About Christian Science


Divine Principle of Scientific Mental Healing

In 1895, Mary Baker Eddy ordained the Bible and the “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” as pastor of the First Church of Christ, Scientist worldwide.
 
Our Sunday service in St. Charles, Missouri consists of reading citations from the Bible and correlative passages from “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” Our Sunday lessons are based on 26 topics found in the Christian Science Quarterly and studied by Christian Scientists around the world every day prior to the Sunday services.
 
Our Wednesday Testimony Meetings include readings that address current issues or needs in the community or the world. Following the readings, the congregation is invited to share experiences of spiritual healing or insight gained from prayer and the study of Christian Science.
 
In the textbook “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” Mary Baker Eddy writes:
“In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine principle of scientific mental healing.”
 
The Christian Science Monitor, a weekly newspaper, was founded by Mary Baker Eddy. It was designed to elucidate the needs of humanity while staying free from sensationalism and personal attack.
 
Physical healing is often the result of Christian Science practice; although, the healing most desired by Mrs. Eddy was that which “would take away the sins of the world.”

Weekly Bible Lesson

The Golden Text is followed by a responsive reading and citations from the Bible, and the “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” are read by the first and second readers at the Sunday service.
 
Our weekly Bible lessons are found in the Christian Science Quarterly. There are 26 different subjects. Although each subject is studied twice each year, each Bible lesson contains different citations; therefore, it is always fresh and full of inspiration.

This Month’s Weekly Lessons


All Bible citations are from the King James version of the Bible, unless otherwise noted.

The Lesson to be read in Church on October 10, 2021
Subject: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?
Golden Text: Ecclesiastes 3:14 (to 2nd :)

"I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any things taken from it:"


The Lesson to be read in Church on October 17, 2021
Subject: Doctrine of Atonement
Golden Text: Proverbs 30:5

"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.


The Lesson to be read in Church on October 24, 2021

Subject: Probation After Death

Golden Text: Acts 1:2 Before, 3 He appeared

". . .Before he was taken up, working in the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus instructed the apostles he had chosen. . . . He appeared to them over a period of forty days, speaking to them about God's kingdom."

The Lesson to be read in Church on October 31, 2021
Subject: Everlasting Punishment
Golden text: Psalms 61:1,2
“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: led me to the rock that is higher than I."

The 26 Lesson Topics:

  • God
  • Sacrament
  • Life
  • Truth
  • Love
  • Spirit
  • Soul
  • Mind
  • Christ Jesus
  • Man
  • Substance
  • Matter
  • Reality
  • Unreality
  • Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?
  • Doctrine of Atonement
  • Probation After Death
  • Everlasting Punishment
  • Adam and Fallen Man
  • Mortals and Immortals
  • Soul and Body
  • Ancient and Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism Denounced
  • God the Only Cause and Creator
  • God the Preserver of Man
  • Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?
  • Christian Science