Christian Science Research Paper

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“Set your affections on things above; love one another; commune at the table of our Lord in one spirit; worship in spirit and in truth; and if daily adoring, imploring, and living the divine Life, Truth, Love, thou shalt partake of the bread that cometh down from heaven, drink of the cup of salvation, and be baptized in Spirit,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy in 1898 (Christian Science Versus Pantheism). Mrs. Eddy (as she is colloquially referred to by her followers) was the woman who came to found the Christian Science religion, based on the metaphysical New Thought movement, in 1879 (Christian Science, “What is Christian Science?”). For individuals who are born into the modern Christian Science church, understanding the concept of “divinity” in the …show more content…
This world was created by God, the Father-Mother and Great I AM, since time immemorial. The Christian Scientist conception of God is a bit more nebulous than that of traditional Christianity. God isn 't seen necessarily as a distinct being. Rather, according to Mary Baker Eddy, “All is [the] infinite Mind [of God] and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all” (Christian Science, “What is Christian Science?”). Christian Science doctrine stresses the infiniteness of God, who is the Creator and Sustainer of mankind. This God is what all emanates from. Mankind was created “in God 's image and likeness.” According to the website for Christian Science in Riverside, “Every individual is actually the spiritual child of one Father-Mother, God. The true spiritual identity of everyone is the image and likeness of God, as the first chapter of Genesis makes clear. God 's children are His reflection, or expression, and are always under His infinite care” (Christian Science in Riverside, “Questions and Answers”). With these beliefs, Christian Scientists believe that every person will always be with God, from before birth and after …show more content…
One thing that human beings have a hard time comprehending is infinity. To comprehend an infinite individual, infinite spirit is thus even more hard to comprehend. Regardless, this being that humans cannot understand has a relationship with us, mankind, from his abode in heaven (Christian Science in Riverside, “Questions and Answers”). God gave mankind the power to control his or her own

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