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Six “Important Points” of Christian Science Theology

Six “important points” of Christian Science theology

From the June 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy summarizes the theology of Christian Science in six “important points, or religious tenets” (p. 497). Over the next six issues, each Journal lead article will explore in depth one of these six Tenets, beginning with the sixth tenet.

Why focus on the sixth tenet first? It’s perhaps best known among Christian Scientists, because it’s often prayed aloud in church meetings. But more significantly, this tenet speaks to the heart of Christian discipleship—what does it mean to actually be Christian? To practice Christian Science healing?

By ending the series with the first tenet—“As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life”—the series’ “last chapter” will coincide with November’s celebration of National Bible Week in the United States.

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