Christianity and Christian Science cult are two utterly different religions, in origin, beliefs, practice, and purpose. It is but another of the numerous humanly-invented cults. The tragedy is that Christian Scientist do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ — who does all the healing in His Name.
Had Mrs. Eddy’s book on the subject, Science and Health, no human author, but owed its origin to divine revelation, why had it to be rewritten, altered, taken from, and added to, again and again, as was the case?
In 1885, she even employed the Rev. James Henry Wiggin, a retired Unitarian minister, to edit her book, eliminating the more glaring absurdities. He himself said that his chief concern was ‘to keep Mrs. Eddy from making herself ridiculous. To ask people to regard such a book as divinely revealed, even apart from its contents, is demanding more than reason will permit.
She did not hesitate to advertise the first edition as a book that ‘affords an opportunity to acquire a profession by which you can accumulate a fortune. She charged her students $300 per person, which was a lot then, to enroll in an eight year course (if they ever finished it, with all fees being non-returnable.) There is a charge for their spiritual healing and services. This kind of financing insured that this cult would take on a life of its own.
Her teachings are not based on the Bible. Her one aim was to adapt the Bible to suit her teachings. We have only her word for it that God revealed to her what she wrote.
For Christian Science salvation from sin is accomplished when one ceases to sin, or when one stops believing that there is such a thing as sin. In either event, the death of Christ has nothing to do with salvation; if Christ had never existed, it would have made no real difference (pg. 212.)
According to Christian Scientist, human ills have no real existence, and are to be cured not by medicine but by mind-control: a process of ‘right-thinking. The “Scientists” have been legally forced, by court orders, not to prevent members from seeking medical treatment for their families.
Christian Scientists believe that we have no separate mind from God. Man is not mortal, but is a reflection of God . In other words, they teach pantheism. Pantheism comes from Greek roots meaning “belief that everything is a god.”
Mrs. Eddy’s God is not the Christian God who created heaven and earth, who is essentially personal. She defines God as the ‘Principle of divine metaphysics.
Missing the Relationship with Jesus
Most Christians would miss their relationship with Jesus if they joined the Christian Science Church. Jesus is the One who heals: there would be no more healing! Jesus is the One who delivers away evil spirits. There would be no more deliverance!
“Mormons say in their presentation that Jesus is our “eldest brother.” Christians believe that Jesus is our Lord and God and that He is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father. Mormons believe, in contrast, that the Father created Jesus and so they don’t pray to Jesus.
Paul can ask Christ to comfort us, then why shouldn’t we pray to Jesus? Why would I join a Church that discourages praying to the eternal, all-powerful, and one and only Son of God? John 1:18
Paul said, “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father . . . comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word,” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
This is huge news! After years of being involved (and controlled by the church), Tom Cruise, 55, is reportedly quitting Scientology for good and it’s all for daughter Suri Cruise, 12! After a heartbreaking phone call with Suri, the actor allegedly realized he’s missing out on all of her milestones and the only way to get back into the young girl’s life is to cut ties with the church.
The Mouse’s Search for the Cat
The unproved assumption of this very common mountain analogy is that the roads go up, not down; that man makes the roads, not God; that religion is man’s search for God, not God’s search for man. C. S. Lewis says this sounds like “the mouse’s search for the cat”.
Christianity is not a system of man’s search for God but a story of God’s search for man. True religion is not like a cloud of incense wafting up from special spirits into the nostrils of a waiting God, but like a Father’s hand thrust downward to rescue the fallen.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CULTURE AND FAMILY
There is a lot of good in Christian Science. Christians do not come with a spirit of criticism or superiority. We can appreciate teaching that children obey their parents, including many aspects of morality,opposing fornication and other forms of immorality.
Christians do not want to destroy the Christian Science way of life and replace it with Christian customs and Christian way of life. We realize that there may be a loss of one’s relationship with their family.
In the end, one’s conversion will benefit the whole family because of the gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance available. A prayer of deliverance (of evil spirits) will leave a Christian Science member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple will bring about 80% healing, and the remaining healing will come about with a convert’s prayer of praise and thanksgiving. This healing comes through the Name of Jesus Christ and no other god or deity. This should be proof enough of the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.
THE FALSE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Here is a passage that comes from a BIBLE ABOUT RELIGION:
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and vain deceit, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8
Let’s analyze this more closely:
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ. Colossians 2:8
So, one should not accept philosophy of mere speculation and imagination, but of the modest, laborious investigation of facts.
Vain Deceit is, that which is vain and empty, and has no solid foundation, and even deceitful and delusional.
Christianity is not a philosophy, but a relationship with God in Christ TODAY––not knowledge of abstract principles.
How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus.