Theology and Beliefs

Christian Science, as discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, is a universal, practical system of spiritual, prayer-based healing, available and accessible to everyone. The teachings of the Bible are fundamental to this understanding. We use the King James version in our services. You don’t have to be a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist to practise Christian Science... and you are always welcome at our branch church.

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A spiritual response to trauma

From the Christian Science Sentinel
Prayer that Heals Trauma
This article offers insights into how the Christ heals those who experience pain and difficulty. It also give ideas on how we can pray, from a Biblical basis, for the world and especially for those who are facing traumatic difficulty.   Read...
From The Christian Science Monitor
Comfort in the Aftermath of Terror
The writer offers ideas on how to find comfort and healing through prayer after a troubling experience.

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From The Christian Science Monitor
Prayer for Children in War Zones
This author writes about God’s loving protection of children who may be in dangerous locations and how we can prayerfully support the ongoing safety of children everywhere. Read...
From The Christian Science Monitor
Rape: How to help heal the hurt and stop the attacks
This article offers comforting and uplifting insights into how prayer from a Biblical basis healed a woman who was raped.
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Christian Science Sentinel Audio Chat
A Spiritual Response to PTSD
Love is the light of the Christ that exposes the dark intent aiming to destroy the goodness of innocence. Actually, evil actions often awaken in individual lives the strength of innate brotherhood. Listen...
Words from Mary Baker Eddy
“Thus founded upon the rock of Christ, when storm and tempest beat against this sure foundation, you, safely sheltered in the strong tower of hope, faith, and Love, are God’s nestlings; and He will hide you in His feathers till the storm has passed. Into His haven of Soul there enters no element of earth to cast out angels, to silence the right intuition which guides you safely home.” Read...

Praying about contagion

From The Christian Science Monitor
Counteracting the flu: make room for health
This author found that instead of consenting to fear or worry, she found health and safety by consenting to God’s all-power, as exemplified in Christ Jesus’ life.   Read...
From The Christian Science Sentinel
Praying about the flu
We can respond to the fear of contagious diseases with prayer, which reveals that God never made or sanctioned anything that would sap our strength or vitality.   Read...
Foundational perspective on Contagion
“Floating with the popular current of mortal thought without questioning the reliability of its conclusions, we do what others do, believe what others believe, and say what others say. Common consent is contagious, and it makes disease catching.”
Mary Baker Eddy
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Praying about terrorism

From the Christian Science Sentinel
Praying about terrorism in Jesus’ way
In an age in which terror alerts and homeland security play an ever-increasing role in everyone’s daily life, it is encouraging how prayer is becoming more widely recognized as a reliable antidote to terrorism.   Read...
From The Christian Science Monitor
Clarity about God when innocents are killed
Reading how many innocent people were injured or lost their lives in a terrorist attack, this author found comfort and hope through prayer.

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From the Christian Science Sentinel
Beyond terrorism to peace
In this chat, Christine Driessen presents many hopeful and healing thoughts. She stresses the need to expect that goodness and love are a powerful force for bringing an end to violence because “we’re going to see what we expect.” Listen...
From The Christian Science Monitor
Protection from terrorism
A Christian Scientist was accustomed to turning to God regularly for help, healing, and direction. Through many experiences, she has become convinced that God’s love doesn’t crumble away when times get tough. Read...
Words from Mary Baker Eddy
“Fear is the weapon in the hands of tyrants.” Read...

“We should master fear, instead of cultivating it.” Read...

“Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good. ” Read...

Praying about the economy

From the Christian Science Sentinel
“Our Father” and the global economy
A good friend reminded the author that God knows nothing of recession, economic collapse, or financial crisis because His abundant resources supply spiritual ideas that meet all our needs.
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The Christian Science Monitor
Fear and the economy
With precarious conditions in today’s world economy, uncertainties create underlying fears. Even if things seem dire, with prayer there is always a way to move forward successfully.
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From the Christian Science Sentinel
Prayer about austerity in the eurozone
Since the global economy is so interconnected, everyone’s prayers are truly needed, and we will all benefit.

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Sentinel Audio Chat
Finding true success
This chat defines success from a spiritual point of view, and brings out the blessings that come as we find out who we really are as God’s children.

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From The Christian Science Monitor
The Bible’s lesson
The Bible provides us with many examples of a different economic outlook. It points to the possibility of overcoming physical limitations and economic imbalances through the application of divinely based laws.   Read...
Words from Mary Baker Eddy
“ In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, - Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply. ”

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures)
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