The Manual of the Mother Church
Mary Baker Eddy

- MAN 47: -

 is a humanitarian; he is benevolent, forgiving,
long-suffering, and seeks to overcome evil with
good.


Duty to Patients. Sect. 23. If a member of
this Church has a patient whom he does not heal,
and whose case he cannot fully diagnose, he
may consult with an M.D. on the anatomy
involved. And it shall be the privilege of a Christian
Scientist to confer with an M.D. on Ontology,
or the Science of being.


Testimonials. Sect. 24. "Glorify God in
your body, and in your spirit, which are God's"
(St. Paul). Testimony in regard to the healing
of the sick is highly important. More than a mere
rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle of
praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ,
"who healeth all thy diseases" (Psalm 103:3).
This testimony, however, shall not include a description
of symptoms or of suffering, though the
generic name of the disease may be indicated.
This By-Law applies to testimonials which appear
in the periodicals and to those which are given
at the Wednesday evening meeting.


Charity to All. Sect. 25. While members
of this Church do not believe in the doctrines
of theosophy, hypnotism, or spiritualism, the

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