Christian Science accepts statements and makes declarations...

McCall's Magazine

Christian Science accepts statements and makes declarations concerning God which are accepted and made by every other Christian religion, among which are the following: that God is the only creator; that God is Spirit; that God made man in His image and likeness; that God pronounced all that He made good; that God is all-power—omnipotence; that God is everywhere—omnipresence; that God is all-knowledge—omniscience.

Christian Science further says that the declaration that God is Mind, infinite and supreme—divine—is a necessary corollary to the statement of His omniscience, and that being all-knowledge and all-power, God is necessarily changeless; being Spirit, His creation is necessarily spiritual, hence man, made in His image and likeness, is spiritual, and that which is spiritual must be eternal. Christian Scientists quote what Jesus said, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent;" and from this they reason that the most important thing in the world, therefore, is to know God, and to know Him through the Christ.

It is claimed by Christian Scientists that their religion is without doctrine or dogma. It has but six religious tenets, the sixth being: "And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure" (Science and Health, p. 497). To the extent, therefore, that this tenet is carried out, and one has that Mind in him which was also in Christ Jesus—the divine Mind—he has a provable knowledge of God. Jesus laid the foundation of Christianity through his works, proving every statement that he made; and thus Christian Scientists believe that what are commonly referred to as the miracles of Jesus were, 'as a matter of fact, but the results of the application by him of his knowledge of the law of man's real being. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says (p. 476), "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy."

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