What is Christian Science?
Christian Scientists believe in one infinite God who is all and entirely good. They believe that God is not distant and unknowable, but that God is all-encompassing and always present, and that each individual is loved and cared for by God and made in God's image — spiritual, not material.
Christian Scientists believe in the Bible and in Christ Jesus as the Son of God, or promised Messiah. And they believe that Jesus' teachings and healing work expressed scientific Christianity, or the application of the laws of God — laws which are still practical and provable today, by anyone, anywhere. Christian Scientists consider the Ten Commandments, as well as Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, to be central to their lives and practice of Christianity.
Above all, Christian Scientists believe in the saving, healing power of God's love — that no one is beyond redemption, that no problem is too entrenched or overwhelming to be addressed and healed. In other words, Christian Scientists don't believe that salvation occurs at some point in the future, but that the presence of God's goodness can be experienced here and now.
Is Christian Science the same as Scientology?
No, the two have nothing in common.
Is Christian Science faith healing?
No. Christian Science does not involve pleading with God to heal the sick and then accepting His will, good or bad. Nothing in Christian Science theology says it's Godís will that anyone suffer, be sick, or die. Christian Science shows God to be entirely good, and therefore His will for each individual is only health and life.
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