Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!
Today, we’re talking about how Christian Science views Jesus Christ. Founded by Mary Baker Eddy to promote the idea that sin and sickness are only illusions, Christian Science has claimed some famous followers, including entertainers Marylin Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Robert Duvall.
But what does Christian Science say about Jesus? Christian Science teaches that Jesus was a man … only a man … and that “Christ” was an idea representing “truth.” Followers go so far as to say Jesus’ biblical healings were only an example of how to defeat physical illness, and since sin is an illusion, there’s no need for forgiveness of sins through His atonement.
But their rejection of Jesus as Savior runs counter to Scripture, which tells us that we’re all sinners needing Christ’s salvation. As Romans 5:8 says, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
What does the Unification Church say about Jesus? We’ll discuss that another time.
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