Why practice Christian Science?

A curious neighbor asked me one day, “Why do you practice Christian Science?” I told him there were many reasons I practice Christian Science, but one in particular was its ability to help me find healing through prayer.

In Christian Science, prayer is taken very seriously. It is meant to be more than just nice-sounding words, well-choreographed spiritual truths, positive thinking, hoping for the best, or pleading to God for help. It is about discovering the spiritual reality that enables us to demonstrate the power of God, divine Love, to heal disease, conquer sin, and dissolve conflict. It shows that God is an ever-present help and that healing through spiritual means, like Jesus Christ taught and proved, is possible today.

In the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, wrote: “Our Master’s first article of faith propounded to his students was healing, and he proved his faith by his works. The ancient Christians were healers” (pp. 145–146). 

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