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    While we entertain due respect and fellowship for what 15is good and doing good in all denominations of religion, and shun whatever would isolate us from a true sense of goodness in others, we cannot serve mammon.

18    Christian Scientists are really united to only that which is Christlike, but they are not indifferent to the welfare of any one. To perpetuate a cold distance between our de21nomination and other sects, and close the door on church or individuals — however much this is done to us — is not Christian Science. Go not into the way of the un24christly, but wheresoever you recognize a clear expression of God’s likeness, there abide in confidence and hope.

    Our unity with churches of other denominations must 27rest on the spirit of Christ calling us together. It cannot come from any other source. Popularity, self-aggrandizement, aught that can darken in any degree our spirituality, 30must be set aside. Only what feeds and fills the sentiment 22 22:1with unworldliness, can give peace and good will towards men.

3    All Christian churches have one bond of unity, one nucleus or point of convergence, one prayer, — the Lord’s Prayer. It is matter for rejoicing that we unite in love, 6and in this sacred petition with every praying assembly on earth, — “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

9    If the lives of Christian Scientists attest their fidelity to Truth, I predict that in the twentieth century every Christian church in our land, and a few in far-off lands, 12will approximate the understanding of Christian Science sufficiently to heal the sick in his name. Christ will give to Christianity his new name, and Christendom will be 15classified as Christian Scientists.

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