FAQ

Is Christian Science related to Scientology?
Not in any way.
Is Christian Science a cult?
No. It’s a Bible-based religion that follows the teachings of Christ Jesus.
Do you go to doctors?
It’s up to each individual, but the norm is reliance on treatment by prayer in this Christian system of healing.
Can you mix it with drugs?
It’s based on the total power of Spirit, God. A system based on Spirit as the only power can’t usually be mixed with other systems, such as drugs, that are based on matter as a power.
How effective is this system?
It has been remarkably effective for generations. See testimonies in any
current Christian Science periodical.
What would you do if you broke your leg?
Some may have a doctor set the bone, but many others have seen bones set and mended by prayer alone.
Is this faith healing?
Not in the popular view of faith healing, nor is it positive thinking, nor
self-hypnosis. Of course, Bible-based healing naturally calls for a measure of faith. And yet a science also requires understanding and proof.
Where can I learn more of what you teach
about heaven and hell, atonement, baptism,
communion, Christ Jesus, and other
theological questions?
Science and Health fully addresses them. You can also explore ChristianScience.com, visit a Christian Science Reading Room, or attend a church service.

Is Christian Science related to Scientology?

Not in any way.

Is Christian Science a cult?

No. It’s a Bible-based religion that follows the teachings of Christ Jesus.

Do you go to doctors?

It’s up to each individual, but the norm is reliance on treatment by prayer in this Christian system of healing.

Can you mix it with drugs?

It’s based on the total power of Spirit, God. A system based on Spirit as the only power can’t usually be mixed with other systems, such as drugs, that are based on matter as a power.

How effective is this system?

It has been remarkably effective for generations. See testimonies in any current Christian Science periodical.

What would you do if you broke your leg?

Some may have a doctor set the bone, but many others have seen bones set and mended by prayer alone.

Is this faith healing?

Not in the popular view of faith healing, nor is it positive thinking, nor self-hypnosis. Of course, Bible-based healing naturally calls for a measure of faith. And yet a science also requires understanding and proof.

Where can I learn more of what you teach about heaven and hell, atonement, baptism, communion, Christ Jesus, and other theological questions?

Science and Health fully addresses them. You can also explore ChristianScience.com, visit a Christian Science Reading Room, or attend a church service.

Sunday Service
All are welcome to attend the Sunday Service where the congregation joins in singing hymns and praying together The Lord’s Prayer, listening to a vocal solo, participating in the responsive reading, then hearing the lesson-sermon for the week.

Sunday School
Sunday School provides young children and teens the opportunity to learn how to use Christian Science in their lives every day. Younger children begin by learning the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes while the older students are taught through questions and answers using the weekly lesson-sermon that is being read in our church service.

Wednesday Testimonial Meeting
The Wednesday Evening Testimonial Meeting is held where, following readings from the Bible and Science and Health, people share how the study of Christian Science has proven beneficial in their lives.

Reading Room
Everyone is invited to visit a Christian Science Reading Room. This provides you the opportunity to study, read or meditate in quiet surroundings. There are over 125 years of published healings and articles as well as Bibles, Bible commentaries and all of Mrs. Eddy’s published writings available for you to explore. You may also purchase supplies as well as books and periodicals authorized by the Christian Science Publishing Society.