The Strange World of Christian Science

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The Strange World of…

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

What Christian Science Believes and Teaches:

GOD…

Like Christians, the Christian Scientists believe that God is good, that He is spirit and that He desires the best for His people. But they deny His personal character. The founder of Christian Science (which is neither Christian, nor scientific!), Mary Baker-Eddy, says “Life, truth and love constitute the triune person called God”. (SCIENCE AND HEALTH, p331).

JESUS CHRIST…

Christian Scientists differentiate between the names ‘Jesus’ and ‘Christ’. ‘Jesus is not God: again the founder says, “Jesus is the name of the man who more than all other men, has presented Christ, the divine idea of God”. (SCIENCE AND HEALTH, p437).

THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS…

“‘The second appearing of Jesus is unquestionably the spiritual advent of the advancing idea of God, as in Christian Science”. (RETROSPECTION AND INTROSPECTION by Mary Baker Eddy, p70).

THE HOLY SPIRIT…

Christian Scientists believe that Jesus’ promise to his disciples that he would send ‘a helper’ (the Holy Spirit) refers specifically to Christian Science.

SIN, DEATH, PAIN AND EVIL…

All of these are unreal products of our imagination. “Man is incapable of sin, sickness and death” (SCIENCE AND HEALTH, p475), continuing, ‘The body cannot die because matter has no life to surrender”.

Christian Scientists’ views on healing are not consistent. They will go to the dentist or the optician, or to the doctor for a broken leg, or into hospital for an appendectomy!

However, Mary Baker-Eddy herself used drugs on many occasions during the last 10 years of her life.

SALVATION…

The Lord Jesus’ death did absolutely nothing to save men from the consequences of their sin.

In Conclusion…

Denying basic Christian teachings establishes beyond doubt that Christian Science is neither Christian, nor scientific.

 

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