List of Christian Science tenets, prayers, and statements

List of Christian Science tenets, prayers, and statements

List of Christian Science tenets, prayers, and statementsand their texts has been transferred from Christian Science:

The Tenets of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy

"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." [Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.497:3-29]

The Scientific Statement of Being by Mary Baker Eddy

"There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." [Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.468:9]

Lord's Prayer with Spiritual Interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy

Our Father which art in heaven,
"Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,"
Hallowed be Thy name.
"Adorable One".
Thy kingdom come.
"Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present."
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
"Enable us to know – as in heaven, so on earth – God is omnipotent, supreme."
Give us this day our daily bread;
"Give us grace for today; feed the famished affections;"
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
"And Love is reflected in love;"
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
"And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death."
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
"For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All. [Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp.16-17]

Lesson Sermon topics

"Note": The following was transferred from Church of Christ, Scientist:
* There are 26 set topics for the Lesson-Sermon, selected by Mary Baker Eddy herself. The topics follow each other in an unchanging, predetermined order, and the progression starts over mid-year so that every week in the year has a topic devoted to it. In years in which there are 53 Sundays, the topic "Christ Jesus" occurs a third time, in December. There is also a Lesson-Sermon for Thanksgiving Day. The topics are:

*Christ Jesus
*Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?
*Doctrine of Atonement
*Probation After Death
*Everlasting Punishment
*Adam and Fallen Man
*Mortals and Immortals
*Soul and Body
*Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
*God the Only Cause and Creator
*God the Preserver of Man
*Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?
*Christian Science


External links

=Authorized by The First Church of Christ, Scientist and the Christian Science Board of Directors=

* [ Information about Christian Science including healing, core beliefs, and Christian Science Web sites]
* [ The Mother Church Youth - A Global Healing Community of Young Christian Scientists]
* [ Christian Science Publishing Society] website, including the weekly sermon (
* [ The First Church of Christ, Scientist]
* [ Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy] (
* [ Christian Science Organizations]
* [ Christian Science Committee on Publication in Canada]

Dissenting or secessionist groups

* [ Emergence International] (LGBT)
* [ John W. Doorly, C.S.B. London, England (1878-1950), who espoused further revelation]
* [ Kappeler Institute] (Based on Doorly's teaching, it treats Christian Science as a science rather than a religion
* [ Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent]
* [ Rolf Witzsche's Christian Science website]
* [ The Bookmark, an independent source of literature on Christian Science]


* [ Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy] (from Project Gutenberg)
* [ Kappeler Institute] (treats Christian Science as a science rather than a religion)

=Criticism of Christian Science from atheist, fundamentalist and other perspectives=

* [ Religion and Medicine: The Christian Science Holocaust] - by Gerald Bergman, Ph. D.
* [ Christian Way: Former Christian Scientists for Jesus Christ]
* [ Watchman Fellowship Profile on Christian Science]
* [ Financial Crisis Rocks Christian Science] (Article from the Christian Research Journal, Spring 1992.)
* [ Why I Left Christian Science: The Personal Testimony of Carolyn Poole]
* [ Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry Article]
* [ Criticism by Frank R. Zindler (]

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