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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – CHRISTIAN or CULT
AUTHOR: Computers for Christ
PUBLISHED ON: April 29, 2003
DOC SOURCE: CCN

             CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – CHRISTIAN or CULT?

     Mrs. 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 book, thus:
     “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 Science text-book.”
     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 Christian
Science.

     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 and 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 and 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 His!

Computers for Christ – San Jose

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