Christian Science, much more than any other Christian church, is defined by its healing ministry.
Jesus came into this world not to condemn the world but to save men from sin, disease, and
death; and Christian Science is obeying His command to heal all manner of discord. Speaking to
His immediate disciples and all who believe in Him for all times He said: Behold I give unto you
the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing
shall by any means hurt you. Lk 10:19.
Then why are the Christian churches not healing the way the early disciples did? Simply because
they have not met the requirements; they lack the spiritual understanding and growth that is a
prerequisite to healing. Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, discovered the science of healing in the
Bible: through spiritual reasoning, revelation, and demonstration, she has tested this science and
has shared it with the world in her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.Only
in this textbook is the complete explanation of the healing principle laid out for all to learn and
What Jesus gave His disciples was spiritual knowledge, the true understanding of God, man, and
the universe. Christian Science is here to remind us of the spiritual truths that heal in the name
of Jesus Christ. There is no problem too small or too big to solve, and if one is unable to work out
a problem there are people in the church, practitioners, who devote their whole lives to
healing. If there is one thing Christian Science has taught the writer is that God is truly a
present help in trouble. He can attest to the fact that God will heal the sick through man
whenever man is governed by God, as our leader says.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures