|CHRISTIAN SCIENCE -
CHRISTIAN or CULT?
Mary Baker Eddy, foundress of the "Christian Science", now dead, was an
ex-spiritualistic medium. Her book, SCIENCE and HEALTH with KEY TO THE
SCRIPTURES, is accepted by her followers as THE text book of revelation,
and it is required reading at all services. Mrs. Eddy wrote about the
"I should blush to write of SCIENCE and HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE
SCRIPTURES, as I have, were it of human origin, and I apart from God, it
author; but I was only a scribe echoing the harmonies of heaven in
Divine Metaphysics, I cannot be super- modest of the Christian
From the these words one would naturally expect that the teachings of
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE would harmonize with those of the Bible, of which it
is supposed to be the key! We now offer a comparison: "The
principle of Divine Metaphysics is God" (S&H, pg 5) "Life, Truth and
Love constitute the triune God, or triple Divine principle" (S&H, pg
277) "The theory of three persons in one God (that is a personal trinity
or tri-unity) suggest heathen gods" (S&H pg 152) Thus Christian
Science denies a Personal Trinity. Now, while an actual doctrine of the
Trinity is nowhere explicitly taught in Scripture, the WHOLE Scripture
testifies to this. The Bible confirms and leaves NO DOUBT that GOD IS
TRIUNE in NATURE. Let's look at some questions and answers that
are found in S & H to see if the God of the Bible is the God of
QUESTION: What is intelligence?
ANSWER: Intelligence is omniscience and omnipotence. It is the primal
and eternal quality of infinite mind, of the triune Principle - Life,
Truth and Love - named God. (pg 469)
QUESTION: What is mind
ANSWER: Mind is God (pg 469) God, the Divine Principle of man, and man
in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious and eternal ... God and
man are not the same, but in the order of Science, God and man co-exist
and are eternal. (pg 470) The Divine Mind is the Soul of man, and
gives man dominion over all things. (pg 307) God, without the image and
likeness of Himself would be a non-entity, or Mind unexpressed. He would
be without a witness or proof of His own nature .. If God, who is Life,
were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment
there would be no divinity reflected. The Ego would be unexpressed and
the Father would be childless - no father. (pgs 303,306)
The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath,
repentance, and human changeableness. (pg 120) We do not need to detail
a rebuttal of these unscientific, illogical statements that are in
DIRECT opposition to the Word of God! The God of the Bible and the God
of Christian Science are totally opposites, and we cannot worship and
love both at the same time - unless we deny the reason God gave each of
us AND do so in spite of the Word of the Living God.
The term "CHRISTIAN" denotes following one called CHRIST. Christian
Science attempts to deceive people by claiming to be "CHRISTIAN" while
they are NOT. Let us look at the Jesus of Christian Science, who the
Bible states IS THE CHRIST.
"The invisible Christ was imperceptible to the so-called personal sense,
whereas Jesus appeared as a bodily existence. This dual personality of
the unseen and the seen, the spiritual and the material, the eternal
Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest in the flesh, continued until
the Master's ascension, when the human, material concept, or Jesus,
disappeared, while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in
the eternal order of Divine Science, taking away the sins of the world,
as the Christ has always done, even before the human Jesus was incarnate
to mortal eyes." (S & H) Some factors become immediately obvious
at this point. (1) The writer NEVER read the Bible in context and (2)
was blatantly blasphemous in her absurdities! What does Christian
Science teach about ATONEMENT?
"Jesus never ransomed man by paying the debt that sin incurs, whosoever
sins must suffer.."(VOL 2,pp 143,144)
"Jesus bore our infirmities; he knew the error of mortal belief, and
with his stripes (the rejection of error)* we are healed." *=Mrs. Eddy's
own explanation of the "stripes" -how far off base could she have been??
"Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality ... is
not reached ... by pinning one's faith without works to another's
vicarious effort." (VOL 2,p 22)
What does the BIBLE say? 1 Timothy 2:5,6: "For there is one God, and one
Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself as
ransom for all, to be testified in due time." In the 1903 edition
of S & H on page 113, Mrs. Eddy gave FOUR BASIC PROPOSITIONS. These are
Mrs. Eddy's own words:
FIRST, God is all in all.
SECOND, God is good, good is mind.
THIRD, Spirit being all, nothing is matter.
FOURTH, Life, God, omnipotent, good, deny death, evil, sin, disease ---
Disease, sin, evil, death, deny good, omnipotent, God, life.
In her statements, Mrs Eddy stated that these propositions were true
because they could be read forward and backward and have the same
meaning. On this very basis, we could "prove" that angels, cherubim and
seraphim are lizards, pigs and horses! The absurdity of these teachings
are all the more damning when you consider how many people are snared in
this trap of lies and misrepresentations. Again, quoting Mrs. Eddy: "If
the body is only a phantom and the flesh is only a shadow, it is
logically certain that by-and-by some very practical sinners will take
refuge under this system, and insist that the sins of the body and
the transgressions of the flesh are harmless, since they are only the
phantom of a phantom, and the shadow of a shadow."
Where is it PROVEN that the body is a phantom? If this one premise is
incorrect THEN ALL the remainder is FALSE! Christian Science has as its
aim to take away Jesus Christ as the alone Saviour of men. It denies His
actual birth, repudiates Him as the Christ, makes Him to be as full of
errors as other mortals, rejects the Atonement of the Cross, says He
never died, never was buried and never rose from the grave, does not
exalt His name above every name, refuses to Bow to Him as Lord and God,
teaches that He does not sit upon the infinite Throne, and that He is
not in heaven at all. In short, it turns His body into an apparition,
His blood to nothingness, His cross to a myth, His death as a fiction,
His burial as a mockery, and Himself to a personality that was never
real and no longer exists.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IS NOT CHRISTIAN AND CAN NEVER BE CLASSIFIED AS
CHRISTIAN! A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST IS DOOMED TO A HELL THAT HE WON'T
BELIEVE IN UNTIL HE ARRIVES THERE!
We, as Christians and followers of JESUS the CHRIST, are required in
Ezekiel 3 and 33 to "sound the warning" and we are doing so here. We
pray that the message will reach the hearts that Jesus wants to have as
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