"Christian Science" EXPOSED!
Unchristian "Christian Science"
Compiled and edited by David J. Stewart
The Origin of Unchristian "Christian Science"
"Christian Science" is a false religion! Just as Joseph Smith founded the Mormons in 1830, and Charles Taze Russell founded the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1874, so Mary Baker Eddy founded the Christian Science religion in 1879.
According to Quackwatch.org...
"In about 1850, Phineas Parkhurst Quimby of Maine used Anton Mesmer’s ideas of animal magnetism to develop his own healing approach. Quimby would place his hands on a sick patient’s head and abdomen and encourage supposed magnetic healing forces to flow through them. He claimed that diagnosis and cure resulted from the individual’s faith in him. He professed that conventional medicine was useless, that disease itself was “error,” and that only health was “truth.”
In 1862, Quimby treated Mary Baker Glover for a spinal problem that had failed to respond to orthodox medical care. The water massage and hypnotism that he used reportedly had a positive effect. On awakening from her trance Glover found herself cured. She concluded, however, that her cure was not due to Quimby but to “truth in Christ.” In 1875 she published Science and Health, which described her theories about religion based on the Bible and some of Quimby’s ideas. She said that God was the author and that she was only the writer. In 1877 she married for the third time, becoming Mary Baker Eddy, and named her new philosophy Christian Science. The Church of Christ, Scientist was founded in 1879." -SOURCE
According to WIKIPEDIA.com...
Christian Science is a teaching regarding the efficacy of spiritual healing according to the interpretation of the Bible by Mary Baker Eddy, in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Students of Christian Science are usually, though not always or necessarily, members of the Church of Christ, Scientist. In one sense Christian Science might be regarded as the practice of alternative medicine, but its adherents believe that it is much more than that. It involves a belief in the possibility of healing wrong-doing deriving from humanity's sense of separation from God (encapsulated in the term "sin") and also of overcoming death itself (the result of sin). At the core of Christian Science is the teaching that illness is an illusion caused by faulty beliefs, and that prayer heals by replacing erroneous thoughts with spiritual (true) ideas. Consequently, healing (and health care) is attempted not through physical manipulation of patients' bodies through drugs, surgery, or otherwise, but rather through prayer and spiritualization of thought. Christian Science practitioners claim that it is both therapeutic (i.e. curative) and preventative . -SOURCE
Damnable Heresies Taught by Christian Science!
Christian Scientists deny the deity of Jesus Christ, deny the Godhead, deny Christ's blood atonement, and deny the sinfulness of mankind. The following quote is by Evangelist John R. Rice, from his excellent book, FALSE DOCTRINES (available from Sword of the Lord publishers), pg. 128,129...
"Before me is the Christian Science Sentinel of December 22, 1934. On page 330 is an editorial which states part of the infidelity of Christian Science which is mentioned many times in Christian Science literature--that is, its teaching that Jesus is not God.
Here is the statement.
'Christian Science is doing much to clarify the thoughts of men regarding the great Way-shower. Among other things, it is correcting THE FALLACY THAT JESUS IS GOD.'
The teaching that Jesus is God, Christian Science says, is a fallacy, that is, is false. Christian Science everywhere teaches that Jesus was kin to God only in the same way that every other man is. Christian Science says much about the life of Jesus, the teaching of Jesus, and so on, but denies the fact of His deity, denies that His blood atones for man's sin, denies that Jesus is very God."
The following doctrines are referenced from the Christian Science work, SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy. It is supposed to be a companion to the Bible.
- God is infinite...and there is no other power or source, S&H, 471:18.
- God is Universal Principle, S&H 331:18-19
- God cannot indwell a person, S&H 336:19-20
- God is the only intelligence in the universe, including man S&H 330:11-12
- God is Mind, S&H 330:20-21; 469:13
- God is the Father-Mother, S&H 331:30; 332:4
- The Trinity is Life, Truth, and Love, S&H 331:26
- Belief in the traditional doctrine of the Trinity is polytheism, S&H 256:9-11
- Christ is the spiritual idea of sonship S&H 331:30-31
- Jesus was not the Christ, S&H 333:3-15; 334:3
- "Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared..." S&H 361:12-13
- Jesus did not reflect the fullness of God, S&H 336:20-21
- Jesus did not die, S&H 45:32-46:3
- The Holy Spirit is divine science, S&H 331:31
- There is no devil, S&H 469:13-17
- There is no sin, S&H 447:24
- Evil and good are not real, S&H, 330:25-27; 470:9-14
- Matter, sin, and sickness are not real, but only illusions," S&H 335:7-15;
- Life is not material or organic, "S&H, 83:21
- The sacrifice of Jesus was not sufficient to cleanse from sin, "S&H, 25:6.
- True healings are the result of true belief, "S&H, 194:6"
What a bunch of lies!!! Science and Health, together with the Bible, are called the Pastor of Christian Science. In other words, you can't understand the Bible without the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Of course, that's not true! Every false religion that claims to believe the Bible, also has their own EXCLUSIVE writings or books in addition to the Word of God. For example: The Jehovah's Witnesses follow YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER IN PARADISE ON EARTH, AWAKE magazine, and the writings of Charles Taze Russell. The Mormons follow the BOOK OF MORMON. The Seventh-Day Adventists follow the writings of Ellen G. White, claiming that her writings are inspired, just as much as the Word of God. The Biblical Christian follows the Word of God alone, nothing else.
