Christian Science, a system of healing in the way Jesus healed, was discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866. She wrote out her discovery of this curative principle in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. It is Christian because it draws its authority squarely from the Bible, especially the life and teachings of Christ Jesus. It is Science because it has provable, repeatable results, as demonstrated in the daily lives of people all over the world for well over 100 years, bringing healing and regeneration. Its purpose is to save not only from physical ills but also from sin and death through an understanding of God.
Mrs. Eddy saw her discovery of this Science as vital and expansive. She once wrote of it this way (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 364) :
“Christian Science refutes everything that is not a postulate of the divine Principle, God. It is the soul of divine philosophy, and there is no other philosophy. It is not a search after wisdom, it is wisdom: it is God’s right hand grasping the universe, — all time, space, immortality, thought, extension, cause, and effect; constituting and governing all identity, individuality, law, and power. It stands on this Scriptural platform: that He made all that was made, and it is good, reflects the divine Mind, is governed by it; and that nothing apart from this Mind, one God, is self-created or evolves the universe.”
Christian Science practitioners and Christian Science nurses have a ministry of prayer and practical help for those seeking treatment. These individuals are devoted to helping others to understand God and man scientifically, in a way that results in healing mind and body. (There is usually a charge for this treatment or care, since this ministry is their livelihood.) A directory of these individuals is in the Christian Science Journal, a monthly print magazine available at Reading Rooms, or online at http://www.spirituality.com/journal/directory.jhtml.
There is a wealth of information on Christian Science at christianscience.com, including testimonies, online talks, online church services, and more. There are also many books and magazines on the subject available at our public Reading Room.
- Click here to learn more about Christian Science, including videos
- Click here to learn more about the life of Mary Baker Eddy.
- The Bible together with Science and Health are the Pastor of the Christian Science church. Click here to read Science and Health.
- Click here to read the Bible (many translations)
- Click here to read some articles, testimonies, and inspiring ideas.