What is Christian Science and Why Is It The Occult? Christian Science Exposed
What is Christian Science?
Christian Science Exposed to the world. Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy on July 16, 1821. Because she was sick and had a nervous condition, she put herself under the care of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby in October 1862, who was a mental healer. A person who practice occult medicine. She believed you can cure yourself outside of God through positive thoughts and healthy attitudes, by changing one’s beliefs about the illness.
Mary Baker borrowed their beliefs to create Christian Science Religion along with the influence of Ann Lee and the Shakers.
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Who was the founder of this modality or what culture did it come out of?
Mary Baker Eddy on July 16, 1821
What was his/her spirituality, their god or gods?
She grew up in a Calvinistic home but did not believe in the teachings. Christian Science is a pantheistic view of the nature of God. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-All. He is Jesus the Christ. “Jesus is the human man, and Christ is the divine idea; hence the duality of Jesus the Christ.” They do not believe in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Eddy was a spiritistic medium for about 25 years.
- God: Impersonal-personal; “spiritually pantheistic” (someone who believed God is everything and that matter is an illusion); Unipersonal.
- Jesus: A highly enlightened Christian Scientist.
- The Christ: The divine manifestation of God/Christian Science.
- The Holy Spirit: Christian Science.
- The Trinity: Interpreted as “Life, Truth and Love,” and other triplets.
- Salvation: By awareness, divine realization.
- Man: Part of God.
- Sin: Ignorance; the false beliefs of “mortal mind.”
- Satan: A Christian myth.
The Bible: An inferior revelation properly interpreted only by Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Heaven and Hell:Mental states, not places.
How does it claim to work and their beliefs in the practice?
They believe illnesss and disease could be cured through positive thoughts and healthy attitudes, by changing one’s beliefs about the illness. It denies the word of Jesus Christ our healer. You are the healer.
What is the occult potential?
It denies everything with the Word of God, Jesus birth, death, resurrection, and eternal life. You are in control of your destiny outside of God. Mrs. Eddy was a spiritistic medium for about 25 years. There is an openness to certain psychic abilities in Science and Health, although misinterpreted in divine terms. Telepathy is possible in treatments, and Christian Science healing may be considered a form of psychic healing.
The Biblical / Christian Evaluation / Scriptures
The Bible clearly presents the true God as personal, not impersonal as Mrs. Eddy teaches. God performs acts that only a personality is capable of. For example, He is a cognizant reflective ego (Ex 3:14), He hears (Ex 2:24), He sees (Gen 1:4), He knows (2 Tim 2:19) and He has a will (1 Jn 2:17).