FAQs

What does the Science of Mind believe about death?

The Science of Mind philosophy teaches that life is eternal.  We do not believe that we are human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We accept that our physical bodies operate within a natural cycle of birth and death. However, even though we have a body, we are more than our body. …

Does the Science of Mind believe in sin?

The original meaning of sin was simply to “miss the mark” of spiritual perfection. In the Science of Mind, we believe that there is no “sin” in the traditional sense of that word. We can choose behavior that produces an undesirable effect in our lives, thus creating hardship or suffering. In other words, we are punished by our sins, not for them.

Does the Science of Mind believe in the devil?

The Science of Mind philosophy states that there is only one power and that is God. Because there is only one power, the devil cannot exist.  There is only the manifestation of falsely held beliefs, which produce the appearance of some sinister invisible force acting in our lives. To blame unpleasant conditions and circumstances on the devil, or anyone else, is a…

Does the Science of Mind believe in heaven and hell?

Because the Science of Mind philosophy views all life as God, there can be no hell.  The terms “heaven” and “hell” are symbolic of what each individual creates in his or her own life. We find heaven when we live from our hearts, know our oneness with God, and are true to ourselves. This deep inner peace, which has been written about…

Does the Science of Mind believe in miracles?

Yes.  The Science of Mind teaches that everything is possible in God.  Everything that occurs in our lives is simply the manifestation of our consciousness. Events that seem to be miraculous are actually the metaphysical laws acting at a level beyond our awareness. As our consciousness evolves, what previously seemed miraculous becomes a natural, normal and understandable way of life.

Is the Agape Center for Spiritual Living community a place for healing?

Yes, the Agape Center for Spiritual Living is a place where amazing healings and life transformations take place. The Science of Mind philosophy promotes the idea that God is all-powerful, omnipresent, and benevolent, true human selfhood is divine, all sickness originates in the mind, and “right thinking” has a healing effect.

Is the Agape Center for Spiritual Living a “New Age” organization?

The Science of Mind is a New Thought philosophy that incorporates spiritual tools of affirmative prayer, healing and creative visualization to transform lives and make the world more peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous. The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s.  New Thought has a long and respected history, and includes luminaries…

Does the Science of Mind believe in Jesus Christ?

In the Science of Mind, we believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a loving, powerful man who walked the earth two thousand years ago. Jesus was a Master Teacher and a great example of how to live the individual expression of God.  In the Science of Mind, the phrase “Christ Consciousness” is used to refer to a universal principle of God expressing…

Is Centers for Spiritual Living a Christian organization?

Yes and no.  The Science of Mind philosophy derives from the Christian tradition with a belief that the teachings of Jesus are accessible to all people. Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Centers for Spiritual Living, grew up in the Christian tradition. Additionally, he was a prolific reader who studied all of the world’s religions and synthesized the truths running through them…