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About Christian Science

Mary Baker Eddy writes in her major work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science.”

In a related book (Miscellaneous Writings) she says of Christian Science: “It is the soul of divine philosophy, and there is no other philosophy. It is not a search after wisdom, it is wisdom: it is God’s right hand grasping the universe,--all time, space, immortality, thought, extension, cause, and effect; constituting and governing all identity, individuality, law, and power. It stands on this Scriptural platform: that He made all that was made, and it is good, reflects the divine Mind, is governed by it; and that nothing apart from this Mind, one God, is self-created or evolves the universe.”

Mrs. Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (published in 17 languages and Braille) explains this discovery of scientific Christianity. It illumines the Bible and teaches that God is all good, supreme, ever present Love. It identifies man as God’s beloved child, His unfallen image and likeness. This view of reality based on original perfection gives man divine authority to refuse evil.

Read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures online here: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

Christian Scientists believe in the Bible and in Christ Jesus as the Son of God, or promised Messiah. They believe that Jesus’ teachings and healing work expressed scientific Christianity-- the application of the laws of God—laws that are still practical and provable today by anyone, anywhere. Christian Scientists consider the Commandments, as well as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, to be central to their lives and practice of Christianity.


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