The Bible

Foundational to Christian Science

Holy Bible - King James Version

The Bible is central to the study and practice of Christian Science and its system of healing. Through the study of the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy found not only inspiration and guidance, but what she believed were the spiritual laws of health and healing that undergirded Jesus’ teachings and works. In her seminal work Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures she writes, “The Bible has been my only authority,” and “my only textbook,” and “contains the recipe for all healing,” and describes it as “the chart of life” (Science and Health, pp. 126, 110, 406, 24). The Bible and Science and Health are the textbooks for self-instruction in Christian Science, they are central to Sunday School, and a weekly Bible Lesson, made up of selections from these two books, is available for individual study. This same weekly Bible Lesson also serves as the Sunday sermon that is read in Christian Science church services throughout the world. The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons are published in 14 languages and are available in print, audio, and electronic formats.

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