Christian Scientists are a diverse group of people dedicated to living according to the teachings of Christ Jesus. We’re here to support one another and our community through proving the practicality of solving problems of all types and sizes through prayer. Many of us are life-long students of Christian Science while others of us have begun more recently to explore this way of life. All are welcomed as equal.
This church is a branch whose roots are in The Mother Church (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston) founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879 – a church designed “to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Read a brief history of our church.)
The Church of Christ, Scientist, grew out of Mary Baker Eddy’s own experiences and her search for a practical, spiritual solution to human suffering. A complete explanation of Christian Science is contained in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
What we believe
Christian Scientists are a thoughtful, diverse group of people, with diverse views on human affairs. One of the first sentences in Science and Health is “The time for thinkers has come.” Christian Science has no specific creed, though Mrs. Eddy laid out some of the important points of Christian Science on page 497 of Science and Health:
1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness.
3. We acknowledge God’s forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.
4. We acknowledge Jesus’ atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man’s unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.
5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.
6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.
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