Christian Scientists are emphatically Christian.
Christian Scientists believe in one, infinite God who is All and all-good. We believe that God is not distant and unknowable, but that God is all-encompassing and always present, and that each individual is loved by God, cared for by Him, and made in God’s image—spiritual and perfect.
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 express 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 believe that salvation occurs and the presence of God’s goodness can be experienced here and now – and by everyone.