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How I Found Christian Science

Grateful to find Christian Science

I found Christian Science more than four years ago. “Eureka!” is what I immediately uttered after I started to read the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist.

‘The sweetest gift of God’s grace’

Growing up, I had problems with fitting in and often sought out approval from others. When I was a teenager, I hung out with a rebellious group of friends and experimented with drinking and drugs as a way to be accepted.

A natural dependence on God

Although I felt that my parents loved me and my four siblings, our household did not always seem loving. My father was quite critical and quick to anger, and my mother seemed weary and burdened.

Sudden joy and a new life discovered

I found Christian Science when I overheard someone say it was a religion about understanding God. My ears perked up at that idea because in my spiritual searching I felt I hadn’t found any other religion or philosophy that made understanding God its focus.

Times of learning and spiritual growth

I was born and raised a Sikh, and my family was religious. In 1982, I moved from India to the United States to study.

Finding the pearl of great price

As a young man I had a rather antagonistic and contemptuous attitude toward religion. The first I heard of Christian Science was when I met the woman who would later become my wife.

Many answered prayers

In spite of all the challenges we may face, right here, right now, we can feel God’s presence when we turn to Him, divine Mind, for help. How I was longing for this understanding when faced with a number of problems years ago! One day, in my desperation, I cried, “God, help me!” and it was as if a voice said, loud and clear, “Try Christian Science.

Blessed by prayer

I feel that this is a very good time to share my deep gratitude for Christian Science.   Let me begin by saying that I have always seen the connection between how I was led to Christian Science and the prayers in Churches of Christ, Scientist.

Finding Christian Science in South Korea

When I was a high school student in South Korea, my sister met a Christian Science family from the United States who were stationed at a nearby Air Force base. My sister became close with this family, and they gave her a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy as a Christmas gift.

Truth with a capital T

I had given up on organized religion. While I attended and loved a Christian church my entire childhood, as an adult I wanted something that was more inclusive and didn’t feel so condemning.