Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined Christian Science as “the law of God, the law of good . . . ” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). She’d learned that God is infinite Love, and completely good. A clear glimpse of this through prayer has power to heal and transform anyone.
Mary Baker Eddy was a lifelong student of the Bible. And she’d always wanted to find solutions to human suffering. When she was critically injured in 1866, she turned to God with her whole heart. While reading accounts of Jesus’ swift, powerful healings, she experienced a new sense of God. She saw that God, Spirit, is the only reality. And she was completely healed. She wanted to understand what happened, so she studied the Bible and found universal and dependable laws of God. These laws are the foundation of Christian Science.
Since then many people have been healed and redeemed as they learn about their relationship to God through this reliable Science of Christianity.
Read Mary Baker Eddy’s primary work, the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Yes, both. Christian because it is based on the Bible, and specifically on the teachings of Christ Jesus. Science because it is based on the laws of God, which are provable and constant, as demonstrated by Christ Jesus.
Who are your pastors?
Every Christian Science church shares the same two pastors. They are the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Lesson sermons are prepared by a committee from The Mother Church and distributed through the Christian Science Publishing Society. These sermons are presented on Sundays by elected individuals within the different churches called readers. The First Reader reads from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The Second Reader reads from the Bible.
What can I expect from church services?
On Sundays, Christian Science churches around the world deliver the same lesson sermon which can be studied beforehand through The Christian Science Quarterly or the Full Text Lesson Sermon. The differences between these services are the selected: hymns, solo music, opening scriptural reading, and benediction.
On Wednesdays, the elected First Reader from each branch church prepares a service using citations from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The sermon is followed by testimonies from congregants sharing how the study of Christian Science has enlightened their understanding of God, and may include references to healings.
I am looking for a healing, who do I talk to?
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