CS health claims don’t prove out

October 27th, 2020

I just learned of the untimely death of a prominent, well-loved CS figure in our community. One more sad reminder that Christian Science as we see it lived by devoted individuals across the world, across the generations, simply does not measure up as a reliable approach to health, wellness, and bodily dominion.

I take no pleasure in saying this, what with the mourning for this dear one as well as so much earnest effort and so much difficult disappointment on the part of so many good souls. But the evidence just isn’t there.

So much for the practical side, what’s called the Christian Science way of life. And the theological side as far as finding the way to eternal life, it only gets worse.

In focusing exclusively on Jesus the healer, CS instrumentalizes divine grace as merely a means to an end, thereby missing Jesus the Savior, the beginning and end of all things, the Alpha and the Omega.

And in the bargain, a bad bargain indeed, Scientists don’t even get the level of health their textbook promises in its very title. The whole thing is like hoarded manna, unwholesome because disobediently used. Very very sad.


The author can be reached at andrewsjk@aol.com

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