CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IN RANCHO SANTA FE, CA
Just 5 miles east of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas is the village of Rancho Santa Fe. Nestled here in the village, Christian Scientists have been holding Church services since 1942 when five individuals formed a reading group to conduct services and Sunday school exercises as well as Wednesday evening testimony meetings. The first service was held in a private home. As new quarters were needed, the services were moved to the Garden Club and later to the Post Office Building. In 1950 the property was purchased on La Flecha for the church site. In 1954 a church edifice was built and the first service was held in 1955. Our Reading Room, with its tools for study and research, is located on the church property for all to use.
What is Christian Science?
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. Read about the Tenets of Christian Science.
Definition of God
The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, 587:5)
Bible and Christ Jesus
Christian Scientists study the Bible every day. The Bible is read at each and every church service. "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health 497:3).
"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 497:13).
How can i be healed?
Christian Science practitioners are men and women around the globe dedicating their lives to Christian healing. They provide spiritual help that results in healing of all types of difficulties—physical, emotional, personal, financial.
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