Christian Science 
discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, scientist, pioneer, and healer
A research presentation by
Rolf Witzsche

"...our Father, Mother God..."

The Christian Science church stands unique on this foundation

The proposition of the science of Christianity is: 

  • that God is Mind - divine Principle - the creative and enabling impetus; the all-ennobling, enriching, beautifying, empowering, protecting, producing, healing, freeing, enlightening, expanding, and harmonizing presence that is power - divine Truth;
     

  • that God is Spirit - divine Soul - the infinite stage of progress where the harmonizing divine Spirit that is Love enable wisdom, purity, loving, strength, holiness, spiritual understanding, spiritual power, and unity without distance;

  • that God is Love - divine Life - that enables generosity, humanity, honestly, affection, compassion, hope, faith, kindness, temperance - opening the gates to heaven, harmony, and all good.

These are all aspects of the holy sacrament of God being with us, or Christian Science being understood. With these, the sacrament unfolds as Truth (reality) being acknowledged. If elements of our sacrament are missing, such as generosity, humanity, honestly, and so on, there is something spiritually lacking in our experience and life is correspondingly emptier than it could be.

  • To the degree to which the sacrament unfolds, holiness becomes wholeness. Wholeness is manifest in health. It is manifest in life as boundless being.

  • In divine Science, God - Mind, Principle, Truth, Live, Soul, Love, Spirit - and humanity are understood as One (Principle and its idea is One) - one in quality and in being, though individual in action and infinite in scope - and this One (not one of a series) is God. 

 


Welcome to my exploration studio of the

"the Mother Church of Christ Scientist"


and Christian Science with which Mary Baker Eddy is setting a new stage for mankind

Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer of Christian Science, founder of The Mother Church, presented by Rolf Witzsche

Mary Baker Eddy,
the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science:
"the revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing"

 

Historic Developments

Timeline of the development of the Mother Church

The term Mother Church appears to have been first used in obtaining the charter of the first Christian Science church in 1879, built on a flood of healing that resulted from Mary Baker Eddy's early work on the pulpit. 

See: Retrospection and Introspection 

The term Mother Church appears to be closely linked to the reinstitution of the process of Christ healing as had been previously demonstrated by the Master, the historic 'Mother' of the scientific process of divine healing. The early identification of the Christian Science church as "The Mother Church" may also have a still deeper root, referring to God as the 'Mother' of us all, as she states in her "spiritual sense of the Lord's Prayer," expanding the sense of "Our Father..." to "Our Father-Mother God..." The mothering principle the unfolds the divine promise into fruition appeared to be important to her, as this promise was being fulfilled in healing.

For an exploration of the mother-principle, I have included a synopsis of a recent (2009) movie, that beautifully explores the power of the mother principle at the personal level.

See: - "A Shine of Rainbows" 

Over the years of building the Mother Church from an idea to the unfolding manifestation of it under its legal title "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston Massachusetts" Mary Baker Eddy fulfilled many identifying functions as: The Author of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; its universal "Pastor Emeritus;" and as "President of the Massachusetts Metaphysical College."

And still, she she did more. She created for the Mother Church a vast pedagogical infrastructure, built of the biblical city-foursquare (Revelation 21). She frequently used the term "divine Science" in conjunction with the universal context of spiritual science.

Editorial

Science of the Lord's Prayer (video)

Is Prayer Effective on the World Stage?   --

Christ and Christmas by Mary Baker Eddy ( video)

Marriage on the Infinite Plain ( video)

Spirituality? Healing? Ask Mary Baker Eddy (NEW)
answers on a thousand topics

Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy  discoverer and founder of Christian Science:

You may wish to offer a donation to my 
Christian Science Healing Work Fund

in support of healing work in the field.

New Christian Science Discoveries (new)

 

All major aspects of her work are incorporated into this foursquare infrastructure, as explored in the studies below:

Christ and Christmas  

Manual of the Mother Church - Manual for Civilization 

Recapitulation, Adam, and Bible Lessons

The Christian Science Platform, the Church Manual, and mortal mind 

Intimacy and Christ and Christmas (a challenging study) - lead-in: A Shine of Butterflies

And there is one more major aspect worth noting, namely the triangular shape of the plot on which the edifices of Mother Church were built and its significance related to the three synonyms for God: Love, Truth, and Soul. See the study below:

The nature of a triangle 

Are we willing to think of the world in these terms? Christian Science is not a dweller apart, but a divine revelation that brings spiritual reality into our daily living, uplifting our world and civilization at large. The Nation then becomes a reflection of Soul, Science the unfolding of Truth, Economics the manifest of Love,  and Empire a dark emptiness.

