In 1875 Mary Baker Eddy, an associate of Freemasonry published Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, a set of teachings contrary to the Bible. Christian Scientists lean heavily on her work believing this to be on par with the Bible (the Word of God). Putting knowledge above or on the same level as God always leads to false religions. This is exactly what happened when people took on the teachings of Joseph Smith to form the Mormon Church and there are many more examples this including the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology and the church of Satan. All false religions to be effective must either replace Jesus Christ or remove him altogether. L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology infamously said that there was no Christ. Mary Baker Eddy taught that ‘The Christ’ is a divine nature available to all mankind to overcome sin, sickness, and death. The term ‘The Christ’ is commonly used in New Age circles and as Mary so clearly explains, she is not referring to Jesus Christ of the Bible. Alarmingly, she goes on to explain ‘The Christian who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist. Thus he virtually unites with the Jew’s belief in one God, and recognizes that Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God’. She goes onto state ‘The Science of Mind disposes of all evil. Truth, God, is not the father of error. Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error. Christ came to destroy the belief of sin. The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God. Jesus is the name of the man who, more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of God, healing the sick and the sinning and destroying the power of death. Jesus is the human man, and Christ is the divine idea; hence the duality of Jesus the Christ.’
Can you see the emergence of a false doctrine contrary to the Bible? If Mary is correct then the Bible is wrong. For example she mentions that “Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.” which is in conflict with the Bible “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” – 1 peter 1:18-19. She goes on to stating that salvation is achieved through works and not by faith. “By these sayings Jesus meant, not that the human Jesus was or is eternal, but that the divine idea or Christ was and is so and therefore antedated Abraham; not that the corporeal Jesus was one with the Father, but that the spiritual idea, Christ, dwells forever in the bosom of the Father, God, from which it illumines heaven and earth; not that the Father is greater than Spirit, which is God, but greater, infinitely greater, than the fleshly Jesus, whose earthly career was brief.” This is just the tip of the iceberg, her work is littered with false doctrine and I think anyone who’s consciousness hasn’t been seared with a hot iron would agree. So I leave you with the word of God, Galatians 1:6-9 (King James Version (KJV))
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”