About Christian Science
What is Christian Science?
It is the divine laws of Life, Truth and Love. Christian Science is also the scientific system of divine healing and it explains how healings in the Bible took place. It is a way of life, a religion and a day by day spiritual discovery.
What’s scientific about it?
Science is that which can be consistently proved and which points to law at work. As the universal Principle underlying the teachings and healings in the Bible, God can be seen as unchanging Truth operating through timeless spiritual laws rather than special miraculous acts. As you come to understand these laws of good you find Christianity can be applied specifically and effectively to every human ill.
Is it Christian?
Yes – absolutely. It is based squarely on the Bible and particularly the teachings of Christ Jesus.
Is it connected to Scientology or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?
No, not at all!
What if organisation and churches aren’t for me?
You don’t have to go to church or take up a religion to explore Science and Health. It’s available online at www.christianscience.com and www.spirituality.com and in bookshops and libraries. But if you like meeting others and sharing ideas, the church offers that opportunity.
Is Mrs Eddy’s book superior to the Bible?
No! The Bible stands as the unique source book for all true Christianity. It was through deep study of the Bible and prayer that Mrs Eddy discovered the Science of Christianity and recorded her conclusions in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She wrote her book so that everyone could study and apply this Science for themselves and experience healing as she had done. Prior to this, Christian healing had not been practised for centuries.
Is Mrs Eddy a god?
No – certainly not! Mary Baker Eddy warned her followers to guard against deification of her. She advised her students to always to turn to God and to study the Bible and her textbook for answers to their questions. She established her church with no hierarchy.