“Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” — Christ Jesus
  Frequently Asked Questions about Christian Science

• Christian Science is the same as Scientology, right?
    No. Other than a similarity in name, the two have nothing in common.

• Why is it called Christian Science?
    It's Science because it's based upon a set of spiritual principles-laws relating to the nature of God and His creation
    that can be applied with expected, consistent results.

• Why do you call yourselves Christian?
    Because Christian Science is based on the Bible, and Christian Scientists follow the teachings and ministry of Christ Jesus.
    In fact, the virgin birth, the crucifixion, the resurrection and ascension of Christ Jesus, and so on, are all central to
    Christian Science theology.

• Is it true that Christian Scientists don't take medicine?
    Generally, a Christian Scientist's first choice is to rely on prayer for healing, and in most cases, this means that a medical
    remedy is unnecessary. There is no biblical or church mandate to forgo medical intervention, nor do Christian Scientists
    believe that it's God's will that anyone suffer or die. A Christian Scientist's decision to rely on prayer comes from trust,
    not blind faith, in God, and from a conviction that God's care continues under every circumstance.

• Is Christian Science the same as a positive thinking?
    No. Positive thinking relies on the human mind to think or effect a good result. Christian Science starts with God and the
    conviction that God's goodness embraces each of us, all the time.

• Is Christian Science faith healing?
    No. Christian Science does not involve pleading with God to heal the sick and then accepting His will, good or bad.
    Nothing in Christian Science theology says it's God's will that anyone suffer, be sick, or die. Christian Science shows
    God to be entirely good, and therefore His will for each individual is only health and life.

• Is Christian Science a cult?
    No. There is no brainwashing, mind control, or blind following of a leader. Christian Scientists do have a deep respect
    and appreciation for the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, but they do not worship her.

• Do you believe that Jesus is the same as God?
    No. But Christian Scientists do believe that Jesus stands alone in his mission and purpose as the promised Messiah.
    Christian Science teaches that Jesus embodied the divinity of God but that he himself was not Deity-in keeping
    with Jesus' own words that he was not the Father, and that God, the Father, alone should be worshiped.

• What is the Christian Science view of God?
    You'll find a thorough answer to this question in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. But, just for example,
    you might hear Christian Scientists refer to God as Father-Mother, as divine Love, or as infinite Mind.

• Do Christian Scientists believe in heaven and hell?
    Not as places or as part of an afterlife, but certainly as a state of mind. Christian Science theology does not include
    a final judgment day. Every day each individual can make a new choice that determines the path he or she is
    on-a path away from God or towards Him.

 

 

 

Church

"The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle."

Mary Baker Eddy

Our Services

  • Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am
  • Sunday School at 11:00 am
  • Childcare for those too young for Sunday School
  • Wednesday Testimony Meeting at 7:45 pm

Where are we

Our Church building is located at 11 Heathside Road, Woking GU22 7EY just a few minutes walk from
Woking Station.
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