Most people want the same things — health, stability, and to have a good life. Throughout his lifetime, Christ Jesus responded to those desires by preaching the gospel of God's kingdom and by healing the sick and those who had lost their way. He taught his followers how to be Christian healers, too. Christian Scientists around the world strive to follow his example in their own lives and communities.
Thirty-Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist is one of many Christian Science churches and societies around the world. We are a democratic, self-governing branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, founded by Mary Baker Eddy.
We've been serving the Studio City community since 1939.
Our services were originally held at the Studio City Theatre, and land was purchased in 1942 for our own Church Edifice. The Church opened on Sunday, February 17, 1951. In November 1962 our Christian Science Reading room on Ventura Boulevard was opened.
Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined Christian Science as “the law of God, the law of good . . . ” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). She’d learned that God is infinite Love, and completely good. A clear glimpse of this through prayer has power to heal and transform anyone.
Below are a few tenets—or key points—rooted in the Bible, that briefly summarize the teachings of Christian Science.
Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) was an influential American author, teacher, and religious leader, noted for her groundbreaking ideas about spirituality and health, which she named Christian Science. She articulated those ideas in her major work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, first published in 1875. Four years later she founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, which today has branch churches and societies around the world. In 1908 she launched The Christian Science Monitor, a leading international newspaper, the recipient, to date, of seven Pulitzer Prizes.
Tenets of Christian Science
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 496–497)
As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
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 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 and likeness.
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.
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.
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.