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Of all the biblically based cults in America Christian Science is one of the most interesting Not only does it deny the essential doctrines of Christianity but it has also completely reinterpreted the Bible It redefines the Bibles culture and terminology and rips thousands of scriptures out of their historical and Biblical context Christian Science is a non-Christian mixture of metaphysical and philosophical thoughts Christian Science is so foreign to the Bible that if did not use words like Jesus Trinity Love Grace Sin etc you would never suspect it had anything to do with the Bible at all The book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is the Christian Scientists mainstay of spiritual knowledge it reads with a rhythm of false and spurious statements that has the tendency to dull the senses when read long enough1 Christian Science was founded by a woman named Mary Baker Eddy She was born Mary Ann Morse Baker in New Hampshire in 1821 She was the daughter of a New Hampshire Congregationalist church member As a child she was frequently ill and highly emotional She is said to have been domineering quarrelsome and extremely self centered2 At age 22 she married George Clover He died seven months later She then married Dr Daniel Patterson but the marriage failed in divorce In 1862 while suffering from an illness she visited a man named Phineas Quimby He taught a system of healing dealing with the mind He taught that the mind had the power to heal the body He exerted a significant influence on her thinking regarding spiritual matters In 1866 Mary Baker Eddy fell and was seriously injured and she was not expected to recover She supposedly read Matthew 92 And behold they brought to him a man sick of the palsy lying on a bed and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy Son be of good cheer thy
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