All In One Christian Science


The Best Christian Science Practitioner?
this honor belongs to God


textbook-cover image in 1901 - More about the image

And the honor for Christian Science textbook 
belongs to both God and Mary Baker Eddy


the great healer of mankind is Christian Science
Discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866,
it is deeper than the deepest well
wider that the sea
lighter than a feather


A presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

researcher with over half a century in Christian Science

 

The Bible is often referred to as the "Word of God," but it hardly can be called that. Some of it is contradictory, some erroneous, and some of it represents nothing more than a collection of fireside stories from the times before written languages came into use. Nevertheless, threaded through its pages is the inspired word that has served mankind through the ages as a resource for its spiritual development. However, we have reached the point where a scientific platform is needed by which the Bible gains substantially in its significance. Christian Science is that platform.

In comparison with the Bible, Christian Science qualifies far more prominently to be called the "word of God," which it represents more clearly than anything before. Mary Baker Eddy wrote about her discovery of Christian Science, saying, "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." S&H p.107

See: Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy

Christian science is far more than a personal construct of a gifted person. Its efficacy proves the point. The textbook that Mary Baker Eddy wrote for it, has brought healing to countless people, by merely reading the book. She added a hundred pages of testimonial to the book, as a small sample.

See: Fruitage (added after 1901)

Still, it isn't the human mind that is causative in healing, but a divine force, which scientific perception enables us to avail ourselves of. That Christian Science itself is of a higher origin is indicated by her statement, "To-day, though rejoicing in some progress, she still finds herself a willing disciple at the heavenly gate, waiting for the Mind of Christ."(S&H ix:16)

Christian Science is eminently scientific, a product of Christ Science. It is the fulfillment in our age on the vision of John the Revelator, who beheld a city foursquare descending from God to man. Every major work that Mary Baker Eddy has created, has been created by her in conformity with the dimension of the city foursquare. It is coming to light as a foursquare mental structure, a perfect platform for scientific and spiritual development. Mary Baker Eddy frequently used in its context the term divine Science. 

Divine Science: 

A Comprehensive Index (new)

Sublime Science (new)

Our Healing Resources (new)

 

Also see:

The Lord's Prayer

The Christian Science textbook

The Christian Science Bible lessons

The Manual of the Mother Church

Manual of the Mother Church - Manual for Civilization

Recapitulation, Adam, and the Bible Lessons

The Christian Science Platform, the Church Manual, and mortal mind 

Christ and Christmas  

Intimacy and Christ and Christmas  - lead-in: A Shine of Butterflies

The Glossary Structure

 

No greater resources exist for the practice of Christian Science than the above. However, there exists one more major basic structure that is also fundamental to Christian Science, especially its church, The Mother Church of Christ, Scientist. It is the triangle, representing divine Love, Truth, and Soul.

The Triangular Nature of the Mother Church

Christian Science is also the answer of God to the modern age. With it rests the strength of civilization, the welfare of mankind, and ultimately its future survival, especially in the coming return of the Ice Age.

More Christian Science  Resources

 

The proposition of the science of Christianity is: 

  • that God is Mind - divine Principle - the creative and enabling impetus; the all-ennobling, enriching, beautifying, empowering, protecting, producing, healing, freeing, enlightening, expanding, and harmonizing presence that is power - divine Truth;
     

  • that God is Spirit - divine Soul - the infinite stage of progress where the harmonizing divine Spirit that is Love enable wisdom, purity, loving, strength, holiness, spiritual understanding, spiritual power, and unity without distance;

  • that God is Love - divine Life - that enables generosity, humanity, honestly, affection, compassion, hope, faith, kindness, temperance - opening the gates to heaven, harmony, and all good.

These are all aspects of the holy sacrament of God being with us, or Christian Science being understood. With these, the sacrament unfolds as Truth (reality) being acknowledged. If elements of our sacrament are missing, such as generosity, humanity, honestly, and so on, there is something spiritually lacking in our experience and life is correspondingly emptier than it could be.

  • To the degree to which the sacrament unfolds, holiness becomes wholeness. Wholeness is manifest in health. It is manifest in life as boundless being.

  • In divine Science, God - Mind, Principle, Truth, Live, Soul, Love, Spirit - and humanity are understood as One (Principle and its idea is One) - one in quality and in being, though individual in action and infinite in scope - and this One (not one of a series) is God. 

