In 1890 I gave up business in the East and went to try...

In 1890 I gave up business in the East and went to try the high, dry climate of Colorado. I had been told that this was the only thing that would do me any permanent good. During eight years prior to this time I had been taking medicine for several diseases with but temporary relief. In 1892, Christian Science was presented to me by a fellow-salesman who had been healed by reading Science and Health. For three years I refused to listen to any great extent to what was said to me by this friend as to what Christian Science could do for me. In 1895, however, having given the climate as well as new materia medica remedies almost five years' trial without any lasting benefit, I decided to give Christian Science a trial, and did so.

In the first treatment I was healed of one disease, although not the one I considered the worst. Before this help in Christian Science, I was unable to partake of much food, and of only certain kinds, without much suffering. Often I was compelled to drink wine and other liquors in order to feel like eating at all. Since the time of my first treatment I have eaten anything I wanted without any bad effects. For the other diseases I continued treatment for several weeks, and then came to Boston to investigate Christian Science. After being here some time, I again took treatment for several months. Christian Science has destroyed a great deal of fear in my case. Two brothers and two sisters have died of consumption, and I feared this disease until Christian Science destroyed my fear of it.

After coming to Boston, I began at once to attend the Mother Church services. At first I found much fault with the testimonies given at the weekly evening meetings, especially when Mrs. Eddy was referred to. My thought toward her had been poisoned by reading articles in the newspapers, magazines, etc., detrimental to her and to Christian Science. I was healed of this attitude of thought toward Mrs. Eddy, however, just as quickly and effectually as I was healed of dyspepsia, when one evening one of Mrs. Eddy's own students arose in the meeting and said in part, "You can no more separate Mrs. Eddy from Science and Health than you can Moses from the Commandments, or Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount."

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Testimony of Healing
Although I was raised in the Christian doctrine, I had...
August 22, 1903

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