CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IN RANCHO SANTA FE, CA
Did you know the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rancho Santa Fe has been serving Rancho Santa Fe and the surrounding communities for over 80 years? What began as informal services held in a private home in 1942 blossomed, moving to the Garden Club, and later to the Post Office Building. In 1950, the property on La Flecha was purchased, and the church edifice was built in 1954. The first service was held in our current building in 1955. Loving members of the church have been caring for our building and our community ever since.
We are delighted to welcome you to our church home.
What is Christian Science?Christian Science is a Bible-based faith filled with compassion, healing, and love for all.
We believe that the essential nature of God is Love, as St. John talks about in the New Testament (1John 4:8). We believe that the healing power of the Christ continues today, healing us physically, morally, and spiritually.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, was asked if Christian Scientists had a religious creed. She answered, “They have not, if by that term is meant doctrinal beliefs” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 496–497). She did provide a few tenets—or key points—that briefly summarize the teachings of Christian Science. They are rooted in the Bible.
Bible and Christ Jesus
The Bible and the teachings of Christ Jesus are fundamental to an understanding of Christian Science. As stated in the first tenet of Christian Science, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497:3)
And as stated in the fourth tenet, “We acknowledge Jesus’ atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man’s unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death” (Science and Health, p. 497:13).
How can i be healed?
The understanding of the relationship between God and mankind that Christian Science teaches has had profound effects on the lives of those who have embraced it for over 150 years. Mary Baker Eddy saw her writings as able to teach and heal readers; she also provided for dedicated practitioners of Christian Science to enter a public practice of healing based on her teachings. Christian Science practitioners are located in many countries around the world and provide spiritual support that results in the healing of all kinds of difficulties—physical, emotional, personal, and financial.
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