". . . for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth." - John 18:37

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How can I learn more about Christian Science?

By attending a church service, visiting a Christian Science Reading Room, or locating a copy of Science and Health at a local library.  Church services in various locations are generally listed in area telephone directories and can also be accessed on line at ChristianScience.com.  You can also consult with a Christian Science practitioner or a friend who is a student of Christian Science.  Ushers at most Christian Science churches as well as Sunday School teachers are happy to answer questions.  You’ll also find many answers on-line at Spirituality.com or The Church of Christ Scientist.

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  1. Does it matter if I belong to another denomination or perhaps have no religious connection at all? 

No, it does not.  Everyone who began to study Christian Science initially came from some other background.  Now, of course, many churches are conducting healing ministries or services.  In fact, much of what Christian Science teaches has been assimilated into current theological, medical, and scientific premises and practices.   Mrs. Eddy regarded her discovery as the “leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened” (Matt.13:33).  Even a little leaven transforms the entire lump.  

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  1. Does Christian Science have any connection with Scientology? 

No, it does not. As its name implies, this science is wholly Christian in that it is based on the Biblical promises fulfilled in the life of Christ Jesus.  Yet, it teaches that these promises are in no way exclusive but are universal, and that all have one God or Father, one divine Source.  After all, the “Golden Rule” stated in Matt.7:12: “all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them,” is inherent in every major world religion.  

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  1. Christian Science has been dismissed as a “harmonial religion” in which “spiritual composure, physical health, and even economic well-being” depend on living “in tune with the infinite.”  (Ahlstrom, (2004). A Religious History of the American People, p. 1019) Is this true? 

Not in the way the author implies.  Every major religion purports to bring its adherents into a close relationship with the divine.  But Christian Scientists are not seeking God or Truth just for the purpose of personal well-being.  Of course, they rejoice in every evidence of divinity’s embrace of humanity—in the blessings which invariably come from living in harmony with the laws of God.  They don’t ignore or dismiss human suffering or the need to rectify social ills.  They recognize that worldliness will always be at war with genuine goodness or spirituality.   But they feel the best way to bring transformation or salvation or healing to mankind is through understanding Truth, and through living the Love and evidencing the Life that alone honors Deity.

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