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Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) pioneered new ideas about spirituality and health. Inspired by her own experience of healing in 1866, Eddy spent years in Bible study, prayer, and research into various healing methods. The result was a system of healing she dubbed Christian Science in 1879. Her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, broke new ground in the understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection. She went on to found a college, a church, a publishing enterprise, and the respected newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor.
The faith teaches that God, Father-Mother of all, is completely good and wholly spiritual, and that all God's creation, including the true nature of every person, is the flawless, spiritual likeness of the Divine. Since God’s creation is good, evils such as disease, death, and sin cannot be a part of fundamental reality. Rather, these evils are the result of living apart from God. Prayer is a central way to come closer to God and heal human ills.
Christian Science teaches that these and other spiritual facts undergirded Jesus' healing work--and form the basis on which others can heal physical and spiritual problems today. Jesus’ ministry is their paradigm for healing and demonstrates the centrality of healing to salvation. Christian Scientists pray to realize more of the reality of God and God's love daily, and to experience and help others experience the harmonizing, healing effect of this understanding.
For most Christian Scientists, spiritual healing is an effective first choice and, as a result, they turn to the power of prayer in lieu of medical treatment. Government authorities have occasionally challenged this approach, especially in certain circumstances where they have interpreted this as withholding medical treatment from minors. However, there is no church policy mandating members' health care decisions.
Christian Science has no ministers. Rather, the Bible and Science and Health act as pastor and preacher. Bible lessons are studied daily and read aloud on Sunday.
For more on the basic beliefs of Christian Science, see Tenets of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy's response to the question, "Have Christian Scientists any religious creed?"
The Bible (King James Version) and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Eddy made Boston the headquarters of the church in 1881. In 1892, the church was named The First Church of Christ, Scientist, or The Mother Church; local churches are considered branches. The Christian Science Board of Directors runs The Mother Church and local branches function on a democratic basis. The Mother Church and its branches operate under the guidance of the Manual of the Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy.
(BTNH)Ehy ctonn what the fuck is christian science hey i used and oxymoron (CTONN) well u c its a bunch of fuks that think they can heal u using spiritual powers (BTNH) oh like that fuker from the christian channel what was that kum quats name (CTONN) oh u mean benny hinn i want to fuk that nigger up (BTNH) why did he talk bout yo mamma (CTONN) NO he is a giant fraud he doesnt heal u his suits cost like $5000 each and he lives in like 8 houses with like 48 cars he just used those christian ppl to get rich (BTNH) WHO hasent used them to get rich there soo damn easy just pretend ure like tiny tim during christmass and walk around with a limp anyways where is he now (CTONN) Probably in jail gettin a human booster shot from some guy named BUBBA
1) (n.) An oxymoron or paradox.
2) (n.) A subject studied by a people who don't believe in the subject.
That Christian science reminds me of the software title "Microsoft Works."