Ask A Religious Scientist: How the mind develops a closeness with God that manifests in health

What do you want to know about Religious Science? Revs. Joe and Toni Niemiec, New Thought ministers, are ready to answer your questions. Fill out the form below or submit your question online.

How would you describe the difference between New Thought, Swedenborg and Christian Science — particularly in how the mind develops a closeness with God that manifests in health (physical, mental and spiritual)?

Ad_House_SPO_ask-a-religion-scientist_091013I won’t speak for all New Thought, but as a religious scientist, I see both Swedenborg and Mary Baker Eddy as believing themselves to be divinely inspired and having the true Christian belief. Most Religious Science ministers would not consider themselves Christians and we certainly know we do not have a corner on the theology.

We do believe in the healing of the body through affirmative prayer (treatment) according to our personal alignment with Spirit or God. We believe in true unity in which — at the absolute spiritual level — there is only oneness with all creation which is the manifestation of God. We do not believe in duality and, therefore, need not pray through or to someone — our practice is to bring ourselves into alignment with spiritual truths that are universal.

About Joe Niemiec

The Rev. Joe Niemiec Jr. began his spiritual quest in 1986 when he walked out of a Houston jail and was struck by the realization that his life was in shambles.

He began his quest for ‘getting back on track’ with 12 step programs, followed by learning and practicing meditation with a local Redding, California, teacher.

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About Toni Niemiec

Walking the spiritual path has been part of the Rev. Toni Niemiec's life as long as she can remember. She said as a child she was not raised in a “traditional” religion.

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