Christian Scientists believe in the Bible and in Christ Jesus as the Son of God, or promised Messiah. And we believe that Jesus’ teachings and healing work expressed scientific Christianity, or the application of the laws of God—laws which are still practical and provable today, by anyone, anywhere. Christian Scientists consider the Commandments, as well as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, to be central to their lives and practice of Christianity.
Above all, Christian Scientists believe in the saving, healing power of God’s love—that no one is beyond redemption, that no problem is too entrenched or overwhelming to be addressed and healed. In other words, Christian Scientists don’t believe that salvation occurs at some point in the future, but that the presence of God’s goodness can be experienced here and now—and by everyone.
In 1879, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, founded the Church of Christ, Scientist. Her purpose was to establish a church designed, “to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Manual of The Mother Church.)
This church is of one of the branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. Join us this Sunday for our hour long service at 10:30am at 209 SE 36th Avenue in Ocala. Sunday School for students up to the age of twenty begins at the same time.