WHAT CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BELIEVES AND TEACHES
Like Christians, the Christian Scientists believe that God is good, that
He is spirit and that He desires the best for His people. But they deny His
personal character. The founder of Christian Science (which is neither
Christian, nor scientific!), Mary Baker Eddy, says "Life, truth and love
constitute the triune person called God." (SCIENCE AND HEALTH, p. 331).
Christian Scientists differentiate between the names 'Jesus' and
'Jesus is not God: again the founder says, "Jesus is the name of the man
who more than all other men, has presented Christ, the divine idea of God."
(SCIENCE AND HEALTH, p. 437).
THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS
"'The second appearing of Jesus is unquestionably the spiritual advent
of the advancing idea of God, as in Christian Science." (RETROSPECTION AND
INTROSPECTION by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 70).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Christian Scientists believe that Jesus' promise to his disciples that
he would send "a helper" (the Holy Spirit) refers specifically to Christian
SIN, DEATH, PAIN AND EVIL
All of these are unreal products of our imagination. "Man is incapable
of sin, sickness and death" (SCIENCE AND HEALTH, p. 475), continuing, "The
body cannot die because matter has no life to surrender."
Christian Scientists' views on healing are not consistent. They will go
to the dentist or the optician, or to the doctor for a broken leg, or into
hospital for an appendectomy!
However, Mary Baker Eddy herself used drugs on many occasions during the
last 10 years of her life.
The Lord Jesus' death did absolutely nothing to save men from the
consequences of their sin.
Denying basic Christian teachings establishes beyond doubt
that Christian Science is neither Christian, nor scientific.