— They have not, if by that term is meant
doctrinal beliefs. The following is a brief exposition
of the important points, or religious tenets, of
As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word
of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal
We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite
God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy
Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image
We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction
of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts
out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished
so long as the belief lasts.
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.
We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and
his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand
eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit,
and the nothingness of matter.
And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that
Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus;
to do unto others as we would have them do unto
us; and to be merciful, just, and pure."
Baker Eddy from
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,