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Distinctive practices of four marginal religious groups

For each of the four religious groups, Christian Scientists, Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses, briefly describe some of the distinctive beliefs and practices of each group in about 250 words. What does each group believe or do that is unlike most other religious groups?

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American born Christianities

For each of the four religious groups, Christian Scientists, Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses, briefly describe some of the distinctive beliefs and practices of each group in about 250 words. What does each group believe or do that is unlike most other religious groups.

Christian Scientists

The beliefs of Christian scientists are a combination of writings taken from the Bible and the writings of the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. The primary writing of Mary Baker Eddy is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. In this text she claims that Jesus' teachings and miracles were a blueprint that we should copy in order to enjoy a healthy life. Christian scientists believe that creation is fundamentally spiritual as opposed to physical. They believe that good and truth are real but that evil and bad are illusory. They also believe that the healing power of Jesus is available to believers today just as it was 2,000 years ago. For this reason they typically refuse medical help or scientific solutions to health problems, choosing instead to believe that their faith will heal them. While they ...

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This solution examines the religious practices that separate the Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and Christian Scientists from mainstream religious groups in America. Over 700 words of original text along with many excellent sites for further research.

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