Association of the Pupils of Jill Gooding CSB
“Love for God and man
is the true incentive in
both healing and teaching.”
Mary Baker Eddy
I have a wonderful son and daughter and 5 grandchildren, 2 in England and 3 in America!
Christian Science is defined by its Discoverer and Founder:
‘As the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony.’ (Rudimental Divine Science p. 1:1-4)
It has its origin in the Bible and re-establishes ‘original Christianity and its lost element of healing’ and is based on the life and teachings of Christ Jesus and ‘derives its sanction from the Bible.'(Church Manual 17:10)
The Bible, together with a Textbook entitled Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures are the Pastor of the Christian Science Church, and together explain the science of original spiritual healing illustrated throughout the Bible and which is still being practiced in bringing about healing in every aspect of life today.
Please refer to the following links for more information:
ChristianScience.com (Additional information and inspiration)
CSMonitor.com (Unbiased, respected, international news)
JSHOnline.com (More inspirational media and archive)
MBELibrary.org (About the founder of Christian Science)
ChristianScience.com/Youth (Inspirational site for teens and 20-somethings)
Gratitude, even in unsettling times
November 23, 2002 – Sentinel Radio 2002
Gratitude has broken down stagnation, opened up new direction in people’s lives, and brought healing. Hear what these people have to say.
‘The secret place of the most High’
From the June 25th, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
In consciousness at one with God
we find this holy place
a place where we’re not limited
by person, time, or space.
‘The Government shall be upon his shoulder’
By Jill Gooding
From the January 30th, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The promise given long ago
is still intact today,
the promise of a government
that holds eternal sway.
“The government shall be” it says,
“upon his shoulder”—strong—
a government that’s “Wonderful,”
that banishes all wrong.
Christian Science Spiritual Healing
‘Christian Science has been successfully practiced around the world for more than 125 years. In 1875 Mary Baker Eddy published Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures to provide a full explanation of Christian Science, or as she termed it ‘the scientific system of divine healing.’
As a Christian Science practitioner, I help individuals dealing with physical illness, mental difficulties, emotional issues, relationship problems, financial or career challenges. No problem, is unresponsive to the power of prayer. Jill’s healing practice includes patients of diverse faith traditions, as well as those with no faith tradition. Christian Science is accessible to all. It meets the needs of any honest seeker. ‘God is universal; confined to no spot, defined by no dogma, appropriated by no sect. Not more to one than to all, is God demonstrable as divine Life, Truth, and Love; and His people are they that reflect Him — that reflect Love.’ (Mary Baker Eddy)
What is a Christian Science Practitioner?
For an excellent description of the role of a Christian Science Practitioner, click here. For Christian Science Practitioner scope of services, click here. From there you can access an on-line listing of Christian Science Practitioners around the world.
Christian Science Treatment
The purpose of prayerful treatment in Christian Science is to help individuals find the harmony, health, joy and accomplishment that are inherently theirs, to remove impositions and limitations on their lives that may have built up unchallenged, and to restore health, peace, and confidence.
Treatment does not involve physical contact, drugs or counselling, however it will probably include a discussion of the general challenge being faced. Treatment involves the specific application of spiritual Truth to a claim of illness, discord or limitation. Because God is the only healer, the Practitioner simply affirms God’s control. Personal proximity between Practitioner and patient is not essential, and in fact, absent treatment is the norm. ‘I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.’ Jesus
The Practitioner’s prayerful treatment reinforces the patient’s own prayers to re-establish harmony, restore loss, redeem moral soundness, renew and refresh life and health.
Human wisdom is not equal to divine Mind. So the Christian Science Practitioner does not humanly advise or attempt to guide the patient, but simply to open thought to the divine realities of being. “The genuine Christian Scientist is adding to his patient’s mental and moral power, and is increasing his patient’s spirituality while restoring him physically through divine Love.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 375.
God prepares the hearts of both patient and Practitioner and brings them together for His good purpose. “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: And they shall be all taught of God.” (Jesus)
The effect of treatment is to change the basis of thought to a spiritual one which destroys fear and dissolves the material problem. “The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.” Science and Health, p. 162.
Christian Science Class Instruction
Christian Science is the systematic practice of the divine laws of God, laws that were lived and practised by Christ Jesus. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, established an educational method or class instruction in the practice of this Science of Christian healing.
In her class book answering the question “Will you explain sickness and show how it is to be healed?” she wrote: “A full answer to the above question involves teaching, which enables the healer to demonstrate and prove for himself the Principle and rule of Christian Science or metaphysical healing.” (Science and Health , pg 493.)
Class teaching is a 12-day period which enables the pupil to demonstrate and prove the laws of healing, and through spiritual growth to live a life of dominion– spiritually, morally, and intellectually.
The requirements for admission to class instruction are provided by Mary Baker Eddy in the Church Manual: Christian Scientists who are teachers shall carefully select for pupils such only as have good past records and promising proclivities toward Christian Science.
This class is not merely to provide information about Christian Science but more deeply to promote “morals and religion, healing and uplifting the race.” (Church Manual, pg 83) Any individual who seeks these ideals is welcome to use the contact form to request an application.
To learn more about Jill Gooding CSB and Christian Science Class Instruction please click here.
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