 


 the Rose of Sharon

Healing the World

Christian Science Main Index

 


Details designed for the Mother Church



The Lord's Prayer and its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)

  Dawn Sunrise Heat of the day The Golden Light of Peace
The lateral Reality 

Love - omnipotence

4- Adorable One. 8- Enable us to know, - as in heaven, so on earth, - God is omnipotent, supreme. 12 - And Love is reflected in love; 16 - For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
Christ - Science

Truth - omniscience

3- Hallowed be Thy name.
7- Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 - And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 15 - For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Escaping Morality

Soul - omnipresence

2- Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
6- Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present. 10 - Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
14 - And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
Escaping depravity

Principle
- omniaction
1- Our Father which art in heaven, 5- Thy kingdom come.
9- Give us this day our daily bread;
13 - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

Poems by Mary Baker Eddy as hymns:  Christ My Refuge  -Blessed Christmas Morn - Feed My Sheep - Love -Mother's Evening Prayer - Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy  - a presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Also see: Morning Prayer Hymns


The Christian Science Textbook by Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

the book that has healed for more than a century- online

 

The Word  
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ  
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity  
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science  
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The lateral Reality 

Love - omnipotence

4 - Christian Science versus Spiritualism

8 - Footsteps of Truth

12 - Christian Science Practice

16 - The Apocalypse *

Christ - Science

Truth - omniscience

3 - Marriage

7 - Physiology

11 - Some Objections Answered

15 - Genesis *
 

Escaping Morality

Soul - omnipresence

2 - Atonement and Eucharist

6 - Science, Theology, Medicine

10 - Science of Being

14 - Recapitulation

Escaping depravity

Principle - omniaction

Preface - 1 - Prayer

5 - Animal Magnetism Unmasked

9 - Creation
 

13 - Teaching Christian Science

Chapters Index
index of platform statements
(only the headings of Platform of Christian Science)
index of the recapitulation questions  
Glossary - index of Glossary terms  - 
Fruitage ( a hundred pages of testimonials of healing ) index of individual healings

 

Full chapter per page presentation - MP3 audio books for all chapters

For the printed version and free PDF Book
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine ScienceScience 

* part of the section Key to the Scriptues

Also see Mary Baker Eddy's other books: Prose Works (complete online)

 

 

The Christian Science Bible Lessons

The Bible Lessons presented here are from the year 1898, designed to function as an impersonal pastor, with the topics repeated twice a year, arranged in the manner of a platform in correspondence with the questions in the chapter, Recapitulation.
For accompanying music please refer to Morning Prayer Hymns

7 - SOUL. 5 - LOVE. 3 - LIFE. 1 - GOD.
8 - MIND. 6 - SPIRIT. 4 - TRUTH 2- SACRAMENT
15 - ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL? 13 - REALITY. 11 - SUBSTANCE. 9 - CHRIST JESUS.
16 - DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT. 14 - UNREALITY. 12 - MATTER. 10 - MAN.
25 - IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE? 22 - ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM,  DENOUNCED. 19 - ADAM AND FALLEN MAN. 17 - PROBATION AFTER DEATH.
26 - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. 23 - GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

24 - GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

20 - MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

21 - SOUL AND BODY.

 

18 - EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

For the printed version of the Bible lessons and free PDF book see:
Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898

 

The Manual of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts

 

Temple

Church

 

The Word  
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ  
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity  
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science  
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The Word  

4 - Meetings

8 - The Mother Church and Branch Churches

12 - Board of Education

16 - Church Manual

The Christ  

3 - Discipline

7 - Relation and Duties of Members to Pastor Emeritus

11 - Teaching Christian Science

15 - Church-Building

Christianity  

2 - Church Membership

6 - Reading Rooms

10 - The Christian Science Publishing Society

14 - Committee on Publication

Christian Science  

1 - Church Officers

5 - Church Services

9 - Guardianship of Funds

13 - Board of Lectureship

The Manual of the Mother Church (full text online)

 

Subsequent Articles

 

Christian Science taking hold of universal Love

the art of taking hold of the 'sun'

"God is Love. More than this we cannot ask, higher with cannot look, farther we cannot go. (Science and Health: 6:17)

Discovering Love

What is Christian Science?