 

The following are the four major structures of Christian Science, resented in detail: 
The Lord's Prayer,
 the textbook, 
the Bible Lessons, 
and the Church Manual,
presented in relationship to the city foursquare

 

The Lord's Prayer and its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)

  Dawn Sunrise Heat of the day The Golden Light of Peace
The lateral Reality 

Love - omnipotence

4- Adorable One. 8- Enable us to know, - as in heaven, so on earth, - God is omnipotent, supreme. 12 - And Love is reflected in love; 16 - For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
Christ - Science

Truth - omniscience

3- Hallowed be Thy name.
7- Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 - And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 15 - For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Escaping Morality

Soul - omnipresence

2- Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
6- Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present. 10 - Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
14 - And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
Escaping depravity

Principle
- omniaction
1- Our Father which art in heaven, 5- Thy kingdom come.
9- Give us this day our daily bread;
13 - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

Poems by Mary Baker Eddy as hymns:
 
Christ My Refuge  -Blessed Christmas Morn - Feed My Sheep - Love -Mother's Evening Prayer - Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy  
- a presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche


The Christian Science Textbook by Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

the book is presented in two formats:

 1. By chapters - one per page. (click on the title) - Index

2. By topics in large-font format (click on the numbers) - Index - ideal for studying the topics

The book is also presented on-line in a page by page mode

 

The Word  
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ  
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity  
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science  
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The lateral Reality 

Love - omnipotence

04 - Christian Science versus Spiritualism

08 - Footsteps of Truth

12 - Christian Science Practice
16 - The Apocalypse
Christ - Science

Truth - omniscience

03 - Marriage
07 - Physiology
 
11 - Some Objections Answered
15 - Genesis
 
Escaping Morality

Soul - omnipresence

02 - Atonement and Eucharist

06 - Science - Theology - Medicine 10 - Science of Being 
Platform of Christian Science
14 - Recapitulation

Escaping depravity

Principle - omniaction

00 - Preface
01  - Prayer
05 - Animal Magnetism Unmasked
09 - Creation
 

13 - Teaching Christian Science

17 -  Glossary18 - Fruitage

For the printed version and free PDF Book
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine Science 

* part of the section Key to the Scriptures

 

 

The Christian Science Bible Lessons

The Bible Lessons presented here are from the year 1898, designed to function as an impersonal pastor, with the topics repeated twice a year, arranged in the manner of a platform in correspondence with the questions in the chapter, Recapitulation.
For accompanying music please refer to Morning Prayer Hymns

7 - SOUL. 5 - LOVE. 3 - LIFE. 1 - GOD.
8 - MIND. 6 - SPIRIT. 4 - TRUTH 2- SACRAMENT
15 - ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL? 13 - REALITY. 11 - SUBSTANCE. 9 - CHRIST JESUS.
16 - DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT. 14 - UNREALITY. 12 - MATTER. 10 - MAN.
25 - IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE? 22 - ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM,  DENOUNCED. 19 - ADAM AND FALLEN MAN. 17 - PROBATION AFTER DEATH.
26 - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. 23 - GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

24 - GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

20 - MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

21 - SOUL AND BODY.

 

18 - EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

For the printed version of the Bible lessons and free PDF book see:
Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898

 

The Manual of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts

 

Temple

Church

 

The Word  
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ  
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity  
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science  
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The Word  

4 - Meetings

8 - The Mother Church and Branch Churches

12 - Board of Education

16 - Church Manual

The Christ  

3 - Discipline

7 - Relation and Duties of Members to Pastor Emeritus

11 - Teaching Christian Science

15 - Church-Building

Christianity  

2 - Church Membership

6 - Reading Rooms

10 - The Christian Science Publishing Society

14 - Committee on Publication

Christian Science  

1 - Church Officers

5 - Church Services

9 - Guardianship of Funds

13 - Board of Lectureship

The Manual of the Mother Church (full text online)

 

God is Love

More that this we cannot ask,
higher we cannot look'
farther we cannot go.

Mary Baker Eddy

 

 

From the research series
Discovering Infinity

by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

All of the below books are available for free in e-book form

 

Volume 3a: Universal Divine Science: Spiritual Pedagogicals

Unknown to the world, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, created a scientific monument in the form of a vast pedagogical structure for discovery and scientific and spiritual development. All of her major works are but parts of.  She poured ten major constituent structures into this one, single, pedagogical structure. The research presented is an exhaustive exploration of it.


 

Volume 3b: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine Science

Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, was first published in 1875. It documents her understanding of what she termed, "the final revelation of the divine Principle of scientific mental healing." Since it is a part of her pedagogical structure, a special edition has been prepared that incorporates the linkage.


 

Volume 3c: Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898

This book presents a collection of 26 Bible lessons, each fully printed, one per week to cover half a year. The biblical texts are interspersed with corresponding elements from Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The historic lessons from 1898 are uniquely edited with an extensive scientific overview that links them to Mary Baker Eddy's pedagogical structure.


 

 

Volume 3d: Living in the Sublime

The science of love to heal the world of fascism and society of its smallness in thinking, based on advanced concepts by Mary Baker Eddy


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