"He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also . . ." - John 14:12
About Christian Science

As defined by its discoverer, Christian Science is “the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony.” (Rudimental Divine Science, page 1:1-4).   This system of therapeutic spiritual healing is based solely on the life, teachings, and works of Christ Jesus, and is considered by those who practice it to be the fulfillment of his promise of “another Comforter” or “spirit of truth” that would bring to remembrance all he taught. (See John 14:16-17)  

Since its discovery in 1866, many thousands of authenticated testimonies of such healing have been published in the Christian Science Sentinel and Christian Science Journal, and collected in anthologies such as “A Century of Christian Science Healing,”  “Spiritual Healing in a Scientific Age,” and “Healing Spiritually.”  These accounts can be accessed at any Christian Science Reading Room  by means of computerized files, and continue to be published weekly and monthly.

The textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, was first published by Mary Baker Eddy in 1875 and has since sold millions of copies.  It, together with Mary Baker Eddy’s other published writings, gives a clear explanation of what is often referred to today as the “mind/body connection,” or the indisputable link between one’s thoughts, feelings, emotions and his bodily health.  Mrs. Eddy explains it this way:  “My discovery, that erring, mortal, misnamed mind produces all the organism and action of the mortal body, set my thoughts to work in new channels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that Mind (God) is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science.” (S&H 108:30-3)

Beyond this, Christian Science imparts a Biblically-based understanding of the nature of the Supreme Being, the one Creator or divine Principle of all things, and our eternal relationship to this I AM as its expression, offspring, manifestation, and child. 

Many therapies now acknowledge that a right self-concept is essential to both emotional and physical well-being.  Christian Science teaches that this right concept can only be gained through an understanding of one’s unalterable spiritual selfhood as the image or reflection of  our common divine Source, the one Father-Mother of us all.

The “greater works” of which Christ Jesus spoke relate to the amelioration of social as well as individual ills and to the fact that all Truth is universal.  The greatest joy of experiencing the transformative effect of prayer in our individual lives is the opportunity such healing gives of bearing witness to Truth for others.

Christian Science Sentinal

Mary Baker Eddy quote

Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Church - Boston

The advantage of this method of spiritual healing is that it upholds an ethical and moral standard - as described in Jesus' incomparable Sermon on the Mount
(Matthew: 5 - 7).

It also frees each individual from the impositions of false laws (hereditary, psychological, medical, racial, sexual, cultural) and from the damaging side effects of medications and the demoralizing consequences of drug dependence.

Ultimately, it will bring into human experience the higher or spiritual law of God that enables one to exercise dominion over such negative mental states as fear, anxiety, envy, resentment, worry, willfulness, selfishmess, grief and guilt and their hurtfull effects.

It fulfills such Bilical promises as "The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy: 33-27), and "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" (Joshua: 1-9).

Uniform weekly services in Christian Science churches around the globe are based on Bible lessons published by The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA.  Topical citations from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, are read by individuals elected by the local congregation.  All are welcome to attend.