4 Ways Christian Scientists Can Upgrade

Four ways Christian Scientists self-sabotage their spiritual growth and run people off.

  1. By regurgitating the words, “If you read Science and Health, you will be healed.”
  2. When, after listening to a sincere story about someone else’s healing, you say, “That’s not Christian Science.”
  3. By using out-dated language and outgrown knowledge as a means of explaining Christian Science.
  4. By assuming that reading a Bible Lesson or going to church will guarantee healing and peace.

Four ways Christian Scientists confirm spiritual growth and come across to other people as inviting.

  1. By reading texts on different religions and being able to find similar principles.
  2. By engaging readers who read modern editions of the Bible.
  3. By educating yourself in the arts of language and knowledge.
  4. By making your own courageous decisions, and acting on them.

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7 thoughts on “4 Ways Christian Scientists Can Upgrade

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  3. Thomas Raukamp February 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Couldn’t agree more, Cheryl. When I was first reader in a CS Society, I read from different editions of the Bible every Sunday. And we all benefitted endlessly, as even ‘long-time-Christian Scientists’ gained new vies on well-known Scripture.

    I am very grateful I have found your blog and hope we’ll stay connected.

    • Cheryl Petersen February 22, 2014 at 9:06 am Reply

      Wow, this is wonderful news, to know you read from different editions. It reminds me of what we read in Isaiah 54:2, “Enlarge the place of your tent,and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords.” (ESV) Thanks for getting in touch.

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