We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness.
Second tenet of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497
Mary Baker Eddy described her discovery, Christian Science, not only as the “quintessence of Christianity” but as its “crown” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, pp. 336 and 252). The second tenet of The Mother Church provides a firm foundation for the Christian basis of its teachings. In just a few lines, the Holy Trinity, one of the most profound doctrines of Christian theology, is revealed in a new light. The tenet also shows the commitment in Christian Science to honoring the fundamental teachings of Christian theology—the belief in one God, in Christ Jesus, and the Holy Ghost—by incorporating them as essential elements for us to understand and to demonstrate. Anyone who wants to understand the Christian basis of the teachings of Christian Science, particularly on the contentious issue of the relationship between God and His Son, Jesus, will find this second tenet an invaluable help.