There does not exist an unanswerable question or an un-understandable dilemma in Christian Science. The term “Christian Science” detached from its human origins, is simply what it says – the Science of being brought to humanity. Let us detach it for moment from its human roots and take a look.
The discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, was a human being who understood divine Science better than did any other person of her era, or since. She was not its originator, but its discoverer – the discoverer that there are absolute and practical spiritual facts about God and man that had been and continue to be misunderstood for thousands of years. Hence, the teachings of Christian Science, in its absolute nature, do not belong to a group of human beings led by a woman named Mary Baker Eddy. This is where Christian Science differs dramatically from ordinary theological teachings. It is not theology, but is theodicy. Christian Science, just like the science of mathematics put into practice is the study of numbers, is the study of the spiritual Science of being. It is not a set of doctrines or rules invented by humans. No human could “invent” a rule of mathematics. Similarly, a human could not invent or propose Christian Science, as the leaders of various religions propose and invent theological doctrines. This is where Christian Science differs from religion. Human opinion does not contribute to its definition in any way. It is not really a religion, although it is so viewed, even by many or perhaps most of its followers. It is not another theory or set of theories about God and man. It is the complete and full explanation of being, as can best be expressed by those who appear here on earth as human beings. And so, it is a continually developing science which advances to worldly sense only as its human followers advance in its understanding and are better enabled to put it into practical use.
So, even if there were to be a challenge which no human being has yet explained through Christian Science, this only means that the full understanding of this Science has not yet been exercised by its proponents. The same phenomena occur in mathematics. The science of mathematics is infinite, and mathematicians even today continue to expand upon its complexities in higher and higher understandings and proofs, and they always will continue to so expand the understanding of mathematics. The same goes for physical science. Many phenomena which were once considered to be enigmatic mysteries, have found their solutions through applied thought by those who strove to find the answers. It has taken many centuries for science to evolve to its present state.
This same developmental concept is true in metaphysics. If a Christian Scientist fails to provide a logical answer, be careful not to blame Science for that failure, just as you would not blame faulty mathematics for the failure of even the most experienced and learned professor of mathematics to prove some new untested theory. Jesus’ own closest disciples were not able to heal at times. This did not disprove the truth that Jesus was giving to the world, but only illustrated that the disciples needed to deepen their grasp in their understanding what was to them still mysterious, and required altered and transformed perspectives of being in order to learn how to advance further. Christian Science was discovered only 140 years ago. How much more potential is there for expanding upon the practical understanding of Christian Science! It is only in its infancy! We are in the dawning of a spiritual age. Unbeknownst to the world, Christian Science is the foundation of the eventual movement of all of human consciousness from the modern scientific and material age, into a new age of spiritual consciousness. Undoubtedly, this advancement may take as many centuries to take hold in experience as did the advancement of mankind from the primitive realm of 1000 years ago into the marvelous modern scientific age which we now enjoy.