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About Christian Science

Christian Science is about developing a deep understanding of God as infinite love and unchanging goodness. This understanding leads to effective prayer that can heal, redeem, and restore anyone.

When they better understand their relationship to God through this Science of Christianity, many find their health restored and character transformed.

Each healing transformation inspires a heartfelt desire to help others know and experience how loved we all are by God.

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined it as “the law of God, the law of good…” (Rudimental Divine Science). This deeper understanding of God as infinite Love and unchanging goodness leads to prayer that can heal, redeem, and restore anyone.

What is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy?

Science and Health is the textbook of Christian Science. Its author, Mary Baker Eddy, shares a practical and provable approach for turning to the Bible for health, restoration, and reformation.

It explores how readers today can apply these spiritual ideas to their own lives and the needs of the wider world.

Biblical healing is not just ancient history. The Bible and Science and Health are two books that can change your perspective and your life.

Early in the Christian Science movement its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, appointed two books—the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy as dual Pastor. Together they comprise the Weekly Lesson-Sermon.

It was her requirement that we rely on these books for instruction to reliably practice the Christian Science system of spiritual healing. Christian Scientists devote hearts, thoughts, and time to their study during the week prior to the Sunday service.

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Mary Baker Eddy

The discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, was a life-long student of the Bible. After suffering a debilitating injury that threatened her life, she turned to a passage in the Bible about Jesus healing a man quickly and completely. This account lifted her thought to a new level of insight, and she was healed immediately. Continuing her study of the Bible, she set aside all else to find the underlying laws of God that eventually formed the basis for her seminal work, Science and Health.

Christian Science is defined by Mary Baker Eddy as “the law of God, the law of Good…” in her work, Rudimental Divine Science.

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What Is Spiritual Healing?

In Christian Science, spiritual healing is related directly to the power of God, divine Spirit.

It is an understanding of our unchanging, eternal relationship with God. Healing based on such understanding is totally spiritual, meaning that which is derived from God, that which is akin to the nature and qualities of God, and which has no relationship to corporeality or the human mind. It relates only to the divine qualities of God, infinite Spirit.

Christian Science is also a science because it’s based on God as infinite Principle as well as unchanging Love. God loves all of us unconditionally and is the only true power and source of all good. Christian Science explains the spiritual laws of Love that Jesus relied on to heal sickness and sin. These laws are reliable and can be proven.

The greatest exponent of spiritual healing, Christ Jesus, said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24). Christian Scientists understand this to mean we must worship God in His nature as infinite Spirit, as eternal Truth.

When we refer to spiritual healing, we mean God’s power to heal—to make His law and His presence manifest in the human experience. To the Christian Scientist, God is always and exclusively the only healer.

What Does a Christian Science Practitioner Do?

Christian Science Practitioners provide healing support through prayer based on their study of the Bible and Christian Science literature. They dedicate their lives to Christian healing.

It is a full-time profession, and practitioners are available to anyone who is interested in a prayer-based, spiritual approach to meeting human needs.

No topic or challenge is off-limits, and it’s entirely confidential.

Each Practitioner is ready to take your call, whether here in the Greater Philadelphia area or worldwide.

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What Is Sentinel Watch?

Sentinel Watch is a weekly podcast series with guests from around the world. Listen to healing experiences and “aha” moments flowing from their study of Christian Science.

You’ll hear Christian Scientists from all backgrounds tackle tough issues and share prayer and inspiration that helped them overcome challenges in their daily lives.

Select from Daily Lift shorts, Teen Connect for youth, Testimony of Healing or weekly Sentinel Radio discussions.

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