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What is a Christian Scientist?

From the September 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I have heard numerous times from those who found Christian Science in Japan that they initially assumed Christian Scientists were scientists like astrophysicists, chemists, or biologists, who chose Christianity as their faith. When they learned that the “scientists” who gathered at church didn’t need to be astrophysicists, chemists, or other physical scientists, they wondered what kind of scientists Christian Scientists were. 

A straightforward answer I’ve found helpful is that Christian Scientists have an instructor, a role model—Christ Jesus—who teaches how to be a Christian Scientist.

Just as scientists ask questions, explore, research, and look for answers to understand the world we live in, so Christian Scientists are constantly exploring and looking for answers to understand God’s universe, but from the spiritual perspective that Jesus taught. 

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