Truth is knowable

The Scientific Method to KNOW Absolute Truth

From Shadows to Reality

Without Love the Universe Would Not Exist

Universal Love and Our 'Third Sex'

What is Spirituality? 
What Defines us a Human Being?

How can we develop
Our Spirituality?

Testimonials of Healing

Glossary definitions


Universal Love, 
Increasing the Efficacy 
of Christian Science Healing

Money and Mental Malpractice

How can the healing power of Christian Science
be increased?

Marriage and Sex

A Project for Moral Development

Christian Science versus War

War - Peace

The Christian Scientist (article)

The Church of Christ Scientist 

Endless Scientific and Spiritual Development

Morning Prayer Hymns

Why do I say Christian Science healing WITH Mary Baker Eddy?

Why am I doing this? What is the website for?

Do I represent the Christian Science field?

crown in Divine Science from Christ and Christmas by Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy

Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy

Women of Our Century

Healing by Mary Baker Eddy

Christian Science History

Irregular Biography of Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy Library


The Christian Science Paradox

Comparison of Recognition

New CS Philosophies

Homer, Plato, Christ Jesus, and John

Christian Science Historic Perspective

The Christian Science Monitor

The symbolic designation CSD

A Lateral Lattice for Healing

 

Building a World Without
Poverty, Violence, and  War

how close are we?

Christian Science economics.

Are we coming of age?

Boundary Zone to Extinction

Christian Science versus War

Sublime Science

Rudimental aspects of
 divine Science

Level 1 - Fundamental Aspects

Level 2 - Daily Bible Lessons
powerhouse for Christian Science healing

Level 3 - Global Partitioning

Rudimental structures of Divine Science

Hymns of Love, Truth, Soul and Prayer

Christian Science in Education

Intermediate aspects of
 divine Science

Comparing the Levels

Level 4 - Healing Platform - Recapitulation 

Level 5 - Advanced Structures

Sexuality in the Sublime

Natural Government 

Advanced aspects of
 divine Science

Level 6 - Glossary Structure

Level 6 - Global Interrelationships

What is in metaphor?

Level 7 - the degree CSD

Level 8 - The Science of Peace and Joy and Power

Healing the Collapsing Heart

The Power of Gratitude


More Articles

 

Books from the research series 
Discovering Infinity
by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

All of the below books are available for free in e-book form

2008 Edition 

 

Volume 3a: Universal Divine Science: Spiritual Pedagogicals

Unknown to the world, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, created a scientific monument in the form of a vast pedagogical structure for discovery and scientific and spiritual development. All of her major works are but parts of.  She poured ten major constituent structures into this one, single, pedagogical structure. The research presented is an exhaustive exploration of it.


2008 Edition 

 

Volume 3b: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine Science

Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, was first published in 1875. It documents her understanding of what she termed, "the final revelation of the divine Principle of scientific mental healing." Since it is a part of her pedagogical structure, a special edition has been prepared that incorporates the linkage.


2008 Edition 

 

Volume 3c: Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898

This book presents a collection of 26 Bible lessons, each fully printed, one per week to cover half a year. The biblical texts are interspersed with corresponding elements from Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The historic lessons from 1898 are uniquely edited with an extensive scientific overview that links them to Mary Baker Eddy's pedagogical structure.


 

 

Volume 3d: Living in the Sublime

The science of love to heal the world of fascism and society of its smallness in thinking, based on advanced concepts by Mary Baker Eddy


 

Christian Science
The Science of Peace, Joy, Power, and Healing
(a special project Feb. 2007)

 

 

Introduction to Mary Baker Eddy's pedagogical structure

The Science of Peace (advanced spiritual concepts)

 Part 1: The structure of peace
 Part 2: The Glossary structure
 Part 3: The seven stars and the biblical names in the Glossary

The Science of Joy (advanced social concepts)
 The individual names of Jacob and his children and the 10 birds in Christ and Christmas

The Science of Power (advanced sexual concepts)
 The sexual dimension in the Glossary structure

The Science of Healing

 

Appendix: 
 The Textbook Group (chapters, Christ and Christmas, the Lord's Prayer, and Manual elements)
 The Recapitulation Group (Recapitulation questions, Adam, and Bible Lesson topics)
 The Platform Group (the Christian Science Platform, mortal mind, and Manual elements)

 

The dimension of the world of mankind
 The Song of Life in Divine Science
 The Moral Platform and the Coming Ice Age
 The Flow Towards the Center: Divine Love, Truth, and Soul
 Facing the Four Winds: Universal Love versus Sexual and Political Isolation

 References

 

 

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