Christian Science is a spirituality-based method of treating disease and alleviating suffering that has been practiced by thousands of professional healers around the world for over 125 years. Discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, it explains how Jesus Christ healed through divine law and how we can learn to heal through his example and teachings.
The rules of Christian Science and its method of treating disease are explained in the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. First published in 1875, millions of copies of Science and Health have sold over the last century to people of various faiths and backgrounds.
Christian Science is not a church, or an organized religion. It is a universal system of spiritual healing anyone can practice whether they are religiously affiliated or not. It is the divine Comforter promised by Jesus that comes to us where we are, reveals to us our immortal selfhood at-one with God, takes mortal suffering away.
There is a church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, headquartered in Boston, Massachussetts, whose members practice Christian Science. But Christian Science itself is a teaching accessible to all earnest seekers of Truth.
Shirley Paulson, Head of Ecumenical Affairs, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
The theological premise in Christian Science that God is infinite and omnipotent Love guides the Church’s mission to and blessings for the world. Christ Jesus’ message that the kingdom of God is here is the authority from which his disciples (then and now) heal suffering of all kinds in the world. True healing prayers are “deep and conscientious protests of Truth – of man’s likeness to God and of man’s unity with Truth and Love.”(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 12:13-15) Prayer, therefore, is considered the greatest blessing to oneself as well as the greatest service to the world. Physical cure through prayer demonstrates God’s unconditional and powerful love for all.
Healing in Christian Science is not willing the sick to recover, but a humble response to God’s loving care for the whole creation. Today, as in Eddy’s time, the Christian Science Church encourages its members and all people to take part in the healing of illness and oppression anywhere in the world. Self-employed practitioners pray with and for others on a fee-for-service basis, serving not just Christian Scientists but anyone who contacts them for help. Another expression of this pastoral care is Christian Science nursing, which provides additional support, such as feeding, cleansing, and bandaging for individuals relying on spiritual care. While these Christian Science practitioners and nurses are recognized by The Mother Church, their healing ministries are not subsidized or controlled by the Church.
The Christian Science Church lovingly encourages, supports, and embraces everyone in their quest for health and well-being. Because of the sincere commitment of Christian Scientists to spiritual healing as an expression of their faith in God, and because of their successful experiences with spiritual healing, they may be reluctant to seek medical treatment for themselves. However, the Christian Science teaching is to love and support others unconditionally, whatever system of health care they may choose.
|Putting it on Record||http://journal.christianscience.com/audio/putting-it-on-record|
|News of Healing||http://sentinel.christianscience.com/audio/news-of-healing|
|Your Daily Lift||http://christianscience.com/prayer-and-health/inspirational-media/your-daily-lift|
|El Heraldo (Spanish)||http://es.herald.christianscience.com/espanol/edicion-radial|
|Record of Truth||http://journal.christianscience.com/journal-audio/record-of-truth|
|Christian Science Lectures and Talks||http://www.christianscience.com/christian-healing-today/lectures-online|
|Our Prayer Makes a Difference||http://www.christianscience.com/christian-healing-today/our-prayer-makes-a-difference|
|Living Christian Science Today||http://sentinel.christianscience.com/blogs/living-christian-science-today|
|Christian Science Lectures - Texts||http://cslectures.org/|
|Magazines and Pamphlets|
|The Christian Science Journal||http://journal.christianscience.com/|
|The Christian Science Sentinel||http://sentinel.christianscience.com/|
|The Christian Science Herald||http://herald.christianscience.com/|
|Pamplets and Collections||http://jsh.christianscience.com/collections|
|Weekly Bible Lesson|
|My Bible Lesson||http://mybiblelesson.christianscience.com/|
|Cedars Bible Lesson Applications||http://www.cedarscamps.org/metaphysical/|
|Mary Baker Eddy|
|Read Science & Health online||http://www.christianscience.com/the-christian-science-pastor/science-and-health|
|The Mary Baker Eddy Library||http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/|
|Mary Baker Eddy - 19th Century Ideas||http://www.mbe19c.com|
|Other Online Resources|
|What is Christian Science||http://christianscience.com/what-is-christian-science|
|The Christian Science Monitor||http://www.csmonitor.com|
|The Christian Science Journal Directory||http://directory.christianscience.com/|
|The Mother Church||http://christianscience.com/church-of-christ-scientist/the-mother-church-in-boston-ma-usa|
|The readings at Wednesday evening meetings in Christian Science churches are from our Church's pastor, The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Wednesday evening readings may also include, as some do here, readings from Prose Works by Mrs. Eddy. For a given Wednesday, a member of our group composes a reading that addresses an individual, community, or world issue with the healing support found in these books. The readings below are examples of what our members explore and pray through each week at our meetings in Ukiah.
