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10 years ago  ::  Mar 02, 2008 - 5:21AM #1
cruise01
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Hi. I'm totally new to this forum but thought I'd like to share why I love Christian Science. To me it teaches about a God I can get - unconditional Love, a God that doesn't punish, a God that is Love, a God that wants the very best for me and doesn't create disease, problems or hassles etc. I was adopted when I was young and Christian Science helped me to deal with that. It's also healed me of eating disorders, sexual abuse and many other physical and spiritual challenges.

I looked into lots of other different paths along my journey but this one really does it for me. I find the study and practice of Christian Science so amazing - an awesome adventure of getting to really know and understand Love, God. I find it makes sense. I could never believe in a God that punishes or that does "bad" stuff - I used to always think "What would be the point of worshipping a God that did that?". I wouldn't bother.

I also love that I can practice daily what I learn in Christian Science and see the wonderful transforming effects it has on my life and on other's lives. Well, thanks for sharing this time with me and I hope to hear from you soon.

Cruise01 (because I feel like my life is on "cruise control" at the moment)
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10 years ago  ::  Mar 09, 2008 - 6:07PM #2
seaotter2
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Thanks Cruise for sharing your thoughts!  I love Christian Science because it helps me understand the Bible, know God better, and helps me listen to and obey God.  Since, as you've pointed out, God loves us I want to know this God and follow God's plans for me.  When I get discouraged about something or don't feel well or whatever, I talk to God about it and there's always an answer.  God's good government is what's really going on!
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10 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2008 - 9:05AM #3
BigRaff
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am not a member of a Christian Science church, but I study it a lot. I have read Science and Health effectively four times, and read and studied numerous Lesson Sermons and articles. I have also attended a couple of lectures

I like it because it does not compromise Principle. It does not say sometimes God heals and sometimes He doesn't. I like the idea of a God who is infinite Good and ever- present. There is one God, who is Life, Truth and Love forever active and expressing Himself in His ideas. I like the idea that I and eveyone else are one of those ideas.

Dennis R.
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9 years ago  ::  Jun 22, 2008 - 7:05AM #4
palmelin
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Hi! I am not a member of a CS church, but I have read some of Science and Heatlh and testimonies of healings in various CS publications. Just reading other peoples testimonies of healing brings me comfort and peace. Has anyone else experienced this?
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9 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2008 - 10:30PM #5
THSWarrior
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[QUOTE=palmelin;579254]Hi! I am not a member of a CS church, but I have read some of Science and Heatlh and testimonies of healings in various CS publications. Just reading other peoples testimonies of healing brings me comfort and peace. Has anyone else experienced this?[/QUOTE]
Yes, Palmelin; many others have experienced what you are. Christ Jesus explained why this miracle happens; He said something like this: "Whenever two or more believers gather together in My name, I shall be there with them."  When you read another's  testimonial it is essentially the same thing as when "two or more believers gather together" is it not?
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8 years ago  ::  Sep 02, 2009 - 11:37PM #6
johnmuirelcid
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I'm not a Christian Scientist officially, but I really like what CS does.  I like to be inclusive in my practice, and officially am a Unitarian Universalist.  Nevertheless, CS's absolute understanding of God as Divine Love, Truth, Life, etc. based on Christ's teachings, and the power of that affirmation I also find extremely helpful.


        The usefulness of such loving clarity I find raises the perceptions I have cultivated previously through Buddhism, Taoism, and New Age Metaphysics like Louise Hay.  As I pursue


activism in service of economic justice, I have also been lead to my significant other and to deeper study of the gospel itself to understand the breadth of Jesus' teachings.  These are often ignored in many Christian, and modern views.  Greenpeace, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, and Human Rights Watch, for example, are examples of front-line justice that I find illumined as I include CS practice. 


          A most enlightening experience happened once when I encountered some Jehovah's Witnesses.  While they don't like to touch political activity, I was able to communicate my perception that Greenpeace represents people working to bring about the Kingdom of God on Earth, as they see it.  I think in CS terms I might express it as the harmony I experience in perceiving God's total power of love and support continuing to justify my understanding of Greenpeace, and my ability to listen and communicate in terms which others can understand in their own idiom. 


         The plurality of democracy also harmonizes with my understanding of the God that Jesus taught, who I also like to refer to as the Divine Spirit Source God.  Mary Baker Eddy's not the only one who can perceive qualities like Divine Intelligence, after all!


        God bless you, and so it is as you choose to affirm.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 14, 2014 - 6:09PM #7
Judyr
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I only joined a few days ago and have really been enjoying lots of areas on Beliefnet as well as this one, which is of particular interest to me. What a great thread!


I was raised in Christian Science, took it for granted that prayer was answered, had very quick healings the few times I was ill (Christian Science treatment is preventative as well as curative). My healings included a broken arm at age 8 that the doctor at the hospital where it was put in a plaster cast said would take weeks and weeks, but within about 3 days, the plaster was off (the itching drove me mad) and my mother asked them to X-ray it. That showed that the bone had already knitted perfectly. The doctor put my arm in a sling and told me to wear it for a week. My mother looked out of the window that afternoon and I was with my friends, waving my arms in the air with the sling hanging around my neck.


However, in my teens I began reading "Fab" teenage magazine and felt I wasn't having enough fun. I drifted away but the "fun" led me to standing on a hotel balcony about to throw myself off, which is when, like the prodigal son, I came to my senses and came home to a life of discovery and adventures with God!


It is impossible to describe how much Jesus means to me, the overwhelming gratitude I feel to God for his life and sacrifice; how much all the unselfish devotion of the Hebrew prophets, the disciples and early Christians mean to me and finally to a much later follower of Jesus - Mary Baker Eddy, who stood undeterred as a woman in very much a man's world, being persecuted because she dared to say something new about God, as did the others before her.


Today the Church of England has finally voted to allow women to become bishops. Mrs Eddy founded a church where men and women are equal 135 years ago, a church where Christianity isn't only about the words of Jesus, but about trying to follow him (to at least a degree) in all his works too.


Blessings,


JudyRae


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3 years ago  ::  Jul 14, 2014 - 7:52PM #8
Cls
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful testimony!
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3 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2014 - 4:38PM #9
Cls
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Beautiful! Thank you once again for putting blessings into words.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2014 - 5:20AM #10
Qbert
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Mar 2, 2008 -- 5:21AM, cruise01 wrote:

Hi. I'm totally new to this forum but thought I'd like to share why I love Christian Science. To me it teaches about a God I can get - unconditional Love, a God that doesn't punish, a God that is Love, a God that wants the very best for me and doesn't create disease, problems or hassles etc. I was adopted when I was young and Christian Science helped me to deal with that. It's also healed me of eating disorders, sexual abuse and many other physical and spiritual challenges.

I looked into lots of other different paths along my journey but this one really does it for me. I find the study and practice of Christian Science so amazing - an awesome adventure of getting to really know and understand Love, God. I find it makes sense. I could never believe in a God that punishes or that does "bad" stuff - I used to always think "What would be the point of worshipping a God that did that?". I wouldn't bother.

I also love that I can practice daily what I learn in Christian Science and see the wonderful transforming effects it has on my life and on other's lives. Well, thanks for sharing this time with me and I hope to hear from you soon.

Cruise01 (because I feel like my life is on "cruise control" at the moment)


What a lovely sentiment I share it exactly very great testimony!

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