From Christian Science to Christianity



I was raised in a Christian Science home and as a young girl I attended the Christian Science Sunday school each week and I was taught the unreality of matter or mortal mind. I would hear my Sunday school teacher tell the class that the table we were sitting at and the chairs that we were sitting on did not exist. I knew in my heart that what my Sunday school teacher taught me were a lie and not the truth concerning the world around me. I would constantly question and disagree with my teacher each week, which would not put me at the top of one's popularity list. How could I look out a window and believe those small creatures such as birds and squirrels did not exist?

I was indoctrinated with the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy who taught us that sin, disease and death were unreal. If disease and death were unreal, why did Ellen who was my best friend in high school die of leukaemia at such a young age? She was cut down in the prime of her life even before she had a chance to graduate from high school. If Ellen lived she would have had a chance to attend college and would probably be married today with her own family.

Several years after my husband and I were married, we were both blessed with the birth of our son. After he was born my husband and I continued to attend the Christian Science Church for a short time. Our lives were turned up side down when our infant son became ill. We knew in our hearts and using good common sense that God gave us, we sought medical intervention for him. We weren't going to put our child's life in the hands of a Christian Science Practitioner because I personally knew in my heart that Christian Science didn't heal. Several times in my life using the teachings of Christian Science I tried to heal myself as a little girl, but I never received any healings.

We really started taking a close look at our spiritual lives and knew that we had to attend some type of church, but what church? We didn't want to raise our son in Christian Science because I no longer believed in Christian Science and my husband was a Non-Scientist when we both married. We started attending a bible believing community church in our area where I heard the gospel or good news for the first time in my life. I heard that Jesus Christ came into the world, died on the cross and shed his blood for my sins. Well, I knew in my heart that I was a sinner and either the bible was truth or Christian Science was truth, both of them couldn't be the truth. I was going to take the truth of the Bible and not the lies of Science and Health.

The Science and Health says on page 25: 6-9: The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon "the accursed tree," than when it was flowing in his veins, as he went daily about his Father's business.

The word of God does not need a private interpretation of Mary Baker Eddy for us to fully understand the truth of the bible. For the bible says in the book of Ephesians 1: 7-8, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding."  The bible tells us that we are sinners because in the book of 1 John 1:8-10 it says: "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives." 

I'm so grateful that my Heavenly Father delivered me from the false teachings of Christian Science and revealed Himself to me through his Son who is the Lord Jesus Christ.


Marjorie C. Woodworth