Christian Science FactSheet

is Christian Science true? What do Christian Scientists believe? Is Christian Science a Christian religion?

Theologically, Christian Science is a cult of Christianity. Also known as The First Church of Christ, Scientist, it shares common ground with Gnosticism.

Founder:
Mary Baker Eddy (Mary Ann Morse Baker)
Born 1821 in Bow, New Hampshire
Founded:
Approximately 1866
Founding Occasion:
Eddy’s claim of being healed from injuries sustained by a fall on the sidewalk
Headquarters:
Boston, Massachusetts
Membership:
400,000 (no official info released)
Current Leadership:
Jon G. Harder, “Mother Church President”
Parent Religion:
Christianity
Sacred Texts:
The writings of Mary Baker Eddy, primarily Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Official Website:
www.christianscience.org

Baha’i FactSheet

Founder:
Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad
Born 1819 in Iran
Founded:
May 23, 1844
Founding Occasion:
Muhammad’s announcement that he bore a divine revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the human race
Headquarters:
Haifa, Israel
Membership:
7,666,000
Current Leadership:
The Universal House of Justice
Parent Religion:
Islam
Splinters:
Azali Babis
Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant
Orthodox Baha’i
Faith of God
The Orthodox Baha’i Faith Under the Regency
The Charles Mason Remey Society
Sacred Texts:
Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan)
Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
Official Website:
www.bahai.org