Christian Science: A Practical Healing Solution

Christian Science is the universal law of good in your life. It is Christian because it is compassionate, helpful, spiritual, and based on the teachings of Christ Jesus. It is the explanation of the way he healed. Jesus gave us two commandments which are the basis of healing – to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and second to love your neighbor as yourself.

The word Science with a capital “S” refers to the universal laws of God which have existed forever and for all mankind and were what Jesus so well understood and enabled him to heal. Further, as any science must be, Christian Science is provable, repeatable, explainable, and can be taught. It is rational. These laws of God, this Science are universal and available to everyone.

Our textbooks are The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy – a woman who discovered in Jesus’ healings and teachings divine laws of Truth and Love that govern all of God’s creation harmoniously. She stated that “The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science is Love.”

The Bible states implicitly that “God is good.” Mrs. Eddy learned that the Christ, this all Goodness, this infinite Love that created us heals today just as much as it did in the first 300 years of Christianity. The healing demonstrations of the early Christians proved God’s presence and power, and similar healings today are signs of Emanuel, or “God with us.”

God’s love, mercy, and care are always present. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 494 is written: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.” This is a law and it was provable. The acknowledgment that each of us is deeply loved, essential, irreplaceable, and forever inseparable from Divine Love is what healing is all about. Healing is a realization of the precious unconditional love that God, Divine Love, has for each of his children.

The last 100 pages of Science and Health are recorded healings of acute and chronic illnesses. Each individual was healed through reading and study of this book.

Christian Science is the application of the laws of Principle, God governing the universe. These laws are available to everyone – just as Christ Jesus shared his teachings and healings with all those who sought him regardless of religion, race, or gender.

If you have questions and want more information you are invited to visit the Reading Room at 3424 Line Avenue and talk to the attendants there. Copies of Science and Health are available. You don’t have to be a member of our church to avail yourself of the healing Christ. God is Love, and this Divine Love is all-inclusive. NO ONE IS LEFT OUT! It is your gift to accept.

Valerie Thibaut
Christian Science Committee on Publication for Louisiana