The carnal mind, or the mind of christ?
Thoughts about heaven and hell, and especially the implication they have for individuals of faith continue to dominate religious discourse at home and abroad. In the Church of Christ, Scientist, the teachings of Christ Jesus form the basis for understanding such Scriptural and doctrinal issues.
God is the only healer
In the Church of Christ, Scientist, when it comes to the healing of sickness, sin, sorrow or any untoward human situation, it is taught and accepted that God alone heals. This is based firmly on the teaching of Christ Jesus and his disciples, as contained in the Bible.
Father, son and holy spirit
According to Christian dogma, one of the doctrinal points in the church is the inseparability or unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It has been called the Holy Trinity, or the three persons of the Godhead.
Resisting the serpent voice
The Bible instructs to resist the devil, or temptation, and it will flee - James 4:7. Many attribute temptation to a personal devil, an embodiment of evil having power to afflict hapless humanity.
Partaking of Christ’s nature
The most common explanation within the Church of partaking of Christ’s nature is being born again. Jesus told Nicodemus (John 3:7), that in order to be saved and gain eternal life, he must be born again.
The spiritual significance of tithing
Within the churches in Nigeria and even outside the church, there continues to be considerable debate about giving tithes. In its most basic and literal form, a tithe is the tenth part.