto your
enemies when the opportunity occurs. A departure
from this rule disqualifies a member for
office in the Church or on the Board of Lectureship,
and renders this member liable to discipline
and, possibly, dismissal from The Mother
Church.


Daily Prayer. Sect. 4. It shall be the duty
of every member of this Church to pray each
day: "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!

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