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Article VIII Section 2    To be Read in Church. Sect. 2. The above Church Rule shall be read in The Mother 18Church and in the branch churches by the First Reader on the first Sunday of each month. On Communion day the Church Tenets are to 21be read.

41:1Article VIII Section 3    Christ Jesus the Ensample. Sect. 3. He who dated the Christian era is the Ensample in 3Christian Science. Careless comparison or irreverent reference to Christ Jesus is abnormal in a Christian Scientist, and is prohibited. When it is 6necessary to show the great gulf between Christian Science and theosophy, hypnotism, or spiritualism, do it, but without hard words. The wise 9man saith, “A soft answer turneth away wrath.” However despitefully used and misrepresented by the churches or the press, in return employ 12no violent invective, and do good unto your enemies when the opportunity occurs. A departure from this rule disqualifies a member for 15office in the Church or on the Board of Lectureship, and renders this member liable to discipline and, possibly, dismissal from The Mother 18Church.

Article VIII Section 4    Daily Prayer. Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to pray each 21day: “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 24Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!

42:1Article VIII Section 5    Prayer in Church. Sect. 5. The prayers in Christian Science churches shall be offered for 3the congregations collectively and exclusively.

Article VIII Section 6    Alertness to Duty. Sect. 6. It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend 6himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion, and not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind. 9By his works he shall be judged, — and justified or condemned.

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