What about Christian Science?

One of the radio programs I occasionally hear is the “Christian Science Sentinel,” which is usually a bunch of testimonies about Christian Science healings through prayer. Does anyone have any experience with this type of healing? Do you think they’re real? Why/how does it work, if it does? People claim that once they start reading “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy,” (and they always use these very words) that all their ills start resolving. What’s going on here?

Thanks for your thoughts,

Never heard of that till now. . .

[quote=baltobetsy]Do you think they’re real? Why/how does it work, if it does?

In my opinion, it’s no better than placebos.

In general, the efficacy of any kind of medical treatment must be shown by double-blind tests; in this case, however, it may be difficult do devise such a test environment.

This is the Church of Christ, Scientist, just another denomination.


Jim Henson (of the Muppets) would never have died if he didnt waste his time and beliefs in this wacked out cult/sect

There are too many discrepancies within the Church of Christ, Scientist for them to even be considered Christian. Their interpretation of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity are all corrupt and if the premise is flawed, all presumptions based on that premise are also flawed. Their theology is very similar to gnosticism, and they use the bible and christian terminology to cover up their erroneous ideas. It is important to note that they, much like the JWs and LDSs use a “scriptural companion” known as Science and Health to form the basis of their faith.

Here are a few of their beliefs that would disqualify them as Christian.

  1. God is divine intelligence, not a person.
  2. The Trinity is Life, Truth, and Love, belief in the traditional doctrine of the trinity is polytheism.
  3. Christ is the spiritual idea of sonship.
  4. Jesus Christ is not himself God, as he himself declares.
  5. Jesus did not die.
  6. The Holy SPirit is divine science.
  7. Matter, sin, and sickness are not real, but only illusions.
  8. THe sacrifice of Jesus was not suffiecient to cleanse from sin.
  9. Mary Baker Eddy is revealed as a prophet almost the equal of Jesus.
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