Along with citations from Science and Health, you'll find across these readings the fresh inspiration found in several Bible translations: King James Version (KJV), New King James Version (NKJV), English Standard Version (ESV), Revised Standard Version (RSV), J.B. Phillips New Testament (Phillips), The Message (MSG), Easy-to-Read Version (ERV), Amplified Bible (AMP), Good News Translation (GNT), and New International Version (NIV). You're welcome to study these readings here and join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm. Click here for more information about our Wednesday evening meetings.
|Appearance and Reality||Governed Only by God||Politics - A House Divided Cannot Stand|
|Believe and See||Government - Thy Kingdom Come||Practice Not Profession|
|Become As Little Children||Harmony is our Natural State||Prayer - Let Mind Lead|
|Blessed Well-Pleased Identity||Rewrite Your History||Progress Now|
|Christian Science Reading Room||House Divided||God's Law of Progress|
|Civil Public Discussion||I am...||Purity|
|Continuity of Good||A World of Ideas||Put Off the Old Man|
|From Doubt to Confidence||Imperatives||Do You Have Questions?|
|Our Built-in Dominion and Authority||Gain a "Proper Sense of the Infinite"||The Science of Christian Science|
|Drama, Stand Clear of It||Infinitude and Oneness of God||Silence the Senses|
|Living Waters - Handling Drought 1||Healing Insanity||I'm Singing God's Statutes|
|Come to the Waters - Handling Drought 2||Kindgom of Heaven is at Hand||Look to Spirit Not Body for Well-Being|
|No Enemies||Letting, As in Allowing||Spiritual Perception|
|Entertaining Angels - The Christ Spirit||Who Are We Listening To?||Use Spiritual Sense Not The Material Senses|
|Everlasting Life - Knowing God Now||Love for God||Spiritual Sense - What It Involves
|What's Your Excuse?||Love Your Enemies||Stillness|
|Expect a Blessing||The Human Mind / The Divine Mind||Handling Terrorism|
|Faith and Works||Expect Miracles||Think Big|
|Fake News, Handling it||Enter The New Land, It Is Not Like The Old||Things as Thoughts|
|Fervor and Joy||Need and Supply||Giving a Treatment|
|Don't Fear Evil||Now||True Vision|
|I'm Fearless No Matter What||Quitting the Old Conciousness||Where Are You From?|
|Springtide of Freedom||Omnipresence is Always - At Hand||Experience Wonder|
|God Does the Work||The Past||Yield|
The healings we publish are verified by people who can vouch for the testifier or who know of the healing. Examples of Christian healing from individuals and families around the world have been published in the Christian Science periodicals for well over a century.
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By Shirley Ann Bate - February, 2017
When our first baby was born, the doctor said something was wrong with her, and he would have to operate the next morning. I asked my husband to phone the Christian Science practitioner who had been supporting me through the pregnancy and the birth, and let her know something wasn’t right with our baby. The practitioner said she would be glad to continue supporting us with treatment through prayer.
Five years ago I was in the last stages of nervous prostration
By E.J.H. - December, 1903
Five years ago I was in the last stages of nervous prostration. An older brother had passed on with the same disease, and as he had tried medicine, travel, electricity, etc., I felt as though none of these things could save me. However, I used a great deal of medicine and did everything that I thought might help me. Christian Science was offered me and was rejected many times because I was the daughter of a minister, and I was afraid it was wrong...
Broken arm healed
By Amelia Veras Nigro - January 19, 2015
“Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 410 ).
In 1962 my company assigned me to a...
By Peter Lightfoot - December, 1975
In 1962 my company assigned me to a project in a European country. As work on the project progressed, I began to develop an unkind and critical attitude toward the engineers of that country with whom I worked. I must have been influenced in my dealings by bitter memories of suffering and privations experienced during World War II. In any event, by late October, 1962, I was virtually crippled. My condition was like the woman's in the scriptural account who was "bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself" (Luke 13:11).
"There is only one prayer that is ever answered—the prayer to know God. He is our one real need. Prayer unanswered is prayer that is not truly unselfish, prayer for something less than silent surrender to the perfect Father. But when through Science we become completely conscious of our spiritual being at one with our Father, there simply is nothing that can harm us—no disease, no lack of good, no power of evil."
"What Are We Praying For" by William Robert Suddaby from the February 1973 issue of The Christian Science Journal