First Church of Christ, Scientist, Reading
Christian Scientists believe in one, infinite God who is All and all-good. They believe that God is not distant and unknowable, but all-encompassing and always present. Each individual is loved by God, cared for by Him, and made in God's image - spiritual, not material.Christian Scientists believe in the Bible and in Christ Jesus as the son of God or promised Messiah. They believe that Jesus' teachings and healing work expressed scientific Christianity, or the application of the laws of God - laws which are still practical and provable today, by anyone, anywhere. The Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are central to their practice of Christianity.They believe in the saving, healing power of God's love - that no-one is beyond redemption, that no problem is too entrenched or overwhelming to be addressed and healed. The don't believe that salvation occurs at some point in the future, but that the presence of God's goodness can be experienced here and now - and by everyone.