1st John 2:22 Calls Mrs. Eddy and Christian Scientists "Antichrists"!
According to SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy...
"Jesus was not the Christ," S&H 333:3-15; 334:3
1st John 2:22 states...
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
It doesn't get much plainer than that folks, either you believe the Word of God; or you believe Mary Baker Eddy! It can't be BOTH! The Word of God calls Mrs. Eddy and her followers, liars! Anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ, the Saviour of the world, is a LIAR! Don't get mad at me, get mad at God because He said it.
Christian Science Claims Mrs. Eddy was the Comforter Jesus Promised!
The following helpful quote is by Dr. John R. Rice, from his excellent book, FALSE DOCTRINES, pg. 134,135...
"In this Christian Science Sentinel for December 22,1934, in an article on 'Happy Christmas,' page 323, is the following paragraph...
'As patriarch and prophet foretold the coming of the Messiah, so did Jesus Himself promise a future and further unfoldment of the truth which he taught and demonstrated. When speaking of this, he used the beautiful word "Comforter:" "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever, even the spirit of truth." THIS PROPHECY WAS FULFILLED OVER SIXTY YEARS AGO, WHEN, AT A TIME OF GREAT MENTAL AND RELIGIOUS UNREST AND DISSATISFACTION, MARY BAKER EDDY CAME BEFORE THE WORLD WITH HER DISCOVERY OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. THE COMFORTER which has brought and is bringing health, joy, good success, freedom and peace with God to thousands of weary, suffering mortals all over the globe.'
Jesus promised in the fourteenth chapter of John that after He went away He would send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. That certainly was fulfilled when after the ascension of Christ, at Pentecost the Holy Spirit was poured out in great power. We are plainly told in the Bible that every Christian has the Holy Spirit dwelling in him (1st Corinthians 3:16,17; 1st Corinthians 6:19,20; 2nd Corinthians 6:16; Romans 8:9). But Mary Baker Eddy claims that she and her writings fulfill the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit. This is blasphemy, infidelity, and the curse of God is upon it."
Christian Science Teaches a Works Salvation!
"Salvation lies in bringing oneself into harmony with one's true nature as God's reflection, through good works, patience, meekness, love, watchfulness, prayerful gratitude, devout obedience in following Christ's example. There are two basic commandments: that one turn only to God, perfect Mind, for guidance--the Mind that was also in Christ; and that one 'love thy neighbor as thyself.' Healing and immortality are realized by becoming conscious that the only true reality is God, which is Love, and that one's true and only nature is in God's likeness. As one realizes the error of belief in the reality of suffering and evil, these images of thought impressed upon the mortal mind can be altered, thus banishing sickness, death, and sin--testimony to the power of faith in God, of Mind over matter." -SOURCE
Clearly, this is damnable heresy! John 14:6 declares, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." There has always been one plan of salvation, and only one--by faith alone in Christ Jesus. Acts 16:31 states, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..." Apart from Jesus Christ, there can be no salvation (Acts 4:12). All the good works in the world won't merit anyone Heaven (Isaiah 64:6; Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5).
Christian Science has no doctrine which teaches a sinner that he needs to be saved. Just as Wiccan witches, Christian Scientists do not see themselves as sinners. Therefore, they see no need for a personal Saviour. Christian Science cultists do not believe in being born again. In fact, Christian Scientists deny most fundamental doctrines of the Bible. They don't believe that Jesus is God; but, they do follow Mary Baker Eddy as God. For Christian Scientists to recognize Mrs. Eddy as the promised "Comforter" is absurd! Dr. John R. Rice states on page 136 of FALSE DOCTRINES...
"Any religion that puts the writings of a woman equal with the sayings of Jesus Christ and calls her the fulfillment of the coming of the Holy Spirit is blasphemy, is infidelity and antichristian."
And again on Page 136,137 Dr. Rice states...
"Christian Science" lecturers regularly deny the fact of sin, the deity of Christ, the blood atonement, the need for personal, supernatural regeneration, and the eternal punishment of the wicked. To a Christian Scientist, the Bible is no more inspired than the works of Mary Baker Eddy, and Christ is no more divine than she was. A great many good people are deceived by so-called Christian Science, thinking it to be Christian, but in fact it is not."
I do not write articles to be unkind; but out of love, to warn people. The Devil is a master deceiver and wants nothing less than the total destruction of your life (John 10:10). There is nothing Christian about "Christian Science"! It is a damnable religion of lies and false teachings. I plead with you to forsake the deadly snake of Christian Science and follow the Word of God alone. Christian Science is becoming increasingly popular in these last days...
"Spurred by the resurgence of interest in spirituality and healing, the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) sold its 10 millionth copy in April 2001." -SOURCE
Don't be fooled, Christian Science is of the Devil. The best way to EXPOSE Satan's works of darkness is to shine the light of God's Word upon it. You can't be deceived if you know God's Word. God's Word is truth (John 17:17).
(Recommended further reading: Christian Science in Light of Holy Scriptures by I.M. Haldeman, Revell Publishers.)
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